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8 weeks, June 23 - August 15, 2014
Cost: $5.00, payable at registration. Please register in the Children's Department prior to first day of program.

The library has been transformed into a science lab! Join us for fun experiments, technology, stories, movies and more!

M.S.G. (Mad Science Geniuses)
Ages: Children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2 in the fall
When: Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Whatitz Mad Science Lab
Ages: Children entering Grades 2 - 3 in the fall
When: Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

LABs @ the library
Ages: Children entering Grades 4 - 6 in the fall
When: Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Earn 1 ticket for every hour read. Redeem tickets at the Fizz Boom Read store in the Children’s Department throughout the week of August 18 – 23 during regular library open hours.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Saturday, June 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join in the excitement of Summer Reading with games, crafts and summer fun! Hot dogs, popcorn, and bottled water available for purchase!

WQED/PBS Kids Present ...

Ages: Children ages 3 and older, with a parent/caregiver
When: Tuesdays, July 1 - August 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Join us for all things PBS! Each week will typically feature a viewing of a PBS program, an excerpt from a PBS book, and an activity sheet. Some programs will welcome staff from WQED. All programs are designed to facilitate literacy and summer learning. Programs include:

July 1, 2014: Wild Kratts Back in Creature Time
July 8, 2014: App-a-thon program
July 15, 2014: Martha Speaks
July 22, 2014: Willd Kratts Swamp Things
July 29, 2014: Martha Speaks
August 5, 2014: Daniel Tiger Big Brother Daniel
August 12, 2014: PBS End of Summer bag lunch program (bring a bag lunch and pick your favorite PBS character and/or book to share!)
Register at the Children's Department Reference Desk. See you there!


The whole family is welcome to join us as Carnegie Science Center staff visit to offer two programs about science this summer. Seating is limited and registration is required at the Children’s Department Reference Desk.

Chemical Concoctions
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Make your own colored sidewalk chalk and silly putty to take home.

Chemical Creations
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Investigate different kinds of slime through experimentation.


Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday! Join us for stories, games, crafts, classic Batman cartoons, and a special birthday treat. Dress like Batman or your favorite Super Hero character!


Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
Thursday, July 24, 2014: Disney's Pirate Fairy
Thursday, August 14, 2014: Walking With Dinosaurs
Wednesday, September 17, 2014: title to be decided
Wednesday, October 15, 2014: title to be decided
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

It's movie night at the library! Bring your whole family as we watch terrific family-friendly movies. We'll provide the popcorn and candy -- you don't even have to buy tickets! What could be better? Just bring a sleeping bag and/or a stuffed animal friend. See you at the movies! Register in the Children's Department.

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