Outdoors

Immerse yourself in the natural world around us.

"Instructions and photographs show to make 30 easy projects for the garden using inexpensive or found materials. Provides practical solutions to greening a small and otherwise barren area including outer walls, tiny patios, balconies, courtyards, terraces, windowsills and rooftops. Also includes instructions on the basics of gardening."--.

 

In case you missed our Frog storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own jumpy storytime at home.

From Storytime

Spotted singers by Kelly Calhoun

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. 

 

In case you missed our Rain storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own stormy storytime at home.

From Storytime

Raindrops roll by April Pulley Sayre

In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.

Lumi Sun and Shadow T-Shirts

Bring your own t-shirts. Lumi Shadow Printing involves leaving specially dyed shirts out in the sun. The color holds where the sun hits, but not in shadow. Learn how to create amazing designs using negative space. Ages 11 and up. Registration starts June 23.

Upcoming sessions

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Muggle Quidditch - Rescheduled Date

Muggle Quidditch

Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting).  Participants should bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 9-17) for each session.  No registration needed for spectators.  Registration begins May 25. Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on game days.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

Upcoming sessions

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K Club: Sense-a-Beach

We will bring the beach to the library at our K club program on July 11 .Children ages 4-6 will create, listen, taste and explore things related to a day at the beach. Sensory play encourages cognitive and creative thinking for children. Registration begins June 23.

Upcoming sessions

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Documents the dramatic 1897 flight of a visionary Swedish explorer who attempted to discover the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, describing the formidable environmental conditions that challenged his efforts.

Alone on the wall by Alex Honnold

When an English lord is captured by a Sioux Indian tribe, he is given to the chief's aging mother as a servant. Gradually, he embraces the tribe's way of life and falls in love with the chief's sister. But before he can be accepted with honor as an equal within the tribe, he must endure the Sun Vow.

Escaping bank robbers kidnap a vactioning family, rafting down scenic whitewater rivers. The mother struggles to comply while looking for a way out..

A brilliant inventor leads his devoted wife and four children into the remote jungles of Central America to carve out a new society, but instead faces the ultimate test of survival. Based on the  novel by Paul Theroux.

In the mid 1800s an ex-soldier decides that he would rather live alone as a mountain man in Colorado than deal with society's constraints.After a series of setbacks he meets grizzled mountain veteran Bear Claws who teaches him how to survive.

An orphaned bear cub and a wounded giant grizzly befriend each other and begin a desperate quest to escape from their most feared enemy, man.

A 13-year old girl and her estranged father learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them how to fly.

Use these resources as inspiration to get outside, observe your own backyard, and complete challenges this summer.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of honeybees.

Planting the wild garden by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

An exploration of the different ways seeds are dispersed into the environment.

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