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  1. Summer reading kick off: Frontiers of Flight S.P.O.C. Planetarium at the South Garland Branch Library

    June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ South Garland Branch Library

    In preparation for this year’s space-themed Summer Reading Program, families and individuals of all ages can take a tour of the Frontiers of Flight Space Portal Odyssey Capsule (S.P.O.C.) on Saturday, June 1 at the South Garland Branch Library. The Space Portal Odyssey Capsule stands 12 feet tall and 25 feet wide. The capsule offers engaging and interactive planetary experiences, such as simulated visits to the moon, other planets, and travel beyond the Milky Way Galaxy. Capsule tours will last approximately one hour and can accommodate 40 patrons at a time. Registration is required to participate in a tour and will begin Saturday, May 18. Children waiting for tours of the Space Portal Odyssey Capsule may take space-themed photos at a special photo booth or work on space crafts, such as solar system necklaces, DIY telescopes, alien headbands, and straw and balloon rockets. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  2. Art Explorers: Model Planets at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

    June 1, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Walnut Creek Branch Library

    In celebration of the beginning of the library’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, children ages 6 through 12 can construct their own model planets at this month’s Art Explorers event. Attendees will learn about the planets and make large, ten-inch models using folded paper circles and triangles in a variety of colors. Once they are finished with the construction, the children may decorate their planets using markers and crayons. Children attending Art Explorers learn about different types of art, then develop their STEAM art skills by creating their own masterpieces. Registration is required to attend each Art Explorer program and is limited to 24 participants. Registration may be completed by phone or in person at the Walnut Creek Branch Library beginning Saturday, May 18. All supplies are provided by the library. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.

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