Summer of Wonder - Week 11: Pilates, Family Food and Wellness, Jazzy Ash, and a Virtual Animal Encounter!

By Emily S. RSS Fri, August 7, 2020

As the hot days of summer linger, the Summer of Wonder brings you creative crafts, food for thought, and much-needed moments of self-care. Find a new way to chill out on August 15 for National Relaxation Day! Turn your eyes skyward this week to catch a meteor shower. Or cool down and enjoy these sweet watermelon-infused treats. There are just a few weeks left of the virtual Summer of Wonder! Have you collected enough points to earn a Completion Badge?

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


Join us for Daily Challenges on Facebook for Week 11 of Wonder,  August 10-14!

Monday: Imagination Station
Channel some transformation energy when you make butterfly wings and fly through the week!

Tuesday: Question Connection
Bugs have so many awesome superpowers! Learn more about bug anatomy and build a bug of your own.

Wednesday: Culture Corner
Go stargazing and hear stories from other cultures about the annual Perseids meteor showers.

Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
Many bugs use camouflage to hide from predators. Create an alphabet garden filled with bugs in disguise!

Friday: Freestyle
Go on a peaceful butterfly meditation with the Philly Reading Champs.

Follow Youth Services on Facebook for Summer of Wonder daily challenges, weekly Wednesday live events, and community resources! Connect with your neighborhood library through social media for even more summer fun.


Free Library Virtual Summer Program Highlights, Week 11

Pilates with Core LOVE Culture | Monday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.
Pilates is a low impact exercise that helps improve flexibility and muscle strength. It is for all body types. Join Nicole on the McPherson Library Instagram to try it from home!
For teens and adults.

Family, Food, and Wellness: Cooking |Tuesday, August 11, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a series of cooking and exercise for children and caregivers. Cooking classes get the whole family working together in the kitchen and feature delicious and healthy recipes that are quick and inexpensive to make! Tune in to the Culinary Literacy Center's Facebook Live.
For the whole family.

Virtual Performance: Jazzy Ash | Wednesday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.
Celebrated children's performer Jazzy Ash specializes in bringing New Orleans-style jazz to children and families! This interactive concert, entitled "Fly Through My Window," will feature African American folk songs.
For the whole family.

Family Food and Wellness: Wellness | Thursday, August 13, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for the second part of our series for children and caregivers! Wellness classes will highlight fun and easy ways to keep you and your children physically active and feeling good. Tune in to the Culinary Literacy Center's Facebook Live.
For the whole family.

Animal Encounter (Virtual) | Friday, August 14, 10:00 a.m
Meet some of the wildlife you might see near your home! Learn about five different animals who live at the Briar Bush Nature Center. Free with registration.
For the whole family.

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. Sign up for the Youth Services newsletter for monthly emails featuring practical resources, out-of-school learning tips, and our favorite virtual activities.

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 the virtual Summer of Wonder at the Free Library.

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