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Summer Events - July

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Registration for July summer programs begins on June 16.
Not all programs are for all ages, please note the suggested interest age ranges. Please register online for all programs. Your registration is a commitment to attend the scheduled event(s).


Movie Matinees

1st Saturday Robot Movie Matinee
Ages: Kids and Their Adults   
These films are suitable for families with older children, but may not be appropriate or interesting to the very young.

June 7, 2-4pm - Short Circuit - Rated PG
July 7, 2-4pm  - Batteries Not Included - Rated PG

Click here to register.

Dinosaurs Rock

Dinosaurs Rock       
** Rescheduled **     
Wednesday, July 9th, 3-4pm
 Ages: Kids 6 and up to Adults. Younger siblings are welcome when sitting with their adult care giver.

Dinosaurs fascinate most of us, but we won’t see them at the zoo! Join Walt Whittington as he brings his educational Dinosaurs Rock Traveling Museum to you.
Dig for and take home genuine fossils. Your own science program right in the Library!

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Spanish Mini Camp

Hola!  A Spanish Mini Camp with Elizabeth Glidden
Wednesday and Thursday, July 9-10, 10am-12pm
Ages: Grades K-3

A wonderful Spanish language and cultural adventure intended for those who have completed grades K-3.
Join Ms. Elizabeth as she guides us on this tour of Mexican culture, stories, language, music, food, and fun.

** Sorry, this event is full and closed to additional registration **

Microbe Mania

Microbe Mania: Meet the Villains and the Saviors
Guest Presenter: Kathy Shepherd
Tuesday & Thursday, July 15 & 17, 11 AM - 1 PM
Ages: 12 & Up

Villains? Saviors? The living organisms too small to see without a microscope heal and sicken, feed and frighten us.  Find out more about the diverse members of the Protista class from Ebola to yeast in this special noon time fun exploration for tweens, teens, and adults. -- Protista lunch provided.

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Science Rocks Trailblazer   

Science Rocks Trailblazer    
Wednesday, July 16, Time 9am - 1pm
Register for a 1 hour time slot.
Intended for kids age 8-12.  Not suitable for younger folks.

Science experiments by the truckload will visit the library this day! A large converted truck trailer will provide over twenty different science discovery stations for you to explore. The trailer will be setup next to the library in the Dripping Springs Youth Sports Association parking lot. You can park there too. Register now for your hour timeslot, before they are all gone!

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Science Adventures

Come & Go Science Adventures
Ages: 7-11 with Their Adults    

Three experiments will be available for families to experience together.  The activities are meant to be a science adventure for the family with the adults taking the lead and guiding their children through the steps. Approximately 30 minutes will be needed to complete your experiments. Register for one or both!   

June 11, 2-4pm  
July 17, 5-7pm

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Science Detective Camp

Science Detective Camp with Lead Detective with Diana Bell
Monday-Thursday, July 21-24, 1:00-3:00pm
Ages: 10-14

12 Science Detective spots are available for this hands-on scientific investigation camp.
Ages 10-14 are invited to register their intent to attend all four camp days.

** Sorry, this event is full and closed to additional registration **


Mad Scientist Book Club

Mad Scientist Reading Club - List of books to read and think about. (Additional copies coming soon.)

A Boy and His Bot

by Daniel H. Wilson

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman Paperback

by Marc Tyler Nobleman

The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells

The Iron Giant
by Ted Hughes

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity

by Elizabeth Rusch

The Neptune Project
by Polly Holyoke

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
by Eleanor Cameron
The Mad Scientist Book Club & Battle of the Books
Ages: Grade 4 or higher reading level

A club intended those able to read and comprehend longer books. A great science and science-fiction book list is offered for you to read and enjoy. Then you are invited to discuss the books with other members during scheduled book club meetings.

The final meeting will be a competitive book-trivia event or Battle of the Books. All club members will be divided among two or three teams that will compete against each other for the Mad Scientist Battle of the Books Award!
Families and friends are invited to root their teams on during the battle to be held on July 29th.

June 17, 2-3:30pm
July 1, 2-3:30pm
July 15, 2-3:30pm
July 29, 2-3:30pm - Book Battle of the Mad Scientists! - Everyone Invited to Watch and cheer for your favorite team.

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Legos @ the Library

SR13-Legos Legos @ the Library
1st and 3rd Saturdays during June and July, 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 7-12

Groups will work toward the goal of building a single creation on day four to showcase all they have learned.
Their single Lego creation will be displayed in the library along with the builders’ photo.
This series of four Legos@the Library meetings features some basic architectural shapes and is intended for ages 7-12.   

June 7, 10:30-12:30    Building an Arch or a Bridge, working independently
June 21, 10:30-12:30    Building Triangles or Pyramids, working independently
July 5, 10:30-12:30    Building a Dome or Sphere, working in small groups
July 19, 10:30-12:30    Building Up! Or, the difference between a cube and a building.        
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“Last Day” Summer Party

“Last Day” Summer Party
All Ages
Thursday, July 31, Come & Go between 2pm & 4pm

Help celebrate the end of summer reading by visiting the library for some “last day” summer fun!  There will be several fun activity stations, come join us!

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Story Time - Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesday Stories
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15
Ages: Lapsit ages & Toddlers up to 3 years  
Stories, music, fun and experiments planned with the youngest library explorers and their caregivers in mind in June and July.

July 1 - 1-2-3 It’s Math! With Ms. Marie
July 8 - Dinos Roar! With Ms. Carolyn
July 15 - Rainbows – Water Science with Ms. Renae
July 22 - Round & Round We Go with Ms. Marie
July 29 - Stars Up Above with Mrs. Nora

Registration not required.

Fantastic Fridays: Stories & More
Fridays, 10:30-11:30  
Ages: 4-7
This one is for the younger crowd with a special invitation to kindergarten and first graders out of school for the summer.  Expect stories, songs, and activities every Friday throughout June and July.

July 4 - Independence Day – Library Closed
July 11 - Dinosaurs Rock with Mrs. Lisa Baker and her friends.
July 18 - Stars & Constellations with Mrs. Lisa and her friends.
July 25 - Summer & Animals with Mrs. Linda, Mrs. Judy & Slick Willie.

Registration not required.


Movie Matinees


3rd Saturday Movies for Teens and Adults   
Ages: Teens and Adults
Movies of interest to the more mature in the group. Take your pick or attend both great movies.  Enjoy the flick and the popcorn! Register for one or both.

June 21, 2-4pm  - Marooned - Rated G
July 19, 2-4pm - The Andromeda Strain - Rated G

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Photojournalist and Author Peggy Kelsey

Gathering Strength: Afghan Women Today
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM - 12 noon
Ages: 12+ & Adult

Registration is suggested for this morning coffee featuring photojournalist and author Peggy Kelsey.  Kelsey will share her photos and stories from modern day Afghanistan.  Dripping Springs Community Library provides light refreshments so let us know if you will be there.

Click here to register.


Reading Discussion - The Great War

The Great War
Wednesday, July 30
Discussion: 5 - 6:45 PM

The "War to End All Wars" inspired Tolkien's masterpiece.  Look for challenging reading list and a discussion opportunity.

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