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June 2021

Family Fun Science: Catapults

Saturday June 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ready... set... ATTACK—come on, kids, it's catapult time! Grab your family and come over to the library to make your ultimate catapult out of the provided materials and launch marshmallows at your favorite frenemy. This exciting Family Fun Science event is limited to 8 families in the library’s courtyard. Participation is first-come, first-served, and all current CDC measures will be followed. Materials provided include popsicle sticks, rubber bands, spoons, and more. For more information, please contact Laura at or…

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Homeschool Happenings: Chalk Art

Monday June 14 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for an in-person homeschool chalk art event! Have fun outdoors with a variety of chalk games from around the world, or just draw freely on your own. This is an open event, with no registration required. The program will not run if there is rain. Please wear a mask since you'll likely have to be less than 6 feet apart. For more information, please contact Colleen at or at (815) 505-8569.

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Bookworm Barbs Book Club

Tuesday June 22 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Charlie and Mouse are brothers. Brothers who never, ever get into any trouble at all. They definitely do not make up parties, try to sell rocks, or need a bedtime banana! Charlie & Mouse is the book we're reading this month in the Bookworm Barbs Book Club. Bookworm Barbs is our book club for students in Kindergarten through second grade. We read short chapter books, usually with lots of pictures. Older first- and second-grade students may be able to read…

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BARB Book Club

Tuesday June 22 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tua loves elephants, so of course she has to save one in trouble! The rescue involves a Thai night market, busy Chiang Mai streets, the River Ping, and a Buddhist temple. Can Tua save Pohn-Pohn, or will her nasty former masters get to keep her? Thailand comes alive in our BARB (Books Are Really Brilliant) book club this month! In this book club, 3rd-5th grade students read a book and talk about it, but that’s not all! We’ll also play…

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Family Fun Science: Prisms

Saturday June 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

What do rainbows and fire have in common? Come to Family Fun Science to find out! This month, we'll use prisms to make rainbows and Fresnel lenses to focus light into a tiny point... and maybe burn some paper (with adult supervision, of course). We'll also talk about the science of optics, all while having fun. We will have space for 8 families in the library’s courtyard. Participation is first-come, first-served, and all CDC precautions will be followed. For more…

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