There is no shortage of opportunities for fun and inspiring things to do at Stark County District Library this week. This summer has brought a trio of really cool new programs for teens at the library: Plant Your Dreams: Container Gardening, and Out of This World Fashion: DIY Galaxy T-Shirts are both scheduled for this week. The third program, GarageBand, is returning soon to a branch near you. This week also starts Family Fun Days at Main Library where you can enjoy a different family-oriented program on Thursdays throughout June, July, and August. Adults can learn about Native American dream catchers with artist Rena Dennison, and the first of several Little Theatre Troupe Summer Drama Workshops and Performances begins this week.
As always, each program listed here is linked to the Stark County District Library Events calendar, where you'll get more information about the program (such as the time the event is offered), and have the opportunity to register online or by phone to attend.
Plant Your Dreams: Container Gardening meets on Tuesday, June 19 at East Canton- and Plain Community Branch. Teens can learn how unusual containers, from old toys to teapots, can be transformed into beautiful gardens. The program was funded by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and it's an exciting and creative way for teens to get gardening skills while upcycling old objects. Here's a link to the full list of dates and locations for Plant Your Dreams.
Out of This World Fashion: DIY Galaxy T-Shirts also meets this week on Wednesday, June 20 at North Branch, and then again on Thursday, June 21 at Madge Youtz Branch, and on Monday, June 25 at Main Library. Teen guys and girls can make an awesome galaxy t-shirt like the ones that have been lighting up the stores and the fashion runways... for free. Nice! Here's a link to the full list of dates and locations for Out of this World Fashion so you won't miss it when it comes to a branch near you.
GarageBand doesn't meet this week, but it's coming back soon. Teens will get to use the library's MacBook Pros to mix, master, and share their own music tracks with others. This program really does take music making to another level. Here's where and when GarageBand is going to meet.
Adults can learn about the fascinating origins of the Native American dream catcher while crafting a dream catcher pendant with artist Rena Dennison at Catching the Dream on Monday, June 18 at Plain Community Branch, Tuesday, June 19 at East Canton Branch, Thursday, June 21 at Perry Sippo Branch, and Monday, June 25 at Sandy Valley Branch.
Family Fun Days at Main Library begin this Thursday, June 21 with Linda Smik the Science Chick. Find out what comes alive in the dark with amazing science experiments. Family Fun Days meets on various Thursdays throughout the summer and each one features a different fun activity for families, including Sleeping Bag Story Time on June 28, Funky Face Painting on July 19, and The Library's Got Talent Show on July 26, to mention a handful. It's a great way to spend an afternoon cooling off at the library. Here's a link to the full list of Family Fun Days activities.
The Little Theatre Troupe is back this week with a great program for kids grades K-5 called Dream Theater Summer Drama Workshop and Performance. Kids will learn theater basics such as blocking, projection, and character breakdown, and then have fun with costumes and props when we all perform together. Broadway here we come! Dress comfortably and wear socks. The workshops/performances are scheduled for a branch near you every day from Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28--click the link above to see where and when they will be held.
Don't forget: author Sharon Kreighbaum will show you how to de-clutter your house at Is Your House Overweight? on Tuesday, June 19 at Lake Community Branch. And, Lake Community Branch celebrates their Summer Reading Kick-Off on Wednesday, June 20. Kids can find out what incredible adventures their Teddy Bears, or favorite stuffed toy will have overnight at the library at Teddy Bear Tuesday, on Tuesday, June 19 at East Canton Branch. And, teens can explore the world of Steampunk, which mixes elements of the fantastic with technology and Victorian-era ornamentation, at Steampunk Saturday which features Steampunk crafts and movies, on June 23 at Perry Sippo Branch. Need more Steampunk? Here's a link to other Steampunk-inspired programs at the library.
There are many other excellent events planned at a branch of the Stark County District Library near you, including children's story times, book groups for adults, computer classes, programs for teens, and much more. For a full listing of events and programs, check www.StarkLibrary.org/eventscalendar and find something that enriches and inspires you today.