NORTH WEBSTER — Take a journey through local waterways all the way to the ocean with Sarah Baier from the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams as she presents her “Follow the Water” program at North Webster Community Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 12.
This family program explores the interconnectedness of water in the community and the importance of keeping water resources clean.
Designed for kindergarten through fifth grade youth and their families, the literature-based program features an interactive STEM activity that involves creating a pollution clean-up plan. Pre-registration is required to participate. Sign up online at nweb.lib.in.us/waterways/.
Kids can experience more science at the Fantastic Foam Show at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, presented by Absolute Science. They will see items disappear in clear liquids with refraction oil, witness the power of an electrostatic generator and encounter lots of foam. This is a Summer Discovery event open to all children.
The community book discussion of Linda Sue Park’s novel “A Long Walk to Water” takes place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15. Jim Hocking, founder of Water for Good, and Lyn Crighton from The Watershed Foundation will lead the discussion of this 2010 novel that blends the true story of a lost Sudanese boy displaced by civil war who grows up to build village wells and the fictional story of a young village girl who must walk long hours each day to fetch water for her family. The content and reading level is appropriate for preteens through adults. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk and join the discussion on July 15.
Registrations are being accepted for the Leopold Education Project Workshop 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 16. This interdisplinary environmental training workshop is designed for teachers, naturalists and others interested in instilling ecological awareness in students. Detailed information is available at www.nweb.lib.in.us/waterways/. Online pre-registration required with $5 registration fee.
Kick back and relax with a free movie matinee for adults at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the library conference room. Showing is the 1975 thriller about a man-eating shark, rated PG. Don’t forget to browse through the library’s large DVD collection for a movie to take home.