The Sacramento Public Library has many fun, exciting, and free Summer Reading programs at its Rio Linda branch whose programs are temporarily being held in The Depot building, 6730 Front Street, Rio Linda. Upcoming special programs include:
Thursday, July 5, 3:30 p.m.: Learn About Insects with the Bohart Museum of Entomology. See and learn about all kinds of beautiful, interesting, and useful bugs. There will be lots of bugs to see, and you might even get to pet a live walking stick or cockroach!
Thursday, July 12, 3:30 p.m.: Dream Catching: Story and Craft with ArtBeast. Children will hear the powerful story Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher, about a Chippewa child who learns from her grandmother how to capture good dreams and keep the bad ones away. After the story, children will use beads, yarn, feathers, twine, and spangles to create their own dream catchers to take home.
Thursday, July 19, 3:30 p.m.: Dream Big with juggler Owen Baker-Flynn. Owen Baker-Flynn will entertain, amaze, and crack you up with his awesome and hilarious juggling skills.
Wednesday, July 25, 3:30 p.m.: Retro Crafts: Macramé and Shrinky Dinks. Teens and adults will get in some groovy crafting action with macrame, Shrinky Dinks, and decoupage.
Thursday, July 26, 3:30 p.m.: Dream Trees: Story and Craft with ArtBeast. The session opens with a reading of The Dream Tree, the story of a young caterpillar curious about life and his mother who encourages him to patiently wait for the mysteries of growing up. After the story, children will create caterpillars, wings, and dream trees from a buffet of art supplies that includes wool rovings, yarn, googly eyes, poms, fabric, pipe cleaners, sticks, and other treasures.
To learn about more library programs, please telephone the Sacramento Public Library at (916) 264-2920 or visit www.saclibrary.org.