Tweens

Tie Dye Fun!

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Have you always wanted to make your own t-shirt, socks, or canvas bag? Come to our all ages Family Fun Tie Dye Program and have a blast tie dying your own clothes!

You must bring your own shirts, socks, canvas bags, pillow cases, etc. that you want to dye. Be sure to wear old clothes because the dye will stain! See you there!

 

Rain date for this program will be Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Read and Share

Are you looking for a fun way to earn some Super Bookworm badges for reading this summer? Come to our Read and Share program. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs as we will meet in the Community Room and then chill in the courtyard while we read a story or two together.  Then we will take some time to read on our own and then gather to share what we are reading at the end. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. All ages welcome! If there is inclement weather this program will be held in the Community Room.

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Reading Road Trip

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Preparing for a long trip this summer? Stock up on suggestions for audiobooks to listen to as you drive, fly, or cruise your way to your destination. All ages and reading levels will be covered. Find individual titles for each child or something the whole family can enjoy together! No registration required.

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Create Your Own Family Crest

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Join us in the Community Room for a fun and fascinating exploration of family history. Learn about heraldry designs and symbolism, then get creative and make a coat of arms for yourself or your family! All supplies will be provided. This program is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

Family Crest by Dewayne Neeley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Homemade Pet Toys

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Do you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us as we show you how to make awesome homemade toys for your furry friends out of things you can find around the house. This program is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

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Muggle Quidditch

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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 for the June 22 session begins May 24.  Registration for the August 9 session begins July 26.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on game days.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

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Book Cover Make-Overs

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Imagine modern looks for classic book covers.  We'll be learning the basics of Microsoft Publisher to make-over book covers with more contemporary appearances.  This program is for ages 9-12 and registration is required, beginning June 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club: CYS Edition

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Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Come to the June or July session to earn your Game On: On the Scene badge for Connect Your Summer!  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo 3/52 - Dice Tower by Scott Akerman (CC BY 2.0)

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Nature Discovery Live Animal Exhibit

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Enjoy a zoo-like experience when you stroll past aquarium tanks for close-ups looks at Michigan reptiles and amphibians!  Nature Discovery will bring over a dozen tanks (filled with a variety of local species of frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles) for your viewing pleasure, plus they will answer questions and provide opportunities for feeding turtles and handling snakes.  Drop in any time during the exhibit hours.  All ages welcome!

Upcoming sessions

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