Summer Reading Incentive

Summer Craft

Have you joined our Summer Reading Program? Today is the day!   Stop by to make a craft, sign up, and get started on your reading.  
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Mini Makers' Crafternoon

Makers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. A little too young for Petworth's Maker Camp? Come to our Mini Makers' Crafternoon sessions!Children ages 3 to 6 will explore one of our Maker themes, such as "Fantasy," or "Fun and Games," or "Engineering" using a story and/or a video demo as inspiration for their special creations.All materials will be supplied, but feel free to contribute your own small toys and odds-and-ends from around the house. Parental consent needed for photography/video recording.
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Arianna Ross at Deanwood Library

For more than 16 years, Arianna Ross and Story Tapestries' Network of Artists have been weaving the power of music, dance, storytelling, beat-boxing, spoken word and hip-hop into a lively fabric of tales that captivate and entertain audiences of all ages. Arianna Ross and her company Story Tapestries create international, dynamic programs that weave the power of dance, theatre, and music.
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Summer Crafts

Join us every Friday this August to have fun creating cool arts while staying away from the heat. This program is for children of all ages. Children under 3 will need adult assistance. No need to bring anything except your creativity. Supplies will be provided and the children will be able to take home what they created. Come and join the fun
French Music Time

French Music Time

French Music Time Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular and traditional French songs, dance to their favorite music, learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy the music, memorize songs, practice their French and maybe become little musicians in the process. During the month of August, French Music Time will replace French Story Time Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Image of brain fibers from BioArt collection.

Explore BioArt: The Brain

Using images from the BioArt exhibit, investigate how the brain sends signals to the body, and participate in a role-playing activity about neural connections.
Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren

BioArt: Bones & Healing

Using images from the BioArt exhibit, investigate how bones grow and how the body heals itself.
Karen Brown with Mobile

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12  
Reptiles Alive

Reptiles Alive!

Meet exciting live animals and learn funny stories and facts about them.   For ages 5 and up
Teacher with Students

Mad Science

Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up