June and July Events at Kent Island Library

Every Saturday in June and July from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Art at Noon
All ages
Make art using recycled library materials. Hosted by artist Glenn Shiring. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Monday, June 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Read Away Your Fines
Grades 6-12
Come in to the library for a chance to read away your fines. For every 30 minutes spent reading in the library, $3.00 will be forgiven from your account balance. You can read away a total of $12. Stop by the circulation desk before you begin to make sure that your reading counts. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Tuesday, June 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Archaeology in the Community
Ages: 2nd – 6th grades
Archaeologists from this nonprofit educational organization reveal how archaeologists uncover secrets of the past. After hearing about it, you will have the chance to do a mock excavation! Please call (410) 643-8161 to register. Registration opens May 17. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Wednesdays, June 19 and July 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Maker Meetups
For ages 10-adult
For anyone who likes to make things! Design and bake a shrink-plastic ring in June. Weave baskets using old cereal boxes in July. (Please bring us your cereal boxes this summer!) Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Thursdays, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, and July 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Story Time
Ages: 2 through 5 with caregivers
Stories, songs, movement, craft, and play. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Your Book Club
Grades 4-7
A discussion of books you and your friends want to read on dates when you can meet. This month: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Fridays, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Ages: 3 months – 36 months with caregiver
Nursery rhymes, songs, movement, puppets, and story followed by playtime. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Fridays, June 28, July 12, and July 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Read to Rover
Ages: K-5th grade
Develop reading skills by reading to a dog from the Delmarva Chapter of Pets on Wheels. Signing up for a 10-minute time slot is suggested. Walk-ins also welcome if time permits. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.
Mondays, June 24, July 1, July 8, and July 22 at 1:30 p.m.
American Girl Club
For Kdg-5th grades
Talk about your favorite American Girls and make crafts related to the stories! Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens May 17. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Mondays, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22 at 6:30 p.m..
Gardening Club
For Kdg-5th grades
Plant and maintain a garden at the library. Read stories about gardening and make projects to take to your home garden. Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens May 17. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Tuesday, June 25 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Seed Art
All ages
Create artwork using seeds of many colors, shapes, and sizes. Led by artist Glenn Shiring. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Wednesday, June 26 from 2:30-4:00
Caroline Tea
Listen to stories from American Girl Caroline’s War of 1812 era, told by Julie Bombard. Come in fancy dress for a traditional afternoon tea party. Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens May 17. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Thursdays, June 27 and July 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Teen Writers Workshop
For grades 6-12
Creative writing workshops featuring your choice of poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Tuesday, July 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Drawing Anime
For ages 10-18
Interested in creating your very own Anime character? Artist and Japanese culture enthusiast Hanna Kingsley will lead participants through the process of character creation from initial drafts to the final inking with an exploration of color techniques along the way. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Please call (410) 643-8161. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m.
LEGO® Mania
Ages: K – 8th grade
Use the Library’s LEGO ® kit and your imagination! Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Monday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
“Magic You Will Dig” with Mike Rose
Ages: K- 5th grades
Impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts, and off-the-wall comedy themed around things found in the ground. Show features lots of audience participation. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.
Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Dig Into a Good Book: Mercy Watson
Ages: 5-12
Theresa Connelly of QACCCA reads stories and leads crafts and activities related to the Mercy Watson series. Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Thursday, July 18, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Dig Into Reading Obstacle Course
Ages: 7-11
Brain teasers, relays, water activities and physical challenges. Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens May 17. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Sing Along Songs with Mr. Sam
Ages: 3-7
Musician/librarian digs into sing-alongs that will make you dance! Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cupcake Wars
Grades 6-12
Bake and decorate mini cupcakes for a taste/presentation challenge judged by the librarians. Please sign up beginning on June 17 to receive a list of available ingredients and supplies. You may wish to bring your own secret ingredients and special kitchen tools. Recipe research assistance will be available all summer to help you plan. Winners will be invited (but not required) to bake for our summer reading wrap-up party and will be featured in the library newsletter. Free. Call (410) 643-8161. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Monday, July 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Beet Juice Painting
All ages
Use beet juice and other natural colors on recycled materials to paint an original work of art. Led by artist Glenn Shiring. Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Tuesday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m.
The Maryland Zoo: Critter Costumes
Ages: 6-12 years
Wear feathers like a bird, fur like a mammal, or scales like a reptile! Wild and wonderful animal fashions give clues for classifying critters. Children play dress-up and use their powers of observation to explore distinctions between vertebrate animals. Free. Limited to the first 100 people. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Wednesday, July 31 from 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party
All ages
Cake, crafts, LEGOs, sidewalk chalk art, prize books, and award certificates to celebrate your summer reading success! Free. No registration. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.