Summer Programs Keep Children Engaged

Every summer the Friends of the Fruitville Library sponsor outstanding programs for children of all ages, a continuing commitment to the importance of this library in enriching the lives of our children. To register online, go to the Calendar at www.scgov.net/Library. For questions, please call 941-861-2525 or visit the Children’s Department.

Monday, June 24, 4-6 p.m. – Anime Club
Ages 11-18. Watch and discuss an anime movie. Parental permission form required. Please visit the Children’s Dept. or Young Adult Dept. Teens attend independently.

Tuesday, June 25, 3-4 p.m. – Laser Juggling & Magic Show
Recommended for ages 6-11. Juggling show and workshop with special laser effects by instructor Gerard Tricarico. No registration required. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting one hour before the show.

Thursday, June 27, 2-4 p.m. – Japan Teen Program
Ages 11-18. Explore Japanese culture, sample unusual food,
and learn more about Anime and manga. Presented by Pasco County young adult librarian/adventurer Paul Stonebridge. Registration required

Monday, July 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – LEGO Club
1st through 5th graders. Build LEGO projects to exhibit in the library. Materials provided. No registration required. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting one hour before.

Tuesday, July 2, 1-4 p.m. – Teen Twilight Movie Program
Ages 10-18. Watch the latest Twilight movie, make crafts, win prizes and enjoy snacks. Limit 50. Registration required online. PG-13. Library parental permission required for under 13.

Monday, July 8, 2-4 p.m. –Medieval Swordfighting
Recommended for age 6 and up. See a live demonstration of sword fighting presented by librarian/adventurer Paul Stonebridge. No registration required. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting one hour before.

Thursday, July 11, 2-4 p.m. – Chainmail Bracelets
Teen Program Ages 11-18. Turn a medieval innovation into a modern bracelet with chain metal pieces. Instructor, librarian and medieval expert Paul Stonebridge will show you how it’s done. All materials provided. Registration required online. Limit 20. Teens attend independently.

Tuesday, July 16, 2-3 p.m. – Design Your Own Picture Book
Recommended for up to age 11. Children become both author and illustrator as they create their keepsake book. All materials provided. Registration required online. Limit 50.

Thursday, July 18, 10:30-11 a.m. – Preschool Music Program
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. Singer-guitarist entertains with favorite children’s songs. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting at 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2-4 p.m. – Domino Necklaces Teen Program
Ages 11-18. Make and take home necklaces with domino game pieces redesigned as pendants.
All materials provided. Registration required online. Limit 50. Teens attend independently.

Tuesday, July 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Drumming Circle
Recommended for children and teens. Join the circle and learn how to play traditional drum music with Steve Turner. Drums provided. No registration required. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting one hour before.

Thursday, July 25, 10:30-11 a.m. – Preschool Exercise
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. “Fun to be Fit” music and exercise with Adrianne Pezzella. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting at 10 a.m. Limit 80.

Friday, July 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Teen Yoga Program
Ages 11-18. Learn basic yoga poses with instructor Karen Kraster.
Please bring your own mat or towel. Registration required online. Limit 30.

Monday, July 29, 4-6 p.m. – Anime Club
Ages 11-18. Watch and discuss an anime movie. Parental permission form required. Please visit the Children’s Dept. or Young Adult Dept. Teens attend independently.

Friday, Aug. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Children’s Yoga Program
Ages 6-10. Learn basic yoga poses with instructor Karen Kraster. Please bring your own mat or towel. Registration required online. Limit 30.

Monday, Aug. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – LEGO Club
1st through 5th graders. Build LEGO projects to exhibit in the library. Materials provided. No registration required. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting one hour before. Parents may accompany 1st through 5th graders.