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Dickinson County Library

Tween Programs

THESE PROGRAMS ARE GEARED TOWARD KIDS IN GRADES 3-8.

Lego Club

Tuesday, June 4 at 4:00 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch- Norway
Build yourself up at Lego Club! This monthly program for kids in grades 3-8 offers the opportunity to be creative while building with Legos. This month, participants will be challenged to build famous landmarks from around the world. Grades K-8 are invited to attend Norway’s session. No registration required

Passport to adventure with clear lake education center

Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00-2:30 PM @ Main Branch
Kids ages 5-12 will join the library and the Clear Lake Education Center for activities surrounding outdoor adventures such as hiking safely, leave no trace, wildlife, tracking, water safety, and more!
No registration required!
Sponsored by Jamieson & Fulks Orthodontics

Bow wows and books-Main Branch

Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00 PM @ Main Branch
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs, Azul, a Siberian Husky-mix and Diogee, a Sheepadoodle. Required registration begins on Wednesday, June 5; please call the Main Branch at (906) 774-1218 to sign up for a 15-minute time slot with either or both dogs!

Book Breakdowns: Ashtyn Parent

Saturday, June 15 from 10:00-11:00 AM @ Main Branch
Local author Ashtyn Parent will read and talk about her book, “Protectors of the Skies” with kids in kindergarten-4th grade. This book talks about the constellations and how and why explorers used them to guide their adventures. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Following the reading, attendees can create galaxy jars to take home. No registration required

The Art of being

Saturday, June 15 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ Main Branch
This drop-in program is designed for patrons in grade 5 and up that are currently battling cancer, are survivors of cancer, and for those that are/have been caregivers (includes family, friends, medical personnel, etc.). Each month a craft kit will be available for attendees to do if they wish; June will be a Sharpie Shoe Craft. No registration required!
Sponsored by Brian Brouillette, P.C. Attorney at Law.

Meessy Bubble adventures

Wednesday, June 19 from 10:30-11:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Thursday, June 20 from 10:30-11:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch
Join us for ALL things Bubbles! Kids ages 3-12 can make bubbles of all sizes and bubble experiments! We will have squirt gun painting and slime making for the older kids! No registration required.
Sponsored by Rize.

MEssy misadventures

Friday, June 21 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Main Branch
Kids in grades 3-8 will make messy masterpieces with squirt gun painting and slime making at this monthly summer program! Registration is required and begins on Friday, June 14; call at (906) 774-1218 to sign up! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Dr. Daniel and Christine McMahon.

Gamers' Club

Monday, June 24 at 4:00 PM @ Main Branch
Get your game on with a variety of video and board games at this monthly program for kids in grades 3-8!
No registration
required.

Bow Wows and books- Norway

Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs, Azul, a Siberian-Husky Mix, and Belle, a Black Lab-Mix on the fourth Wednesday Knight of the month at the Solomonson Branch-Norway.
Required registration 
begins on Wednesday, June 19; call (906) 563-8617 to sign up!

Mario party-Library edition

Monday, July 1 though Saturday, July 13 during library hours @ Main Branch
Live action Mario Party for all ages at your library! Groups of 2-6 people can register for a time slot to play. The game board will be based off Kemek's Library. Upon checking in at the desk, the staff will give you a dice and instruction sheet/ score card. Take turns moving spaces on the board and playing mini games after each round. 10 rounds will be allotted per group. Participants will get to choose their choice of Mario Themed prize at the end. Please call (906) 774-1218 to sign up for a group time slot.
Sponsored by Rize.

Adventure in fire

Monday, July 8 from 4:00-5:00 PM @ Main Branch
Why do things ignite? See flashy demonstrations using fire after the Michigan Science Center covers fire safety, chemical reactions, heat movement, and energy at this program for all ages.
No registration
required.
Sponsored by Dr. Dale and Lucy Shampo and Jamieson and Fulks Orthodontics

Lego club

Tuesday, July 9 at 4:00 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, July 11 at 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Build yourself up at Lego Club! This monthly program for kids in grades 3-8 offers the opportunity to be creative while building with Legos. This month, participants will be challenged to build a boat that can float on water! They will then test and race their boats!
Grades K-8 are invited to attend Norway’s session. No registration
required! 

Bow wows and books-Main branch

Wednesday, July 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM @ Main Branch
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice reading aloud to therapy dogs Diogee, a Sheepadoodle and Angel, a Teddy-Bear. Registration begins on Wednesday, July 3; please call the Main Branch
at (906
) 774-1218 to sign up for a 15-minute time slot with either or both dogs!

Dinosaur dimensions

Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 PM @ Main Branch
This all-ages program is your chance to "meet the dinosaurs!" An amazing collection of realistic puppets present an experience like no other. From cute baby Triceratops to a life size Raptor, or even a Pteranodon & T-Rex - you do not want to miss out on this! No registration required.
Sponsored by Dr. Dale and Lucy Shampo.

Messy misadventures

Friday, July 19 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Main Branch
Kids in grades 3-8 will make messy masterpieces with erupting water balloon chalk and shaving cream art at this monthly summer program! Registration is required and begins on Friday, July 12; please call the Main Branch at (906) 774-1218 to sign up!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Dr. Daniel and Christine McMahon.

The Art of BEing

Saturday, July 20 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ Main Branch
This drop-in program is designed for patrons in grades 5 and up that are/have been caregivers (includes family, friends, medical persons, etc.). Each month a craft kit will be available for attendees to do if they wish; July will be glow in the dark painting. This is a safe space to share experiences and meet others.
No
registration required.
Sponsored by Brian Brouillette, P.C. Attorney at Law.

The alans' magic show

Monday, July 22 from 10:00-11:00 AM @ Main Branch
Jason & Stacy Alan deliver loads of fun and lots of laughter for patrons of all ages! Their high-energy show is filled with spectacular magic, funny props and lots of audience participation. No registration required.
This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Sponsored by Dr. Daniel and Christine McMahon.

Glow in the dark painting

Monday, July 22 from 6:00-8:00 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, July 25 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ North Dickinson Branch
Tuesday, July 30 from 4:00-6:00 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Patrons in Kindergarten through adults will make bold, radiant creations surrounded by UV light. Participants will also be able to use our new silent sound system. The silent sound system was sponsored through a grant from the IMK Youth Advisory Committee and the Dickinson Area Community Foundation.
No registration required.
Sponsored by Rize.

Gamers' Club

Tuesday, July 23 at 12:00 PM @ North Dickinson Branch
Get your game on with a variety of video and board games at this monthly program for kids in grades 3-8!
No registration
required.

Firecracker shrimp with ming louie

Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00-2:30 PM @ Main Branch
Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, Chef Ming Louie will teach budding chefs in grades 3 through adult how to make this tasty treat, which you will then eat! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 16; please call the Main Branch at (906) 774-1218 to sign up!
Sponsored by Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home and The Friends of the Library.

Bow Wows and bOoks-Norway

Wednesday, July 23 from 6:00-7:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs, Azul, a Siberian-Husky Mix, and Belle, a Black Lab-Mix on the fourth Wednesday Knight of the month at the Solomonson Branch-Norway.
Registration
is required and begins on Wednesday, July 17; please call (906) 563-8617 to sign up!

Lego Club

Tuesday, August 6 at 4:00 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, August 8 at 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Build yourself up at Lego Club! This monthly program for kids in grades 3-8 offers the opportunity to be creative while building with Legos. This month, participants will be challenged to build something out of this world using space-themed prompt cards. Grades K-8 are invited to attend Norway’s session.
No registr
ation required
!

Out of this world with ann arbor hands on science museum

Friday, August 9 from 4:00-5:00 PM @ Main Branch
All ages are invited to explore the universe with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Science Museum! From rotations and revolutions to the creations of stars, we take a journey in understanding the workings of our solar system, and how our planet is so unique! This program also includes take-home items for those that attend! No registration required.
Sponsored by Drs. Michael and Maria Occhietti

Bow wows and books-main branch

Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Main Branch
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs, Angel, a teddy-bear and Azul, a Siberian Husky-Mix. Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, August 7; call the Main Branch at (906) 774-1218 to sign up for a 15-minute time slot with either or both dogs!

Marble suncatchers

Thursday, August 15 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM @ Felch Senior Center (W4243 M-69 Felch, MI 49831)
Patrons of all ages are invited to make a suncatcher using flat glass gems. No registration required!
Sponsored by The Drug Store.

Messy misadventures

Friday, August 16 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Main Branch
Kids in grades 3-8 will make messy masterpieces with cotton ball throw painting and tie-dye bags at this monthly summer program! Required registration begins on Friday, August 9; (906) 774-1218 to sign up!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Dr. Daniel and Christine McMahon. 

The Art of being

Saturday, August 17 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ Main Branch
This drop-in program is designed for patrons in grades 5 and up that are/have been caregivers (includes family, friends, medical persons, etc.). Each month a craft kit will be available for attendees to do if they wish; August will be globe decorating. This is a safe space to share experiences and meet others.
No registration
required.
Sponsored by Brian Brouillette, P.C. Attorney at Law.

Gamers' Club

Monday, August 19 at 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Get your game on with a variety of video and board games at this monthly program for kids in grades 3-8!
No registration
required.
 

Mini fire pit s'more kits

Monday, August 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM @ Main Branch
Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Thursday, August 22 from 12:00-1:00 PM @ North Dickinson Branch
Kits will be available for patrons in grades 3-adult to make their own travel s’more kit for adventures near and far! No registration required.
Sponsored by Rize.

bow wows and books-Norway

Wednesday, August 28 from 5:00-6:00 PM @ Solomonson Branch-Norway
Patrons of all ages and reading abilities can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs, Azul, a Siberian-Husky Mix, and Belle, a Black Lab-Mix on the fourth Wednesday Knight of the month at the Solomonson Branch-Norway. Required registration begins on Wednesday, August 21;
call (906) 563-8617 to sign up!
 


Keep an eye on our 
Facebook page or Instagram page to see the fun take-n-make craft kits we have available each week! Sponsored by the Drug Store and Jamieson & Fulks Orthodontics. 

For more events, please see our calendar.