Children's Programs

Summer of Wonder - Summer Reading 2015
Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!
Park Programs
FCPL will be closed on May 24th and 25th for Memorial Day

Upcoming Events for Children's Programs

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry Level II

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.

Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses and a powerful item known as the Horn of Hire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom.

Photography Basics for Kids

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Age Group: 
Grab your camera and your parents and come learn how to take great pictures! The Frederick Camera Clique is holding a free class on camera basics and composition. Come shoot with us along Carroll Creek. All camera types welcome, except cell phone cameras. If you have a digital camera, the Clique will print 2 copies of your best picture. You will get to take one copy home with you and the other copy will hang in the library for all to see for a month! All students must supply their own camera and be escorted by an adult. For ages 8-12. Maximum attendance is 20 kids.

R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read. *Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Super Saturday: Animal Heroes and Friends

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet Jodie a Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog in training and her best friend Amanda. Also, learn tips on proper animal care from our friends at the Emmitsburg Veterinary Clinic. Bring a photo of your family pet to post on our "SUPER" Pet display.

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Poketown Gym! – A Pokemon Trading Card League for all ages!

Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:45pm to 4:45pm
The Poketown Gym, an official Pokemon League, provides a place for you to get together with other fans of Pokemon to have some fun. Use your own cards to make decks and play with others. You can also bring your Pokemon Video Games for exciting head-to-head battles. You can play, trade, and earn cool prizes like special promotional cards and booster packs, all for free!

Babies with Books

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:05am to 10:35am
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Soolah Hoops

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8

Babies with Books

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

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