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Upcoming Events

LitFest Author Talk: Kickstarter for Aspiring Authors with Travis Hanson

August 7, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Zoom (Downtown)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Description:
Travis Hanson is an Eisner nominated fantasy/comics illustrator. He is also an expert on getting projects crowdfunded through Kickstarter. With 10 successfully funded projects, he has a strong working knowledge of the process, along with an active in...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Back to School Gumball Challenge

All Day8/9 - 8/21
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Children's Area (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education, Family Programs
Event Description:
Whether you're still in school or launched into the real world, use what you've learned to calculate the number of gumballs on display. Closest estimate wins all the gumballs! Fill out an entry ballot at the information desk, one entry valid per p...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Elementary Take Home Kit : Chia Pals

All Day8/9 - 8/22
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs, Science & STEAM, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Explore how plants grow by making your own chia pal or chia pet by adding a face and other details to a sock filled with grass seeds and soil! This program is designed for children 6 through 12 with caregiver supervision. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Fairy Tale Castle Hanging Picture

8/9 @ 9:00am
to
8/16 @ 4:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading
Event Description:
You can still enjoy the Summer-Reading theme of "Tails and Tales" by making a castle picture to hang on your wall! You'll also get a dragon bookmark, some activity sheets, a Three Little Pigs story, and a reading list to for more fun and learning. P...

Disclaimer(s)

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

LitFest Take Home Kit: Writing Fuel

8/9 @ 9:00am
to
8/20 @ 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Writing can be tough. We've got all the fuel an aspiring author needs to get a jump start on creativity! Our Writing Fuel kit contains treats to keep you energized throughout the writing process, a book of writing prompts designed to spark your imagi...

Disclaimer(s)

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

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