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Summer@HPL 2014 for Kids

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FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

For kids 11 and under, this summer at the library is full of fun and exploration! The action begins May 25th!

Take part in the free reading challenge and check out all of the programs and events, including the annual Ice Cream Celebration on July 26th! Each program will inspire you to look at the world in a new way and offer you a chance to create, play, and discover!

Click here for more information about the Summer@HPL for Kids program.

May 25  through August 1 -- All programs are FREE!

 WEB RESOURCES 

 APPS FOR KIDS

 DIGITAL MEDIA TIPS 

 RECOMMENDED READS 

Events are held at the library except where noted. 

When

Who

What

Why/How/Where

beginning
May 5
 

Everyone
 

Register for Summer@HPL!

Register online or stop by the library’s main desk to register.

May 19

all ages

Pick up your reading logs

Use your reading log to track your reading and win great prizes!   See Summer@HPL Rules for Kids for details.

May 25

all ages

Summer@HPL 2014 begins!

Start reading!

May 27

4 - 5p

all ages

Dogs, Smell, and
Crime Science

Alaska State Trooper K-9 Unit members visit the library!

May 28

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Why Does That Taste & Smell Good? Sense

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

June 2

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Make Your Own Pizza

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

June 4

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Splish Splash! Water

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

June 5

6 - 7:30p

all ages

Shackleton and the Endurance: 100th Anniversary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Join Carmen Field, environmental educator,  seasoned Antarctic naturalist, and master storyteller, for an evening of stories about famed explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and his fateful expedition aboard the Endurance.

June 7

11:00a

7+

Counting Cords and Kenaitze Stories

CANCELED (to be rescheduled)

Listen to local Indigenous stories told by a storyteller from the Kenaitze Nation and learn to make a traditional Dena’ina string calendar.

June 9

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Make a Reaction!

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

June 11

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
What Can You Hear? Sound & Music

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

June 16

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Sweater/T-shirt Chop Shop

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

June 16

3 - 4p

all ages

Beauty and the Beast Marionette Show

This Stevens Puppets show is not to be missed!

June 18

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

June 23

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Flying Machines/Propulsion

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

June 25

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Let's Go! Simple Machines

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

June 30

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday: Electricity and Brush Bots

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

July 2

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Independence Day

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

July 7

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Multimedia Art

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

July 9

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Caution! Construction Zone

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

July 10

6:30 - 7:30p

11 and under

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a special evening at the library.

July 14

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
3D Printing

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

July 16

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

July 21

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
LEGO® Day!

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

July 21

10a - 5p

0 to 18

DEADLINE for LEGO® Contest entries - Entries will be accepted only on 7/21, between 10a and 5p

Entries will be on display all week at the library (July 21 - 25). Read contest details.

July 23

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
RRRRRRR Robots!

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

July 28

10 - Noon

8 to 18

Maker Monday:
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Use your imagination to make low and high tech creations in a two hour session.

July 30

10 - 11a

3 to 7

EXPLORE Storytime:
Where Is It Hiding? Camouflage & Colors

Inspired by the National Initiative STEM, EXPLORE Storytimes will incorporate both early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Saturday, July 26  

2 - 4p

Kids 11 and under, and their family members

All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Celebration!

Your stamped reading log is your ticket to fun! See the Summer@HPL Rules for Kids for Grand prize and Super Reader Prize details.

Even more details coming soon!
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