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Rosenberg Library offers Free Fun

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Have no idea what to do with your children all summer? Rosenberg Library has your problems solved!

Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library.org. All events are free and open to the public.

Children

Two “Paws to Read” Programs This Summer

Beginning readers can practice reading skills with book-loving dogs. They are friendly, kind, magiand very non-judgmental. Check in at the children’s desk to get signed up for a turn. Two summer sessions will be held:

  • Mondays, August 13th (11am-12pm) – “Paws to Read” with Cory

  • Every Thursday (6-7pm) – “Paws to Read” with Oliver

Every Wednesday (9:30-9:50am) – Babytime – This cozy storytime is filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces, and short but sweet stories. Babytime is the perfect opportunity to read, sing, and bond with your little one.

Every Wednesday (10-10:30am) – Storytime – This is a fun and energetic storytime featuring storytelling, action rhymes, music, puppets, and movement. Preschoolers are welcome.

Mondays-Saturdays, June 4th-August 11th – Kidz Pac Pickup – Rosenberg Library and the Galveston County Food Bank are working to ensure that hungry kids are fed during the summer. Collect one free Kidz Pac per week during library hours at the Circulation Desk. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian prior to pickup.

Mondays, August 6th (5-7pm) – Chess for Kids – Stop by the Children’s Department to learn how to play the game of chess or brush up on your chess skills. This is hosted by George Laiacona.

August 4th (2:30pm) – Wild Things Zoofari – Wild animals in the library? Come check out exotic animals and learn about cool creatures from around the world.

August 9th (6pm) – Hands-On Chemistry Roadshow Workshop – This is a fabulous opportunity for kids 10 and older to work with Dr. Jim Pennington, chemistry professor from Texas A&M College Station. No previous experience in chemistry is needed. Registration is required.

August 10th (10:30am) – Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show – This is an explosive experience not to be missed. Send the summer off with a BANG. Dr. Jim Pennington, chemistry professor with Texas A&M College Station wows the crowd with wild and crazy experiments.

August 11th (9am-6pm) – Summer Reading Club Ends! This is the last day to pick up prizes.

Teens (Ages 13-18)

The 2018 Teen Summer Reading Program is starts June 4th and goes through August 13th. Teens can register for the Summer Reading Program at the 2nd floor Reference Desk at the Rosenberg Library. Just for signing up, you get a free hardcover book and a scratch ticket that may give you a small or large prize. This ticket also serves as a raffle ticket towards the end-of-summer raffle prize drawings. Make sure to fill it out and check out what you could win at the Reference Desk. In addition, every program you attend gets you another scratch ticket and an opportunity for a prize.

Every Monday through August 13th (1-4pm) – Teen Gaming – Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on the Wii U will be available.

Every Wednesday through August 15th (1-4pm) – Teen Tabletop RPG – Comeplay a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons. Space is limited to the first six to arrive.

August 3rd (1-3pm) – Artists’ Alley Crafting Workshop – Come create something out of Perler beads. Whether it’s Mario, the Tardis, comic book/anime characters, or your own creation – you can make whatever you’d like. You can turn it into a magnet or keychain or just put it on the wall.

August 10th (1-3pm) – Anime Club – Anime, Pocky, soda, and a related craft – this will be lots of fun.

August 17th – Teen Summer Reading Finale Party – It’s the end of summer – let’s wrap it up with a pizza party. We’ll play games, eat pizza, listen to music, watch funny videos – and draw names for the Summer Reading Program raffle prizes. You don’t have to be present to win a raffle, but it’ll be more fun if you are.

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Adults

Every Tuesday and Thursday (10-11am and 4-5pm) – EBook Drop-in Training Sessions – Come and get-hands on assistance downloading ebooks with your tablet, phone, or other smart devices. A librarian will assist you with setup, troubleshooting, and accessing library electronic resources such as e-books, e-audiobooks, and other streaming content.

Computer Training Classes

August 21st, 23rd (11am-12 noon): How to Access & Search the Internet – Come learn about the internet, search engines, how to find information on the web, and more.

August 8th, 9th, 20th, 22nd (6-7pm): Enter the Microsoft Office – Want to know more about programs for making all sorts of documents and presentations? Become familiar with the basics of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher.

August 7th, 8th (11am-12 noon) – What Rosenberg’s Website Can Do For You – Rosenberg Library has so many valuable resources that are available to the public. Learn all about them in this fun and informative class.

August 9th (4-7pm): 3D Design Class – Learn the basics of new 3D printing technology and become familiar with 3D design programs and resources.

August 14th, 21st, 28th (10am-12 noon): Basic Computer Skills – During these classes, you will learn the basics of how to use a computer. This introductory course will cover many things including the different purposes of each button on the mouse and keyboard, how to open a program from the desktop and start menu, how to reach a website, and instructors will walk you through the process of creating your own email account.

Other Programs

August 13th (6:30-8:30pm): Adult Board Game Night – Come try out new-to-you board games like Pandemic, Catan, and more. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you the rules.

August 20th (6:30-7:30pm): Adult Trivia Night – Put together a team of two or more and come enjoy this trivia night. No team? Meet new teammates here.

August 22nd (4:30-6:30pm): Coastal Crafts: Decorate Your Own WIne Glass – Stop by and get crafty as you decorate (with paint markers) acrylic wine glasses in preparation for National Red Wine Day (August 28th). Space and supplies are limited, so show up early.

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