Summer of Wonder – Week Four: Healthy Sexuality Workshops, Queer Authors and Playwrights, Drag Queen Storytimes, and Virtual Museum Tours!

By Emily S. RSS Thu, June 18, 2020

The Summer of Wonder continues as next week we are highlighting all of our great Pride month virtual programming! Also, we've updated our Summer Camp Challenge page with a video playlist for training resources and information to add literacy-rich activities into your camp and group programs this summer!

Join us on Facebook for Week Three, June 22 – 28!

Monday: Imagination Station
Create your own pop-up cards!

Tuesday: Question Connection
Turn plastic bottles into self-watering containers to keep your plants healthy during the hottest days of summer.

Wednesday: Culture Corner
Learn how people around the world celebrate the solstice, the longest and shortest days of the year.

And don’t miss our special weekly Wednesday Live Performance!
Virtual Mütter on the Road: Bone Detectives
Learn what happens when a skeleton is discovered, and how scientists use bones to solve crimes. Presented by the Mütter Museum!
Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.

Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
Use your ABCs to write a book about you!

Friday: Freestyle
Take a journey with a book by making a story walk in your neighborhood.

Follow Youth Services on Facebook for Summer of Wonder daily challenges and community resources! There will be a variety of virtual programs and presentations offered throughout the summer, so be sure to check in regularly, as well as connect with your neighborhood library through social media for even more summer fun!


Free Library Virtual Summer Program Highlights, Week 4

Yes Please! Healthy Sexuality Workshops for Youth: Attraction | Curious about attraction? Teens can watch video presentations at home during their own time, then join presenter Von Reyes of the Mazzoni Center for a virtual Q & A!
For teens
Monday, June 22, 4:00 p.m.

Your Body Calls Me Home | Hear an excerpt from this poetic journey into the inner lives of a group of queer black and brown millennial men, and take part in a Q&A with playwright Josh A. Campbell.
For young adults and adults
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Moment of Pride | Join Ms. Naomi for stories, songs, and mindfulness to learn about loving ourselves and each other.
For school-age children and older
Wednesday, June 24, 4:00 p.m.

Drag Queen Trivia and Storytime | Join us for LGBTQ+ trivia for kids with Brittany Lynn!
For school-age children and older
Thursday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.

A Taste of African Heritage | Cook along to taste and celebrate healthy food traditions of the African Diaspora. Free with Eventbrite registration.
For adults
Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Hands-On History: Queer Authors and Playwrights | Join the Rare Books department for a discussion of artifacts from queer authors Anita Cornwell, Lorraine Hansberry, and Oscar Wilde. Free with Eventbrite registration.
For young adults and adults
Sunday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.

Explore our latest virtual program offerings on our online calendar.

Check out our weekly Summer Blog series for the scoop on virtual program highlights for the upcoming week, and sign up for the Youth Services newsletter for monthly emails featuring our favorite virtual activities, practical resources, and out-of-school learning tips to help your mind stay curious and active all summer long.

Free Library Digital Media provides library patrons online access to ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, virtual learning, and more. Find personalized reading suggestions with the online booklists put together by Free Library staff and community members!

Find your story with Virtual Summer of Wonder at the Free Library.

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