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STORYTELLING THROUGH ART WORKSHOP
(ages 13-19)
 
May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, June 20, July 14, July
28, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Centennial
 
A 7-week art workshop for teens focusing on integrating art and storytelling. Topics include basics, storyboarding, comics & manga, and animation. Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - Seed Bomb Creation
 
June 6 & 8, 1:00-2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Seed bomb creation will take place in the Centennial Library as a corresponding program to the Super Kids Save the World exhibit. The activity will allow participants to create a hands-on craft while learning about the importance of beautification, gardening, and becoming more involved with nature. Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - Recycled Paper Craft
 
June 13 & 15, 1:00-2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Through a hands-on craft, participants will learn how
to create a recycled object from something that
would otherwise be thrown away. The craft relays the
importance of the four R’s of recycling; reduce, reuse,
repair, and recycle by going through the entire
process of creating recycled paper! Registration is
encouraged.
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PRINCESS CAMP WITH MIDLAND FESTIVAL
BALLET (ages 4-6)
 
June 19 -21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Centennial
 
Beginning ballet camp for ages 4-6. This is a cumulative camp, participants must commit to attending all 4 sessions.  Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. PARENTS MUST STAY IN THE LIBRARY AT ALL TIMES.
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SciGirls STEM Camp (ages 8-12)
 
Mondays beginning June 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm,
Downtown
 
SciGirls is an award-winning PBS Kids show that
encourages tween girls and boys (ages 8-12) in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics or
STEM. Each episode follows a group of middle school
girls who are eager to find answers to their questions
while inspiring children to explore the world around
them and discover that science and technology are
everywhere. The girls, with the help of scientific
mentors, design their own investigations on topics
ranging from the environment to engineering and
nutrition. The show's website is integrated into the
episodes with archived projects from the site being
featured on the show.
 
During SciGirls Camp at the library, we will watch an
episode of the SciGirls show and follow it with activities related to engineering, citizen science, and other STEM topics. Registration is encouraged and is
limited to 20 participants.



Super Kids Save The World - Planting
 
June 20 & 22, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Children will learn about gardening and the benefits
of locally grown foods. Plant your own seed, take it
home, and watch it grow! This fun activity will bring
families together and encourage enthusiasm to
explore where their food comes from. Registration is
encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - Nature Prints
 
June 27 & 29, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Students will explore a craft provided by nature
through the creation of nature prints! These prints are
created with the use of clay and various nature
objects. Once imprints are made, students are able to
observe the complexity of their chosen nature object!
Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - DIY Super Kids Cape
 
July 6, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Come have fun using scraps, old material, and recyclable goods to create your very own super hero
cape! The program will help children think of creative
ways to reuse old goods or recyclable materials in
their own home! Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - Pinwheel Creation
 
July 11 & 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Making a pinwheel is a fun craft project to do with
children that can also be used to teach them about
what wind is and how it can be used as a source of
energy. Participants will create their own pinwheel to
take home and continue observing the power of wind!
Registration is encouraged.
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Kids Writing Camp

July 17-21st, 2:00-3:00pm, Centennial

Beginning writing camp for ages 8-12. Kids will learn all about the creative process and go home with their very own book.

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Super Kids Save The World - Crayon Rock Cycle
 
July 18 & 20, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Learn about the rock cycle with crayons! Children will
be able to visualize and better understand the formation of rocks, while also learning how to reuse old crayons to create a new drawing tool. Registration is encouraged.
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NUTCRACKER CAMP (ages 7-10)
July 17-20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Downtown
 
Beginning ballet camp with Midland Festival Ballet for ages 7-10. This is a cumulative camp, participants must commit to attending all 4 sessions.  Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. PARENTS MUST STAY IN THE LIBRARY AT ALL TIMES.
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Super Kids Save The World - Catalog Jewelry
 
July 25 & 27, 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Centennial
 
Why not recycle those old magazines and catalogs
(or colored paper scraps, wrapping paper, or junk
mail)? Transform them into a colorful necklace!
Students will create a practical gift item by recycling
paper material. This program teaches about reusing
material to make something new instead of throwing
it away! Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World - Potato Porcupine
 
August 1 & 3, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
Learn how and why to compost during this fun activity!
 
Through this enriching program, participants will
tie in all they learned throughout the Super Kids Save
the World exhibit by creating their very own potato
porcupine! Registration is encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World Solar Hot Dog Cooker
 
August 8 & 10, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Learn to take advantage of the suns energy in Solar
Hot Dog Cooker! Through an awesome cooking
experiment, participants will learn how to capture the
sun’s ray to make their next snack! Registration is
encouraged.
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Super Kids Save The World Pollination Science

August 15 & 17, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial

 Learn about the importance of pollinators through an interactive, fun, and edible activity! During this activity, students will learn how pollen is transported, why pollinators are so important, and how flowers reproduce! Registration is encouraged.
 

 

 

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Super Kids Save The World Sprout House
 
August 22 & 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Centennial
 
Combining engineering and science into one awesome project is a motivation way to learn about germination. The activity requires students to utilize critical thinking skills on how to construct their sprout house and assembling the sprouts. It brings a whole new meaning to the word "greenhouse"!