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Upcoming Kid Events at St. Joseph Public Library

Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children



Join us as we read "The Gingerbread Man" By Saviour Pirotta, then brainstorm ideas for helping the gingerbread man with a STEAM Challenge!

Oh no! The Gingerbread Man has outrun many creatures, but now he is on a riverbank and can run no more. Don't let the sly fox trick him and eat him up! Instead you can help the Gingerbread Man by building him a raft using just straws and pipe cleaners. When you are done building, tape a quarter to your paper gingerbread man and test out your raft in a bucket or your sink.

This program is hosted virtually, but supplies will be provided for all participants prior to the event. Registered participants will need to pick up activity kits at Pickett Elementary on Wednesday, August 12th between 5:00PM and 6:00PM. 

The link to our interactive Zoom session will be sent in the registration confirmation.

Only one registration per household is required. This program is limited to a maximum of 25 households. Each kit includes pipe cleaners, straws, and other materials from which to create and test your raft. Gingerbread man included. 

Please indicate the number for children (ages 6-12) that will be participating in the "special notes" section of the registration form. 

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Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens


We will have a weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. 

Wed. August 5: Survival Co-op play. How long can we survive together as a team? Our goal will be to get enough diamonds to make diamond armor for all team members! We can have 7 players for this session.

Wed. August 12: Adventure together. We'll just see where the game takes us on our adventure. How many Biomes can we find?

Wed. August 19: Creative Building. We will play in Creative Mode and build anything we can imagine.

Wed. August 26: Mini-games. We'll play different mini games including Hide 'N Seek, Guess the Build and PVP.


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