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Summer Events - Upper Elementary Ages

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Summer reading, book clubs, crafts, movies and more for children ages 9 and over.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on tweens, teens and adults too!

LEGO Building
Tuesday, July 5th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch 
Drop in any time during this day of LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Phoenix Book Club: The Fast and the Furriest by Andy BehrensBook cover with a dog and the title The Fast and the Furriest - Andy Behrens
Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10-14 (entering grades 5 through 8)
Main Library Children's Room
Kevin, the unathletic son of a famous former football star, discovers that his equally lazy dog is unexpectedly - and obsessively - interested in competing in dog agility contests. His family is skeptical and his father thinks he's going to football camp, but with the help of his best friend and a mysterious dog trainer, do Kevin and his dog have a chance of winning? Grab a copy of the book and come talk to us about it! Copies of the book will be available in the Children's Room beginning on June 15th, to be read before the group meets.

Board Game Evening
Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch Library 
Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!  

Baseball Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Adams Shore Branch Library 
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies. 

Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10+
Main Library Meeting Room
Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game.  We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play.  Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set.  Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

Craft: Friendship Bracelets 
Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m. 
Ages 8+
Wollaston Branch Library 
Whether you've made a friendship bracelet before or not, you're welcome to join us! Poick one of two different types of bracelet to make, then pick your colors from red, yellow, green, blue, and black. We'll show you the basics and have some more advanced patterns available for anyone who's up for more of a challenge.  

Phoenix Book Club: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris GrabensteinBook cover with cartoon silhouettes of kids running and reading and the title Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics - Chris Grabenstein
Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10-14 (entering grades 5 through 8)
Main Library Children's Room
Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics! Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever Library Olympics. But something suspicious is going on. Books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello's library! Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?! Now it's not just a game. Can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Copies of the book will be available for pick up in the Main Library Children's Room beginning July 13th, to be read before the group meets.

Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10+
Main Library Meeting Room
Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game.  We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play.  Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set.  Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

Baseball Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 7+
Main Library Meeting Room
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies. 

9th Annual Summer Talent Show - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m.Drawing of three children wearing medals
Participants: Ages 4 to 13
Audience: All ages
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate? All ages are welcome to watch the show, but you must be between the ages of 4 and 13 to perform. If you would like to perform you must sign up in advance and space is limited so everyone will have time to perform. Beginning Monday, August 1st, stop by the Main Library Children's Room or call 617-376-2411 to sign up.

LEGO Building
Thursday, August 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ages 5+

Wollaston Branch Library

Drop in any time during this day of LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Children's summer programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy Cultural Council.

For more to do take a look at our programs for all ages.


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