Balwin Library Summer Kids Programs – Birmingham

Dig Up a Good Tale: Wow for Wednesday Special Performed by Roan Judd
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30a.m.
All Ages

Nationally recognized storyteller and puppeteer Roan Judd will weave tales inspired by oral traditions, folklore and her own family heritage. Enjoy a joyful and memorable morning at the library.

Art with stonesArt Smart Workshops: Hot-Diggity Dots
Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
All ages, children under 3 with an adult

Enjoy the process and the product with activities that explore various media for all skill levels.

Reading Bugs: Dig Up Some Fun with Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko-Green
Tuesday, July 16 at 2:00p.m.
All Ages

Nationally acclaimed ventriloquist Vikki Gasko-Green has unearthed some hilarious friends living in her backyard. These funny dirt-loving bugs, along with Vikki’s old friends, will have you giggling with excitement. Don’t miss the fun!

GnomeGnome Home Craft Fun
Wednesday, July 17
1:30 p.m. for Grades K to 3 – *Registration Required
3:00 p.m. for Grades 4 to 6 – *Registration Required

Design and construct an all-natural environment to decorate your yard. Who knows what friendly little folk will enjoy a place to spend some time. All materials provided.

Family Summer Book Club: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Monday, July 22 at 7:00p.m.
Grades 2 and up
*Registration Required

Read this “young hunger” tale by Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins. Join our hero Gregor as he is transported into the cavernous underground world he is destined to become a part of. Dig deep into the story with us through conversation and activities. Stop at the Youth Desk to sign up. Books are a generous gift from the Friends of the Library.

Digging Books and Beats that Rock with Beverly Meyer the Music Lady
Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30a.m.
Recommended for ages 7 and under
Tickets available at the Youth Desk.

An interactive program that blends music activities, books, and fun that will rock you off your feet!

Underground Gaming: Teen Computer Class
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00p.m.
Grades 3 -6
*Registration Required

Do you dig video games? Then go underground…to the Baldwin Library lower level, that is. Show off your gaming skills and enjoy an afternoon playing your favorite Wii and Xbox titles. Learn about some fun computer games, too.

Art Smart Workshops: Bookworms Undercover
Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
All ages, children under 3 with an adult

Enjoy the process and the product with activities that explore various media for all skill levels.

Teddy BearStuffed Animal Sleepover
Monday, July 29 at 6:30p.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Come in your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal for bedtime stories. Then tuck your animals into bed, kiss them goodnight, and leave them to spend the night at the library. Come back the next day to pick them up and see what fun they had with their sleepover buddies.

Tween Cuisine from Mother Earth
Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00p.m.
Ages 8 and up
*Registration Required

Enjoy the underground bounty from Mother Earth when you create your own tasy afternoon treats. Recipes available to take home. Dig in!

Inclusive Summer Family Movies: Gnomeo and Juliet
Thursday, August 1 at 1:30p.m.

Cool off, watch a great movie. Pick up free tickets in the Youth Room.

Kid Zone @ the Farmer’s Market
Sunday, August 4 from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

The Baldwin Public Library will be your host at the Kids Zone station. Our young summer volunteers, the Baldwin Boosters, will be on hand to help visitors make a fun project. Stop by to say hello and see what’s happening at the Library.

PaleoJoe presents Digging Dinosaurs
Monday, August 5 at 2:00p.m.
Recommended for ages 4 and up
*Registration Required

Learn how dinosaur fossils are created and the stories they tell. PaleoJoe, paleontologiest and author of the popular Dinosaur Detective Club series, brings dinosaurs to life with a variety of amazing fossils, and a high-energy program that will make you feel as if you are actually there with the dinosaurs, millions of years ago.

Chocolate“I Did It Myself!” Chocolate Reading Thank you for Independent Readers
Thursday, August 8 at 2:00p.m. and 3:00p.m.
Ages 6 and 7

Beginning Readers who finish the summer reading club game will be eligible to participate in this very special event. Details at the Youth Desk.

Summer Reading Finale: Buffalo Bill the Magician
Dig Into Reading Magic Show
Monday August 12 at 10:30a.m.
All ages welcome
*Registration Required

Magic, prizes, fun for everyone! Don’t miss a special appearance by Gus the Bunny!

First Grade: First Card Library Events
Saturday, August 24 at 10:30a.m.
Saturday, September 7 at 10:30a.m.
First Graders
*Registration Required

Our popular FIrst Grade/First Card program will be available here at the libary as you get ready for the start of school. Our staff will present a special program for students entering First Grade, including the opportunity to get your very own library card! First Graders will also receive a special gift from the Friends of the Library. Get a library card – the best school supply!

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