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Clark the Shark

sharkAs summer winds down, it is a good time to review with your child how to act in social situations. Many of you have children starting pre-school or kindergarten. Children can have anxiety about new situations and may need a little extra guidance regarding behavior. These life transitions can be full of learning potential.

Movie Maker Mondays!

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For the next three sessions, Maker Mondays are "going Hollywood!" Ever wanted to make a movie using just your smartphone? Or maybe you just want to learn about how you can create better home movies? This series for all ages will show you how!

"Planning Your Movie" on Monday, August 1 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Dover Room will show you moviemaking secrets- the proper way to write a script, create a storyboard, and plan how you want your movie to be shot! Register here.

It's a Mystery - Yes It Is!

It’s a Mystery – Yes, It Is!

One of the questions I’m most often asked about mysteries is, “What is the difference between a mystery and a thriller/suspense novel?”  Ask anyone and they will have a different opinion as to the answer.  Here are some thoughts of people in the writing business:

 

Birdbrain

We’ve been in our home for nearly 20 years and are pretty familiar with the wildlife in our yard.  Mostly, the many birds which including a large number of robins and wrens, cardinals and blue jays and even hawks and woodpeckers.  One song we heard repeatedly piqued our interest and we set out on a mission to identify the bird.  Turns out, there are some nifty books at the library with recordings of the bird songs or calls. 

All About Art

Come to WPPL's summer art programs!

 

Science Fiction & politics.

Science Fiction has often been a way for writers to safely explore Earthly politics under the guise of other worlds, dimensions or times.

STEAM Week!

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July 17-23 is STEAM Week! Previously known as Science Week, STEAM Week incorporates plenty of programs promoting science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Click on each link to see if you have to register or not.

Legacy of Music

Design 3D-Printable Objects

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Maker Monday: Design 3D-Printable Objects on July 11 may be full, but as always, there are plenty of helpful links online to continue what we learned in What is 3D Printing?

The first thing we’re doing is designing original objects in the free online program Tinkercad. Just sign up for an account, and the website itself will walk you through a tutorial (complete with stars every time you complete something!) If you’d like video help as well, just watch the Lynda.com video on Tinkercad for free with your Westlake Porter Public Library card.

4th of July

Read It Make It is celebrating the 4th of July!  There is no doubt this will be an exciting weekend for everyone.  Be sure to make some time for a book and craft.

 

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