July 12, 2024

July Kids Activities at East Providence Libraries

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Programs For All Ages

All Ages Summer Reading Challenge
July 1-August 24 at Weaver Library, Riverside Library, and Fuller Creative Learning Center
This summer, the East Providence Public Library challenges you—kids, teens, AND adults—to read and earn points to win prizes! You can also attend library programs to earn points, and this summer is absolutely packed with outdoor concerts, magic shows, animals, circus acts, video game tournaments, crafts, and more. Make sure to join us and read the summer away, starting with our Medieval Block Party in June and ending with our Space Block Party in August! For more information about the summer challenge, library programs, or anything library related, check out our website at www.eastprovidencelibrary.org  or give us a call at 401-434-2453.

Magician Mike Bent Presents Eco-Themed Magic Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2pm on Weaver Library Lawn
All ages
Enjoy amazing magic, storytelling, music, and comedy with a green theme!

Henry the Juggler
Tuesday, July 16, 2pm on Weaver Library Lawn
All ages
A master juggler of clubs, balls, and even audience members!


Pumpernickel Puppets: Sir George and the Dragon
Saturday, July 20, 2pm at Weaver Library
All ages
Come enjoy a fabulous puppet show of Sir George and the Dragon! The show is limited to 150 guests. Free tickets will be given out starting at 1pm.

Touch-A-Recycling Truck & Craft
Tuesday, July 23, 2pm on Weaver Library Lawn
All ages
See how a REAL recycling truck works up close, then make a craft using recycled materials.

Magic of Russ DeSimone
Thursday, July 25, 2pm at Riverside Branch Library
All ages
Come see a fun and fantastic magic show! The show is limited to 60 guests. Free tickets will be given out starting at 1pm.

Toe Jam Puppet Band
Saturday, July 27, 2pm on Weaver Library Lawn
All ages
Music, dancing, and lots of BIG family fun!

Circus Dynamics
Tuesday, July 30, 2pm on Weaver Library Lawn
All ages
Hat tricks, knife juggling, acro-balance stunts, and more!

**Important Note** Any outside program will move inside if there is inclement weather (excessive heat, rain, etc.) and space will be limited. Tickets will be given out one hour before the program on a first come first serve basis.


Programs For Babies to Kindergarteners

Elinor Wonders Why: Caring for the Environment w/ RI PBS
Tuesday, July 2, 2pm at Weaver Library
Ages 3-7
Be curious and use science to learn about nature with RI PBS educators!


Family Evening Storytime
Every Tuesday, July 2-Aug 6, 6:30pm on Weaver Library Lawn
Ages 2-6, siblings welcome
Join us for stories, songs, dancing, playing, and an activity or craft! Bring your own blanket.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Every Wednesday, July 3-31, 10am on Weaver Library Lawn
Ages 0-5, siblings welcome
Join us for stories, songs, dancing, playing, and an activity! Bring your own blanket.

Baby/Toddler Storytime
Every Thursday, July 11-Aug 8, 10:30am at Crescent Park (Riverside Branch Library if inclement weather)
Ages 0-3, siblings welcome
Songs, stories, and playtime! Bring your own blanket.

Storytime w/ RISPCA
Thursday, July 11, 2pm at Riverside Branch Library
Ages 0-6
Enjoy a story and meet a furry friend! Registration required.

Family-Friendly Exercise Series with Health Equity Zone
Thursday, July 11 and August 15, 6pm at Fuller Creative Learning Center
Ages 4-7 plus an adult 18+
It's your chance to jumpstart your journey to family wellness! Designed for adults with kids, these classes are packed with inclusive movement and fun activities for all levels. We're asking families to register a max of 2 children per 1 adult. Registration required.

**Important Note** Any outside program will move inside if there is inclement weather (excessive heat, rain, etc.) and space will be limited.


Programs For Elementary Ages and Up

Robot Party
Saturday, July 6, 2pm at Weaver Library
Ages 6+
Use our new tablets to play with Dash and Botley robots! Registration required.

Stop Motion Animation
Monday, July 15, 1-4pm at Weaver Library
Ages 7+
Learn about stop motion and use our new tablets to create your own videos. Registration required.

Mermaid Masterpieces Painting
Thursday, July 18, 2pm at Riverside Branch Library
Ages 7+
Paint on canvas with the help of professional artist Rebecca Killian! Registration required.

Curtain Call Theatre Camp
Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2, 3-4:30pm at Weaver Library
Ages 7+
Be part of a full theatrical production in this week-long program.


Summer Steam Weeks at Fuller Creative Learning Center

Children ages 8+ may register for no more than 2 of the themed learning weeks and must commit to a MINIMUM of 4 of the 5 days each week. If you wish to attend more weeks, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Writing & Illustrations w/ Keith Munslow
Monday-Friday, July 8-July 12, 9:30-11:30am at Fuller Creative Learning Center
Ages 8+
Embark on a creative journey unlike any other with RI based artist and musician, Keith Munslow. Together, students will breathe life into vibrant characters that leap off the page, play hilarious drawing games, craft intricate multi-panel comic strips that crackle with energy, and design eye-catching stickers! Registration required.

Tech Week w/ MobileQuest S.T.E.M. Center
Monday-Friday, July 15-July 19, 9:30-11:30am at Fuller Creative Learning Center
Ages 8+
Get your tech on at Fuller and experience all that MobileQuest has to offer! Throughout the week, kids will work with coding, Rube Goldberg machines, Engineering, Stop Motion, Green Screens, Battlebots, DIY Rockets, and more! Registration required.

Fiber n’ Fun w/ Cathy Wilkerson
Monday-Friday, July 22-July 26, 9:30-11:30am at Fuller Creative Learning Center
Ages 8+
Draw with a needle and thread, color a picture using patterned fabric instead of crayons, and so much more! Students in this course will explore different tactile techniques such as embroidery, dyeing, and weaving. Discover innovative ways to express yourself while making textile art. Registration required.

Gardening w/ Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) & Kate Schapira
Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2, 9:30-11:30am at Fuller Creative Learning Center
Ages 8+
Learn about the life cycle of plants, how to grow them yourself, how you can use plants as medicine to make herbal salves, what edible plants are in your neighborhood, and how composting affects our environment with SCLT. In addition, join local writer and climate change listener Kate Schapira to draw a web of life, talk about the living beings and relationships in it, and learn more about how we help each other live. Registration required.



July StoryWalkⓇ
All day, every day, all ages - on the lawn at Weaver Library
Our July picture book is A Song of Frutas by Margarita Engle. StoryWalk® is a self-guided reading adventure that is available everyday for all ages. Pages of a picture book are displayed in frames on a trail around the perimeter of the lawn at Weaver Library. The goal of the StoryWalk® is to increase children’s interest in books and reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for all ages, and reconnecting children and adults to nature.


For more information, please go to our Calendar of Events at https://www.eastprovidencelibrary.org/

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