Schedule of Events for the 2013 Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading

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The theme of this year's library sponsored Summer Reading Program is Dig Into Reading. Greenwich Library invites you to read books that will take you into the garden, underground, and on a journey through the world of science and art. Just dig in and read! 

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This year you can register in-person or online beginning Monday, June 17 at the Main Library. Click here for registration information. 

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of Greenwich Library, Gofer Ice Cream, Melissa and Doug, and Smart Kids. It is part of Greenwich Library's commitment to promote the love of reading and encourage children and their families to continue reading during the summer break. Studies show that children who read or are read to during the summer are better prepared for school in the fall. 

Click on the link below for a full list of Dig Into Reading special events.
Summer Reading Program Events at Greenwich Library 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Casey Carle's BubbleMania 
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium 
DETAILS: Comedy...With a Drip! High energy entertainment mixes with artistic achievement. BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey's creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to "trapping" people inside bubbles. Raffles and refreshments will follow the performance. Recommended for ages four and up. Free, no tickets needed. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library: Dig into Amazing Science with Ms. Lauren 
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. and Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Children's Room 
DETAILS: Join Ms. Lauren and dig into science! Saturday, June 29: experimenting with air pressure and balloons. Saturday, July 27: experimenting with weather in a jar. Programs limited to 25 children, ages 6-10. Arrive early to sign-in at the Children's Room Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Dig into the Past: Caves and Cave Paintings 
WHEN: Tuesday July 9, 4 - 5 p.m. and Tuesday July 23, 4 - 5 p.m. 
WHERE: Children's Room DETAILS: In this two week program travel back in time to the world of pre-historic man and learn about the world's first artists. We will build an enormous cave and decorate it with your own original cave paintings and enjoy other fun activities. Registration begins June 17 for students who have completed grades K-2. For more information, or to register, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Sciencetellers and the story of The Bugs of Blackwood (Matter) 
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium 
DETAILS: This high-energy program is performed by a Scienceteller (a combination Scientist and Storyteller) to create a fun, unexpected, and unforgettable experience where science is taught through stories. Learn about the science of matter in the tale of The Bugs of Blackwood. Through experiments using gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and much more, see if Benjamin's friends can save him before all hope is squashed! Ages 5-12. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Free, no tickets needed. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Sukey Molloy and Friends 
WHEN: Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room 
DETAILS: Sukey's up close, gentle style encourages interactive participation, and focuses on lyrics with fun, easy to learn melodies, featuring guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards and auto harp. Families with young children will experience Sukey's award-winning music and movement play themes when she appears in concert with her Sunshine character friends, Sunny and Tick Tock. The program is free and open to ages 1 to 6 and their families, no tickets needed. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Preschool Storycrafts 
WHEN: Monday, July 22, 4 p.m. and Monday, August 5, 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Children's Room 
DETAILS: Join the fun, listen to stories and make crafts as part of the Summer Reading Program. On July 22 make a craft based on farm life and tractors. On August 5 the theme is grasshoppers, crickets and bugs in the garden. For 3, 4, 5 year olds with a parent/caregiver. No registration required but space is limited. Please come early and sign in at the Children's Room desk. For more information, please call the Children's room at 203-622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Stories in the Park 
WHEN: Wednesdays, July 3 - August 7, 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Gazebo, Bruce Park Playground 
DETAILS: Join us for a half hour of songs, stories and action rhymes at the Bruce Park playground Gazebo across from the Bruce Museum. In case of inclement weather, story time will be held in Greenwich Library Children's Room (decision made by 9:30am). Families welcome. For more information, please call the Children's Room (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Dig into Art: Drop-In Crafts 
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2 - 6 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31, 2 - 6 p.m. 
WHERE: Children's Room 
DETAILS: Calling all crafty kids to drop-in and make crafts to take home as part of the Summer Reading Program. On Tuesday, July 23 make a golf-tee porcupine and root vegetable print. On Wednesday, July 31 make a hieroglyphics Cartouche necklace and your own fossil. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940. 

WHAT: Summer Reading at Greenwich Library: Finale with Jester Jim 
WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. 
WHERE: Cole Auditorium 
DETAILS: With nothing more than a trunk full of props and his orange t-shirt, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show of comedy, juggling and beatboxing. Jim wows audiences as he juggles clubs, balls, plungers and more! Raffle prizes, summer reading prizes, and refreshments follow. Bring the whole family for this fun show. Free, no tickets needed. Doors open at 10:45am. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203) 622-7940.

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