As part if their Summer Reading Program, the Newport Beach Public Library is hosting special weekly kids activities at all locations.  With the theme of, READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE, explore the world around you one week at a time:

Week 1:  Let’s Go To Asia

Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family!

  • 7/2 @ 2 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 7/3 @ 10 am – Central Branch
  • 7/5 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

Week 2:  Polynesian Paradise Dancers

Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian islands as you experience island culture through dance. All ages will enjoy watching the dancers perform in their gorgeous costumes! Families can also participate in a hula lesson, using dance to create a story of Hawai’i’s history and tropical landscape.

  • 7/9 @ 2 pm & 4 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 7/10 @ 10 am & 12 pm – Central Branch
  • 7/12 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

Week 3:  Let’s Go to Africa

Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level.

  • 7/16 @ 2 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 7/17 @ 10 am – Central Branch
  • 7/19 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

Week 4:  Flights of Fantasy Story Theater

Flights of Fantasy Story Theater invites everyone to join them for “From the Page to the Stage,” folktales from around the world. Watch as these tales come to life with memorable characters, props, and costumes. This unique interactive storytelling experience will be sure to captivate all ages.

  • 7/23 @ 2 pm & 4 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 7/24 @ 10 am & 12 pm – Central Branch
  • 7/26 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

Week 5:  Let’s Go to South America

Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level.

  • 7/30 @ 2 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 7/31 @ 10 am – Central Branch
  • 8/2 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

Week 6:  The Ocean Adventure

Visit the home of Nemo the fish…Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! Join Wayne and Karen Brown, naturalists and award-winning underwater photographers, as they share the wonders of their Australian expeditions through videos, storytelling, and life-sized props. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and learn about our beloved Pacific Ocean and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at this exciting presentation!

  • 8/6 @ 2 pm & 4 pm – Mariners Branch
  • 8/7 @ 10 am & 12 pm – Central Branch
  • 8/9 @ 11 am – Balboa Branch

For more details, check out our Calendar, or visit the Newport Beach Public Library website.

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