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Build a Better World Logo

Join us this summer to Build a Better World with our Summer Reading Club!

Online program registrations begin Tuesday, 5/30 (See individual programs below for more info.)

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club in person at UDPL beginning Thursday, 6/1.

All SRC programs and events are sponsored by the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library!


Summer Activities & Clubs for Kids

Photo of book mascots Elephant and PiggieKick Off Party Hosted by Elephant and Piggie (Click here for calendar view)

Friday
6/23
1:00-3:00p

Ages 3-11

Help us start the summer off right with a party hosted by Elephant and Piggie! We will have activities, crafts, a marionette show, and photo ops with our book character friends!

No registration required.


Michael Albert Art Workshop (Click here for calendar view)

Saturday
7/8
11:00a-1:00p

Grades 2-5

Join us for a modern Pop Art experience! After a short introduction, Michael Albert will lead a workshop on creating pop art. Free gift for all participants. Albert will also sign his work and offer his book for purchase.

Registration is closed, but there is still space available. If you are interested in attending, please come to the program and we will let in as many children as we are allowed. A spot is not guaranteed.


Alex's Lemonade logoDay of Service at UDPL (Click here for calendar view)

Saturday
7/15
10:00a-4:00p

Ages 2-12

Help us run an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, make cards for service members overseas, and more. Build a Better World here in your community. Have an idea that we can incorporate into the day, email Miss Jenn jsivers@mclinc.org.

Lemonade stand registration closed, stop by and see us.


Talent Show logo16th Annual Kids’ Talent Show (Click here for calendar view)

Thursday
7/27
7:00-8:00p

Performers aged 4-12

Do you have a special talent that you want to share? Join us for our 16th Annual Talent Show! You can sing, dance, perform a magic trick, tell a joke, or play an instrument. Registration for performers is required by July 24th.

**No keyboard/piano is available.**

Online registration required. Register here.


 

Children building a towerBuild a Better Craft Club WAITING LIST (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
6/19, 7/17, & 8/21
4:30-5:30p

Grades K-2

Bring your own project or create the project of the month. Have fun while being creative.

Online registration required. There is a waiting list for this program.  Register here.


 

Children reading booksPage Turners Book Club for Kids (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
7/31 & 8/28
4:30-5:30p

Grades 3-5

Join Miss Jenn to discuss the book of the month and complete an activity related to the story. Book titles and pick up information will be given to you when you register.

Online registration required. Register here.


 

Popcorn and a movie clapperFamily Movie Afternoon (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays
7/1 & 8/12
1:00-3:30p

Families welcome!

Sit back relax and watch a movie with us. Keep an eye out for the titles, all movies will be rated G or PG.

No registration required.


A teen and a child reading togetherSummer Reading Buddies (Click here for calendar view)

Thursdays
6/29 – 7/27 (5 wks)
6-6:45p

Grades 1-5 (Little Buddies)
Grades 9-12 (Big Buddies)

Join us for this exciting literacy volunteer opportunity!  Be a reading mentor to a 1st-5th grade student.

All spots for Little Buddies are now FULL.
Click here to register Big Buddies (Grades 9-12)

 **There are a limited number of spots for each session. Submission of your application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive a confirmation email from a UDPL staff member upon receipt of your registration. **

LEGO Events & Activities

LEGO BricksLEGO Club (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
6/12, 7/10, 7/24, & 8/14
4:00-5:00p OR 5:00-6:00p

Ages 4-12

Join us for LEGO building and friendship. We provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination.

No registration required.


LEGO minifigs building a wallLEGO Competitions (Click here for calendar view)

Grades K-2: FULL
Tuesday
7/11
7:00-8:00p

Grades 3-5:
Tuesday
8/8
7:00-8:00p

You will be given a theme, Legos, and one hour to build your creation. Creations will be judged based on creativity and structural integrity. Guest judges will decide a winner in each grade level. Prizes will be given.

Online registration required.

K-2 is full.

Register here for 3-5.


STEAM Lab Programs for Kids

UDPL Steam Lab logoMonday STEAM (Click here for calendar view)

Mondays
6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, & 8/7
1:00-2:00p

Grades 6-12

Join us for hands-on technology experience! Experiment with a different STEAM Lab technology each week!

No registration required.


 

Chemistry IconElementary STEAM (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesdays
7/5 & 8/2
1:00-2:00p

Grades K-2

Join us for two exciting afternoons of STEAM experimentation!

7/5 – Candy Chemistry
8/9 – Scratch Coding

**Both sessions and their waiting lists are now full. Please check back for more STEAM programs in Fall 2017!**


Summer Performers

Photo of children's band The Cat's PajamasThe Cat’s Pajamas (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
6/28
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 2-12

Join The Cat’s Pajamas for a special performance as they Build a Better World, one song at a time. Be prepared to cluck like a chicken, dance like a bookworm, and go on “the musical joyride known as The Cat’s Pajamas- a family must-see.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer Silly JoeSilly Joe (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
6/28
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 2-10

Ready, Set, Read! With Silly Joe you will swim with sharks, walk the plank, cheer like a Zumba Warrior, quack like a duck, and dance with underwear on your head! Silly Joe knows how to get kids moving while making them laugh, think, and even read.

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, Martha WashingtonA Visit with Martha Washington (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/12
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 5-12

Martha Washington was both General’s wife and the President’s Lady. The hardships of Valley Forge are seen through the eyes of Martha Washington, as well as the frustrations and difficulties of her role as the “first” First Lady.

No registration required.


Magic of the Gustafsons (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/19
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 4-12

Magic of 2017! Enjoy the magic and humor of internationally-acclaimed entertainers who have appeared on stage and TV. This program is just plain fun, including a hilarious Multiplying Bottles routine,  Art Hath Charm, and much, much more, all accompanied by fun and laughter…and mystery.

No registration required.


Robin Bady (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
7/26
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 4-12

The Humongous Turnip, and Other Stories and Songs of Community: How can one person pull an enormous turnip out of the ground? Or make a meal with only a stone? Or find the stolen-away sun? It takes a community!

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, SciencetellersSciencetellers (Click here for calendar view)

Wednesday
8/2
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 5-12

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails… what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

No registration required.


Photo of children's performer, Marian and FriendsMarian and Friends (Click her for calendar view)

Wednesday
8/9
7:00-8:00p

Suggested ages 3-10

Both children and adults will love these interactive, rib-tickling shows featuring Marian, her daughter Jenny, and their cast of memorable puppet characters.

No registration required.

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