2017 Summer Reading Program

Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow. – Paul Watson

The Oconomowoc Public Library presents its 2017 summer reading program, “Build a Better World”.

The summer reading program is open to all ages from babies to adults, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, presenters, and more. All programs are free of charge.

Registration for “Build a Better World” opens Monday, June 5, 2017.

 

KIDS SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Books build better readers, and readers build a better world! Read, build, learn, and grow this summer at the library by participating in our reading program and events. Whether you are earning prizes by reading and visiting the library or learning and laughing at one of our events, there is something for everyone.

Summer Reading Kickoff!
Thursday, June 8 1:00-3:00 pm
School’s out and the library is open! Stop by for some outdoor fun: Sidewalk chalk, rock painting, popsicles, and more. Register for summer reading on the spot and earn the chance to dunk Miss Caitlin! Best for 3 & up; all are welcome.

STORYTIMES – TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 6 – AUGUST 2
Little Library Lovers 
Ages 2 & under

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00-9:30 am
Music & Movement 
Ages 3 & up

Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am
June 6 & 7 – Build a Better World
June 13 & 14 – All Around the City
June 20 & 21 – Construction Zone
June 27 & 28 – R U a Robot?
July 4 & 5 – NO STORYTIME
July 11 & 12 – Home Sweet Home
July 18 & 19 – Sights on Science
July 25 & 26 – So Many Shapes
August 1 & 2 – Helping Hands
Move & Groove Storytime at Shorehaven
Mondays, June 12, July 10, and August 14 10:00 – 11:00 am
This intergenerational storytime will feature plenty of moving, shaking, singing, and reading, all in the spirit of being together in our community.  Ages 3-5; all are welcome.
PERFORMERS – MONDAYS 1:00-2:00 PM

Mad Science 
Monday, June 12

Brings the fun, the amazement, and the wonder of all things science! Ages 5 & up.

Rick Allen 
Monday, June 19
A magic show! Prepare to be dazzled. All ages.

¡Say Olé! 
Monday, June 26

Bilingual storytelling that will transport you to another world.
All ages.

Kidsplay
Monday, July 10

Hilarious and highly interactive improv. Ages 3 & up.

Read, Rhyme, Rhythm –
We Can Dance Around the World!
Monday, July 17
Stories from around the world and dancing too!

David Stokes
Monday, July 24

Animals, humor, and more! Ages 3 & up.

Jeanie B!
Monday, July 31
A fun, musical time! And bubble wrap. All ages.

HANDS-ON PROGRAMS – TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
Build-a-Thon
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm

June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25
YOUR MISSION: Complete the build challenge with the materials provided. WARNING: This mission may be fun, encourage creativity, and build problem solving skills. Ages 5 & up.
LEGO Club
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
June 7 and 21; July 5 and 19; August 2
A whole bunch of LEGO fun and creativity! LEGOs are supplied by the library. Best for 5 & up; all are welcome.
Kid Explore
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm
June 20 & July 25
Drop by for an evening of hands-on STEAM learning and play! Explore, ask questions, and have fun! Ages 0-5.

Summer Reading Blueprint
Get in gear and read!
Win a prize for every level
you complete.

SATURDAY SPECIALS
Le’go My LEGO! 
Saturday, July 8 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Build a Lego city with architect, John Peine! Legos provided. Ages 5 & up.
Tech Faire
Saturday, August 5 9:30 am-12:30 pm
A drop-in day devoted to all things tech! Lots of hands-on play and tinkering, as well as live demonstrations of robots, AI, and more. Best for ages 5 & up; all are welcome.
FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES
Family Fort Building
Saturday, June 10 1:00-3:00 pm
Build a blanket fort in the library at this after-hours event! Make sure to bring the whole family and lots of blankets. All ages.
TWEEN PROGRAMS – AGES 8-12

Coding Club
Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm
June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
Learn the basics of coding, robotics, programming, and more with members of the award-winning Cooney Tech Robotics team! Registration* starts Monday, June 5 and is REQUIRED. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Minecraftivores
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
June 14 and 28; July 12 and July 26
Good Griefer! It’s Minecraft at the library! Join us for some collaborative Minecraft play over the summer. You’ll be met with challenges, surprises, and more as you play together to build and survive. Space is limited. Come early to sign up.

TEEN PROGRAMS – AGES 13-18
Books build better readers, and readers build a better world. Explore all the library has to offer at our exclusive teen events, and earn prizes by visiting the library and participating in the reading program.
TNT – THURSDAY NIGHT TEENS – 6:00-7:30 PM

Anime Club
Thursdays, June 15 & July 6
Anime fun at the library! Each meeting will have a viewing, snacks, activities, and more.

Game Space
Thursdays, June 29 & July 20
From video to board to tabletop, games (and snacks) are abundant at Teen Game Space!

TEEN AFTER HOURS – FRIDAYS 5:00-9:00 PM
When the library closes…the teens take over! Register starting May 29. Permission slips are REQUIRED and available at the check out desk.

Fandemonium
Friday, June 9
Games and activities for ALL fandoms. Come in cosplay to win prizes!

Game On
Friday, July 21

Library-wide hide ‘n’ seek (in the dark), Super Smash Bros., FNAF, and everything in between.
Build-a-Thon
Friday, July 7

Build box forts and play Capture the Flag; plus LEGOs, Rube Goldberg machines, and more!

Potter vs. Percy
Friday, August 4

Compete as teams to see which universe comes out on top. Cosplay encouraged!

HULA-HOOP YOGA WITH BLISSTONIC – MONDAY, JULY 24 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Come learn the art of hoop dance! Practice with fun warm-ups, games, and tricks in this workshop on body movement. Register* starting Monday, June 5. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
* Register on the library website at oconomowoclibrary.org/calendar and choosing the event or by calling Caitlin at (262) 569-2193 ext. 210.
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Build a better world by reading a new book, trying a new craft, meeting new people, and learning about new technology. Complete challenges for a chance to win!
SUMMER CRAFTATHON – MONDAYS JUNE 5-JULY 31 5:30-7:00 PM
Build some new crafty skills!  All supplies are provided, adults and teens welcome.
June 5 – Book Bags
June 12 – Decorative Magnets
June 19 – Tissue Paper Paintings
June 26 – Adult Coloring Club
July 3 – NO CLASS
July 10 – Adult Coloring Club
July 17 – Coasters
July 24 – Adult Coloring Club
July 31 – Natural Air Fresheners
TECHNOLOGY SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS – MONDAYS JUNE 12-JULY 31 10:00-11:00 AM
Feeling behind on your technology skills? Sign up for our Technology Summer Camp. Take one class or take them all, it’s your choice!  Programs are in a small class format limited to ten people and no experience is required. Bring you own device. We will provide laptops or you may bring your own. Please register at the reference desk or call 262-569-2193 ext. 212.
June 12 – iPad/iPhone Basics
June 19 – Android Tablet/Phone Basics
June 26 – NO CLASS
July 3 – Computer Basics: The Mouse
July 10 – NO CLASS
July 17 – Computer Basics: The Keyboard
July 24 – Computer Basics: The Internet
July 31 – Introduction to Microsoft Word
FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN – 12:00-1:00 PM
No time to attend an evening program? Try our Lunch & Learn series this summer! We’ll have a speaker or performance every Friday in June and July. Bring your brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the dessert! Programs will last approximately 1 hour but may vary by speaker. Feel free to come for part or all of the presentation!
June 9 – Jim Gibbons: The Life of Alexander Hamilton 

June 16 – Dick Cavenaugh: Just About But Not Quite 

June 23 – NO PROGRAM 

June 30 – Katie Behrend Berg & Allison Chicorel: Auditioning Tips for Adults

 

July 7 – David HB Drake: Blowing in the Wind Folk Music Performance

July 14 – Alannah McReavey: The Secret of Excellent Credit

July 21 – Krista Hull: In our Backyard – Domestic Human Trafficking

July 28 – Dorothy Boxhorn: Waukesha Genealogical Society, Genealogy 101

Blood Drive
Thursday, June 29 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Give Blood. Help Save Lives!

For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.

Book a Librarian:
Appointment Based Technology Help
Call extension 211 to schedule your one on one technology appointment.

 

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