Weaving at the Market
July 1st, 9am-1pm
Waitsfield Farmer’s Market
Stop by our table to add to our community weaving project. Use our materials to weave on a frame loom or bring your own special fabric, ribbon, or natural item to weave in
Modern Pop Art Experience
July 8th 10am-12pm
Joslin Memorial Library
Join artist Michael Albert for a hands-on collage workshop. Albert is nationally known for making collage artworks from cereal boxes & other printed cardboard consumer brand packages. His work has been described as a cross between Pop Art, Cubism & Recycling!
Good Citizen Challenge
July 12 Warren Public Library
July 17 Moretown Library
August 2 Joslin Library
We will focus on completing one of the KidsVT Good Citizen challenges listed on the bingo card. Finish a row of five activities and receive a Good Citizen sticker and patch, a pocket-sized U.S. Constitution, and an invitation to a fall reception at the Vermont Statehouse, with special recognition given to those who fill in their whole card.
July 15th 2-5pm
Warren Public Library
Stop by the Warren Public Library to play lawn games, have fun with bubbles, and cool off with a popsicle.
July 20th 10am
We’ll visit a local pond with our nets and magnifiers to explore the curious life beneath the water.
How to Be An Animal Adventurer
July 27th 3:30pm
Moretown Rec Fields (rain location Moretown Library)
Join Susie Spikol, a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in NH and author of The Animal Adventurer’s Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed for this special event. Sharpen up your wildlife-watching skills and tune into the secret world of our local New England animals. Get your wild on and come to this program.
Family Outdoor Movie Night
July 28th 7:30pm
Couples Field Pavilion
Bring a picnic to enjoy before our screening of “A Squirrel’s Guide to Success”
Circus Minimus: A one-man circus-in-a-suitcase
August 4th 6pm
From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to run away and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience.
Special thanks to Vermont Department of Libraries and the Mad River Libraries’ Friends organizations for providing funding for these summer learning events!
Check out these additional summer learning resources:
Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge
June 1 – August 31
Readers of all ages across Vermont are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Read or listen to any book and track minutes using the Beanstack web or mobile app. You can help young children participate by tracking minutes when reading to or with them. Log minutes and complete activities to earn digital badges. Collect any 10 badges to complete the challenge!
The library offers passes for reduced or free admission to a number of Vermont attractions. Call or stop in today for more details!
scistarter: Free citizen scientist projects for school age children and their families.
Stay tuned for more events!