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Summer Events - June

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Registration for June summer programs begins on May 28.
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).

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Movie Matinees

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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.

Mad Science Visits

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Mad Science Visits
Monday, June 9, 3-4pm
Ages: Kids 6 and up to Adults. Younger siblings are welcome when sitting with their adult care giver.

Everyone’s favorite wacky scientists visit to share their unusual approach to explaining science through wonderfully entertaining experiments.

Click here to register.

Science Adventures

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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

Click here to register.

Chess Camp

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Chess Camp with Mark and Jan Robinson
Monday-Friday, June 16-20, 4:30-6:00pm
Ages: 8-12.

12 camp slots await chess enthusiasts! The camp meets on five days.
The first four meetings are for instruction and practice with the fifth day planned for tournament competition.

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

Typewriter Rodeo

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Typewriter Rodeo:  Poems in 2 Minutes!
June 24, 3 - 4 PM
All Ages

Pounding their vintage typewriter keys furiously, the assembled poets churn out nuggets of goofiness, love and compassion under constant two-minute deadlines.  Recently featured in the Austin Statesman, these poets say it for you with poems created on the spot using three ingredients: paper, a typewriter, and your topic or word. 

Catch them today before they board the plane to Las Vegas!
Dripping Springs Community Library will supply craft materials if you or your child want to create a lasting memento of your Typewriter Rodeo visit.

The Science of Bread

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The Science of Bread
Wednesday, June 25, 10am-12pm
Ages: Intended for ages 6-8, must be accompanied by one adult helper. Please bring 2 clean mixing bowls.

A loaf of bread, warm and yummy and ready to eat! Simple, yes, but a lot of science goes into making a loaf of yeast bread. Think about this: measuring, temperature control, microbes (tiny living things that eat and grow!), written instructions, planning, work ethic, cleanliness, and following through are all part of making bread. The two-person teams will complete the first few stages of bread making while learning a little about the science behind baking. Please bring two clean bowls from home for this program, one for mixing and one to take home your dough for baking. Ingredients provided by the library. Join this family adventure as Lisa Chaffin guides our young bakers.
   
** Sorry, this event is full and closed to additional registration **

Art with Shapes & Colors

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Art with Shapes & Colors
Wednesday, June 25, 2-4pm
Ages 9-14

Join this hands-on collage art workshop featuring the use of shape, perspective, textures, and especially the use of gradient and complimentary colors.

Budding Artists will discover this, and more, that will surely encourage your creativity as your special collage takes shape. Local artist, and library staff member, Pat Galvin guides the young artists this afternoon. Ms. Marie assists.

Click here to register.

 

Mad Scientist Book Club

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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.

Click here to register.

 

Legos @ the Library

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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.        
                              
Click here to register.

 

Story Time - Tuesdays and Fridays

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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.

June 3 - Summer Stories with Ms. Marie
June 10 - Watch Us Plant with Ms. Carolyn
June 17 - Eggs & Chicks with Ms. Carmen with Ms. Ranae
June 24 - Water & Floating Things with Ms. Marie
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.

June 6 - Welcome Summer with Mrs. Lisa Baker and her friends.
June 13 - Science & Growing Things with Ms. Marie
June 20 - Here Chick, Chick, Chick with Mrs. Lisa Baker and her friends.
June 27 - Cool Books for Hot Weather  with Mrs. Linda, Mrs. Judy & Slick Willie.
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.

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Movie Matinees

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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

Click here to register.

Typewriter Rodeo

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Typewriter Rodeo:  Poems in 2 Minutes!
June 24, 3 - 4 PM
All Ages

Pounding their vintage typewriter keys furiously, the assembled poets churn out nuggets of goofiness, love and compassion under constant two-minute deadlines.  Recently featured in the Austin Statesman, these poets say it for you with poems created on the spot using three ingredients: paper, a typewriter, and your topic or word. 

Catch them today before they board the plane to Las Vegas!
Dripping Springs Community Library will supply craft materials if you or your child want to create a lasting memento of your Typewriter Rodeo visit.


** Poetry Workshop - Cancelled Due To Illness **

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** Cancelled Due To Illness **

Spark the Unspoken! Writing Your Own Poetry!
Tue, June 24, 4pm – 5pm
Ages 7th-10th graders -- and Adults



Sarah Stark - Author Reading and Book Signing

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Sarah Stark - Author Reading and Book Signing
June 24, 2014
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Ages: Adult & Older Teens

Can books change lives?   Author Sarah Stark, who grew up in Dripping Springs and graduated from DSHS in 1985,  certainly thinks so.
 "Out There," said Sarah, "is a story I've been working on for over five years and was inspired by a student I taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Though deeply rooted in fiction, the story grew out of my observations of this very real young veteran. He was 24-years-old, just home from Iraq and he was a poet. The character in the novel is named Jefferson Long Soldier and he believes that the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez saved his life."

Come welcome her back home for this brief visit and enjoy her insight and perspective!

Click here to RSVP.


 

Sue Young - Song Writing Workshop

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Sue Young - Song Writing Workshop
June 26, 2 - 4 PM
Ages: 12+ and Adult
Registration Suggested.

 "Create Your Own Song" is a hands on collaborative workshop where you and professional songwriter Sue Young explore he basic elements of songwriting.  Together, even if you can't sing a note, you can create a song together.

Sue grew up in a big, music-loving family. Her mother played the piano, her father played baritone ukelele and tenor guitar, all five children played an instrument, and everyone sang. Sue started on ukelele at age 8, moved to guitar at 11, and has been singing and playing ever since.

Among other honors for music, Sue Young is a four time Kerrville New Folk Finalist.  The Austin Chronicle noted that she "wields a versatile command of modern musical triggers (including rock, pop, folk and jazz), as well as an angelic voice."

Click here to RSVP.

 

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