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It is always enjoyable speaking with Lisa Maiden, the Adults Programming Coordinator at the Daviess County Public Library. She came on Shaped by Faith to share all the amazing activities and events for children and adults to do during their Summer break. You will find that there is something for everyone at the Library.

Take a look at the list of activities your children and you can do!

Baby/Toddler Storytime (every Monday and Thursday)                                                                           9:30

Our youngest guests (ages 0-2) and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and movement to help them prepare for a life of learning. Stay to play and socialize with a craft or other activity.

Preschool Storytime (every Monday and Thursday)                                                                                  10:30

Young learners (ages 3-5) and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and movement to help them prepare for school. Stay to play and socialize with a craft or other activity.

Tiny Dancers (6/4, 7/2)                                                                                                                                     10:00 

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an exciting dance party with songs, movement, rhymes, and just plain fun. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in and show off their dance moves.

Little Leonardos (6/11, 7/9)                                                                                                                             10:00

Dress for a mess and join us as we create a fun art project.

Early Explorers (6/18, 7/16)                                                                                                                             10:00

Join us as we read stories and learn about people, cultures, and art from around the world.

Mini Thinkers (6/25, 7/23)                                                                                                                               10:00

Join us for hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities for preschoolers.

Starry Storytime (7/30)                                                                                                                                     10:00

Join us for a twinkly time as we read books, make crafts, and do a starry activity together. (Registration is required for all in attendance.)

Children’s Programs

(recommended for ages 6-12 and their families; most children’s programs require registration)

Animal Encounters with Brad Reynolds (6/5)                                                                              2:00, 4:00, 6:00

Join us for a wild time with biologist Brad Reynolds as we learn from live animals.

Moon Sand (6/12)                                                                                                                              2:00, 3:00

Make out-of-this-world moon sand to play with and take home.

Tie Dye Shirts (6/19)                                                                                                                          2:00, 4:00

Come have fun as we create some cosmically cool tie dye shirts. All shirts are youth sizes.

Family STEM Night: A Trip to Mars (6/24)                                                                                    6:00

Come with us as we face various STEM challenges on a trip to Mars.

Toy Story Party (6/26)                                                                                                                       2:00-4:00

Drop in to the Children’s Room to meet Woody and Buzz Lightyear and to celebrate Toy Story with crafts, games, and other activities. (Registration is NOT required.)

Aliens in Underpants (7/3)                                                                                                               1:30, 2:30

Join us for an interactive alien underpants story and create your own space being headband and Martian blocks. Be sure to check out our selection of alien books while you are here! (Registration is NOT required.)

A Whole New World with Princess Jasmine (7/10)                                                                     2:00-4:00

Drop in as Fairy Dust Entertainment debuts their new Arabian Princess to celebrate the new movie, Aladdin! Families can meet the Princess and enjoy an Arabian-themed party with crafts, activities, and music. (Registration is NOT required.) 

String Art (7/17)                                                                                                                                                  2:00, 4:00

Enjoy creating one-of-a-kind artwork!

Family STEM Night: A Strange, New Planet (7/22)                                                                                      6:00

Families join us as we explore a Strange New Planet and create our own Planet to take home.

LEGO Space Storytime (7/24)                                                                                                          1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Join us for an out-of-this-world story time and tell an intergalactic tale of your own with LEGO bricks.
Marbled Planet Painting (7/31)                                                                                                       11:00, 2:00, 4:00

Create your very own marbled planet masterpiece with shaving cream and paint!

Teen Programs

(Teen programs are open to ages 13-18)

Video Game Tournament (6/4)                                                                                                                       3:00-4:00 pm

Participate in a Super Smash Bros. Tournament and make your own Piranha Plant from the Super Mario video games!

Written In the Stars: Astrology for Teens (6/11)                                                                                         3:00-4:00 pm

Learn about your astrological sign and make an astrology keepsake box!

Anime in the Afternoon (6/18)                                                                                                                        3:00-4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of anime, games, snacks, and crafts fit for any otaku!

Henna Tattoos (6/27)                                                                                                                                        4:00-5:00 pm

Design and apply your own temporary tattoo using henna! Registration required.

Harry Potter Party (7/2)                                                                                                                                    3:00-4:00 pm

Join us for a Harry Potter celebration complete with wand-making, tabletop Quidditch, and a trivia contest.

Galaxy Tote Bags (7/9)                                                                                                                                      3:00-4:00 pm

Make your own galaxy-themed tote bag! All supplies provided.

Anime in the Afternoon (7/16)                                                                                                                        3:00-4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of anime, games, snacks, and crafts fit for any otaku!

Star Wars Escape Room (7/23)                                                                                                                        3:00, 3:40, 4:20

Can you escape the Death Star before it explodes? Find out with our Star Wars-themed escape room! Registration required.

Adult Programs

Drop-In Craft: Constellation Jar (6/6)                                                                                                             All Day

Come create your own constellation jar! The library will provide all supplies while they last.

Spelling into the Final Frontier: Adult Spelling Bee (6/6) à Registration Required                            6:00

Register online, then assemble your team and compete for trophies and prizes. (Adults only.)

Essential Oils Class: Daddy, Mommy, and Me (6/8) à Registration Required                                     2:00

Sarah will teach the family how to safely and effectively use essential oils for kids’ physical and emotional health. There will be a coloring activity and story time for the children during the Class.

TED Talk Viewing and Discussion (6/11, 7/9)                                                                                               7:00

We will watch two TED Talks and discuss what we’ve learned from them.

Space Organization with Sara (6/13)                                                                                                             6:00

Join Sara Fort, owner of Neat Relief, an Owensboro based home/business organization business, as she shares tips and tricks on how to organize the spaces in your life.

Drums Alive Fitness Class (6/18, 7/16)à Registration Required                                                             10:30 am

Drums Alive® joins the dynamic movements of aerobic dance with the pulsating rhythms of the drum.

DIY Cozy Cat Rocket (6/20) à Registration Required                                                                              6:00

Send your cat to outer space!  We will be making DIY rocket scratching posts for your favorite cosmic cat!  The library will provide all supplies necessary.

Big Bang Bath Bombs (6/27)à Registration Required                                                                               6:00

The library will provide all the supplies you need to make a stress-relieving bath bomb that’s out of this world. Open to teens and adults.

Star Wars Fandom Trivia Night (6/29)                                                                                                           6:00

Join us for a fun night of Star Wars trivia led by Vance Hardesty from

Watercolor Galaxy Painting (7/11) à Registration Required                                                                   6:00

The library will provide all the supplies you need to create your own celestial watercolor painting. Some of the colors may stain, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Wild Mountain Thyme Patriotic Concert (7/12)                                                                           6:00

Wild Mountain Thyme will honor our great country’s musical heritage and 4th of July Independence Celebration with a journey through our past with some tunes we’ve all known since our childhood.

Essential Oils: Oils for the Outdoors (7/16) à Registration Required                                                    6:00

Join Beth Jarboe as she discusses which essential oils are best used to have fun outdoors.  She will cover topics including oils for insect repellent and oils for first aid

Moon Landing Memories (7/18)                                                                                                                     6:00

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a presentation from History Instructor Kevin Dorth.      Then feel free to share your stories of where you were during the moon landing and what you thought.

Sarah Tuck Author Signing (7/20)                                                                                                                   12:00

Meet writer, producer, director, and actor Sarah Tuck. Books will be available for purchase.

Book Folding Class (7/25)                                                                                                                                 6:00

The library will provide all the supplies you need to make your own fold & cut book art. Some math calculations and reading a ruler are required. A choice of 8-10 designs will be available. Registration is required.

Rocket Code: Software in Space (7/31)                                                                                                         6:00

Boyce Reeves will give a talk about working with the space program from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.  Boyce helped make the code that helped to run the space ships while in space.

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