The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System announces its programs for June and July.
Altheimer Branch Library — Will be closed from June to August for remodeling.
Pine Bluff/Jefferson Main Library —
Children’s Programs —
Workout Day, Dates: Weekly on Wednesdays, Time: 11–11:30 a.m. Dancing with Music for Exercise and to Promote Healthy Living.
Movie Day: Dates: Weekly on Fridays, Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Popcorn will be served.
Sorting Game – NASA Activity: Date: Tuesday, June 11, Time: 11 a.m. How Big? How Far? How Hot?
Jump to Jupiter, Date: Tuesday, June 18, Time: 11 a.m. Participants will be jumping through a course of planets.
Big Dipper Star Clock, Date: Monday, June 24, Time: 1 p.m. A star clock will be created to tell time from the position of the Big Dipper in the night sky.
Main Library — Adult Programs —
Quilting Class: Date: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24; Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library;
Recipe Swap, Date: Tuesday, June 4, Time: 4–5:30 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library. Participants will be swapping family recipes, as well as making DIY recipe books. “If you want to join please bring a 1-inch binder and one package of tab dividers. We will supply the recipe cards and sheets, as well as decorations so you can jazz up your recipe binder,” a spokesman said.
Bumblebee: Date: Thursday, June 13, Time: 3 p.m. Main Library’s Theater. (Note: This is a family-friendly feature.) There will be space-themed snacks and a raffle. In this feature, Bumblebee, in the year 1987, finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee battle-scarred and broken.
Mythology and Constellation: Presentation and Craft, Date: Monday, June 17, Time: 4–5:30 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library. Come and learn about Greek and Roman mythology and their connection to constellations. Then create your own constellation artwork.
Author Book Signing – Sean Grigsby: Date: Thursday, June 27, Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library. Sean Grigsby is a professional firefighter in Central Arkansas, where he writes about lasers, aliens, and guitar battles with the devil when he’s not fighting dragons. Visit him at www.seangrigsby.com
Redfield Branch Library Programs —
Summer Reading Program Events: Date: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, Time: 10 a.m. Summer Reading Program is for toddlers up through middle school age. Older brothers and sisters are welcome.
June 3 — Sign up and have a fun time at the Summer Reading Program.
June 10 — Dress up as your favorite Hero!
June 17 — Fire Chief Danny Akine from the Redfield Fire Department will visit the library.
June 24 — Sno-Cone Day! End of Reading Program.
Watson Chapel Branch Library Programs —
Summer Reading Program Events: Date: Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 and July 11, Time: 10 a.m.
June 6 — Kick off party to the Summer Reading Program which includes an introduction to the program, summer reading challenges, snacks and more.
June 13 — Guest speaker Christine Cooley from University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture will present environmental issues in the form of stories, games and more.
June 20 — Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon! Make your own straw rocket and launch them to see how far they go.
June 27 — The universe is full of options and the library is too! Make a toothpick constellation and a paper plate UFO.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins June 4. Register online at www.pineblufflibrary.org . All ages are welcome.
Adult Night Out: Date: June 20, Time: 6– 8 p.m. Discussion of future programs at the Watson Chapel Branch Library.
White Hall Branch Library Programs —
Universe of Stories, Summer Reading Program: There will be programs, reading challenges and prizes for all ages.
Special Guest: Magic Mr. Nick, “Blast off with Books”, Date: Monday, June 24, Time: 10 a.m. An interactive magic show for families.
Available every day for use in the Library: Ozobot Evo, little robots that follow lines;
LEGO WeDo and tablet, build and program; LEGO projects; Snap Circuits, learn electricity basics; Building set: Keva Planks/LEGO bricks; Craft table, games, puzzles; Computers; Toddler play and learn area.
Toddler Time (for toddlers to age 4), Date: Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27, Time: 10 a.m. An interactive program for children and their favorite adults. Join staff for 20 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and scarves with time after for play and socializing.
For Elementary Students:
Tuesday Explorations (for ages 5-12), Date: Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, Time: 10:30 a.m.
Stories and Make and Take Activities:
June 4 — Rockets and Astronauts! Stomp
Rocket and Rocket Races;
June 11 — To the Moon! Moon art, Hide and Seek Moon;
June 18 — Planets around our Solar System! Jump to Jupiter, Marbled Planets;
June 25 — Celebrate the Sun! UV Bracelets, and Melting Art;
Tweens and Teens:
Out of This World Cooking Camp, (for ages 10-17), Date: June 17, 18, 19, & 20 (4 days), Time: 2–4 p.m. Prepare and eat food that’s out of this world. Registration required as space is limited.
A New Twist on an Old Recipe, Family Stories, and Cooking, Date: Wednesday, June 12, Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. Bring a family recipe to share. “We’ll cook our lunch and share stories and nutrition knowledge,” a spokesman said.