“Mad Science” will be part of the summer entertainment during the Great Bend Library’s Summer Reading Program. Members of the Mad Science franchise from Kansas City, Kan., will do demonstrations at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the library, 1409 Williams St.
The program is intended for elementary school students through grade 6, said Children’s Librarian Amanda Moran-Jones. This year’s summer programs all have a science theme, and the theme for the children’s program is “Fizz, Boom Read.”
Some children in the audiences will be called upon to assist the scientists with their experiments.
Mad Science Group Inc. has franchises located around the world, bringing science education to millions of children each year.
This event and prizes are sponsored by Cox Communications.
Young Adult/Marketing Librarian Jennifer King announced other events at the library next week:
From June 2 through Aug. 2 the library will be holding the “Spark a Reaction” teen summer library program. To help celebrate this, every Monday students in grades 7-12 are invited to meet at 2 p.m. in the Teen Spot for science-themed movies.
This year’s summer program for adults is “Literary Elements.” Any adult 18 and older is invited to participate in Book Bingo for a chance to win prizes. The grand prize is a Google Nexus 7 Tablet sponsored by the Friends of the Great Bend Public Library.
Tuesday, June 3, is Teen Game Day. There will be video games and board games starting at 2 p.m.
The Food for Thought Book Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, June 4. This month’s book club pick, “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card, is a sci-fi novel, chosen to celebrate the summer theme. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. On June 19, the group will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot.
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Teen Spot, students can come participate in Writing Club. They will have a chance to work on their creative writing skills while earning points in the teen summer library program. Writing Club is sponsored by Great Bend Farm Equipment.
Adults are invited to play the card game “Magic: The Gathering” at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, adults can make “Memory Lane Coasters.” Registration is required and starts Monday.
Thursday programs for teens start June 5 with “Imagine Yourself on the Cutting Edge” at 2 p.m. There will be a different program each Thursday, sponsored by the Girl Scouts.
Storytime for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:15 p.m. Fridays, starting June 3. Baby and Me, for children up to 24 months, also starts June 3 at 10 a.m.
For more information visit the websites greatbendpl.info or libcal.greatbendpl.info or www.facebook.com/teensgbpl or call 792-2409.