Redwood City Library Summer Learning Challenge Series: August Events

The Redwood City Public Library is very excited that more than 22,700 kids have signed up for the Summer Learning Challenge so far, surpassing our goal of 20,000 sign-ups! Have you joined the Summer Learning Challenge yet?

The 2017 Summer Learning Challenge began on June 1 and features weekly events happening all summer at libraries throughout the community. Enjoy activities centered on music, animals, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), creative crafts, illusions, storytelling, and more!

There is still time to sign up and participate! It’s a great opportunity for kids and teens to continue boosting their academic growth throughout summer break.

Kids and youth can sign-up any time at any Redwood City Public Library branch or online here. To find your local library branch go here.

Looking for books for the Challenge or just for fun? In the downtown library’s bookstore, stop by the Friends of Redwood City Public Library feature sale to scoop up great reads for the Summer Learning Challenge! The books include activities, art, learning, school skills, and fiction for a wide age range. Proceeds from the sales support all of the performers and events during the Summer Learning Challenge.

#DerektheDirector Dress Up Challenge is Back!

Dress Up Derek the Director is back for a second summer of silliness and this year he’s running off with the circus! Help turn Derek into a one-of-a-kind ringmaster before the End of Summer Learning Challenge Party on August 26, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library. There you can meet Derek the Ringmaster and enjoy crafts, face painting, popcorn, and gravity-defying juggling shows by Circus of Smiles.
 
 Visit your local Redwood City branch library each week to vote on what Derek will wear next. There is no limit to how often you can vote! Follow the fun on social media by searching #DerektheDirector

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

The Solar Eclipse is coming! Join us for the astronomical event of the century! The Library will give away 1,000 solar eclipse viewing glasses for those who want to come out and watch. Stop by any Redwood City Branch Library on or after July 31 to pick up a free pair of glasses. First come, first serve, while supplies last.

Then on August 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m., guests of all ages are invited to a viewing party on the downtown library lawn. The partial eclipse is expected from 9:01 a.m. — 11:37 a.m. with maximum viewing around 10:15 a.m.

Events All Summer

Creative Crafts at the Library for Grades K and up!

Wednesdays at 4 p.m. — Downtown Library

Library Coding Club for beginners of all ages

Sundays 2–3 p.m. — Downtown Library

Midsummer Mashup at the Downtown Library (Through August 18)

Mondays 2:30–4 p.m. — Lego Madness

Wednesdays 4–5 p.m. — Book Club for Grades 3–5

Fridays 1–4 p.m. — Board Games

August Events

Happy Birds — Performing Parrots!

Tuesday, August 1 at 4 p.m. — Schaberg Branch Library

Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. — Downtown Library

Wednesday, August 2 at 4 p.m. — Fair Oaks Branch Library

Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. — Redwood Shores Branch Library

Kirk Waller — Extraordinary Storytelling!

Tuesday, August 8 at 4 p.m. — Schaberg Branch Library

Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. — Downtown Library

Wednesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. — Fair Oaks Branch Library

Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. — Redwood Shores Branch Library

Curious Scientists for Grades 3–5

Sunday, August 6 at 1 p.m. — Downtown Library

Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. — Downtown Library

FUSE Theater — Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Tuesday, August 15 at 4 p.m. — Schaberg Branch Library

End of Summer Learning Challenge Party

Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Downtown Library

Adult Summer Learning Challenge Events

In addition to children’s events such as the Summer Learning Challenge, the Redwood City Public Library also offers adult events.

Programs range from a walking club (sign-up fast as there are limited spots available), adult coloring and origami flowers. All adult events are located at the Downtown Library. Adults can sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge at your local Redwood City Public Library branch.

For other Redwood City Public Library events and programs go here.

The Summer Learning Challenge programs are made possible by the support of the Friends of Redwood City Public Library.

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