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Have a Science Summer With 'Fizz Boom Read' at Lansdale Library

Tony Di Domizio

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 1:39pm

Science doesn't stop for summer.

In fact, Lansdale Library will be the mad laboratory when "Fizz Boom Read" premieres June 20. 

The summer reading program is sponsored by Lansdale Area Fundraising Society.

"We’ve been putting on a summer reading program for many years at the library as a way to keep our community’s students learning while school’s are closed for break," said library director Tom Meyer. "The themes are from the collaborative summer library program." 

Activities this summer include drop-in craft days, reading to therapy dogs, Theatre and Kids musicals, storytimes, movies, and tours of local businesses.

"With this year’s theme being 'Fizz Boom Read,' the focus is science, but just as we have in the past, we’ll have programs across a wide range of topics," Meyer said.

Lansdale Library has also hosted Glaxo Smith Kline and Franklin Institute's Science in the Summer program each year, which has become very popular.

"Since space is limited, we’ve always added additional science programs to our event schedule to meet the demand," Meyer said.

Meyer said where the International Spring Festival is the biggest way for the community to celebrate cultural diversity, the Summer Reading Program is the biggest way to encourage early literacy and foster life-long learning.   

"S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is hot these days, but literacy is still a prerequisite to this further education. At Lansdale Public Library, our mission is to enrich our community through the encouragement of early literacy, the fostering of life-long learning and the celebration of the cultural diversity in our area," he said.

Here is the event schedule:

Lansdale Library Summer Fun Science Fair: June 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The science fair to kickoff “Fizz Boom Read” features ice cream making, tie-dying, demonstrating Sumobots and more.

 

Miss Lisa’s Tiny Tots (Infant) Story Times: June 20, June 27, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

A 30-minute lap-sit story time for infants/children under age two and their parents/caregivers

 

Curious George Story Time with The Man in the Yellow Hat: June 20 at 11:30 a.m.

 

Miss Lisa’s Story Times: June 19, June 26, July 3, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Tales for ages two to three is at 10:30 a.m., and Family Story Time for children ages four to six and their parents/caregivers is at 11:30 a.m.

 

Bark! @ Your Library: Be a Reader, Kid: June 23, July 7, July 28 and Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Read to therapy dogs, who are eager to listen to children read stories to them. Emerging readers can practice reading aloud.

 

“Make It Monday” Drop-In Crafts: June 23, July 7, July 28, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.

Arts and crafts supplies and ideas provided by the library. Bring creativity.

 

“A Howling Good Time” by Theatre & Kids Summer Caravan: June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy live performance of fairy tales and works from literature. Music and audience participation play a role in the shows.

 

Behind the Screens—Ruby “The Hard Way”: June 27 to Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

A computer programming course for ages nine to 15.

 

Whole Foods Market Tour: June 30 at 10 a.m.

Learn about healthy eating and cooking on an interactive tour of the Montgomery Township store. Guide Seth Pollins will inspire with tops on seasonal options from local farmers and vendors.

 

Library Lab: July 8, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.

Drop in and run a science experiment at the library.

 

Little Builders Club: July 10 and Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.

In July, build towers with K’NEX and LEGO pieces. In August, build a roller coaster.

 

Miss Lisa’s Gazebo Story Time: July 11, July 18, July 25 at 11 a.m.

Miss Lisa’s Story Time at the gazebo at Upper Gwynedd’s Parkside Place

 

The Lyrical Lorax Story Time: July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” presented by Impact! Thrift Stores

 

Impact Thrift Stores Distribution Center Tour: July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Find out where all donations are brought to be tested, sorted and priced before put out for sale, and how unusable items are recycled.

 

Clean and Green Extravaganza Fundraiser: July 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fourth-annual event will include a car wash, document shredding, electronics recycling, costume jewelry sale and used book sale.

 

 

Nutrition: The Science of Healthy Eating: July 21 at 1 p.m.

Penn State Cooperative Extension hosts a class on nutrition and healthy eating fro ages six to nine.

 

 

Windy Springs Farm Tour: July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Fourth-generation farmers the Mood Family will teach about life on the farm.

 

Christmas in July: July 25

Readers are wanted for dramatic readings of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The event will also have a Christmas book sale and a Christmas movie. If interested in reading, email director@lansdalelibrary.org.

 

“The Wizard of Oz” by Theatre & Kids: July 29 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Story Time en Espanol: July 30 and Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.

Drops of Love International hosts an interactive Spanish language story time.

 

Fancy Nancy Story Time: Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m.

 

One Book, One Borough: Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

Read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” and then come out and join a book discussion on it.

 

The Great War: A Tribute to The Lost Generation is Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building.

Mike Sobel presents a history of World War I in a five-part series. The first series is “The Storm Clouds Gather and the Lights Go Out.”

 

Starlab Astronomy Shows: Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Aug. 16 at 1 p.m.

Learn about constellations of the night sky inside the portable planetarium.

 

Summer Reading Celebration: Aug. 22 at noon

Come out to a pizza party to celebrate the summer of reading. Signups begin Aug. 1.

 

Founders Day: “A Town That’s Hot” is Aug. 23 in downtown Lansdale. Events that day include the Farmers’ Market, the Festival of the Arts, free admission to borough pools, a history display, a Fairmount Fire Co. water battle and fireworks.

 

Friday Movie Matinee: Every Friday at 2 p.m. in July and August

“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Flubber,” and “Dr. Dolittle” will be shown in July and August.

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