Summer Learning 2022 - Oceans of Possibilities

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Excitement is bubbling up for the next Summer Learning Program "Oceans of Possibilities"!  There will be prizes for reading, surpises, animals, crafts, performers, and so much more to enjoy.  Our program will be for all ages, so the whole family can get in on the fun! 

Visit the Library anytime between June 6-July 30 to pick up a Summer Library Club reader's ticket to sign up.  Then start reading!  The more you read the more chances you have to win fabulous grand prizes! 

Children and teens, show us your reading tickets  to receive a spin on the Wheel of Prizes.  Readers can spin the wheel weekly.   Then enter the raffle of your choice for each new ticket you fill out.  It only takes two hours of reading to fill out a ticket!

Adults also can enter reading raffles especially for them.  One ticket per book read for our adult readers.

Prizes will be drawn on Aug. 1nd.

On top of prizes there will be free programs and events.  Our line up is as follows:

Zoozort at Markesan Elementary School Tues. May 25!

Wednesday June 15th  1pm: "Creepy, Crawly & Cool"
Meet the reptiles from Marsh Haven Nature Center, including a snake, painted turtle, red-footed tortise.  Items of interest include turtle shells & artifacts, snake skins, and more!  Meet and greet the animals.

Tuesday June 21  2pm:  "What's in my Stream?"  Join Miss Vanessa to learn all about the wigglycritters living in the Grand River.  Learn how to identify water invertibrates and bugs and why it is important to keep our streams clean.

Wednesday June 22  1pm: "Delicious Dairy w/4-H"  Come learn about the dairy food group by making a delicious snack, practicing in a fitness mix up, and explore how to describe feelings in a mindfulness activity!  Morgan from the UW-Extension 4-H office will be teaching us.

Wednesday June 29  1pm "Fish & Wetland Wildlife":  Our WI DNR will be doing an informative and fun presentation on the fish and wildlife common to our community.  Snag your swag at this event with DNR fish trading cards!

Wednesday July 6  1pm:  Dinosaur DimensionsPrehistoric Puppets are visiting the library for a very fun, ferocious, informative afternoon.  Learn about your favorite dinosaurs and even pet a few!  Carefully!

July 11-16: Shark Week!  Too Mega to fit inside a single day, Shark week is taking a bite out of summer with a slew of amazing and interesting activities. Join us for a daily dose of danger as you make shark themed crafts, science experiments, snacks, and games.
Wednesday July 13  1pm:  "Fabulous Fruits- 4-H Shark Edition".  Come learn about fruits by shaking up a "sharky" fruity pudding treat, explore the importance of handwashing, and practice mindful eating.  Morgan from the UW-Extension 4-H office will be leading us.

Thursday July 14 6pm:  Sea Serpants of Wisconsin w/Chad Lewis:  Visit the library if you dare!  Learn all about Wisconsin based lake monsters from the deadly monster of Lake Ripley, the Man eating monsters roaming the Mississippi River, the Livestock snatching beast of Cedar Lake, and the $50,000 serpent of Lake Pepin.  I wonder what lies within the deep waters of Little Green?

Wednesday July 20  1pm"The Mr. Brad Worden Show"  Spicy hot foods are on the table.  Join one of the world's top champions in the League of Fire take on the most spicy and hot snacks from around the world!  Then, try a few samples yourself if you are feeling courageous.
Wednesday July 27 1pm:  Beach Splash Bash!  Dress up like your favorite Pirate, Mermaid, or just wear your Swimsuit and visit the library for water based games, beach crafts, photobooth, and more.  Enjoy a free ice cream treat from Ripon's "Sweet & Saulty" ice cream truck!

Bonus Events: Summer Reading may be over but that doesn't mean that the learning and fun have to end.  Join us for these bonus August Events!

Thursday Aug 4 (time to be determined):  Sizzling Summer Nail Wrap Party:  Sign up to learn all about nail art, have fun with a parent or learn on  your own.  Make your hands do the talking with some summer themed polish and stick.

Wednesday Aug 10  1pm:  Dynamic Desserts w/4-H:  Come make a sweet treat while learning about giving our muscles the care they need through stretching and practicing managing moods through mindfulness.  Morgan from the UW-Extension 4-H office will be leading us.


Please Help us Thank our Sponsors:
Adam's Rib (in honor of Dennis & Jean Adam).
Ballweg Implement Co., Inc.
Berlin Journal/Markesan Regional Reporter
Citgo of Markesan
Ergo Bank of Markesan
Green Lake Basic Needs Fund within the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation (Grant)
Horicon Bank of Markesan
Lions Club of Markesan
Pizza Hut
Two Sisters Piggly Wiggly of Markesan