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Events @ the Library



Kids | Teens | Adults

Summer Library Program Links:
Children Teens Adults

Events for all ages!

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CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY, MAY 29

KIDS

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM for PreK-5th Grade!

June 12 - July 30

MONDAYS at 10 a.m.
Storytimes at the Library
Sharing books is one of the most important things we can do to encourage a love of reading.
Join Kirsten for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft in this 45 minute program!
Time for free play follows the program.


TUESDAYS at 2 p.m.
Storytimes at the Pool!
Enjoy a few stories at the Edgerton Aquatic Center while the lifeguards take their break!

THURSDAYS at 10 a.m.
Dance, Sing and Play
Join Kirsten for some singing, movement activities, rhymes, and fingerplays. Whether we're using
puppets, scarves, beanbags or blocks, this 30 minute program helps to build vocabulary skills, motor skills,
and creativity. Time for free play follows the program.

FRIDAYS at 1 p.m.
Family Movie
Beat the heat and join us for an afternoon at the movies! Titles will be announced on the previous Friday.

ART ON THE GO!

While you’re at the library picking up some great books to read, stop by the “Art on the Go” table
for a new creative project!

Special Events for kids

SLP Week 1 June 12 - 17

Monday, June 12 at 1 p.m.
Kick off Program
“Remnants of the Rainforest”
Join us as we welcome our friends from Nature’s Niche in Stevens Point, WI. Learn how the health of our local community is connected to the health of our planet. Our special guest, Dino Tlachac, will share live animals such as creepy crawly arthropods, amphibians birds, mammals, lizards, turtles, and snakes that are found in the rainforest. Meet some animals friends and learn how you can help build a better world!

Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
Open Build Night
This hour long drop in program will offer different building supplies and ideas for things to construct. What will you build?
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SLP Week 2 June 19 - 24 - Bike to the Library Week
ALL WEEK - Wear your bike helmet while riding your bike to the library! Show us your helmet and you can take home a free book! You can also enter to win some great prizes!

Monday, June 19 at 1 p.m.
Build a Better Board Game
Back by popular demand! Join us for a creative afternoon of game building. Design (and play!) a new game. Supplies provided by the library.

Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood

Hour long program at Silverwood Park featuring books, crafts, and activities with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. Sponsored in collaboration with the Edgerton School District Dane County Parks & Friends of Silverwood Park.

Wednesday, June 21 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Storywalk™
Start at the library and walk to Central Park. Along the way, enjoy reading a picture book! Enjoy the evening concert at Central Park sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton. Featured band is “Dirty Groove.”
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SLP Week 3 June 26 - July 1

Monday, June 26 at 1 p.m.
Solar Energy Program

The sun is the ultimate source of energy for our planet. Join us for an afternoon of solar experiments! Rob McCallister from the Geology Department at UW-Rock County will share his expertise on solar energy and help you create a solar powered fan. Sample a snack cooked in a solar oven. Enjoy some cool crafts that depend upon the sun!

Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood

Hour long program at Silverwood Park featuring books, crafts, and activities with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. Sponsored in collaboration with the Edgerton School District, Dane County Parks & Friends of Silverwood Park.

Wednesday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Open Build Night

This hour long drop in program will offer different building supplies and ideas for things to construct.
What will you build?
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SLP Week 4 July 3-8

Monday, July 3 at 1 p.m.
Crafts for Service

Join us for a crafty afternoon as we create projects to help our community. We’ll be making items for the
Rock County Humane Society, Feathered Friends Bird Sanctuary, and other library patrons!

Tuesday, July 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY. LIBRARY IS CLOSED

Wednesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.
Open Build Night

This hour long drop in program will offer different building supplies and ideas for things to construct.
What will you build?
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SLP Week 5 July 10-15

Monday, July 10 at 1 p.m.
Earth, Music...Magic! Special Program with Bill Kehl!

Join us for this fun, interactive and exciting presentation featuring primitive musical instruments, and
celebrating the creative exploration of human expression through sound. Showcasing a fascinating and
colorful collection of unique and authentic musical instruments from all over the world, “Earth, Music…Magic!”
is an engaging performance highlighting songs, stories, humor and joyful spontaneous audience participation. Learning about the natural world and discovering the simple beauty of primitive musical instruments… it’s a magical combination designed to leave you even more inspired about the wonder of the our beautiful planet home!

Wednesday, July 12 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Storywalk™

Start at the library and walk to Central Park. Along the way, enjoy reading a picture book! Enjoy the evening concert at Central Park sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton. Featured band is
“Lower Fifth.”

Friday, July 14 - Saturday, July 15
FRIENDS OF THE EPL BOOK SALE!

While you’re celebrating Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days, stop by to shop! Great books for all ages at
even better prices!
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SLP Week 6 July 17-22

Monday, July 17 at 1 p.m.
BOLDT Blocks Program

We’re thrilled to be joined by some of the staff from BOLDT Construction Company for an exciting LEGO construction program! The BOLDT staff will share with us what their jobs involve and some of the projects that they are currently working on. Then we’ll try our hands at a fun LEGO Challenge!

Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m.
Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood

Hour long program at Silverwood Park featuring books, crafts, and activities with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. Sponsored in collaboration with the Edgerton School District Dane County Parks & Friends of Silverwood Park.

Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
Open Build Night
This hour long drop in program will offer different building supplies and ideas for things to construct. What will you build?
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SLP Week 7 July 24-29

Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m.
The Wonders of Water

Join us as we welcome a local canoe builder to the library! He’ll be bringing one of his boats along and sharing information about the building process. Try some water experiments, explore our water table models, and enjoy even more aquatic fun!

Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m.
Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood

Hour long program at Silverwood Park featuring books, crafts, and activities with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. Sponsored in collaboration with the Edgerton School District Dane County Parks & Friends of Silverwood Park.

Wednesday, July 26 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Storywalk™

Start at the library and walk to Central Park. Along the way, enjoy reading a picture book! Enjoy the evening concert at Central Park sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton. Featured band is “Michele Thomas & Soul Meme.”

Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
Rick Allen Magic Show
It’s an Edgerton Public Library tradition! Join us for an afternoon of exciting magic tricks, live animals, and laughter! You’ll see some new tricks this year as well as the chance to see one of our library patrons levitate!

Sunday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Summer Library Program Pool Party
Celebrate the Summer Library Program with a party at the Edgerton Aquatic Center. If you completed your reading log, pick up a ticket at the library! Hope to see you there!

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TEENS & TWEENS
Refreshments served at activities.

Anime Club
Thursdays, May 18 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Like anime and graphic novels? Want to try some Japanese snacks?
Enjoy watching anime with others who share your interests.

Summer Library Program for Teens!

Code your own website
Every Thursday - June 15 - July 13 from 3-4 p.m.

Learn how to create design and maintain your own website!
Please register by calling 884-4511 as space is limited

Bike to the Library Week June 19-24
We’re partnering with the Wisconsin Bike Fed once again to promote biking AND libraries!
ALL WEEK - Wear your bike helmet while riding your bike to the library and you can take home a free book! Just come in and show us your helmet! You can also enter to win some great prizes!

Ukelele Circle
Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Musicians from Knapton Music Notes in Janesville will be here to help us host our own Ukelele Jam Circle! Whether you’re just beginning or have been playing for awhile, it will be a fun evening! Our guests will provide music and get us going. Bring your own ukelele or use one of the extras we’ll have on hand! (This is a joint adult-teen program. 14 years and up please)

THURSDAY PROGRAMS - 1:30-2:30 p.m. and repeated from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Ebru - Thursday, June 15
Learn the Turkish art of Paper marbling!

K! Drama - Thursday, June 22
- KDrama is the world’s hottest live action serials. They feature slapstick comedy, romance and action. Test drive this unique form of entertainment by watching a Manhwa (Korean graphic novel) based drama while sampling Korean snacks.

Henna - Thursday, June 29
Henna: temporary tattoos - Henna is a form of temporary tattoo that has its roots in the Middle East and India where it is associated with joyous occasions. Learn the basics of making temporary tattoos using this ancient art form.

Game Day - Thursday, July 6
Game day - Kick back and chill with some strategic board games!

Anime - Thursday, July 13
Anime and Create your own snacks - Like anime? Come watch your favorite anime with a couple dozen of
your closest friends. While you are watching the show, we will be making traditional Japanese snacks (and sampling them as well).



ADULTS

Rock County Dementia Care Specialist at Edgerton Public Library
Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 8, July 13, August 10
Free memory screens are available during this time as well as access to general information and resources.

BOOK SALES:
May 19 & 20; July 14 & 15; October 20 & 21
Fridays from 12 noon - 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Save the dates for our upcoming sales! Sponsored by the Friends of the Edgerton Public Library, these
sales offer great books at even better prices! There’s something for everyone!

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, June 14, July 12, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Bring your creativity and join in on the coloring fun! Multiple books and color pencils will be provided
however you are welcome to bring your own supplies!

Edgerton Area Writers Guild
Mondays, June 12, 26, July 10, 24, August 14, 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Join other writers for a chance to share your work and learn from others.

Bike to the Library Week June 19-24
We’re partnering with the Wisconsin Bike Fed once again to promote biking AND libraries!
ALL WEEK - Wear your bike helmet while riding your bike to the library and you can take home a free book! Just come in and show us your helmet! You can also enter to win some great prizes!

Local Biking Presentation
Monday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an informative presentation to learn about biking opportunities around Edgerton and the state!

Home Energy Conservation Program
Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m.
Join us as we welcome guests from Alliant Energy to share information about energy conservation and renewable energy options in Wisconsin. They’ll share ideas about things homeowners can do on a smaller scale as well as things the industry is doing on a larger scale.

Ukelele Circle
Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Musicians from Knapton Music Notes in Janesville will be here to help us host our own Ukelele Jam Circle! Whether you’re just beginning or have been playing for awhile, it will be a fun evening! Our guests will provide music and get us going. Bring your own ukelele or use one of the extras we’ll have on hand! 14 years and up.

Friday, July 14 - Saturday, July 15 - FRIENDS OF THE EPL BOOK SALE!
While you’re celebrating Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days, stop by to shop! Great books for all ages at even better prices!

Dane County Habitat for Humanity
Friday, July 21 from 10-11 a.m.
Help us welcome guests from Dane County Habitat for Humanity as they share stories about the amazing work this non-profit is involved in locally and nationwide.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Program
Thursday, July 27 from 6-7 p.m.
“Why Wetlands are Important” will be the focus of this fascinating presentation by volunteers with the
Wisconsin Wetlands Association.

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Book Discussions - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone who has read the book is welcome. Books available at the library.

May 18
My Family and Other Hazards by June Melby
59er Diner, 2209 E Vincent Rd, Milton

June 15
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
El Patron Mexican Grill, 2 W. Fulton Street

July 20
Outliers: the Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
Anchor Inn, 718 WI-59, Edgerton

August 17
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refuge Camp by Ben Rawlence
Yetti’s Bar & Grill, 11190 N Goede Rd, Edgerton




           

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