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June

Groovy Tie Dye!
Mon., Jun 5 • 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Celebrate summer with a radical tie dye craft program! This retro style combines science and art and will turn any summer into a summer of love. Bring something white to dye! Acceptable garments are t-shirts, bandannas, or socks and are made of white or pale cotton. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Registration required – children may register for one session only. 4:00 pm Session 1 – REGISTER>               5:00 pm Session 2 – REGISTER>

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Mon., June 12 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 4:00 & 4:30. Space is limited. First come first served. Tickets available beginning at 3:30 pm at the Children’s Information Desk.

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? – Snap Circuits 
Tues., June 13 • 1:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
 Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? You will have a chance to either make, create, or design something with your hands as you “Build your Brain” this summer at the library. Today we will work with “Snap Circuits” and build anything from fans to radios. Ages 10 and up.

Science and Art for Kids 
Mon, June 19 • 1:30 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us this summer for fun projects that combine science and art. Meet us in the Storybook Room every third Monday of the month for hands-on exploration!

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? Cubelets Construction Kits
Tues., June 20 • 1:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? You will have a chance to either make, create, or design something with your hands as you “Build your Brain” this Summer at the library. Today we will work with the “Cubelets Construction Kit” and learn how to work with robotics. For ages 6 and up.

Legos in the Library
Wed., June 21• 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come build with Legos. We provide the Legos. You provide the imagination. Sorry, nothing goes home but your happy memories. But we will take pictures of your projects and post them in the children’s area in the library. Held in the Storybook Room. For ages 4 and up only. 

Xtreme Science Magic
Thur., June 22 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Calling all future scientists and budding magicians! This extreme, fast-paced science show has is full of interactive demonstrations, experiments, and humor. As educational as it is entertaining, you won’t leave disappointed! Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. No registration required, first 150 people will be admitted to the Oak View Room.

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? – Keva Planks
Tues., June 27 • 1:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? You will have a chance to either make, create, or design something with your hands or your brain. This week we “Build Structures” with Keva Planks! Future architects are wanted for this program, ages 5 and up.

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Tues., June 27 • 3:30 & 4:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one on one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog. 3:30 Session Register>    4:00 pm Session Register>

Crafternoons: Sidewalk Chalk
Wed., June 28• 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Drop by the Storybook Room patio today! We will supply the sidewalk chalk and the concrete, you can help make our patio a work of art. No registration required – drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 and get creative! Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. 


July

Legos in the Library
Wed., July 5 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come build with Legos. We provide the Legos. You provide the imagination. Sorry, nothing goes home but your happy memories. But we will take pictures of your projects and post them in the children’s area in the library. Held in the Storybook Room. For ages 4 and up only. 

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Mon., July 10 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 4:00 & 4:30. Space is limited. First come first served. Tickets available beginning at 3:30 pm at the Children’s Information Desk.

Matinee Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Wed., July 12 • 1:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us for some simple Harry Potter themed activities at 1:00 or just the movie which starts playing in the Oak View Room at 1:30. This film is rated PG-13; children under the age of 13 are encouraged to attend with a guardian. Families of all ages welcome. No registration required, first 150 admitted to the Oak View Room.

Crafternoons
Thur., July 13• 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Drop by the Storybook Room this summer for Crafternoons! We will supply a fun and not too difficult craft for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required – drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 and get creative! Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.

Science and Art for Kids 
Mon, July 17 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us this summer for fun projects that combine science and art. Meet us in the Storybook Room every third Monday of the month for hands-on exploration!

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? – Gravity Maze Kits
Tues., July 18 • 1:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? You will have a chance to either make, create, or design something with your hands as you “Build your Brain” this Summer at the library. Today we will make cool puzzle games with the Gravity Maze kits. Ages 8 and up.

Legos in the Library
Wed., July 19 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come build with Legos. We provide the Legos. You provide the imagination. Sorry, nothing goes home but your happy memories. But we will take pictures of your projects and post them in the children’s area in the library. Held in the Storybook Room. For ages 4 and up only. 

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Tues., July 25 • 3:30 & 4:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one on one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog. 3:30 Session Register>    4:00 pm Session Register>

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? – Drive-in Movie Night! Cars
Tues., July 25 • 5:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? Create, or design something with your hands or your brain. You will make a car today! And you will see a movie! Your admission for the movie (Disney’s “Cars”) will be one large cardboard box to build your car with! (Note: Special Time 5 PM! Movie will start at 5:45 PM) Ages 4 and up.

BLOCK PARTY! in the Library
Mon., July 31 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us for a summer of using your brains to build something new! We’ll use all sorts of materials to construct all sorts of things. From Lego to Keva Planks to toys that teach you how to code, we’ll help you create something to be proud of! No registration required, drop-ins welcome. On the 2nd Floor in the Oak View Room. Ages 4 & up.


August

Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ of It? – Osmo Coding Kit
Tues., Aug. 1 • 1:30 pm @ Ygnacio Valley
Do You Wanna Make Sumthin’ Of It? You will have a chance to either make, create, or design something with your hands or your brain. Today you will learn the basics of coding with the cool interactive “Osmo Coding Kit”. It’s fun and educational! For ages 5 and up.

Legos in the Library
Wed., Aug 2 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come build with Legos. We provide the Legos. You provide the imagination. Sorry, nothing goes home but your happy memories. But we will take pictures of your projects and post them in the children’s area in the library. Held in the Storybook Room. For ages 4 and up only. 

Crafternoons
Thur., Aug 10 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Drop by the Storybook Room this summer for Crafternoons! We will supply a fun and not too difficult craft for elementary school aged kids to make at their leisure. No registration required – drop in between 4:00 and 5:00 and get creative! Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Mon., Aug 14 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 4:00 & 4:30. Space is limited. First come first served. Tickets available beginning at 3:30 pm at the Children’s Information Desk.

Silly Circus Show
Wed., Aug 16 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join Bri Crabtree for a show that will have the audience captivated with her fusion of circus, vaudeville, and silliness. This show features juggling, magic, illusion, and physical comedy. Objects come to life, logic is turned upside-down, and curiosity prevails. The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up. No registration required, first 150 admitted to the Oak View Room. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.

Legos in the Library
Thur., Aug 17 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come build with Legos. We provide the Legos. You provide the imagination. Sorry, nothing goes home but your happy memories. But we will take pictures of your projects and post them in the children’s area in the library. Held in the Storybook Room. For ages 4 and up only. 

Science and Art for Kids 
Mon, Aug 21 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us this summer for fun projects that combine science and art. Meet us in the Storybook Room every third Monday of the month for hands-on exploration!

ARF’S All Ears Reading
Tues., Aug 22 • 3:30 & 4:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
For children in grades 1-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sessions begin at 3:30 & 4:00. Register online beginning two weeks in advance. Parents and other family members are asked to wait elsewhere in the library while the reader gets one on one time with their Pet Hug Pack dog. 3:30 pm Session Register>    4:00 pm Session Register>

BLOCK PARTY! in the Library
Thur., Aug 24 • 4:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Join us for a summer of using your brains to build something new! We’ll use all sorts of materials to construct all sorts of things. From Lego to Keva Planks to toys that teach you how to code, we’ll help you create something to be proud of! No registration required, drop-ins welcome. On the 2nd Floor in the Oak View Room. Ages 4 & up.

 


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