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Pickerington Public Library - Beyond Books: June 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017



Pickerington Public Library - Beyond Books
June 2017

 

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program
Registration begins May 30 for our 2017 Summer Reading Program–Build a Better World…READ!!  We offer programs for all ages 6 months – adult.  Register during the first week and receive a raffle ticket to enter for a basket of prizes.

 

Summer Rhyme Time
Ages 6-12 months old
Thursdays – June 15 through July 20
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m .

This is a lapsit program with books, music, and interactive play with baby and caregiver.  Register online, in person or by calling the library at 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

Summer Rhyme Time
Ages 13-23 months old
Thursdays – June 15 through July 20
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This is a program with books, music, and interactive play or take home craft.  Register online, in person or by calling the library at 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

Summer Tots
Ages 2-3 years old
Mondays – June 12 through July 20
Choose 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This 30 minute session will include stories, songs and other activities based on our summer reading theme–Build a Better World…READ!  No registration is required.

 

Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 years old
Week of June 12-July 10
Choose Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

This 30 minute session will include stories, songs, and other activities based on our summer reading theme–Build a Better World…READ!  No registration is required.

 

Video Game Fridays
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Drop in any Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to try out our PS4 and Wii gaming systems. Bring your friends or drop in to meet fellow library gamers. No registration required!

 

Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC)
The club meets every Tuesday, except for the last Tuesday of the month,
1:00 -2:00 p.m.

The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities.  The NCBC is committed to promoting literacy, lifelong learning and social connection experiences for adults with intellectual disabilities within a community-based setting. All skill levels are welcome. Club members need to be at least 18 years old and/or in their last year of high school. Space is limited, please call to register, 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

1 June
Pet CPR and First Aid with Diley Hill 24 Hour Animal Emergency Center
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This is a free program for adults. Leading up to the Pickerington Public Library’s Pet Adoption Event, on Saturday, June 3, join us as professionals from Diley Hill 24 Hour Animal Emergency Center present a basic pet first aid and CPR learning session. First aid training will include sound principles of triage and bandaging techniques. Attendees will also learn how to build an effective first aid kit. Being prepared for those emergencies is the first step. Registration is required. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

3 June
Pet Adoption Event
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Pickerington Public Library as we kick off summer reading with a community-wide event: a pet adoption day with two local organizations, the Fairfield County Dog Adoption Center and Shelter and Forgotten 4 Paws! Plus, get information from local pet-friendly organizations, try family-friendly crafts, and even stop by our food truck for lunch – but not before you meet and greet shelter representatives, and the cats and dogs waiting for their fur-ever home.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for the full list of participating organizations and for more details as we get closer to the event – but first, mark your calendars and get ready to Build a Better World…for your new pet! No registration is required for this program.

 

5 June

Button Art
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tweens, teens, and adults program

Need ideas for what to do with all the extra buttons around your house? Try turning them into art! Learn how to make a canvas art piece featuring a letter of your choice and a variety of buttons. All supplies will be provided and space is limited. Sign up online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext 233.

 

6 June
Meet Mabel Wagnalls
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

She was a force to be reckoned with and she had it all:  Mabel Wagnalls Jones (1869-1946) was successful, intelligent, talented and wealthy.  She was an author, concert pianist, friend to literary, entertainment and adventurous luminaries, and she was the only daughter of Anna and Adam Wagnalls, President of publishing giant, Funk & Wagnalls Company.  And to think she is mostly remembered not for what is mentioned above, but for the building she erected to honor her parents, to benefit a small town she never lived in, Lithopolis, OH!  Come hear Mabel’s amazing story and the actual speech Mabel gave on the day of the dedication – from Mabel herself, as re-enacted by our own Juvenile Services Assistant, Carol Gaal. Registration is required. Sign up online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

7 June
Homemade Cleaning Products
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Find out how to make easy, low-cost, cleaning products with materials you may already have in your home! As an added bonus, they are also environmentally friendly! All supplies will be provided. Participants will be able to take some samples to try at home. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4101 ext. 233.

 

8 June Kickoff Program
7:00 p.m.

Mike Hemmelgarn returns to the library with a show that is a unique blend of comedy, juggling, and ventriloquism with a splash of magic and lots of audience participation! Join us and get excited for a summer of reading and fun!

 

10 June

Lego Palooza Days
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We supply the LEGOs: you bring your creative minds!  Come try our monthly LEGO challenge, or take the time to build whatever you want. Recommended for children ages 4 and up; no registration necessary. This program will meet the 2nd Saturday of the month.

 

13 June

Tween Scene
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tween programs are designed to allow tweens the opportunity to express their creativity, form new social relationships, give back to the community, and have fun.  Today we will be exploring Roller coaster Science with a STEM Kit from The Works.

 

13 June
Summer Dog Tales
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Pickerington Public Library has partnered with The Connection to bring you this Dog Tales program.  We will now be scheduling readers to participate in one-on-one reading with a canine buddy.  You will register for a 20 minute session of reading. For children ages 5 – 10. Register by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

14 June
Going Green: Where Health and Well-being Meet
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Adult program
When you hear “going green,” do you only think “recycling”? In this presentation from Jane Acri, from the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, find out what living green means for your health and for your community. This summer, make a positive impact – and Build a Better World! Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

15 June
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
For children who have completed grades K-4

Most of us know the story of the three little pigs.  Today, we learn the truth.  We will read and discuss, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scieszka followed by activities to go along with this classic story. 

 

15 June
Build 100
7:00 p.m.
Family program


See what you can build with 100 cups, 100 playing cards, 100 straws and marshmallows, and more! The possibilities are endless.

 

17 June
Blacksmithing Workshop
1:00-3:00 p.m.
For grades 5 and up (including adults).

Program provided by Daniel Mole, Fairfield County Historical Parks

Program will be held outdoors
Experience the basic skills of being a Blacksmith while creating a simple project to take home and display. This program will offer a glimpse into the skill and craft that is blacksmithing. The blacksmithing experience will include using an anvil, tongs, hammer, and vise, operating the forge, bending hot metal, hammering metal into form, and other requirements of the craft. Participants are asked to wear full length jeans and closed toed shoes, as we will be working with hot and heavy objects. A wait can be expected as participants are instructed on an individual basis. Safety glasses, leather gloves, and leather apron will be supplied during the program experience. Seating is limited to 15 participants. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

19 June
Art in the Afternoon: Class 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon is a series of programs designed to allow children to explore different art activities.  This program is for children going into grades 3-6.  Today we will be creating art using Popsicle sticks. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

19 June
Art in the Afternoon: Class 2
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

See program description above; register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

19 June

TAB Meeting
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Pickerington Public Library Teen Advisory Board meets once a month on Monday nights from 7-8 pm, in the Digital Classroom. All current and potential TAB members are welcome; potential members who wish to join TAB may contact advisory Laura Hanby for details, at 614-837-4104, ext. 233, or by email at lhanby@pickeringtonlibrary.org.

 

20 June
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Presents: Under the Weather: Climate Change and Health
4 p.m.

An interactive experience appropriate for ages 8 through adult

“Think that ‘climate change’ just means turning up the air conditioning? Think again—climatologists agree that the future might make you sweat…or worse. Join our Museum Educators in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases and nutrition, to name a few. You’ll be recruited by our Virtual Triage Team to view several short video interviews with victims of our changing climate, and then asked to help sleuth out the maladies that have been worsened by local conditions. What can be done to help patients who are truly ‘under the weather’?” Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 233

 

21 June
Homemade Spa Products
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Teens and Adults

Time to treat yourself! Learn how to make body scrubs and bath salts using nothing more than what you’ll find on the shelf of your grocery store – or even your own home pantry! All supplies will be provided: however, supplies are limited and registration is required. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 233.

 

22 June
Fun with STEM
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
For children who have completed grades K-4

Are you in the mood to build something or see why things are built the way they are?  This program is for you and all about S.T.E.M.–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Explore and create with us.

 

22 June
Pop Art Experience
6:30 p.m.

Michael Albert is the author of “An Artist’s America”.  He will be here to talk about his art, book, and a selection of posters.  He will also be conducting a collage workshop where you will become the artist.  All participants will receive a FREE ART GIFT for participating. 

 

26 June
Art in the Afternoon: Class 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon is a series of programs designed to allow children to explore different art activities.  This program is for children going into grades 3-6.  Today we will be creating art using recycled book pages and watercolors. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

26 June
Art in the Afternoon: Class 2
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon is a series of programs designed to allow children to explore different art activities.  This program is for children going into grades 3-6.  Today we will be creating art using recycled book pages and watercolors. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

26 June
Anime/Manga Club
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tweens and teens.

Are you a die-hard anime or manga fan? Want to meet and hang with fellow fans? Then join us for our anime/manga meetup: we will be discussing all your favorite series while drawing, coloring, crafting, and, of course, watching anime. Attendees are welcome to come dressed as their favorite characters.

Please be advised that anime will be screened and PG-13 content may be shown. If you have any concerns about the content, please contact Reference Librarian Laura Hanby at lhanby@pickeringtonlibrary.org or by phone at 614-837-4104 ext. 233.

 

27 June
Tween Scene
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tween programs are designed to allow tweens the opportunity to express their creativity, form new social relationships, give back to the community, and have fun.  Today the Fairfield County Historical Parks will be here presenting their Woodland Pottery program.  Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

28 June
Coding with Coasters
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tweens and teens.

Have you ever wanted to talk like a computer? Computers communicate in a language called binary, a series of 0s and 1s that convey messages. For this program, you will use Perler beads to make a message in binary code on a coaster. Come with a message in mind and do some screen-free coding! All supplies will be provided. Register online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

29 June
Rumpke Recycling
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Anne Gray from Rumpke Recycling will be here to teach us about the importance of proper waste disposal and recycling.  This program is for children who have completed Grades K – 4th.

 

29 June
Bottle Cap Art
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Create beautiful artwork to be displayed at the library with simple bottle caps.  Be part of this program that shows a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  This program is for all ages.  Weather permitting some of this program may be held outdoors.