Summer of Wonder - Week 6: Mindfulness Meditation, Coding for Kids, Recycled Arts and Crafts, Virtual Storytimes, and Musical History!

By Emily S. RSS Fri, July 3, 2020

The Summer of Wonder marches into week six, and we're here to help you keep your spirits up! Struggling to explain social distancing to a child in your life? Check out this hula-hooping video from Free Library Early Learning. Looking for a sweet green urban retreat? Why not harvest mulberries with the Field Teen Center? Or try a brand new recipe with the Culinary Literacy Center? Read on for more virtual fun with the Free Library!

And don't forget: patrons of all ages and camp groups can sign up for the Summer of Wonder online too!

Join us for Daily Challenges on Facebook for Week 6 of Wonder, July 6 – 12!

Monday: Imagination Station
Experience the magic of a kaleidoscope when you learn to make your own!

Tuesday: Question Connection
Ever wonder how energy transfers between objects? Build your own chain reaction and find out.

Wednesday: Culture Corner
Music is the language of the soul. Create your own rhythm with an instrument you make yourself!

And don’t miss our special weekly Wednesday Live Event on Facebook!
Virtual Performance: Wizard’s Wand with the Amazing Mr. Q! | Wednesday, July 8, 11:00 a.m.
The Amazing Mr. Q's animal friends have found a little stick which they think is a "Wizard's Wand." Join them on for a lesson in caring and sharing, with magic, comedy, puppets, and fun!

Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
Make a word ladder and use it in a new game you can play on your own or with friends.

Friday: Freestyle
Design a chalk obstacle course and stay active all weekend long!

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 6

Mindfulness Meditation via Facebook Live | Monday, July 6, 4:00 p.m.
Join Miss Abbe on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. live to learn techniques to ground your body and mind.
For teens and adults.

Virtual Preschool Storytime | Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun for the preschool crowd with Mr. John.

Kids Can Code | Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 p.m.
Learn Python, a real-world computer language, and use your new skills to make quizzes, simulate snowflakes, and create a space collider game! This 6-week program for teens and tweens requires registration.

Virtual English Conversation Group | Thursday, July 9, 1:30 p.m.
Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment.
For adults.

Reduce Reuse Recycle Arts and Crafts | Friday, July 10, 2:00 p.m.
Get crafty with Ms. Kayla each Friday using recyclables and other common materials around the house!
For pre-k, school-age, and families.

Virtual Hands-On History: Touch Not the Theremin | Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.
Witness a live, first-hand(less) demonstration of the Theremin, ancestor of all electronic instruments!
For all ages.

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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I'd like to enroll. thank you.
Sandy Smith - Manayunk
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Great, Sandy! You can enroll in the virtual Summer of Wonder at
Summer of Wonder Team - Free Library of Philadelphia
Thursday, July 9, 2020