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Open Maker Lab @ Main

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab

The Maker lab will be open to library patrons and guest.  You can come in and use the lab to work on new projects and creative ideas.  Our Maker lab guides will be there to assist you and answer questions.  Patrons and guest under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the lab.  Sign in with a maker lab guide.

Be prepared, properly dressed, use eye protective gear when working with machinery, use tools the right way, clean up and return tools where you got them, and never use tools unless you have been trained.  Please see Maker Lab Rules.

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All Ages Board Games

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Teens Tables
Looking to escape the summer heat?  We've got board games, comfy chairs, and free wifi.
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Suminagashi

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
Create incredible marbled designs using this fascinating artistic technique using water, paper, and ink. This is a family program for all ages, although younger children will need help from grown-ups.
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Baby Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime.

Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.
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Baby Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.
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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room
Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one!  Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime.   

Designed for children from birth - 18 months and their caregivers.
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Monday Morning Book Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Turtle Branch
Study Room 1
Read what you like, share what you read!  Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month to meet book lovers like you. 
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Music and Movement Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Waynedale Branch
Meeting Room
Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2-6 years and their caregivers.
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Simon Says Art

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Georgetown Branch
Large Meeting Room
Create in a whole new way. Emphasizing process over product, young artists will be encouraged to follow simple instructions to create a unique piece of art, showing how every one of us interprets differently.

Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Storytime in the Park

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
In the Community
In a cooperative venture between Riverfront Fort Wayne and the downtown Public Library, we invite you to bring your kids to the Headwaters Park West Ampitheatre for Storytime in the Park at 10:30 each Monday morning through August 14th. Enjoy the fresh air as you enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more. (In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held at the downtown public Library.) It’s all fun and it’s all free! Join us!
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Baby Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime.

Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.
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Lunch Bunch Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodburn Branch
Meeting Room
Adults - Come spend some time talking about what you have read in the last month. And then of course we will have lunch together. July's title is: Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund. You are not required to read the suggested title. Lunch will be pizza. Call to register 260-421-1370.
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Free Lunch at the Library

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Shawnee Branch
Large Meeting Room
Did anyone ever tell you there's no such thing as a free lunch? They were wrong! Visit the library for a free lunch every weekday this summer! Lunch is available for young people ages 1-18. Most food must be eaten in the meeting room but whole fruit may be taken if it is part of that day's lunch. Adults are welcome to bring in a lunch to eat at the same time as the children and young adults they have accompanied.
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Free Lunch

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
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Paws to Read

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Children's Area
Come practice  your reading skills by reading to the dogs!
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Registration is open

Explore the Honeybee

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
Southwest Honey Company brings the fascinating world of the honeybee to life.  Participants will learn just how incredible their busy bees are and the necessary role that they play in our planet's ecosystem. 
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Fun with Food

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pontiac Branch
Meeting Room
Nutrition and hands on food fun combine in this edible and exciting library program.Explore a food you may never have tried before or enjoy some old favorites while creating a treat! This program is open to all ages, but preschoolers should be accompanied by an adult.
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Make/Code: Sewing, Knitting and More

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Teens Tables
July 3rd: Sewing 101 Make a toss pillow.
July 10th: Hand-sewing with Lights Decorate a fabric pencil case with lights. Bring your own fabric pencil case or small fabric item to embellish or use one of the pencil cases we have.
July 17th: Open Jewelry Box Make a bracelet or earrings.
July 24th: Knitting Basics We'll show you the basic skills needed to make a colorful wash cloth. Please call 421-1255 to sign up. All supplies provided
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Science Central: Science of Sports

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
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Watercolor Silhouettes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room
Let your inner artist shine using this simple process for amazing watercolor results.
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Simon Says Art

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Georgetown Branch
Large Meeting Room
Create in a whole new way. Emphasizing process over product, young artists will be encouraged to follow simple instructions to create a unique piece of art, showing how every one of us interprets differently.

Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Registration is open — Register at the library

Summer Landscape Paint Class

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Haven Branch
Large Meeting Room
We'll teach you step by step how to paint a majestic landscape. Space is incredibly limited and so sign up is required.
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Block Party

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monroeville Branch

Big blocks mean big fun and big learning!  Explore some of of gigantic blocks sets, where the limits are only set by your imagination.

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Preschool Storytime

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Monroeville Branch
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, crafts and of course a snack.
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Registration is closed

Tinkercad for Beginners

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab
Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D CAD design and modeling tool. It allows users to imagine anything and then design it. The geometric shapes are the basic building blocks of Tinkercad. Any geometric shape can add or remove material, and you can also import STL files. Tinkercad allows the users to group together a set of shapes so you can combine the shapes into a 3D object. You will be able to import your Tinkercad STL file to a 3D printer. Ages: 8 to Adults Maximum Participants: 8
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