2017-05-19 / Schools


ACORN FILE PHOTO ACORN FILE PHOTO The Moorpark City Library at 699 Moorpark Ave. will offer the following free programs in June.

For more information, visit moorparklibrary.org or call (805) 517-6370.

Golden Grades Tutoring will resume in the fall.

Reading by Design! Sign-ups for the summer online reading program for children, tweens, teens and adults will take place June 12 through July 28 at the library or visit www.moorpark. readingbydesign.org. Participants can earn badges and points for prizes. Those without digital access can still fill out a paper log to claim prizes and enter weekly drawings.

ABC Mouse for in-library use. Access ABCmouse.com using a library card in the library for full online preschool, pre-K and kindergarten curriculum of games, books and songs.

Children’s programs

For families and children in preschool through grade five.

Little Bilingual Readers from 11 a.m. to noon Tues., June 6. Educational activities and crafts for parent and child in Spanish and English presented by Karina from First 5 and Mrs. T., the youth services librarian.

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wed., June 7 and 14 with stories, songs and crafts for parent and child.

Petting Zoo from 10 a.m. to noon Tues., June 13 in the gated parking lot next to the library. Kids can visit the farm animals, play games and sign-up for summer reading.

Summer reading club for children and families will have a Reading by Design theme.

S.T.E.A.M.works: The Puppet Musical by Kevin Noonchester at 3 p.m. Mon., June 19 in the Civic Center Apricot Room next to the library. A boy and a girl create competing entries to win a trip to Space Camp. The show will debut the world’s first 3Dprinted puppet character in a live puppet show.

Mondays: Design Club for kids entering grades 3 to 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Civic Center Apricot Room. Sign-ups requested; limit of 25. Informational reading on the topic, a vocabulary matching game and the activity. June 26: Mechanical Engineering on three classes of levers.

Tuesdays: Construction Club from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 20 and 27. Challenges with teen volunteers assisting. Materials of all sizes for all ages.

Wednesdays: Preschool Learning Time at 10:30 a.m. June 21 and 28. A money-smart story and craft will be set out for children and parents or caregivers to play together. Library iPads will be provided to explore online stories and educational apps.

Thursdays: PJ Storytime in the Parks at 6:30 p.m. with guest readers, singing, activities and stories. June 22 at Community Park next to the library and June 29 at Mammoth Highlands Park.

Fridays: Game Day on June 23 and 30. Kids can ask a librarian to play or be challenged by friends and family. Winners will receive prizes throughout the day.

Teen programs

For those in grades six to 12

Teen Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Mon., June 5 to discuss “Book of a Thousand Days” by Shannon Hale. Get a free copy of the next month’s club book.

VolunTEENs orientation for teens in grades seven to 12 who like working with people. The session at 2 p.m. Wed., June 14 and 11 a.m. Mon., June 19 is mandatory for all summer reading volunteers, even if they have volunteered before.

Teen Advisory Group at 5 p.m. Wed., June 7 and 21. Gain volunteer hours and make a difference in the community.

Wii U Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. June 14. Race, dance or battle on the Wii U.

3D Printing Thursdays at 4 p.m. June 29. Make a pen holder or cup using Tinkercad. Space is limited to seven teens; sign up at the library in advance.

Tweens and teens can sign up for the summer reading program from June 12 to July 28.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Anime Your Way Art Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Tues., June 20 in the Citrus Room of the Civic Center. Carlos Nieto III, a veteran artist who has worked on “The Simpsons” and at Disney, will show how to make anime artwork.

Teen Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Tues., June 27 in the Citrus Room of the Civic Center. Create photographic designs on T-shirts with sunlight-activated dyes. Register at the library with the proper shirt size.

Gaming Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. June 21 and 28. Play card games, board games, Roblox or Wii U.

Moorpark Teen Zine Intro Session and Artist Cafe at 3 p.m. Thurs., June 22. The library is making a zine—a book featuring artwork, photography, writing, jokes and poetry. At the Artist Cafe, teens can learn more and work on their submissions, which are due by July 27 for inclusion in the zine.

Adult programs

Book Club for Adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mon., June 12 to discuss “The Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt. Check the library website for future titles.

Temari Balls at noon Sat., June 17. Learn how to make the temari ball from Japan, a symbol of loyalty or a valued friendship.

Writer’s Workshop: Design a Story at 11 a.m. Sat., June 24. No writing experience necessary; bring pen and paper or laptop and a desire to write. Learn the process of conceiving and structuring a storyline under the guidance of local author Sally Carpenter.

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