Albany Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program
Welcome to the Summer Reading Program for readers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Especially for little ones aged birth to 36 months, a half-hour of songs, fingerplays, and stories.

Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
After storytime children and their adults are invited to play and socialize in the community room. Basic toys are provided.
Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn all about mirrors, light and reflection by exploring a collection of different kaleidoscopes. Then, make your own kaleidoscope to take home! Ages 6+.
Individuals may register online or by calling 427-4310
Group/Camp Registrations should be made by calling 427-4310.
Location
Main Library Childrens Department
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Sing songs, listen to stories and roast marshmallows while sitting at our library campfire. See a solar powered oven in action to make s’mores!
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
We are taking science outside this summer with fun hands on science experiments on the sidewalk! We’ll send soda sky high, investigate nanotechnology, build and shoot our own catapults or make some elephant toothpaste. Stop by and see what’s new, the possibilities are endless.
Location
Howe Patio
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Cornell Partners for 4-H Programming: hands-on experiments for kids starting 1st through 6th grades. Limited to 15 children. Please call 482-2154 to register your child.
Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
We are taking science outside this summer with fun hands on science experiments on the sidewalk! We’ll send soda sky high, investigate nanotechnology, build and shoot our own catapults or make some elephant toothpaste. Stop by and see what’s new, the possibilities are endless.
Location
Arbor Hill/West Hill--All Rooms
Library
Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play this fun variant on dodge ball and make some pixel art with Skittles. (Eat away -- we’ll send you a photo of your creation.) Prizes!
Ages 11-17; no registration needed.
Location
Main Library Large Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description

A before-bed storytime for little ones and their adults. Big books, action songs, nursery rhymes wrapped up with a wish on a star.
Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come to create a song with other musicians! We’ll have some instruments available and recording equipment. Bring your ideas, all music levels welcome. Program will be limited to 10 participants. Please register online or call the Pine Hills Children's Department at 482-7911 ext. 223.
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Experiments with hinged mirrors and the museum's collection of unusual kaleidoscopes help explain the how and why of reflection. Each child makes a kaleidoscope to keep.
Location
Arbor Hill / West Hill Large Meeting Room
Library
Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn all about different kinds of berries in this program run by Honest Weight Food Coop. Read "Blueberries for Sal," do a berry-related activity and make-your-own Berry Yogurt Parfaits.
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Visit the traveling Tang.
Location
Howe Large Meeting Room
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
A four-week dance and movement program for children ages 6 and up.
Beth Jacobs, experienced dance instructor, will lead the classes. She requests that children wear stretchy clothes. Please call 482-2154 or come to the Bach Branch to register your child.
Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Each month families can pick up a Bookworms calendar at Bach Branch Library. Check off each day that the child hears a story read aloud. At the end of the month exchange the calendar for a new picture book.
Location
Bach Rotunda
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come join us to watch a Maker Camp Virtual Field Trip, and get special, behind-the-scenes peeks into all sorts of cool things! We will set up the big screen TV in the Children's Room, and together we will explore cool people, places and things including Google's Street View Treks, Cartoon Network's TV Studio, Disneyland's Fantasmic, Google’s self-driving car team, Blue Man Group, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Location
Main Library Childrens Department
Library
Main Library

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Every time you log that you have read for 120 minutes, you can visit your branch to pick up a prize! You can enter the same title again if you read it for longer than 120 minutes.
Reviews
Title
Ruby;s Perfect Day
Author
Susan Hill
Review
It's about friends. I loved it!
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Title
Red Riding Hood
Author
James Marshall
Review
this is a funny version of the classic story anout red riding hood. i really like the pictures in this book there super funny.  Find this book
ISBN
0-590-44991-5