Summer Children’s Schedule “Fizz Boom Read”

fizz-boom-read-mainJuly 9th (Wednesday) 1-3 pm: Bugged-How Insects Changed History & Poop Happened! A History of The World From the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee.  Book signing and author’s talk.

7/16 (Wednesday) 1-3 pm:  Science or Magic- Jim Snack the Magician

Get ready to think out of the box!  Learn about perception, optical illusion and the science of psychology as magician Jim Snack explains principles of science behind his magic.  He won’t give away all his secrets but will share just enough to spark your summer readers’ curiosity to explore more.  Science or Magic is an exciting 45-minute magic show filled with optical illusions, magic, and audience participation.

7/21-7/25 Week Long Summer Camp 1-3 daily:  Fizz Boom Read Grades K-3 with 4-H & Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Fizz Boom Read gives a glimpse into the science of weather through lightning, vibration (sound), and power (electricity).  Through these fun and interactive sessions, students will be supplied with tools to gain a better understanding of weather, electricity and sound.  Students will receive take-home family newsletters to enjoy interactive activities at home, such as: making your own rain gauge of a homemade kazoo.

7/28-8/1 9-3:30 daily:  Week Long Summer Camp:  Hudson Valley Science Outreach Camp Grades 3-5 with Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement

This intensive and exciting week-long program will focus on the application and experimentation of scientific methods.  Students will investigate, solve problems, and design experiments to test and prove conclusions.  The week will culminate with presentations of their projects.  Children should commit to the entire week and must bring their own lunch, snacks, and beverage.

8/6 Wednesday  1-3:  Skype Children’s Author Talk Follow-up:  “Bugged-How Insects Changed History” & “Poop Happened! A History of the World From the Bottom Up”.  by Sarah Albee

8/14 Wednesday 1-3: Science/Food Program with Jamie O’Donnell Program Educator Food & Nutrition/Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Farm to Table: a hands-on introduction to inspire children to create meals, to eat well, and to understand the process of growing and harvesting delicious food.This introduction is designed as a fun and practical exposure to healthy eating and nutrition.

8/20 Wednesday: 1-3:  Summer Picnic with a Round Up of Activities/Awards & End of Summer Party.

Additional information and sign-ups to be announced.

For additional information contact the library at 518.537.5800 or email germantownlibraryevents@gmail.comfizz boom read for web


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eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

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