Monday, July 14, 2014

A Summer of Science at the Library

The Flow circus from last year's program.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library:

Science is the hot summer topic and several grants, including Soroptimist International of Pottstown is helping afford the girls, boys, and families of our local area free, educational, and fun summer activities at the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

Families can read for prizes including: books, a Fire Truck Tour, T-Shirts, Rita’s Water Ice and more.

They can also participate in Book Talks where they can meet the famous author.

Families can watch performers including; scientists, Hip Hop Dancers, and Artists.

Plus there are multiple hands-on activities where families can learn to garden, make a summer snowball using chemistry, create superhero space ice, learn about the science of bubbles, participate in story times, and more.
From left, Leslie Stillings –Director of Youth Services presented with $5,000 check 

from Emma Turner-Soroptimist Community Service, 
Rosemary Hoffman-Soroptimist President, and Butsy McElroy, 
Soroptimist regional governor.  

Amidst all the reading and science activities, children can feed their bellies as well as their minds with free lunches every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Soroptimist has done much work in creating opportunities for girls and women. Their generosity has helped the library spread the word about literacy and science.

Science is a field that is primarily dominated by men and summer science programs can help encourage and expose girls to the fields of engineering, technology, the arts, and math. The library is the perfect platform to give girls and boys the exposure to such possibilities in their future.
Here are also some high-lighted events:

Pizza Tasting Event: July 23 at 6:30

DJ Dance Party Lua! Aug. 12 at 5:30 

Meditation Mondays

Mondays at 10:30 Children and parents learn about meditation, mindfulness in the beginning story time.
The 'Science Hero' class from last year.
A unique and new story time experience.

Wednesday Morning Performances at 10:30
  • July 16 - Marian Gehman Puppets
  • July 23- Picirillo Scienceteller
  • July 30 - Dinosaurs! Exploding Geoscience
  • Aug. 6 - IllStyle and Peace Hip Hop Dance Group
Fun Fridays at 10:30
  • July 11 - Bubblemania
  • July 18 - Window Art
  • July 25 - Fizz, Paint, Read
Contact Leslie Stillings, Director of Youth Services, 610-970-6551 with questions.

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