Abstract painting
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Saturday, October 1 at (All day)

Add unconventional materials to your artwork, discover surprising uses for leftover supplies, and experiment with new techniques with the Mixed Media Art kit. In the book Mixed Media Workshop, seven artists will guide you through step-by-step instructions to alter photographs, create three-dimensional texture, and assemble found items into thought-provoking pieces. Some materials will be included to help you get started.

Rock painted to look like a Jack-o-lantern
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Saturday, October 1 at (All day)

Ages 12–19: Venture into the unknown with this month’s lighthearted Spooky Season kit. Start your journey with Ada Ru, a sixth-grader who’s reluctantly spending her summer in Scotland instead of Disney World in Melissa Savage’s Nessie Quest. Then join twin brothers Tinn and Cole as they answer the call of a mysterious message and enter the Wild Wood to discover the secrets of a goblin horde in Changeling by William Ritter before you create haunting stones with instructions from Paint Your Own Halloween Rocks by Amanda Rogers.

Young girl dressed as pirate
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Saturday, October 1 at (All day)

Ages 6–11: Have some spooky, lighthearted fun with your child and the Spooky Season kit. You can join Bones as he digs up a new friend in Jeremy and Hermione Tankard’s Yorick and Bones, decorate Halloween crafts with a set of stickers, and create your own surprise monster with a sewing craft!

Toddler dressed in Jack-o-lantern overalls
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Saturday, October 1 at (All day)

Ages 0–5: Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky, lighthearted kit for your little ones! Travel with a group of little monsters as you read Trick or Treat on My Street, a colorful board book by J.L. Coppage. You and your child can then curl up with their new bat plushie and build a flapping bat craft or go out and explore local fall festivities with Fall Family Bingo.

Smile made of soap bubbles on blue background
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Why pay more for a costly bottle of detergent when you can easily make a cheaper alternative at home—and make it more environmentally friendly? Create your own eco-friendly detergent with the ingredients included in this month’s Eco-Kit to save money, reduce chemicals in your home, and eliminate plastic waste.

Silhouette staring at Milky Way galaxy
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Blast off with the Starstruck kit! Build and launch your own water-powered rocket with the Zap! Extra: Build Your Own Super Rockets kit. Then prepare for a life-altering journey to the stars with Leo and Naomi in The Final Six by Alexandra Monir before you join Charlie Dickens from Justin Olsen’s Earth to Charlie as he waits for his mother—who he believes was kidnapped by aliens. When you’ve re-entered Earth’s gravitational pull, challenge yourself with a 500-piece Solar System puzzle.

Little boy dressed as astronaut with rocket-shaped helmet and a starry background
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 6-11: Go on an adventure in outer space and explore planets, galaxies, and stars with the Starstruck kit for kids! Learn unusual facts about “hairy stars,” what a sunset on the moon would look like, and more with Joe Rao’s Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing before you embark on an action-packed trip through the universe with glow-in-the-dark-stickers and the Know and Glow: Space Sticker Activities book. Once you’ve touched back down on Earth, create your own galactic-inspired art with the Paint Your Own Galaxy Rocks kit.

Chalk-drawn yellow moon on chalkboard
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 0-5: Take your child on a trip across the night sky with books and activities from the Starstruck kit and explore the wonders of planets, stars, and galaxies. Your little one can join Toby on an otherworldly journey when he discovers only the North Star can guide a lost lion home in Andy Chou Musser’s A Home Under the Stars. Then spend a day—and night—with the citizens of Happy County in Ethan Long’s The Sun and the Moon Together. Finally, you can curl up with them and a surprise planet plushie to sing along to the classic nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star musical floor jigsaw puzzle.

Person writing "Let your dream be bigger than your fears" in calligraphy
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Design hand-lettered cards, invitations, or certificates with just the stroke of a pen! In this month’s Eco-Kit, you will receive all the tools you need to learn the basics of calligraphy and practice your strokes, including Erica Tighe’s Written by Hand, which will guide you through the anatomy of letters and explore the tools needed to create beautiful handwriting.

Close-up of shoes walking across log
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Spend the last days of summer exploring nature, creating art, and increasing scientific knowledge with this month’s Teen Take & Make Kit. In Barbora Kurcova’s 52 Nature Craft Projects, you’ll learn how to make inspiring art, gifts, and decorations with natural materials, while The Pocket Scavenger by Keri Smith will encourage you to see the world as a source of inspiration, and Darlene Cavalier’s The Field Guide to Citizen Science will teach you how to expand scientific knowledge as part of a large community of informal researchers.

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