Summer Learning

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2021 - Summer Events

Summer programs are underway! Check below or visit the Event Calendar to see what we have booked and plan your summer fun today!


Everson Museum of Art logoArt with the Everson

Families are invited to join The Everson Museum of Art in outdoor art-making fun this summer! Dig into colorful clay to create your own work of art inspired by artwork found at the Everson Museum. Materials provided. For ages 5-12. See our Art with the Everson event page for dates and details.

Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


The Great & Powerful Dave logoThe Great & Powerful Dave

Dave Moreland (formerly 'Moreland the Magician') presents a high energy, 45 minute show packed with magic, comedy, puppets, and audience participation. During the show, The Great & Powerful Dave will teach you a magic trick you can perform with things from around the house. For the sake of safety and physical distancing, the show will be performed outdoors. See The Great & Powerful Dave page on our site for dates and details.
Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


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The MoST Live Science Demonstration

Each animal has a tale to tell, and we don't just mean the physical tail that you can see. In this live science demonstration, we will learn about the characteristics that scientists use to classify animals, take an up-close look at specimens from real animals, and explore what makes each one unique! For the sake of safety and physical distancing, the event will be held outdoors. See the MoST event page on our site for dates and details.

Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


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Slime Time!

For all the slime lovers out there, join us for a slime party! Everyone will make their own base slime, then have the opportunity to add in all kinds of materials like fake snow, food coloring, hand lotion, and glitter. This program will be held outside. See our Summer Learning with Slime event page for dates and details.

Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


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Tie-Dye with OCPL

Design your own wearable art! Bring a white t-shirt, socks or even pillowcases (or use library provided handkerchiefs) to create your own tie-dyed items. Be sure to wear old clothes, because the dye will stain. Program will be held outdoors. See our Tie-Dye with OCPL page for event dates and details.

Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


Children doing yoga stretches on the floorYoga for Kids

Join us for some outdoor fun this summer as we combine yoga and storytelling! We will stretch, build strength, move fast, move slow - just like characters in our stories! Bring your own yoga mat (mats to loan will be available) & a water bottle. Class is for 5-12 year olds. Program will be held outside under a tent. See our Yoga for Kids page for dates and details.

Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.


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Calendar of Events

See OCPL Central & City libraries full Calendar of Events for summer learing events and more or download a copy of select library newsletter of events.


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