Matthews Library: (Some More) Summer Reading Programs

Books StackIn 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 are presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation Environmental Education Team.

Friday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Bottle Biology; explore the natural world by reusing plastic bottles.  Learn techniques for collecting, cleaning, cutting and joining bottles.  Please bring a 2-liter plastic bottle! Naturalist: Lisa Sanchez

Wednesday, July 9, 10 a.m.: Soda Pop Science; what can you do with soda other than drink it? Participants will explore the ph, carbon dioxide and other properties of soda.  You’ll also perform the infamous Mentos experiment!  Naturalist: Andy Yoder

Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m.: When Shooting Stars Fall; after introducing features of impact craters and reviewing some famous craters from around the world, you’ll create your own impact craters using flour and marbles.  Naturalist: Mary Ann Schlegel

Monday, July 21, 11 a.m.: The Booming Sounds of Nature; the natural world and the animals that live in it often make deep, resonant sounds.  In this program you’ll explore and be introduced to the sounds booming in nature. Naturalist: Lisa Sanchez

Wednesday, August 6, 10 a.m.: Fire Rocks; as volcanoes erupt and lava hardens, sometimes spectacular fire rocks form.  You’ll explore the fascinating variety of these once molten rocks, and, of course, conclude with a demonstration of a volcanic eruption.  Naturalist: Mary Ann Schlegel