July Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.)

 

 July 2020 Calendar

 

 

Access the 2020 Children's Summer Reading Flyer HERE

 

"Imagine YOUR Story" - 2020 Summer Reading Program

 

 The “Imagine Your Story!” VIRTUAL Summer Reading Club begins Wednesday, July 1st.  Call ahead to reserve your special bag,

which includes a reading log, materials for creating a summer mobile, and a bookmark. Each week email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the number of books read or call the Children’s Dept. at 201-337-3742. Every 25 books read earns a small prize. The program ends Wednesday, August 5th.

     Tots Library Club (TLC) returns for a six-week summer session via ZOOM, beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 10:30 am. TLC is an unstructured, early literacy experience for children, birth to 24-months-old. Older siblings are also invited. Ms. Debbie and some puppet friends will offer a short session of nursery rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Registration is not required.

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     VIRTUALLY join Ms. Barbara on Thursday, July 2nd at 3:45 pm for a VIRTUAL Scavenger Hunt. Children of all ages will be hunting through the Library and your own home to find hidden treasures. Registration is not required.

     Kid’s Qigong and Yoga will be offered by Ms. Tara on the following Tuesdays: July 7th, July 21st, and August 4th at 10:00 am. The program will be held on the Library’s lawn, so please bring a towel for the class. Registration is required. (Please contact the Library if it rains on the day of a scheduled class.)

     VIRTUALLY join Ms. Barbara for story times on the following Tuesdays: July 7th, July 21st, July 28th, and August 4th at 11:00 am. Children will be singing along to favorite songs and listening to stories. Registration is not required.

    Science Tellers will VIRTUALLY present their story, “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Thursday, July 9th at 3:45 pm. Children will be going on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom from the evil ice sorceress! The special effects will explore the science of matter. There will be plenty of dry ice, fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more during the action-packed adventure! Registration is required. (The link to the ZOOM presentation will be emailed 24 hrs. before the event.)

     Ms. Valerie and her wonderful “Jiggly Wiggly” music program will be held via ZOOM on the following Fridays: July 10th, July 24th, July 31st, and August 14th. Oakland children will enjoy music and movement activities. Registration is not required.

     Chris Flynn will VIRTUALLY present his special blend of songs, musical instruments, and audience participation on Tuesday, July 14th at 10:30 am. Registration is not required.

VIRTUALLY join Unique Creatures on Thursday, July 16th at 3:45 pm to see some adorable live animals! Registration is required. (The link to the ZOOM presentation will be emailed 24 hrs. before the event.)

Bach2Rock will return for two VIRTUAL music sessions this summer. Rock City will be held on Friday, July 17th at 10:30 am AND Friday, August 7th at 10:30 am. Oakland children will create musical instruments from items in their home and then make music together! Registration is not required.

Mr. Fish will present his VIRTUAL Super Circus Stuff program on Thursday, July 23rd at 3:45 pm. Fun circus routines may include juggling, balancing, plate spinning, boomerangs, bubbles and more! There should be something for everyone! Registration is required. (The link to the ZOOM presentation will be emailed 24 hrs. before the event.)

Steve Petruzzella’s VIRTUAL “Wacky Friends Show” will keep children and adults laughing with puppet pandemonium! Enjoy a short episode of Petrafied Theater on Monday, July 27th, Tuesday, July 28th, and Wednesday, July 29th at 3:45 pm. The BIG “Wacky Friends Show will be held Thursday, July 30th at 3:45 pm. Registration is required. (The link to the ZOOM presentation will be emailed 24 hrs. before the event.)

The Library is located in the Oakland Municipal Plaza. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 201-337-3742.


Events Calendar

July 2020