July Kid and Teen Programs at the Archer Branch

Happy July! It's hot outside, so come in and enjoy some fun programming at the library! We have LOTS of awesome things planned for kids, teens, and families this month. Adult programs are here, and keep in mind our online calendar is always the most up-to-date!

The word "JULY" in a handwritten type font in front of an American flag waving in a clear blue sky

~Featured Programs~

Tuesday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. Just Write Club - A monthly writers' group led by author Sarah Price. Receive tips and insights on your work in a supportive environment! (Teens and Up)

Wednesday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. MOSH's Reptiles on the Road - The Jacksonville Museum of Science and History's resident reptiles will be visiting our branch! (All Ages)

Saturday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. Americana Folk Music with Scott West - What better way to spend a holiday weekend than with great local music? (All Ages)

Wednesday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. Bubble Dance Party! - A bubble wrap dance floor and bubbles and scarves in the air...who could ask for more? (Ages 3+)

Thursday, July 11, at 4:00 p.m. LEGOspace - Build anything your imagination can dream up! (Ages 5-11)

Friday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. FOODIEspace: Healthy Cooking with IFAS - Learn to cook quick healthy meals and try delicious samples! (All Ages)

Tuesday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. Menestrelli Dog Show - Special circus dogs doing cool tricks! (All Ages)

Wednesday, July 17, at 5:00 p.m. Chalk the Walks - Let's draw cheerful pictures and positive messages on the sidewalk with chalk! (All Ages)

Thursday, July 18, at 5:00 p.m. Teen Art Lab - This just-for-teens group makes a cool art project every month! (Ages 13-18)

Friday, July 19, at 3:00 p.m. Storytime with Miss Annie Bell - Meet Miss Annie Bell and listen to some stories! (Ages 3-11)

Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. Talk Science with Me - Real scientists will be here to answer all your burning questions, or to just find something in common with them! (All Ages)

Wednesday, July 24, at 1:00 p.m. Wild Wonders Animal Show - A musical journey of discovery using animals from around the world! (All Ages)

Thursday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m. MAKERspace Thursday -  Let's use STEAM principles to make a fun craft! (Ages 5+)

Friday, July 26, at 3:00 p.m. Writing Music with MuseScore - Learn how to use MuseScore, a free musical-notation software program, and write your own music! (Teens and Up)

Wednesday, July 31, at 3:00 p.m. Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! - Let's celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with some fun crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged! (Ages 5+)

~Weekly/Regular Programs~

Storytime - Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.(Ages 3-5)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Music and Movement - Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 3-11)
July 11, 18, and 25

Read with a Dog - New Day! Second and Fourth Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. (All Ages)
July 11 and 25

Stitchers Circle - Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (Teens and Up)
July 6, 13, 20, and 27


Don't Forget: All branches will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Our regular hours will resume on Friday, July 5th. We hope to see you at the library soon!

The words July 4th written with sparkler light, using a long exposure camera