GameStart Workshop: 3D Video Game Design

Sunday August 20, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Get your feet wet with video game design using the Unity Development Kit.

In this class we will be getting used to 3D models and the physics, code, and mechanics that control them in video games. Once you learn how to use it, you can try it for free from home and make video games to your heart's content!

Returning students can continue from where they left off last time.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday August 21, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab and Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Preschool Storytimes

Monday August 21, 2017: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 2–5 years

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Ultimate Design Challenge

Tuesday August 22, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-5

Join us on several Tuesdays in August in finding creative ways to solve our design challenges.

Materials will be provided and there will be a different challenge each session.

Owls and Owl Pellet Dissection with Leslie Science and Nature Center!

Tuesday August 22, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Come learn about owls and see real live birds with a representative from Leslie Science and Nature Center at this event! Then, we'll dissect owl pellets to see what bones we can find!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 2–5 years

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Superhero Stick Figures!

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Make Superhero figures out of Popsicle sticks.

Make whomever you want! Batman? Wonder Woman? Iron Man? Or one you make up, such as… Super Salamander!

We’ll have all supplies on hand for you to make your own super squad.

Sweet Treat Clay Charms

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Come make tiny desserts out of polymer clay.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday August 24, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Coloring: Not Just for Little Kids!

Thursday August 24, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 4 - 12

Come to the library to use cool markers, pens, colored pencils, crayons, and gel pens to color awesome artwork.

Coloring isn't just for little kids, it's for everyone!