Newcastle Library Calendar | July 2019
Posted on 07/03/2019

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Here's what's happening at the Newcastle Library in July! Learn more at kcls.org/newcastle. Information provided by the Newcastle Library.

Children & Families

Toddler Story Times
Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:15am and 11:30am
Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Space is limited.

Play & Learn Chinese
Tuesday, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:30am
Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, sharing books and stories, creating art and playing. This program is conducted primarily in Chinese but the facilitator is a bilingual English/Chinese speaker.

Infant Story Times

Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:15am
Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Space is limited.

Preschool STREAM Story Times
Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11:30am
Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! During the summer we will be applying STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and/or math) skills to the stories we read together

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Space Odyssey Exhibit
Saturday, July 6, 10:30am
Presented by the Pacific Science Center. Ages 5 and older with adult. Take an amazing celestial journey to explore meteorites, constellations and Jupiter’s storms. Manipulate a robot arm to travel across Martian terrain.

The Goddess of the Moon Art Workshop
Monday, July 8, 2pm
Presented by Art-Maranth Mobile School. Ages 8 and older. Create a symbol of Metztli, the Aztec Moon Goddess, using basic printmaking techniques. Registration required.

Japanese Story Times
Thursday, July 11, 18 and 25, 10:15am
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Float, Fly, Forces Science Workshop
Saturday, July 20, 11am
Presented by KidsQuest Museum. Preschool ages with adult. How does a rocket fly through the air? How does a satellite orbit without falling down? Join us for a space travel story and science discovery workshop. Registration required.

How to Paint a Planet Art Workshop
Wednesday, July 24, 1pm
Presented by Witty Scientists. Ages 5 and older with adult. Learn about the planets of the solar system, what it might be like to live on one, and use watercolor painting to create your own planets. Registration required.

Fun with Cyanotype Art/Sun Prints
Thursday, July 25, 7pm
At Lake Boren Park

Since 1842 the cyanotype (blue-print) process has been used by scientists and engineers to document their work. Use found objects, natural materials and the light of the sun to create a blue photo-image. Supplies will be provided but if you want to use something special for your artwork please bring that along. In partnership with Newcastle Arts Council and City of Newcastle.

From Morning to Night Concert
Wednesday, July 31, 11am
Presented by Charlie Hope. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Explore sunrise to bedtime with songs about play, naps, nature and families. Discover how the universe can be filled with fun.

Teens

Teen Sci-Fi Book and Pizza Club
Tuesday, July 9, 4pm
Ages 12 to 17. Eat pizza, talk about this month's sci-fi book, answer trivia questions to win small prizes and make a solar oven out of a pizza box!

ideaX: Paint a Galaxy Art Workshop for Tweens
Monday, July 15, 3pm
Ages 9 to 12. Learn the basics of acrylic painting while you create a starry galaxy to take home. All supplies provided. Wear appropriate clothing. Limited space. First come, first served. Sign in begins at 2:45pm.

ideaX: Paint a Galaxy Art Workshop for Teens
Monday, July 15, 6:30pm
Ages 13 to 17. Learn the basics of acrylic painting while you create a starry galaxy to take home. All supplies provided. Wear appropriate clothing. Limited space. First come, first served. Sign in begins at 6:15pm.

Suited for Space Science Workshop
Tuesday, July 23, 3pm
Presented by Museum of Flight. Ages 10 and older. How do you protect an astronaut in a low-pressure environment? Work with others to design and build a prototype space suit, then test it in the vacuum chamber. Limited space. First come, first served. Sign in begins at 2:45pm.

Newcastle Library Summer Reading Bookmark Contest
July 6-August 17
Get creative and enter to win the Newcastle Library Summer Reading Bookmark Contest and a gift card! The Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories. Pick up an entry form at the Newcastle Library and show your idea of what that means. All entries become property of Newcastle Library and will not be returned. Turn in your entries to the Newcastle Library Information Desk by Saturday, August 17.

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