Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

Fighting Off Illness

Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.

Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

The common cold by Terry Allan Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty

 

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse

For the Win: Competitions in Teen Fiction

Who has the drive to come out on top?  Find out in these stories built around contests, rivalries , and other challenges that bring out the competitive spirit.

How I got skinny, famous, and fell madly in love by Ken Baker

Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

For real by Alison Cherry

The culling by Steven Dos Santos

Inside the World of Video Games

Learn about the video game industry and the creators and designers behind your favorite games.

The history of video games by Lydia Bjornlund

Video games: from concept to consumer by Kevin Cunningham

The epic evolution of video games by Arie Kaplan

The awesome inner workings of video games by Arie Kaplan

Video game designer by Alix Wood

Video game developer by Chris Jozefowicz

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament

Light InfantrymanEngage in a little friendly competition -- in your mind -- with a Dungeons & Dragons-based tournament game.  Role-play the part of a competitor in a fantasy tournament.  The player who lasts the longest wins a prize!  Swords will clash on Wednesday, July 8, 7:00-8:00 PM.  no registration required, but players must be present at the beginning of the event to participate.

Photo Character - Light Infantryman & Cleric by Matthew Hodgson (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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