Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Reading 2016 Programs for Children


The Birmingham Public Library has a summer of fun planned with activities, programs, and prizes for children, teens, and adults. Register for Summer Reading 2016 at your favorite branch, or visit BPL's summer reading page to register online, log your books, view the event calendar, and more.

Below is a list of system-wide summer reading programs for children, but check the event calendar for a complete list of programs happening at all BPL locations this summer.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Dance!  – Come down to the library to learn the latest dance moves with M.A.D Skillz Dance Company. Dance is a great way to exercise and lots of fun at the same time. Learn to move and groove and have lots of fun.

North Birmingham – June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Central – June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Woodlawn – June 16, 10:00 a.m.
Powderly – June 20, 10:00 a.m.
East Ensley – June 21, 10:00 a.m.
Pratt City – June 22, 10:00 a.m.
Avondale – June 22, 2:00 p.m.
East Lake – June 23, 10:00 a.m.
Wylam – June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Smithfield – June 29, 10:00 a.m.
Five Points West – June 30, 10:00 a.m.
Ensley – July 19, 10:00 a.m.
Springville Road – July 20, 10:00 a.m.
Inglenook – July 22, 3:30 p.m.

Play Ball! – The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the NSLM, will be sharing artifacts from the rare and priceless collection of Dr. Layton Revel beyond the walls of the museum and into the community for a hands-on experience for youth, teens, and, adults to enjoy. Join us for a look into Birmingham's past with America's game: baseball!

Five Points West – June 7, 10:00 a.m.
Wylam – June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Powderly – June 27, 10:00 a.m.
Central – June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Inglenook – July 11, 3:30 p.m.

Ready, Set...Science! – The science of sports is all about motion and Newton knew sports. This engaging, fun, and educational show from Dynamic Education Adventures will explain Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion and how it applies to sports. An object at rest remains at rest unless The Science Lady is in the house.

Powderly – June 6, 10:00 a.m.
Wylam – June 7, 10:00 a.m.
East Lake – June 9, 10:00 a.m.
Southside – June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Woodlawn – June 13, 10:00 a.m.
Titusville – June 14, 10:30 a.m.
North Avondale – June 14, 1:00 p.m.
North Birmingham – June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Avondale – June 15, 2:00 p.m.
Eastwood – June 16, 10:45 a.m.
Inglenook – June 17, 10:00 a.m.
Central – June 27, 10:00 a.m.
East Ensley – June 27, 10:00 a.m.
West End – June 30, 11:00 a.m.
Pratt City – July 5, 10:00 a.m.
Springville Road – July 6, 10:00 a.m.
Ensley – July 12, 10:00 a.m.
Five Points West – July 21, 10:00 a.m.

Scales, Tails, and More! – Did you know that animals are natural born athletes that come outfitted with their own sports equipment and protection gear? Join Alabama 4-H and their cast of kid-friendly critters as they present some super jocks from the world of scales, tails, and more.

East Ensley – June 7, 10:00 a.m.
Springville Road – June 8, 10:00 a.m.
West End – June 9, 11:00 a.m.
Inglenook – June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Powderly – June 13, 10:00 a.m.
Pratt City – June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Avondale – June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Smithfield – June 15, 10:00 a.m.
East Lake – June 16, 10:00 a.m.
Central – June 20, 10:00 a.m.
Woodlawn – June 21, 10:00 a.m.
North Birmingham – June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ensley – June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Eastwood – June 30, 10:45 a.m.
Five Points West – July 5, 10:00 a.m.
North Avondale – July 7, 1:00 p.m.
Southside – July 8, 9:30 a.m.
Titusville – July 12, 10:30 a.m.
Wylam – July 19, 10:00 a.m.

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