Mars! 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Seth Mayo from the Museum of Arts & Science will talk about the fourth planet from the sun, the second smallest planet in our solar system, the “red” planet that’s actually brown, the planet Matt Damon made famous in “The Martian,” and the planet Elon Musk wants to colonize. All ages.
Tampa Taiko: 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Tampa Taiko brings a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming with drums fashioned from recycled barrels. Children will be able to drum along. Grades K-5.
Lego Challenge: 2 p.m. Wednesdays from June 14 to July 19. Build better Lego projects with different challenging experiences each week. Legos will be provided for up to 40 participants. Grades K-5.
Art Aces: 3 p.m. Wednesdays from June 14 to July 19. Get creative and build better art projects that spark your imagination. Materials will be provided for up to 40 kids. Grades K-5.
Teen “Free 4 All”: 3 p.m. Thursdays from June 15 through July 13. The library will provide Play Station 4, Wii games and a variety of board games for up to 40 participants. Grades 6-12.
Teen Read-to-Action Book Club: 3 p.m. June 7 and 21, and July 5 and 19. Students in middle and high school can join our club to discuss books and work on service projects around the themes. Earn service hours for your participation in the club and service projects. Pick up suggested titles for each theme at the information or children’s desk. Check out these
Volunteer Fair: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 8. Meet with local organizations to discuss volunteer opportunities. Some groups accept high school students. Participating organizations include ElderSource, Florida Hospital Auxiliary, Halifax Health Hospice, Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, The Hub on Canal, Marine Discovery Center, and the Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity. High school students and adults.
Zoo Mom Science: 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 13.
Laura Roberts will teach and entertain through animal encounters with insects, arachnids, reptiles and amphibians. Grades K-5.
DoDad’s Lab Science Show: 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. Professor DoDad uses an array of wonderful and captivating science tricks and experiments to help explain the world around us. Grades K-5.
Comedy Maks: 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. This is a high-energy variety show. Comedy Maks dazzles with juggling, magic, plate-spinning and more! Grades K-5.
Build a Better Community – Pet toys: 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Help the Arni Foundation by making a pet toy for a special animal in need of a helping hand. Bring your favorite new fleece or flannel fabric (optional) to help make the project. Seating is limited to 40 participants. Elementary students and up.
Storm Spotting and Chasing:
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 8. Photographer and storm chaser Chris Kridler will be here to share her most interesting storm chases with families.
Build a Better Community – Linus blankets: 2 p.m. Monday, July 10. Volunteers and teens will make Linus blankets. Bring your favorite new fleece or flannel fabric (optional) to help make a great first gift for a child just starting out in life. Seating is limited to 40 participants. Grades 6-12.
Talako Indian Dancers: 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. These young performers are devoted to sharing American Indian culture through dance. Dancers will be in full regalia for this colorful, entertaining and educational show. A narrative will explain each dance. Grades K-5.
Didgeridoo Down Under: 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. This exciting Australia-themed show is a unique fusion of music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation. Grades K-5.
Game Day: All day Thursday, July 20. Families can join fellow fans of card games and board games in the reference area. Card games and board games will be set out all day for playing. All ages.
Movie – “Arctic Tale”: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Two narratives – the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs – are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic. Families.