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On Demand Program Videos and Challenges

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Mathematical Colors and Codes, Episode 3: Learn how to make coded messages and artistic designs using math. You’ll discover patterns in prime factorization and non-decimal bases along the way. Third of a weekly series. In episode three, you'll learn how non-decimal bases work. This video will premiere on July 6 at 3 pm. Download a coloring page to go with the video. Best for kids who understand multiplication.

 

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No Trouble Bubbles:  Have bubble fun this summer! You won't have trouble finding supplies to make these regular and giant-sized bubbles and wands.  These videos premiere on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Watch Part 1 and Part 2

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STAY TUNED: Upcoming On Demand Videos

July 6:  Mathematical Color and Codes, Episode 3: Learn how to make coded messages and artistic designs using math. This video will premiere on  pm. Download a coloring page to go with the video. Best for kids who understand multiplication.

July 7:  No Trouble Bubbles:  Have bubble fun this summer! You won't have trouble finding supplies to make these regular and giant-sized bubbles and wands.  These videos premiere on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Watch Part 1 and Part 2

July 13:  Mathematical Color and Codes, Episode 4: Learn how to make coded messages and artistic designs using math. This video will premiere on  pm. Download a coloring page to go with the video. Best for kids who understand multiplication.

July 16:  Summer Snacks, Episode 1:  Summer themed science experiments for elementary age using ingredients you can eat (with adult supervision). This video will go live on FCPL's YouTube channel on July 16 at 3:00 p.m. 

July 20:  Mathematical Color and Codes, Episode 5: Learn how to make coded messages and artistic designs using math. This video will premiere on  pm. Download a coloring page to go with the video. Best for kids who understand multiplication.

July 23:  Summer Snacks, Episode 2:  Summer themed science experiments for elementary age using ingredients you can eat (with adult supervision). This video will go live on FCPL's YouTube channel on July 23 at 3:00 p.m.

 

July 27:  Mathematical Color and Codes, Episode 6: Learn how to make coded messages and artistic designs using math. This video will premiere on  pm. Download a coloring page to go with the video. Best for kids who understand multiplication.

July 29Karma Wilson Storytime - Author of over 40 titles, including Bear Snores On, A Doug Named Doug and Duddle Puck: The Puddle Duck -  for a storytime and a brief question and answer session.

July 30:  Summer Snacks, Episode 3:  Summer themed science experiments for elementary age using ingredients you can eat (with adult supervision). This video will go live on FCPL's YouTube channel on July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

August 3: Backyard Explorers: Get out and enjoy nature! Join Ms. Renee as she teaches you how to plant a seedling. This program will go live on FCPL's YouTube channel on August 3 at 3:00. Check back soon for the link!

 

Live Digital School-Age Events

The library is offering many live programs for children ages 5-12. 
Events require registration.

Invitations to join programs will be emailed 1-2 days before the program starts. 

Click on the event title below to register for the programs

 

July 8: Twilight Stories: Pitch a tent in your backyard, build a fort or just snuggle in your bed and listen to some classic campfire stories (without the campfire). 7:00 pm.  Registration required. 

July 10:  Virtual Chess Club: Learn and improve chess skills using online Lichess tactics. 7:00 pm An invitation to join this virtual chess game will be emailed 1 day prior to the start time. Age 8 - Teen  Registration required. 

July 16:  Summer Writing Workshop for Kids:  Get a chance to publish your writings online! In this virtual Zoom class held by McLean High School upperclassmen, students will get a chance to learn and improve on their writings in topics such as journalistic articles, fictional/non-fictional short stories, persuasive/analytical essays, and poetry. Participants will receive feedback and opportunities to publish their writing pieces on the McLean High School's The Highlander website.  Age 9-12. 

July 22:  Graphic Novel ClubBring one of your favorite graphic novels and share what you liked about the story, the art, and the author. Draw a comic and more.  Registration required. Age 10-14

July 23: Summer Writing Workshop for Kids: Get a chance to publish your writings online! In this virtual Zoom class held by McLean High School upperclassmen, students will get a chance to learn and improve on their writings in topics such as journalistic articles, fictional/non-fictional short stories, persuasive/analytical essays, and poetry. Participants will receive feedback and opportunities to publish their writing pieces on the McLean High School's The Highlander website. Registration required.  Ages 9-12.

July 28:   Oakton Parent and Child Online Book Club Parents and children, entering grades 4-6, come together online to discuss The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. Please call Oakton Library at 703-242-4020 to pick up a print copy of the book after you have registered. Books are also available as CD, ebook and eaudiobook formats. Registration is required. 3:00 pm.  Grades 4-6 with parent.

July 31: Harry Potter Trivia Test your knowledge of the wizarding world! Join us on Zoom for Harry Potter Trivia to celebrate Harry's birthday. 1:00 pm. Registration required.

Ongoing School-Age Events

Summer Photography Club -Daily Event until July 17

Imagine Your Story- The Summer Reading Adventure- Ends August 14

 

Library Challenges for School-Age Children

Can you guess what all of these book titles have in common? 

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For past challenges click on the PDF links below:

Library Challenges for All Ages

Keep busy with these library challenges! When you have completed all the challenges for your age group, send an email and a picture of yourself doing one of the activities to LIBLibraryEvents@fairfaxcounty.gov. Include your age group in the email.

Click below to see PDF of Library Challenges for April 2020. 

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