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Discovery Summer 2015

July

 


Children's Programs Storytimes

Registration for each program begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Not all programs require registration.

 Grade level refers to the grade your child will be entering in September 2015.


Summer Pringle Challenge!
If you missed the kick-off to this zany challenge ( June 22nd at 2pm), there is still time to enter! You can pick up a set of instructions at the Children's Desk. The reveal will be on August 24th at 2pm. If you still have questions after reading the instructions, ask one of the Librarians, we are here to help!

Tuesdays, June 30 - July 28, 3 pm Ezine: Local Color
Help create the “Local Color” issue of the Plainsboro Library ezine - interview people in our community and learn how to turn your interviews into proper articles.
Grades 4-6.

Monday-Friday, July 6 - 10, 9am Hoop it Up! 1
Join Sharon Mitchell for this week-long session of basketball drills to improve your skills! Get your game on.  Grades 1-3.
Online registration begins on Monday, June 22.

 

Mondays, July 6 - 27, 6pm  Summer Reading Book Club (Grades 4-5)
Join Miss Colleen in reading aloud one of your WW-P4th-5th grade required reads. One book will be chosen and provided for you for an 1 ½ hour long session until we complete the book. Group discussion will follow each session.
Online registration begins Monday, June 22.
Must be able to attend each session.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 6pm  Spelling Bee I  (Grades K-3)
Join your peers in our Annual Spelling Bee at the Plainsboro Library. Test your skills and see if you will be the one to win the T-R-O-P-H-Y.
Doors close promptly at 6:05pm.

Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29, 1:15  Improv Too
Join Emily Vorp for an exciting session of creative drama.  Each week we will jump into a different colorful tale! You must register for each session.
Online registration begins two weeks before each session.
For Grades 1-3.

 Wednesdays July 8 - July 29, 4pm  Improv
Join Emily Vorp for an hour of true improvisational comedy. Modeled after the popular TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, kids will make up their own scenes on the spot. Laughter is guaranteed!
You must register for each session.
Online registration begins two weeks before each session. For Grades 4 and up.

 Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10:30 am  Embroidery
Create your own colorful embroidery.
Must attend all 4 weeks.
Online registration begins June 25. Grades 4 and up.

Thursday, July 9, 6pm  Spelling Bee II (4th grade- Adult)
Come and show-off your spelling expertise! You just may win the coveted T-R-O-P-H-Y for your skills.
Doors Close promptly at 6:05pm.

Thursday July 9, 1pm  The Colors of Pi
Help us create a colorful representation of Pi to be displayed in the library for all to enjoy.
No registration required. Grades 3 and up.

 

Thursday July 9, 3pm  Invention Challenge: The Mallow Tower
Match wits with fellow budding engineers as you construct a tower with limited supplies.
No registration required. For kids of all ages (no parents allowed!).

 

Fridays, July 10 and 17, 12pm-4pm  Felt Making and Eco-Dyeing
In this 2 day workshop, learn the basics of felt making and eco-dyeing with award-winning fiber artist Nelly Kouzmina. In the first class (Friday 7/10) you will learn the felting technique and make one flat piece of felt. On the second day (Friday, 7/17) you will learn the technique of botanical printing and extraction of natural dyes from plants. Leave with your one finished piece. A great opportunity to get introduced to the basics by a pro! No art training needed, but strong interest in art is a must.
Must attend both classes, as class size is limited and in high demand.
Online registration begins June 26. Ages 14 to adult.

 

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9am  Hoop it Up! 2
Join Sharon Mitchell for this week-long session of basketball drills to improve your skills! Get your game on.
Online registration begins Monday, June 29. Grades 4-8.

 

Monday, July 13, 1pm, Butterflies I
Under the guidance of artist Tatiana Sougakova,we will make colorful butterflies that will become part of an outdoor community arts installation this September. Make several -- take one home, but leave the rest with us. Join us for our annual Festival of the Arts on September 19 and find your creations on display!
No registration is required, but doors will close promptly at the start of the program, or once the room has reached capacity. Grades Kindergarten and up.
Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

Tuesday, July 14 and July 21, 4pm  Summer Reading Book Club K-3
Join Miss Colleen and your peers in reading a few titles from your WW-P required K-3 Summer Reading List.Those who are comfortable reading aloud may do so, but it is not required. Discussion will follow.
Must be able to attend both sessions.

 

Thursday, July 16, 2pm; Plein Air Drawing/Journaling
Join us outdoors by the library and sketch the local color and scenery, where we will focus on journaling. Artist Paula Ridley will share her journaling work and techniques on getting started. Bring your own journal if you have one. If not, we will provide the paper and pens. Meet at the front of the library, weather permitting only.
Online registration begins July 2nd. Grades 3 to adult.

 

Friday, July 17, 10am; Mon. - Wed. July 20 - 22; and Wed. July 29, 1pm  ABC’s of Local Color
This is a  5-day creative writing workshop led by poet Eloise Bruce. In the time together, participants will create an alphabet themed book in many genres, based on the summer’s theme of “Local Color”. Local Color in art is the natural color of a thing in ordinary daylight; and in literature it is the customs, manner of speech, dress and other features of a place or its people. Given the scope of these definitions, the works produced in this class will be from a wide range of interpretations; ones that are rooted in the rich current culture of Plainsboro, and which allow participants to look deeply into their lives both past and present.
Must attend all 5 sessions.
Online registration begins July 2nd. Grades 4-7.

 

Friday, July 17, 3pm  Invention Challenge: Flying Flashes of Color
Using the supplies provided, construct a paper airplane that will soar above the rest. Prizes for time spent in the air, distance flown and innovation!
No registration required. For kids of all ages (no parents allowed!).

 

Thursday, July 23, 2pm  Plein Air Painting/Drawing
Join us outdoors on library grounds and sketch or paint the local color and scenery. Staff member and artist Donna Senopoulos will start the session off with a watercolor demonstration, and you can follow along or just watch and then do your own. Bring your own drawing or painting supplies. The library will be able to provide a limited amount if you don’t have any. Meet outside the front door of the library, weather permitting only.
Online registration begins July 9.
For adults and children in grades 3 and up who have an interest in art.

 

Friday, July 24, 11am  Princeton University Art Museum Visit
Meet Miss Julie at this wonderful museum for a free tour. We’ll make our way through the various exhibits to enjoy some amazing local color! Directions to the museum will be provided upon registration.
Online registration begins July 10. Grades K-3 with a parent.

 

Tuesday, July 28, 1pm  Chinese Knots
Learn the basics of this time-honored craft with artist and teacher Allison Kwok and make a dragonfly.
Grades 3 and up. Online registration begins July 14.

 

Thursday, July 30, 6pm  Wallaby Tales
Eyes of the Wild’s Traveling Zoo returns to the Plainsboro Library! The always entertaining Travis Gale will be bringing many different animals for us to learn about and meet. Wonderful for the whole family.
Doors close promptly at 6:05pm.
Online registration begins July 16.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for small children
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Please visit our calendar to register.Please visit our calendar to register.

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Storytimes

The following storytimes are scheduled for the month of July.
We will update this schedule for August storytimes.

Moving Stories with Miss Debra on Mondays at 11am
Join dancer and movement specialist Debra Orenstein for a magical hour of stories, music, and movement!
All ages.

Colorful Stories with Miss Donna on Tuesday, 7/14, 7/21, and 7/28 at 11am
Join Miss Donna for creative and playful stories about color!
All ages.

 

Stories with Miss Colleen on Wednesdays 7/15, 7/22, and 7/29 at 11am
All ages.
 

Nature Stories with Miss Emily on Thursdays at 10:30 am
(at the Gazebo at Plainsboro Community Park)
Stay after for Nature Creations at 11 am!
All ages.

Science Stories with Miss Christina on Fridays at 11am
Join Miss Christina for stories and science with color as the theme!
All ages.


The library summer program is funded by the Plainsboro Public Library Foundation.
Please support the summer program by participating in or donating to the Foundation's fundraiser--
The Fourth Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament.

Visit this website for more information:
http://Tinyurl.com/mayorscup2015


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