Build a Better Bubble Science Program

Monday August 6 | 1:00 - 2:00pm | Traverwood Branch

Do you like bubbles? Have you ever used your own home-made bubble solution? Blowing bubbles is a fun activity and through this science program, you will be able to experiment with various home-made bubble solutions.

You can also check out our summer JUMP brochure for lots of other fun science programs.

Along with putting your observation skills to work, you will also be able to make your own bubble wands and take a sample of a bubble-solution home with you. Look here for more resources on bubbles at AADL.

Nature's Recyclers: Vultures, Rats & Roaches - Tuesday July 17, 2012 - Pittsfield Branch - 1-2pm - Grades K-12

Learn to love nature’s unhuggables with a visit from a turkey vulture, rat, and cockroaches from the Leslie Science & Nature Center. If you've wanted to get a closer look at the roaches from the Pittsfield exhibit, then now's you chance, and there may even be an impressive new species brought along as well. We'll discover the important role of scavengers and recyclers in our everyday lives as we learn about habitats, adaptations, life cycles, conservation, food webs, classification, decomposers, scavengers and recycling. This event is intended for grades K-12.

Happy Birthday, America!

It's time for our annual star-spangled holiday. It's time to celebrate America's 236th birthday.
Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Tuesday, July 3rd from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to make some decorations for your party.
We'll have some ideas of projects you can do, but you will be free to make anything you want out
of our red, white and blue supplies. This is for preschool - grade 5.

For some ideas of projects, look here.

Duct Tape Balls!

If you are between Kindergarten and 8th grade and were wondering what to do this Wednesday, join us at the Pittsfield Branch in the Program Room from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. to make your very own duct tape bouncy ball!

You can make a very special ball that will be incredibly durable and will last most, if not all summer long! Imagine playing kickball in your backyard, soccer at the park, or even volleyball at the beach! You are sure to get lots of compliments on your amazing, new duct tape creation!

Collage Tiles @ Pittsfield

Wednesday, June 20 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Pittsfield Branch | For Grades K-5th

We’re getting crafty with collage at Pittsfield! Siobhan Lyle, owner of Blue House Mobile Craft Studio, will lead a workshop in upcycling tiles into art. Come learn about shape, color, and collaging at this DIY event. We’ll provide all the supplies, you supply the creativity.

Keep in mind, the AADL Summer Game will be in effect-- and you can earn points by attending summer programs.

Cockroach Exhibit at Pittsfield Branch is Cause for Celebration.

Cockroaches often get a bad rap, and there's a whole host of misconceptions surrounding them, starting with the belief that they're dirty. Not so, and thanks to a new exhibit from the Leslie Science & Nature Center you can see just how clean they are by visiting the Pittsfield Branch. Two distinct species of live roaches will be on display for the summer, one winged and one flightless. Come learn about these oft-despised and misunderstood creatures, and make sure to look for the Summer Game code to earn 100 points for visiting the cockroaches.

Make a Father's Day Card!

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2012. Come to the Pittsfield Branch and make a card for dad, grandpa, or favorite uncle.
Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. we'll have all the glue, scissors and art supplies out for you to create a card with the most
heart-felt sentiment. For preschool and up. All ages are invited and all supplies will be provided.

For materials about this holiday, click here.

Make a Mother's Day Card!

Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to make
a card for your mom, grandma and favorite aunt. You can also make a giant tissue paper flower to present with your card. This program is for preschoolers through fifth graders but all ages are welcome. Supplies will be provided.

For materials about mom's special day, click here.

National Library Week Event: Papermaking From Pulp To Sheet

Sunday April 15, 2012: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Celebrate National Library Week by learning how to make paper (and even put a few seeds in it)! If you want, you can bury the paper in the spring and grow some flowers!

This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

Life-Size Candyland Game

Chocolate swamp, lollipop forest, the gumdrop guy . . . do you remember all those places and characters?

Come to the Pittsfield Branch on Tuesday, April 3 sometime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m and take your turn along the multi-colored path of the Candyland game. You will be the moving game piece. There will be a reward when you make it all the way through.

This is for grades K - 5. Younger children will need their adults with them at all times. There will be excellent photo opportunities!

We will have all kinds of board games here at the Library for you to play as you await your turn through Candyland.

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