2015 Program – Every Hero Has a Story
- Sign up for the summer reading program begins on May 19th.
- The program is open to children, teens, and adults of all ages.
- Our program is also open to Youth With Any Disability. If you have any difficulty in reading we will have books and/or audio books available at the level you would like. If the books you want are not in our library please speak to the librarian and we will be sure to get you just what you want.
- Programs and activities are available for all children and their families.
- Please sign-up at the library or on-line. IF YOU SIGN UP ON-LINE BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT GROUP (PRE K, K-5, OR 6-12 BEFORE YOU START ENTERING ANY DATA. THE TABS ARE ACROSS THE TOP OF THE REGISTRATION BOX. You may register on-line by clicking here . Reading for the program begins June 26th. All reading must be completed and forms turned in (or submitted on-line) by 6:00 PM on Monday, August 10th.
- For a detailed explanation of the Requirements please scroll down.
- The celebration for the completion of the reading program is on Wednesday, August 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Everyone is invited to join us for a drop-in activity. We will be making cotton candy. Those who have completed the reading requirements for the summer reading program may pick up their certificates and prizes at that time. At 6:00 PM the drawings will be held to determine the winners of the teen and adult gift baskets. If you are unable to attend that day your prizes may be picked up at the library any time after that day.
- To see a full calendar of Summer events at our Library click on June – July 2015 calendar or August 2015 calendar . To see events at other libraries click on the Calendar of Events Link on the left side of this page.
- For children in grade three and younger: read 18 books and fill out the appropriate forms – draw or describe what you liked about each book or report your book on-line.
- For those in grade three and older: read 300 pages and fill out the form for each book either on-line or on the forms provided at the Library.
- Forms should be brought to the library and left in the summer reading folder for each participant. When the requirements are met be sure to turn in the folder to the librarian (unless the forms are completed on-line) and your name will be added to the list of those who have completed the program. This MUST be done by 6:00 PM on Monday, August 10.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS at The Petersburgh Public Library
On Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 PM everyone is invited to help us kick off our summer reading program. Join The Puppet People as they follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City and beyond in the magical Land of Oz and bring to life this literary classic! See Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion learn about home, courage, heart and smarts! This puppet fantasy features marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, a large parade puppet and more!
The program will be held at the Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center.
SONGWRITING WITH RIVERJACK Z
Monday, June 29, 10:30 AM come create a song with Riverjack Z of The Zucchini Brothers. Everyone will explore the craft of songwriting and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme
“PINCH POTS” POTTERY PROGRAM
Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM we will be holding the first session of a two-part pottery program for children (age 8 to grade 6). The second part will be held on Tuesday, July 14. Taught by Troy potter and instructor Bianca Dupuis, the program will introduce several methods of hand-building with clay. At the first session on June 30 participants will learn these methods and will make a small pot or other useful clay piece. On Tuesday, July 14, again 10:30-12:30, the students will receive back their fired pieces and will spend the session learning to glaze their pots. It is necessary to sign up in advance for this program and space is limited. Participants should PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH CLASSES. Call 658-2927 or stop in at the Library to sign up. Bianca Dupuis is the owner of The Broken Mold Studio at 284 River Street in Troy. She is an experienced and popular pottery instructor, teaching at The Arts Center of the Capital District as well as privately. She is a member of the Collar City Clay Guild and is active in the Empty Bowls Project.
On Friday, July 3 at 10:30 AM Grafton Lakes State Park Naturalists will present a program called Eco-Explorers. Be environmental explorers like the Wild Kratts! Come delve into the depths of the ocean with Rachel Carson and journey into the lush jungles of the tropics with David Attenborough as we explore the world through the eyes of famous environmental heroes. These heroes and heroines have been saving the world for decades, and now you can too!
FUN WITH ENERGY
Monday, July 6, 10:30 AM everyone is invited to join Jeff Boyer and his exciting presentation on energy. The science of energy is as fun as it gets! Jeff Boyer shows kids that energy is what makes our world work, through carefully laid out activities illustrating the laws and forces which govern the world around us. Jeff takes audiences on an exciting energy filled ride they’ll always remember using interactive demonstrations that entertain and amaze!
Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to sign up to join the Painting Party on Thursday, July 9 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. presented by The Progressive Palette in Williamstown. Everyone will be painting “Sunset Beach.” Explore your creativity and artistic side to paint a scene on canvas and take home a wonderful piece of art you have created. Sign-up is REQUIRED. Progressive Palette is locally owned and operated by two sisters with a shared passion for art and inspiring others to discover their inner artist. Progressive Palette events are a unique experience for promoting creativity and artistic expression. The Berkshire’s most popular painting party!!
Friday, July 10, 10:30 AM the Dyken Pond Environmental Center will be presenting a program on Nature Journals. Participants will create a journal and learn ways to write, draw and record their personal observations about nature.
HEROES OF SCIENCE
Monday, July 13 10:30 AM everyone is invited to join us as the ever-popular fumbling, bumbling Professor Klutzo explores the world of Newton, Galileo, and DaVinci through magic, music, juggling, and ventriloquism. The show features his hilarious puppet side-kicks Percy the Penguin and Freddie the Frog.
RED CROSS PILLOWCASE PROJECT
Friday, July 17, 10:30 AM The American Red Cross will present a program titled “Pillowcase Project” which gives FREE Emergency Preparedness Training for participants. This presentation teaches:
• About the work of the Red Cross.
• How families can prevent, prepare for, and escape a home fire.
• The science behind hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
• How to stay safe during a natural hazard.
• Skills to help us cope with emergencies and other stressful situations.
• Other tips and skills to prepare for emergencies.
• Participants receive the My Preparedness Workbook and a pillowcase for their own emergency supplies kit.
“PINCH POTS” POTTERY PROGRAM
Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. youth in grades 7 and up and adults are invited to the first of a two-part pottery program. Taught by Troy potter and instructor Bianca Dupuis, the program will introduce several methods of hand-building with clay. At the first session on July 21 participants will learn these methods and will make a small pot or other useful clay piece. At the second session on Tuesday, July 28, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, the participants will receive back their fired pieces and will spend the session learning to glaze their pots. It is necessary to sign up in advance for this program and space is limited. Participants should PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH CLASSES. Call 658-2927 or stop in at the Library to sign up. Bianca Dupuis is the owner of The Broken Mold Studio at 284 River Street in Troy. She is an experienced and popular pottery instructor, teaching at The Arts Center of the Capital District as well as privately. She is a member of the Collar City Clay Guild and is active in the Empty Bowls Project.
CELEBRATE “Every Hero Has a Story”
at end of summer reading program
Wednesday, August 12, between 4:00 and 6:00 PM everyone is invited to drop by the library for a few minutes to celebrate all the reading that has been done this summer. Participants will make their own cotton candy or watch it made for them. Those who have completed the reading requirements for the summer reading program may pick up their certificates and prizes during that time. At 6:00 PM the drawings will be held to determine the winners of the teen and adult gift baskets.
Other Activities to attend include: summer preschool hour and Wednesdays’ crafts and activities.
SUMMER PRESCHOOL HOUR
Tuesdays, June 30 – August 11, 2015, 11:00 AM
June 30 – The hero inside me
July 7 – The heroes in my family
July 14 – The heroes in my community
July 21 – The heroes in story books
July 28 – Heroes make us feel better
August 4 – Heroes save the world
August 11 – Heroes in the animal kingdom
All preschoolers with parents or care providers are welcome at story hour. Join us for stories, activities, crafts, and a snack
DROP-IN CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
Wednesdays, July 1 – August 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Everyone is invited to come. Activities are geared toward children in grades K – 6th. Just stop by the Library during these two hours to make a craft to take home. All materials will be provided and samples will be on display prior to the sessions.
July 1 Look Like a Super Hero – make a mask & cuffs
July 8 Look Like a Super Hero – make a shield & cape
July 15 Make a Marshmallow Catapult to get the villain
July 22 Make Superhero Juggling Balls
July 29 Search for a Superhero, Solve a puzzle & win a prize
August 5 Make your own clothespin Superhero