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Libraries Rock! - Summer Reading 2018

Programs and Events!

Summer Reading Kickoff: Tuesday, June 19, 3-6 pm
Join us for our Summer Reading opening event! Sign up for Summer Reading and choose a free book! Decorate the sidewalk with chalk, make a musical instrument, join a kazoo ensemble, enjoy yummy snacks, and join Aaron Vallat and Jill Alban for African drumming and dance. It’s going to be a great summer at PT Library! All ages.

Tween Coding Club: Wednesdays, June 20 & 27, July 11, 18, & 25,
August 1 & 8, 1-2:30 pm

Learn basic coding skills using Scratch and Khan Academy with tech educator Gage Choat. Coding is a great way to build critical thinking skills and computer literacy! Ages 10-14. Registration required.

Build It at the Library: Thursdays, June 21, and July 12 & 26, 2-3 pm
Kids will be presented with design challenges and will use their creativity and engineering skills to find solutions using Legos, Straws and Connectors, and Brain Flakes. Ages 7-11.

Story Stretchers: Mondays, June 25, July 9 & 23, August 6, 2-2:45 pm
Do your “big kids” miss going to storytime? Story Stretchers is a storytime program designed for elementary age kids. Kids will listen to stories and participate in creative activities that will expand the themes of the books. Ages 5 to 9.

Teens Make Zines: Tuesday, June 26, 2-4 pm
Zines are homemade publications dedicated to music, artwork, poetry, cartoons, politics, short stories, or anything you can think of. Teens will create their own original zines using pen and ink, paper, rubber stamps, and collage materials. Teens may choose to display or circulate their zines at the library. A variety of zines will be on hand for teens to peruse. Ages 12-18.

Storytime at the Farmers Market: Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 15, 2:30-3 pm
Families with kids of all ages are invited to attend storytime at the Farmers Market. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and a variety of special activities designed for this out of doors event. All ages.

Teen DJ Workshop with Caleb Peacock: Tuesday, July 2, 2-4 pm
Teens are invited to join local DJ legend, Caleb Peacock, and learn DJ fundamentals. Get a closer look at Caleb’s equipment, and create some beats at this hands-on workshop. Ages 12-18.

Book Binding for Kids: Thursday, July 5, 2-4 pm
Kids will learn simple book binding techniques to create their own books, and will use a variety of fun materials to decorate them. With special guest Joan Wenske. Ages 7-11.

Family Movie Night featuring Coco: Friday, July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Watch the 2017 Pixar sensation, Coco, on the big screen while munching on gourmet popcorn! Coco tells the story of young Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family's generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. All ages.

Storytime at Chetzemoka Park: Wednesday, July 11, 2-2:45 pm
Join us for a special all ages storytime at Chetzemoka Park! Follow the bubbles to the storytime quilt and enjoy stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and a craft. All ages.

Teen After-Hours Game Night: Friday, July 13, 6:30-7:30 pm
Play board games, eat snacks, and hang out in the library after hours. Teens are welcome to bring games of their own. Ages 12-18.

Music Makers with Heidi Larsen: Thursday, July 19, 2-3 pm
Kids will experiment with sound at a variety of hands-on learning stations. Kids will create marble runs, try out pipe instruments, learn about and play with oscillation and pitch, and more! Geared toward ages 5-13, but all ages are welcome.

Unexpected Brass Band & Strawberry Shortcake Social: Friday, July 20, 5-6:30 pm
A program for everybody! Meet on the library lawn for a late afternoon strawberry shortcake social with music provided by Port Townsend’s own funky New Orleans-style brass ensemble, the Unexpected Brass Band. Relax on the lawn and enjoy summer! All ages.

Teen Movie Night featuring Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens: Friday, July 27, 7-9 pm
Teens are invited to watch The Force Awakens on the big screen! The Force Awakens, set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron as they search for Luke Skywalker and fight alongside the Resistance against Kylo Wren and the First Order. Gourmet popcorn provided! Ages 12-18. *Please make note that this event is reserved for teens only. Younger children are encouraged to attend the Family Movie on July 6.

Ukuleles Unite! for Kids: Tuesday, July 31, 2-3:30 pm
Come jump on the ukulele bandwagon! Learn the fundamentals with Port Townsend’s Ukuleles Unite! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Registration required. Ages 7-12.

Lizardopolis: Thursday, August 2, 2-3:30 pm
Does your child LOVE lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, and other creepy crawlies?  Come join Port Townsend’s Lizardopolis and learn about these reptiles and amphibians and what makes them special to us and our environment. Participants will get a chance to hold the reptiles! Ages 5 and up.

End of Summer Reading Party!: Friday, August 10, 2-3:30 pm
Play games, blow giant bubbles, eat summery snacks, enjoy a rock painting craft, and celebrate your reading accomplish- Mments on the library lawn. All ages!

A special thank you to the Friends of the Port Townsend Library for helping make summer reading possible!