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July Programs

(All programs are outside, unless otherwise mentioned. Please wear masks to our summer reading programs)

Baby and Me : Tuesdays @ 10am @ outside

Ages 0-2

Baby and Me is moving outdoors! Get ready for giggles, rhymes and lots of fun, as we sing songs with friends.

No Registration Required

 

Storytime with Miss Janice: Wednesdays @ 10am

Ages 2-6

Join Miss Janice outside for Storytime, weather permitting. Sing songs, listen to stories and have lots of fun.

No Registration Required

 

Library Fun: Thurs. July 8 & 22 @ 11am

Ages 2-6

Listen to stories and have fun with different activities and crafts.

No Registration Required

 

SEW-IT! Workshop for Tweens & Teens:  July 8-31

8-14

Grab your kit and learn how to sew a cute chameleon plush friend. The on-demand video will be posted on our website and social media all month long.

No Registration Required/ Limited Supply

 

Summer Craft 1: July 9 @ 1pm   - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, as we decorate animal key chains. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Thinkers and Tinkers: July 12 @ 11am  - Sold Out

Ages 5-12

Join us for a fun outdoor STEM activity as we learn how to make a robot hand. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

No Bake Fun July 12 @ 7pm (Allergy Alert!) - Sold Out

Ages 5-9

This summer, join Miss Janice outside for No Bake Fun and learn how to make "WILD" and yummy treats. Meet miss Janice at the big tent behind the library. 

 

Bingo Game Fame: July 14@ 3pm (Gathering Room) - Sold Out

Ages 10-18

Let's get "WILD" with some Animal Bingo. There will be refreshments, snacks and prizes as well. (please let us know if you have any allergies)

 

Rizzo's Wildlife: July 15 @ 11am - Sold Out

Ages 4-12

Our friends from Rizzo's Wildlife are back and ready to show us the wild side! Come meet amazing animals and learn a bit about their own stories. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and masks must be worn.

 

Play Dough Club July 15 @ 2:30pm

Ages 3-6

Join us for Play Dough Club, as we have fun creating with Play-Dough, practicing motor skills and making special creations!

 

Summer Craft 2: July 16 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, as we decorate binoculars to see animals. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Chess Club: July 17 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 5-12

Chess Club has finally returned. Join us outside as we practice our skills or learn for the first time.

 

Move and Groove with Miss Jolie: July 19 @ 3pm - Sold Out

Ages 2-6

Miss Jolie is back and ready to MOVE & GROOVE with your little ones. Grab your dancing shoes and join us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Write with all your might: July 21 @ 3pm (Touching base via Facebook LIVE)

Ages 10-18

Beginning 7/19 - Write a fairy tale of your own that includes at least one type of animal and no less than 100 words. The winner will be framed for display and win a prize.

(All participants tales need to be turned in no later than July 23rd)

No Registration Required

 

Painting with Dorothy: July 21 @ 1-3pm (Rain Date: 7/22) - Sold Out

Ages 7-12

We are so excited to finally welcome back Miss Dorothy for more painting fun. Learn how to paint cute animal paintings, and have fun with friends. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and masks must be worn. (Acrylic paints will stain clothes. Please wear old clothing) Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Summer Craft 3: July 23 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, as we decorate animals masks. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

LEGO Club: July 24 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 5-12

LEGO Club is back for July! Join us in making cute LEGO animals that you can take home with you. Meet us outside, under the big tent.

 

Tie Dye Shirts: July 26 @ 1pm

Ages 4-12

You bring the white shirt and we will bring the dye. Come tie dye your shirt with the help of our volunteers. You can also place an order for a take home kit and have fun from home.

 

Pop-Up Craft: July 27 @ 6pm   *NEW*

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun pop-up craft just before dinner! Come make a cool friend and show your wild side. Limited supplies and meet us inside the Children's Room.

 

Painting with Dorothy: July 28 @ 1-3pm (Gathering Room) - Sold Out

Ages 10-18

Learn how to paint cute animal paintings and have fun with friends.

 

Photo Scavenger Hunt: July 28 @ 3pm (Touching base via Facebook LIVE)

Ages 10-18

Beginning 7/26 - Use your hunting skills to take pictures of each item and attach it to the sheet. Make sure to explain where it was. Turn in completed sheet by July 30th and receive a prize!

No Registration Required

 

Virtual Cartoon Workshop: July 29 @ 6pm

Ages 4-12

Doug Baron is back! Learn how to draw some of your favorite animal characters from pop culture. Doug will teach you step by step so you can master each one.

 

Summer Craft 4: July 30 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, where we have fun making different farm animal friends. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Painting with Dorothy: July 31 from 1-3pm  *NEW*

Ages 7-13

Doug Baron is back! Learn how to draw some of your favorite animal characters from pop culture. Doug will teach you step by step so you can master each one.

 

August Programs

Baby and Me : Tuesdays @ 10am @ outside

Ages 0-2

Baby and Me is moving outdoors! Get ready for giggles, rhymes and lots of fun, as we sing songs with friends.

No Registration Required

 

Storytime with Miss Janice: Wednesdays @ 10am

Ages 2-6

Join Miss Janice outside for Storytime, weather permitting. Sing songs, listen to stories and have lots of fun.

No Registration Required

 

Kit's Interactive Theatre: Aug. 2 @ 11am (Rain Date 8/3) - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Kitty Jones is back for another amazing performance called Mother Nature, who passionately strives to maintain a balance in nature and teaches the importance of preservation. Can you help her stop the "animal" that is harming our ecosystems? This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and masks must be worn. 

 

Painting a Tale: Aug. 4 @ 3pm (Gathering Room) - Sold Out

Ages 10-18

Paint a Fairy tale on a canvas using pictures of well known fairy-tales for inspiration. (Acrylic paints will stain clothes. Please wear old clothing)

 

Library Fun: Thurs. Aug. 5 & 19 @ 11am

Ages 2-6

Listen to stories and have fun with different activities and crafts.

No Registration Required

 

The Adventures of Mamma Mabel: Aug. 5 @ 6pm

Ages 5-12

Come meet young author Braydon Adkins and his mom, who recently wrote a book about one of their many rescue dogs. Learn about their private sanctuary for senior dogs and the amazing work they do. Also meet Mabel's friend Ruby!

 

Summer Craft 5: Aug. 6 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, where we will connect beads and make wild necklaces. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Thinkers and Tinkers: Aug. 9 @ 11am - Sold Out

Ages 5-12

Join us for a fun outdoor STEM activity as we learn how to make a cotton ball launcher. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Bedtime Storytime: Aug. 10 & 24 @ 6pm

Ages 2-7

Join Miss Maura for an outdoor storytime in the evening. Grab your favorite PJ's and a comfy blanket to sit on, and have fun listening to fun stories before bed.

No Registration Required

 

Give and Receive: Aug. 11 @ 3pm (Touching base via Facebook LIVE)

Ages 10-18

Read one of the suggested books, visit your local animal shelter and donate whatever you can. Send us a picture! (All pictures must be turned in by August 14th.)

  • Where The Red Fern Grows
  • The Incredible Journey
  • Strider
  • Storm Dog
  • Lassie
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Shiloh
  • Old Yeller

No Registration Required

 

Monkeying Around with Shana Banana: Aug. 12 @ 10am This program has been canceled!

Ages 0-5

A celebration of animals great and small, past and present, aquatic and terrestrial! Have fun singing and moving along to this musical celebration of all things ANIMALS!

 

 

Play Dough Club Aug. 12 @ 2:30pm

Ages 3-6

Join us for Play Dough Club, as we have fun creating with Play-Dough, practicing motor skills and making special creations!

 

Summer Craft 6: Aug. 13 @ 1pm

Ages 4-10

Join us for a fun outdoor craft, as we draw with magic scratch safari animals. Meet us behind the library, at the big tent.

 

Party Animals at the ZOO: Aug. 14 @ 1pm

Ages 4-10

Swing over to the library for our summer reading finale. Join us for games, crafts, dancing and let your inner beast go wild. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and masks must be worn.

 

No Bake Fun Aug. 16 @ 7pm (Allergy Alert!)

Ages 5-9

This summer, join Miss Janice outside for No Bake Fun and learn how to make "WILD" and yummy treats. Meet miss Janice at the big tent behind the library. 

 

Chess Club: Aug. 21 @ 1pm - Sold Out

Ages 5-12

Chess Club has finally returned. Join us outside as we practice our skills or learn for the first time.

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What's Happening at the Library?

  • Check out Ellen's awesome sewing kits for Summer Reading! Learn how to make cute a Color Changing Chameleon with a Curly Tail. Show off your sewing skills and make something special. Kits can be picked up in the Children's Room beginning July 8th!
  • Summer Reading is here! Get ready to sign up for our awesome programs starting June 21st. Register for READSquared beginning at http://moplibrary.readsquared.com to keep track of how much you read. Earn digital badges for reading and attending programs. Use your points to buy digital raffle tickets and see if you win a prize. For kids ages 0-4 year, stop by the library to learn about our Little Lambs program.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Can you read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten? Come to the library to sign up now and help your child on the path to becoming a lifelong reader!  Click the image below for more information.