Beat the heat with these virtual programs this July. From virtual trivia nights, to book clubs, to exploring STEAM concepts and more, there is so much to discover through the library. For a complete list of virtual programs, visit the online calendar of events at engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=2487&thisMonth=7&thisYear=2021.
The 2021 Summer Reading Challenge is underway. This year’s challenge is hosted virtually on Beanstack, and will run through Aug. 3. As always, the Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages.
Ages up to 18 are invited to track every day they read, or are read to, for at least 30 minutes. Each day read will earn a virtual reading badge, with virtual tickets being awarded along the way. The tickets can be entered into free drawings for a chance to win a prize. Each participant who finishes the challenge (by reading for a total of 30 days) will win a book, while supplies last.
Ages 18 and up can earn virtual badges by reading books and writing book reviews. For every badge earned, a virtual ticket will be earned as well. These tickets can also be entered into free drawings for a chance to win a prize.
Libraries will resume regular circulation policies beginning Aug. 1. As a reminder, the regular checkout period is 21 days. Items may be renewed twice, unless there is a hold on the item.
Virtual trivia nights continue this July with themes celebrating two important birthdays. In anticipation of Disneyland’s 66th birthday, join in on Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m. to test your knowledge of all things Disneyland. Then on Friday, July 30 the library will wish a happy early birthday to Harry Potter and you can test your knowledge of the wizarding world. These trivia nights are held via Zoom, and advance registration is required as space is limited.
Calling all Animal Crossing players. Come visit the Animal Crossing Library islands in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. On Monday, July 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., don your wizard robes and visit the Harry Potter-themed islands. Explore, win mystery prizes, pick fruit and flowers, and catch fish and bugs. Register for a Zoom link to chat with the Animal Crossing librarians, or watch out for the Dodo Codes on the day of the event.
Virtual book discussions are a great option to beat the heat. On Tuesday, July 20 at 2 p.m., you’re invited to join in for a themed book chat on Zoom. July’s theme is America, and participants will discuss books they have read, or are currently reading, on this theme. On Wednesday, July 28 at 11:30 a.m., readers can join in to discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Advance registration is required for both events in order to receive the Zoom code.
Ages 8 and up can join via Zoom on Thursday, July 22 at 3 p.m. to learn and create with augmented reality. This fun program uses the educational app 3D Bear. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign-ups started on July 1. Access to the 3D Bear app will be given on the day of the program.
This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
On Thursday, July 29 at 3 p.m., delve into circuitry with this beginning class on Makey Makey. Space is limited, and registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program. This program follows the same curriculum as the previous program in June.
Makey Makeys check out for three weeks to each participant. Once registered, you may pick up your Makey Makey from your local library the week of July 19 to 29.This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.