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Please view the library event calendar or a printable July and August calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Summer Movie Matinees

movie theatreCome to the Central Library and enjoy a movie every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. beginning June 25!  Call 778-7200 for exact movie titles.





Thursday, July 30
2:00 - 3:35 p.m.

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Movie is rated PG.

Thursday, August 6
2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Movie is rated PG.

Thursday, August 13
2:00 p.m.

Enjoy this third movie in the series about Larry, an evening guard at a public institution with art.  Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled evening as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.  Movie is rated PG.

Science Fun with the FIG co-sponsored by the Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery

science projectWednesdays, July 29 and August 5
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 5 and up - activities are recommended for kids in grades K - 5
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join us for fun, engaging hands-on activities where families can explore basic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts.  Families will be able to work together using easy, inexpensive, familiar materials to explore some ways STEAM plays a role in daily life.

Builders Club

legosSaturday, July 11
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Library

Saturday, July 18
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Tuesday, July 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Unleash the builder in you!  Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to enjoy open and creative play with Legos, straw connectors and more!  All supplied provided.  Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children.  Bring your creativity!

Builders Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.

Northwest Animals sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library

rabbitTuesday, July 14: Beavers! from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21: Opossums! from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28: Rabbits! from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4: Eagles & Falcons! from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
For ages 6 - 10.  *Pre-registration required!  Call 778-7200 to register.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Listen to stories, make a fun craft and sing songs about our Northwest Animals with educators Jan Stamey and Jan Nelson.  NOTE: Live animals will not be present.

47th Annual Children's Craft Fair

Craft FairFriday, July 31
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome to attend the event!
Central Library Lawn



Come shop at over 80 booths featuring handmade items by children ages 13 and under! The maximum cost is $4.00 per item.  Bring your friends and family to this fun event.


REGISTRATION DETAILS:
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Registration is June 6 - July 28.  Registration is closed - we are full!

Builders Club

legosSaturday, August 1
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Library

Saturday, August 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Monday, August 24
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Unleash the builder in you!  Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to enjoy open and creative play with Legos, straw connectors and more!  All supplied provided.  Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children.  Bring your creativity!

Builders Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.

K-9 Unit at the Fairhaven Branch Library

girl hula hoopingTuesday, August 4
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
For ages 4 and up
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library

Join Bellingham Police Officer Shan Hanon to learn about a canine's role in law enforcement, watch demonstrations of some of the tasks the canine are trained to perform and ask questions you might have about the K-9 Unit!

It's All Greek to Me!

greek imageTuesday, August 11
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
For ages 8 and up - pre-registration required!  Call 778-7200 to register.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Learn a bit about Greek culture by listening to a Greek myth, learning Ancient Greek letters, make a shield to take home, and more!  Pre-registration is required - space is limited!  Visit the Children's Library or call 778-7200 to register.

Musical Story Play: Frozen with Flutist Nirvana Guernsey

characters from FrozenSaturday, August 15   
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
For ages 3 - 8
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join us for a musical story of Frozen!

Join us in Arendelle while listening to the magical story of Frozen.  Kids can dress up, sing and play along to the songs!  Also, learn about some basic elements of music through fun interaction.  Come dressed as your favorite character!

Presented by Nirvana Guernsey.  Nirvana has her Masters in Music and is part of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.  She has performed at schools and is very passionate about promoting an early love of music in children.  Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library.  Library programs are free.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.
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