Come try our Vive VR system and tour the International Space Station or hang out with a humpback whale. All ages welcome. Ages 12 and under, please bring parental approval. Program repeats on August 15.
Meet a variety of reptiles to meet, plot their origins on a world map, and tell about some of the features that make them so interesting. You may even get a chance to come up and see the animals up close! Ages 5 and up
Visitors from another planet!?! Science experiments help bring the story to life with special effects and chances to do some hands-on science experiments and learn about the science behind the effects.
Baby and toddler Story Times
Crawlers, walkers, babes in arms, it's never too soon to share the fun of language through stories, rhymes, and music! Parents and caregivers, bring our youngest friends to enjoy songs, finger plays, tickles, bounces, and short books.
All story times are free, although some fill up and require registration. Check ouronline calendarfor more information. Navigation tip: you can limit the calendar to "Story Times" by using the "Category" drop-down menu at the top of the page.
Pen pals at BPL
Come to the 4th floor of the Central Library and see the letters from our pen pals all over the US!
Write a letter and we will send it to a participating library.
Try geocaching! Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt available all around you. To play, you use a GPS unit or app to find hidden treasure boxes or caches. Groups and individuals set up caches all over the world and share the location as coordinates on the internet.
Picture Book. Preschool-2nd grade. Because, because, because! There's so much to love and think about when you read this book. The six-time Emmy Award-winning Sesame Street writer and three-time Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! follows a young girl's journey to center stage through a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence and magic.
Picture Book. K-2nd grade. A cranky asteroid who just wants everyone to respect his personal boundaries is knocked out of orbit by a satellite and sent on an involuntary, epic adventure through space, in a story complemented by playful illustrations and engaging space facts.
Nonfiction. 3rd-6th grade. Learn the fun of geocaching. What to put in a secret cache, and where to hide it. Create your own compass to find a cache and write in an adventure journal. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity and it's written just for kids
Biography. 3rd-6th grade.Tells of the true adventures of Ibn Battuta, a fourteenth-century traveler who, like Marco Polo, set forth on a seventy-five thousand mile journey of discovery through many lands, including Tanzania, China, Russia, and Morocco. 12,500 first printing.
Fiction. 4th-7th grade. Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.
Fiction. 8th grade and up. Sixteen-year-olds Leo and the twins Orion and Libra were born and raised on space station, Moon 2 by teams of astronauts. They've been training for the trip to Earth for years. But while they may be physically ready to endure the dangerous trip to terra firma, life on the distant blue-green marble is anything but simple.