Matthews Library: (Some More) Summer Reading Programs

escape rocketIn addition to our Tuesday afternoon programs, this year we’re also offering a variety of great programs that are specially geared toward third graders through all ages of high school students!  Mark your calendars and be sure to attend these entertaining, educational and FUN programs!  The programs are free, and no registration is required.  Each program is one hour long.  Programs run Thursdays in July at 1 p.m. and are presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation Environmental Education Team.

Thursday, July 2, 1 p.m.: Super Forces of Nature; explore the forces of air pressure, the magnetic field, and the rays of the sun!  With some simple experiments, we’ll demonstrate the super powers of nature.

Thursday, July 9, 1 p.m.Nature Myths Unmasked; do bats really fly into your hair?  Can you get warts from holding a toad?  Do opossums hang by their tails?  Let’s discover the answers during this fun program!

Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m.Straight To The Moon; Explore the surface of the moon, from its craters to its mountains; learn a little history of the moon and the humans who’ve been there–and perform a little experiment to create a crater of your own!

Thursday, July 23, 1 p.m.Navajo Code Talkers; Four hundred Navajo code talkers played a vital role during World War II.  Learn the basics of the code and practice sending and receiving messages!

Thursday, July 30, 1 p.m.Animal Olympics; What animal jumps the highest and the longest?  Who is the best swimmer or flyer?  Who eats the most and who’s the strongest?  We’ll learn the answers to these questions and also see how humans compare to these animal athletes!