Summer Learning Programs and Events

2017 Summer Learning Challenge

We are currently planning our Summer Learning Challenge Events. These are just a few of the programs we have planned. Check back often for additional announcements and visit Bosler’s online calendar.

 


 

Fiona Siobhan Powell

Summer Learning Kickoff

Featuring Storyteller Fiona Siobhan Powell

Friday, June 2

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Storytelling at 6:00 and 7:30 pm

 

Join the Bosler Memorial Library’s 2017 Summer Learning Challenge! Your first opportunity to register is our Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff on Friday, June 2nd. We’ll have activities, crafts, programs and storytelling performances. You can register, pick up our program booklet, and get started on your summer learning adventure.

 

The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Library’s first floor meeting rooms and will coincide with Carlisle’s First Friday of June. Performances from folk historian and storyteller Fiona Siobhan Powell will take place at 6:00 and 7:30 pm.

 


 

Letterboxing

Local Literacy and Letterboxing Challenge

June – August, 2017

 

Join us for another exciting letterboxing challenge, with all new locations!  These locations will take you on an adventure as you explore historical buildings and see how the Cumberland Country area has evolved over the years.

 

Follow the clues, find the letterboxes, and collect all the stamps!

 

After completion of the letterboxing challenge you will be entered into a drawing for a special family prize!  No purchase or donation necessary to participate and be eligible. Void where prohibited. 

 

CLICK HERE and visit our Facebook page for the list of clues that will lead you on your journey!  Also sign-up for our eNewsletter to get information on all of our great programs!

 

Please direct any questions about Letterboxing to Bosler’s Adult Programming Assistant at (717) 243-4642 x3224 or by email at: nmacri@ccpa.net.

 


 

Science Camp: Down & Dirty

June 5 - June 8

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens May 22

 

Warning: You WILL get dirty!  Soil shakes, and sedimentary parfaits; discovering and cleaning dirt.  Join us for our Down and Dirty Camp, and take a closer look at that stuff adults tell you not to play in!  Complete the entire Camp, and get a free book of science activities you can do at home!

 

For ages 9-12

 

Supported through a grant from the Whitaker Fund for Math & Science, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities

 


 

American Girls Club: Meet Caroline

June 12 - June 15

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens May 30

 

Participants in this book discussion and activity club will learn about life in 1812, through the story of Caroline Abbott, the daughter of a master shipbuilder working and living around Lake Ontario. Each class will feature not only discussion about the book, but also hands-on activities, focusing on the crafts, cooking, and games of the time period. All participants will receive a copy of the book. Participants must attend all four classes. Open to kids who've completed 2nd through 4th grades.

 

This program is supported through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).

 


 

Pirates, Lost at Sea

ScienceTellers:  Pirates, Lost at Sea

Wednesday, June 14

6:30 pm

 

 

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

 


 

Teen Lego Nights

Thursday, June 15, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (registration opens May 30)

Thursday, July 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (registration opens June 26)

Thursday, August 3, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (registration opens July 17)

 

Teens ages 13-17! Can YOU meet the challenge? Each month, we'll host a new Lego Club, just for teens! We'll issue you a challenge, and your task is to build to that challenge. We'll then take photos of your creations and post them on our Facebook page. Each Lego Club meeting is one hour.

 


 

Science Camp: Bubble Magic

June 19 - June 22

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens June 5

 

Bubble wrap, bubblegum. Bubbles round, and bubbles square. Square bubbles? Can it be done? Find out in Bubble Magic Camp! Complete the entire Camp, and get a free book of science activities you can do at home! For ages 5-8, must attend all four days, meets Monday through Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm.

 

Supported through a grant from the Whitaker Fund for Math & Science, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities

 


 

LEAP Into Science Camp

June 26 - June 29

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens June 12

 

Kids who've completed Kindergarten through third grades are invited to LEAP Into Science with this four-day introduction to some of the basic principles of science. We'll explore balance, air, light, and the basics of building. Please plan to attend all four days. We'll meet Monday through Thursday from 1:30-2:30.

 

Provided through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. Created by the Franklin Institute.

 


 

From the Ground Up (For Teens)

June 28

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration Opens June 12

 

Teens ages 13-17, we challenge you to build! We'll supply the materials, you create the design. But there's one trick: your building materials are all edible! Are you up to the challenge?

 


 

Marble Mania

July 5

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens June 19

 

Marble runs and marble mazes. What are the principles behind making these things work? Join us as we look at some different types of marble runs and mazes, then see if we can create our own. For ages 9 to 12.

 

Supported through a grant from the Whitaker Fund for Math & Science, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities

 


 

Budgeting 101

Budgeting 101: I Have Income, Now What Do I Do?

Cathy Bowers, Maranatha-Carlisle

Monday, July 10

7:00 pm

 

Learning how to properly manage your money can be one of life’s biggest challenges. How much to save? How much can I spend? During this workshop we will discuss real life financial issues, and how establishing guidelines on income and expenses can help turn financial chaos to financial stability. Program is free and open to the public, to register please call the Adult Programming Assistant at (717) 243-4642 x3224

 


 

Balancing Act: A Preschoolers LEAP Into Science

July 10

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration Opens June 26

 

We'll explore the basic principles of balance with this hands-on introduction using great children's books and lots of cool toys and other manipulatives. Preschoolers and parents will work together to discover what makes things balance, and how balance can be affected by other forces. Open to preschool kids ages 3 to 6.

 

Provided through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. Created by the Franklin Institute.

 


 

Air is Everywhere: A Preschoolers LEAP Into Science

July 11

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration Opens June 26

 

It's there. We see it's effects, but we can't see the wind itself. Join us for a special morning of great children's books and lots of cool toys and other manipulatives, as parents and preschoolers work together to learn more about the air around us. Open to preschool kids ages 3 to 6.

 

Provided through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. Created by the Franklin Institute.

 


 

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

Jesse Rothacker & Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

Biome Builders

Wednesday, July 12

6:30 pm

 

Join Jesse and his rescued reptiles for this program and learn about reptiles as well as meet a few that are sssimply ssspecial.

 


 

TechnoTweens: Bristlebots

July 13

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration Opens June 26

 

Bristlebots are simple micro robots using a conventional toothbrush head and micro motors. The Techno Tweens will dive into the world of robotics by building their own Bristlebots and then fine-tuning their design to compete in a race to the finish line! Open to kids who've completed fifth through eighth grades.

 

This program is supported through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).

 


 

KinderKids

July 17 - August 14

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Registration Opens July 3

 

Children who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 are invited to join us for a special five-class program, designed just for them. Upcoming Kindergartners and their parents will meet once a week, to work on the skills that will help them to be ready to learn when school starts in August. Not only will they have the chance to work on recognizing colors, shapes, numbers and letters, but they’ll have the opportunity to begin mastering the social and classroom skills necessary to allow them to be ready to learn when that first day of school arrives. Please plan to attend all five classes. Must be registered by July 15. Classes will be held on Mondays from July 17 through August 14, from 10:30-11:45 each class.

 


 

Science Camp: Candy Camp

July 17 - July 20

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens July 3

 

Gum drops, candy bars, gummy worms and bears! Join us for some sweet chemistry experiments, and make your own Candy Camp Lab Book to take home! Complete the entire Camp, and get a free book of science activities to keep! Open to ages 9 to 12, please plan to attend all 4 classes. Classes are held from 1:30-2:30 each day, Monday through Thursday.

 

Supported through a grant from the Whitaker Fund for Math & Science, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

 


 

CD Scratch Art (For Teens)

July 21

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration Opens July 3

 

Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to join us as we turn old CDs into new and exciting works of art. Completed pieces will be displayed in the Teen Room for the summer.

 


 

Science Camp: Wild Weather

July 24 - July 27

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Opens July 10

 

What's the weather? We ask that every day. But what makes snow, rain, frost, or hail? Explore weather with us, from clouds to precipitation, to extreme weather. Complete the entire Camp, and get a free book of science activities to keep! For ages 5 to 8. Meets Monday through Thursday from 1:30-2:30, must attend all four classes.

 

Supported through a grant from the Whitaker Fund for Math & Science, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

 


 

Air Force One

Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve

John L. Haigh

Saturday, July 29th

1:00 pm

 

Join us as John L. Haigh, former Chief Steward of Air Force One, speaks about his time aboard Air Force One and the privilege it was serving under Presidents Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. John wrote a book about his time on Air Force One titled Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve. President George H. W. Bush stated “His wonderful book will be a valuable guide for his successors; and for everyone else, it will be a fascinating read.” John will be selling and signing copies of his book after the presentation.

 


 

Meet the Artists

July 31 - August 10

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration Open July 17 - July 29

 

Our summer 2017 session of Meet the Artists features such great artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Georges Seurat , Louise Nevelson, Andrew Wyeth and more! Participants are invited to learn about these great artists, both through literature and through hands-on art activities. A different artist will be featured each day, with the final class being preparation for some of the participants’ artwork to be displayed at our Fall Gallery Showing as part of the Downtown Carlisle Harvest of the Arts Festival on September 23rd. This program is open to kids who have completed Kindergarten through third grades. Please plan to attend all classes, and registration is required no later than July 29th. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, from 1:30-2:30 each day, July 31st through August 10th.

 

This program is supported through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).

 


 

Be Well @ Bosler

DOGgone it! Essential Oils are the CAT’s Pajamas!

Nancy Bie and Beth Cerbone, Wellness Advocates

Wednesday, August 2

7:00 pm

 

Didn’t know you can use essential oils to care for your pets? Well you can! Join Wellness Advocates, Nancy Bie and Beth Cerbone, along with a special guest from a local veterinary practice, to learn safe, simple & natural solutions to keep your furry friends happy & healthy!

 


 

Chalk Poetry (For Teens)

August 9

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Opens July 24

 

Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to join us as we explore the poet's world. We'll share some poetry by others, and create some of our own, which we'll share with the community, using the sidewalks as our poetry journal.

 


 

Teens on Screen

6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to join us for some great movies this summer! Each showing begins at 6:00, and popcorn will be provided. Bring your own drinks or other snacks, or visit our vending machines before the movie.

 

June 21st - Remember the Titans, rated PG, 114 minutes

registration opens June 5

 

July 5th - Soul Surfer, rated PG, 106 minutes

registration opens June 19

 

July 26th - Dead Poets Society, rated PG, 128 minutes

registration opens July 10

 


 

Page Updated: 

April 25, 2017

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