Ida Rupp Library Summer Library Challenge, M.O.M. events for July 13-30

Jul 7, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Celebrate the summer at Ida Rupp Library! Stop by at the library throughout July and pick up one of the new free children’s activity bags. Be sure to grab one before they’re all gone!

The Summer Library Challenge hosted by the Ida Rupp Library, and more unique events at Meals on Madison in downtown Port Clinton, as well as lots of fun have made the list distributed for July by the Ida Rupp Libraries.

The July calendar for all locations of the Ida Rupp Public Library includes the following schedule of events from July 13-30. In case of rain at outdoor events, join library officials in the Ida Rupp community room at the library.

TUESDAY, JULY 13

Mini Aquarium Project, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Adults. Get your creativity going with a nice little art project.  Meet at M.O.M. to make a mini mason jar aquarium to display at your home. All supplies provided (excluding the fish), while supplies last.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Story Time with Miss Kristen, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10-11 a.m. Children. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some fishy stories and a cool sand art craft.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Imagination Station and Craft, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 1-2 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12. Enjoy the presentation by Imagination Station and create your own DIY lava lamp.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Jamestown Historical Walking Tour, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 9:30–11 a.m. Adults. This historical walking tour will take place through the Jamestown neighborhood of Marblehead.  The terrain is sidewalks and paved streets and will cover approximately one mile and will last about an hour.   Registration is required.

MONDAY, JULY 19

Music with Chip Richter, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 2-3 p.m. Children. Chip Richter serves up stories, songs, and smiles “Family Style.” It’s a recipe for more fun than a kid should be allowed to have as Chip delivers healthy portions of love and laughter.

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults – Christmas in July, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Adults. This week’s Grab & Go Craft Kit includes everything you need to make a Christmas ornament.  Come in and pick one up while supplies last.

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Kids – Amphibians, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Children. It’s Amphibians Week at the library!  Come in and pick up a craft kit that includes everything you need to make an origami bookmark while supplies last.

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Tuesday Morning Book Discussion, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Adults. This month’s book is Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. Copies have been on hold.  Ask at the main library desk for regular or large print editions. Also available on OverDrive in ebook and audio book formats.

Clemons Cemetery Walking Tour, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 9:30–11 a.m. Adults. Join us for a new walking tour on the grounds of Clemons Cemetery (91 East Main St., Marblehead) to educate about Clemons Cemetery, its interred, and cemetery restoration and preservation. The terrain of the cemetery is unlevel grass. The tour will last about an hour.   This tour will be open to eight people and registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Story Time with Miss Kristen, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10-11 a.m. Children. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some summertime stories and a craft.

Words & Wine Book Club, at Duff Vineyards hosted by Erie Islands Library; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Adults. Share a book you have read while enjoying a beverage of your choosing. Even if you haven’t had time to read, you are welcome to join us to hear what others are suggesting.

Trivia at Rocky Point Winery, hosted by Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6:30–8 p.m. Adults. Join us for live trivia with Erin at Rocky Point Winery. Build your team of up to eight participants to win bragging rights and something special from Rocky Point Winery. Since there are no reservations, arrive early for the best chance of having a place for your team.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Outdoor Explorer Kits for Teens, Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton; 1-2 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12. Pick up a kit and information that can be used to identify various trees, flowers and other vegetation in the great outdoors. Kits available while supplies last.

Giant Lawn Games, Ida Rupp Public Library; All ages. Play giant lawn games. Games will be available outside in the Friends Plaza on Madison Street on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in June and July, during the Art Walk between 3-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Chalk Talk: An Obstacle Course Erie Islands Library; any time. All ages. We will draw an awesome obstacle course at the entrance to the library. Open anytime day or night through July 29.

MONDAY JULY 26

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults – Bee Cross Stitch, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Adults. Stop in the library to pick up your Grab & Go Craft Kit and stitch your very own honey bee while supplies last.

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Kids – Pollinators Week, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Children. It’s Polinators Week at the library.  Stop in a pick up your Grab & Go Craft Kit so you can make your very own bumblebee planter while supplies last.

TUESDAY, JULY 27

Simple Watercolor Painting Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10:30–11:30 a.m. Adults. Follow along with basic steps to paint your own watercolor picture. All materials are provided.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

Story Time with Miss Kristen, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10-11 a.m. Children. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some stories and songs about life on the farm.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Teen Terrarium Craft, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 1-2 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12. Get your hands dirty and make a terrarium to take home. While supplies last.

FRIDAY, JULY 30 – GRAND FINALE

Bring the Farm to You, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 2-3 p.m. Children. This is the Grand Finale for our Summer Library Challenge. Don’t miss your chance to watch ducks bathe, see a turkey strut, hear a rooster crow, and touch animals whose coats could become your sweater. Get the full farm experience right here on Madison Street! There’s even a mini pig!

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