Discover Summer @ Seymour Library

Welcome to YOUR Summer!

This summer we’re inviting you to go beyond the books. Discover, play, create, read, learn and do more! Seymour Library will be offering different activities and events focusing on a different theme each week during July and August. You can pick up a journal at the library and find out how you can discover summer. This book is your personal journal – a special place for you to record your adventures, imagine your world and reflect on your summer adventures (and yes, there’s even space for you to write down your summer reading). 

Events:

StoryWalk® at Hoopes Park (all summer long)

Take a walk and read a story at the same time! The StoryWalk® is returning to Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave. Follow the path through the park and read a page from a book on each of the stakes along the way. Opening in late June, with new books installed through Labor Day.

Kickoff week (July 2 – 7)

Monday, July 2: Rock Painting, 11 am to 1 pm & 5 to 7 pm (all ages)
Tuesday, July 3: Movie & Popcorn: The Nut Job 2, 11 am & 1 pm (all ages)
Wednesday, July 4: Library closed for 4th of July
Thursday, July 5: Seed Planting, 11 am to 1 pm & 3 to 5 pm (all ages)
Friday, July 6: Butterfly Hatching, 11 am to 1 pm & 3 to 5 pm (all ages)

July

 Discover more (July 9 – 14)

Monday, July 9: Nature Movie Time: Wings of Life (Disneynature), 11 am (all ages)
Tuesday, July 10: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Wednesday, July 11: Instrument “Petting Zoo” with Perform 4 Purpose, 11 am (all ages)
Thursday, July 12: Discover Nature – Discover Urban Wildlife with Nathan Keefe, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Chair Yoga with Deborah Daly, 3 to 4 pm (adults)
Zoo To You, 6 pm at Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., Auburn (children & families)
Friday, July 13: A closer look at animal skulls with naturalist Raylene Ludgate, 1 pm (children & families)

Play more (July 16 – 21) 

Monday, July 16: Nature Movie Time: Bears (Disneynature), 1 pm (all ages)
Tuesday, July 17: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Games Day, all day (all ages)
Wednesday, July 18:  Play the Game, Read the Story gaming program, 11 am (children & families)
Thursday, July 19: Discover Nature, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Chair Yoga with Wendy Vitale, 3 to 4 pm (adults)
Saturday, July 21: Chess Club (teens & adults)

 Create more (July 23 – 28)

Monday, July 23: Merry-Go-Round Summer Tour, 11 am at Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., Auburn (children & families)
Nature Movie Time: March of the Penguins, 6 pm (all ages)
Tuesday, July 24: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Wednesday, July 25: Graphic Novel Workshop with Ed Catto, 4 pm (grades 6-12) * Graphic Novel Workshop postponed to August 8
Thursday, July 26: Discover Nature with Outside Life Learners, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Friday, July 27: Nature printing with Raylene Ludgate, Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 to 2:30 pm (children & families)
Saturday, July 28: “Seek Nature, Capture Nature” photography class with Laura Thorne, 1 pm (teens & adults)

August

Read more (July 30 – August 4)

Monday, July 30: Nature Movie Time: Born in China (Disneynature), 11 am (all ages)
Tuesday, July 31: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Silent Reading Party, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Wednesday, August 1: Color and Read Craft (bookmark), 1 pm (all ages) 
Thursday, August 2: Discover Nature with Outside Life Learners, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour: Good Books You May Have Missed: Nature Stories, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Saturday, August 4: Nature Storytime with Regi Carpenter, 1 pm (all ages)

 Learn More (August 6 – 11)

Monday, August 6: Kids Yoga on the Lawn with Kidding Around Yoga, 11 am (children and families)
Nature Movie Time: Oceans (Disneynature), 1 pm (all ages)
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 6 pm (teens & adults)
Tuesday, August 7: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Wednesday, August 8: Kids Yoga on the Lawn with Kidding Around Yoga, 6 pm (children and families)

Wednesday, August 8: Graphic Novel Workshop with Ed Catto, 4 pm (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 9: Discover Nature with Outside Life Learners, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour, 1 pm (teens & adults)
Saturday, August 11: Fish and Invasive Species with Colleen Keefer, 1 pm (all ages)

Do More (August 13 – 18) 

Monday, August 13: Nature Movie Time: Earth (Disneynature), 6 pm (all ages)
Tuesday, August 14: Discover Stories and Songs, 11 am (children & families)
Thursday, August 16: Discover Nature with Outdoor Life Learners, 11 am (children & families)
Discover at Seymour, 1 pm (teens & adults)

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