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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:50

See Serengeti Steve on Thursday, July 11
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For children & families: 
Serengeti Steve reptile show: 3:30 pm, July 11, Main Library Community Room. Serengeti Steve brings his show of snakes, spiders, lizards and other crawly things to the library. You may have seen him on America's Got Talent, but you'll see him up close at the library. Find out what a snake feels like!  
eBook Demo @ Southwest on Wednesday


Overdrive Ebook and Audio Book download service eBook Demo @ Southwest Branch. July 10,  Learn how to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from your library with our OverDrive Media service. Learn how to checkout free eBooks and eAudiobooks for a variety of portable devices - eReaders, tablets, personal computers, even smartphones! 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Stow Away for Weekly Children's Programs!
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Have photos from your family travels? Learn how to keep your memories together with:


Kids' Scrapbooking Mondays: Free for 2nd grades and up. Materials supplied! 3:00 to 4:00 pm, July 8 at 30/31 Branch, and July 15 at Southwest Branch.


Want some more free family fun? Check out:


Storytimes for ages birth to five at 10:30 am on Tuesday, at 30/31 Branch and Wednesday at Southwest and Friday at Main Library. Last storytime of summer session is July 19.


Global Math Club: 3:30 pm, Two sessions left! July 9 & 16.  Main Library. Fun with math, from tutor Elizabeth Russell.

To see all your traveling options, pick up a brochure or calendar today! Or visit our website.

Library Mini Golf, Candy Architecture for Teens!

Teen Gaming Night - 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 9, Southwest Branch.


Library Mini-Golf - 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 11, Main Library. Play our library mini-golf course for prizes!


And coming up next week:


Show off your building skills with Candy Architecture, 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 16, Main Library. Using the materials provided, create an architectural masterpiece for prizes!


Get creative with Tie-Dying for Teens, 10 am to noon, Friday, July 19, outside the 30/31 Branch. Bring your own clothes to dye - other materials will be supplied. Free.


Teen events are for ages 12 to 18. Bring your bingo card summer reading form and complete a square for attending these programs!

More Next Week!
Mad Mixtures Science Shows: Free science shows for kids with hands-on experiments from the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium in super cold, combustion, kitchen science and more. Great for students of all ages! 
Two shows on Thursday, July 18: 11:00 am, Main Library, and 1:00 pm, Southwest Branch. 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter book cover Free movie flick for adults - See the movie based on the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. In this action-horror history mash-up, President Lincoln turns to vampire hunting when he discovers vampires are trying to take over the United States Rated R for action and some violence. Free. 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 18, Main Library.
Check out a pass for free summer fun

You can now check out a free family pass for:


The Figge Art Museum - Pass admits four


Niabi Zoo  - Admits two adults /up to 4 children,


The Quad City Botanical Center - Admits 4

Sorry, passes can't be reserved for a specific day. Each pass checks out for seven days, and must be picked up and returned in person at the issuing library branch.

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