Category: Youth Summer Reading

Outta this World COSMOS MAGIC w/SCOTT JAMESON: Wednesday 8/14/19 (ALL AGES) @6:30PM

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.  Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities.    If the weather cooperates this event will be held in the COURTYARD.  Please bring blankets… Read more

OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Gaming Galaxy’ August 7: (Register Ages 9 & Up) (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

GamingHeartCome for all or part of the time allotted for a galaxy of gaming choices. Youth will be divided up by ages (younger children will not be playing teen rated games). Some games will be happening in the children’s room and more mature game options may be happening in the meeting room. POSSIBILITIES may include Mario Kart, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Wii Party, Wii Sports, and more. Get… Read more

Stellar Sweets, Chocolates in Space: Tuesday 8/6/19 (Register T/weens 10-19) @6:30PM

Did you know that chocolate has been a part of every Russian and American space voyage?  Did you know that astronauts recently did some experiments with chocolate to see if microgravity allowed for finer mixing of the ingredients?  T/weens will soon know this and more by joining Mike Cross (Department of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College) as we explore the DELICIOUS topic of chocolate, a stellar sweet! Admission… Read more

Outta this World Ice Cream & Animals: Wednesday 7/31/19 (ALL AGES) @6:30PM *It’s ON Rain or Shine*

We will use creative space if it’s stormy out.  Please come bearing patience.  🙂 Summer reading participants and their families are invited to enjoy our annual ice cream sundae extravaganza! Summer reading participants will have first dibs on the sundae line, and then other guests are welcome to join them.      After you make your sundae … McDonny’s Farm will bring along a cool petting farm, which includes bantam chickens, assorted… Read more

Outta this World Buttons & Badges: Tuesday 7/30/19 (Register T/weens 10+) @6:00PM

Come on in and make your own personalized buttons/badges with our brand new button machine! Show your love of your favorite sport team or cartoon character or use clever text to personalize your gear with buttons! Join us anytime between 6 and 7:30 to plan, design and then operate our button machine. Bring a friend or make one here. We’ll have fun either way.  Register t/weens ages 10 and up… Read more

A Universe of Constellations (Register Grades K-5) Mon, Aug 5th @6:30PM

What is your favorite constellation? Do you know the ones you can spot from our place on the planet? Learn some stories, names and facts about the most popular constellations and then use your matching skills to identify the correct ones in our constellation viewers! Join us for Science, Stars and maybe a Surprise or two as well! Please register youth entering grades K through 5 in the fall 2019.… Read more

Space Selfies: 8/1 (Register All Ages)

Explore your creative photo taking skills with our photo booth, space themed props and our Kids Zoom cameras!  Use our star background or add a digital one! Distort your face with a fun effect or let your own funny expressions be the feature! Bring a friend or come on your own and make some while you’re here! Stay for 1 picture or take dozens and stay for a long time.… Read more

Painting Planet Earth (Register Grades K-5) Mon, July 29th @ 6:30 PM

Isn’t it beautiful? The above photo was taken by the Apollo 11 spacecraft 50 years ago. It was taken from 158,000 km (98,000 miles) away during the translunar injection on July 16, 1969. This summer we’ve learned all about the universe around us, and now it is time to join us for a special look at our own planet Earth. We’ll research and record some interesting facts about our home,… Read more