Summer Events & Programs

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We’ve got all sorts of fantastic events for teens entering grades 6 & up this summer – so join us at the Main Library or Fairfield Woods Branch to Build a Better World!

Big Build Tuesdays:

Build a Better (Lego) World – 1 – 3 pm – Woods Branch – Mezzanine Level

Beginning 6/20**: Each week will feature a different kit: From Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Minecraft to Super Heroes and world-famous Architecture. No registration necessary: just turn up and get to building! **Please note: This program will not run on Tuesday, July 11**

Volunteering – Service Wednesday Sessions

Service Wednesday from 12 – 3 pm at the Main Library – Teen Room  (Drop-in)            NEW: Volunteer at the Woods Branch from 12 – 3 pm (Registration Required – click here for more information)*

Beginning 6/21**: Build a Better Library! Volunteer your time and earns points in the Challenge! At Main, you can just drop in anytime. *At Woods, you MUST register in advance due to limited availability. **Please note: Volunteering at the Woods Branch will not run on Wednesday, July 12**


Build a Better World –  Thursday Programs (Registration Required)

6/15: Summer Challenge Kick-Off at 2:50 – 4:45 pm at the Woods Branch – downUNDER Start summer with a pizza party! Join us for a showing of the Lego Batman movie and learn more about the Summer Challenge and what’s happening at the library all summer long. Register Here!

6/22: Power Up a Better World at 3 – 4:30 pm at the Woods Branch – downUNDER        Learn about solar power and build your own pizza box solar powered oven. Register Here!

6/29: Invent a Better World at 3 – 4:30 pm at the Main Library – Rotary Room              Junk Box Inventions! We give you a shoebox of stuff, you add creativity, and the result is something brilliant…maybe? Register Here!

7/6: Grow a Better World at 3 – 4:30 pm at the Woods Branch – downUNDER           Improve the planet one flower at a time.  Make your own wild flower seed bombs and create a butterfly feeder. Register Here!

7/20: Build a Better Meal  at 3 – 5:00* pm at the Woods Branch – downUNDER            Senior year culinary student Tommy Quinn is back to show you how to build a better meal (and dessert, of course.)  Wear your crafty clothes and bring your appetite.  (*This is a 2 Hour Program*) Register Here!

7/27:  Craft a Better World at 3 – 4:30 pm Main Library– Rotary Room                                Do something to make a better world for our 4-legged friends by making pet blankets.  Make one for your own pet or one to donate to a local animal shelter. Register Here!

8/3: Finale Party Prize Giveaway* at 3 – 4:30 pm the Woods Branch – downUNDER    You’ve been BINGO-ing your way to points all summer – now try and win some awesome prizes. (*This event is Invitation only for Summer Challenge participants who earn at least 2 points*)







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