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Jun
4
Mon
Monday Evening Summer Children’s Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm

Special Programs Every Monday at 6:30pm, June 4 – July 30, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! All ages welcome!

June 4: Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard
– Songs just for kids with lots of dancing.
June 11: Tampa Taiko Japanese Steel Drums
– Fun-filled, interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music of Japan, and drumming performance.
June 18: Dr. Michael Bakan, World Music
– Expect lots of noise, exciting rhythms, and abundant monkey sounds with the head of FSU’s World Music Ensembles Program.
June 25: African-Caribbean Dance Theatre
– Learn about music and history with this energizing cultural dance and musical ensemble performance.
July 2: Monticello Acting and Dance Co.
– Performing Selections from “The Wizard of Oz.”
July 9: Amazing Animals “Scales & Tails”
– Meet animals face-to-face in this program about alligators and snakes.
July 16: Clyde Chicainery, Magician
– Magic tricks and illusions!
July 23: Royce Lovett, Local Musician
– R&B artist will perform his original songs in a special concert for kids and families.
July 30: Animal Tales “Born to Be Wild”
– Animals from all over the globe demonstrate their unique vocal abilities.

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
5
Tue
Special Summer Children’s Programs at Leon County Branch Libraries @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations
Jun 5 – Jul 26 all-day
Special Summer Children’s Programs at Leon County Branch Libraries @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Special programs are being offered this summer at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Branch Libraries!

Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch
•June 5, 3pm : Libraries Rock with Mr. Richard: Songs for kids with lots of dancing!
•June 27, 4pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro teaches yo-yo tricks!
•July 19, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild” with live animals!

Eastside Branch
•June 7, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•June 12. 11am: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 6 pm: Music Night: Bring your instrument to the Library and perform!
•June 23, 1 pm: Rock Band Jam
•June 28, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Instrument Maker (grades K-5)
•July 5, 11:30 am: Motion Commotion (ages 3-5)
•July 12, 2pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 19, 11:30am:Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 21, 1 pm: Library’s Got Game
•July 24, 6 pm: Music Night
•July 26, 11:30 am: S.T.E.A.M. Power: Science of Sound (grades K-5)

Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch
•June 21, 2pm: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 12, 6pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”

Lake Jackson Branch
•June 9, 11am-3pm: Game Day with Oculus Rift
•June 23, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 13, 11am: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 1-3pm: Summer Block Party for all ages with STEM activities!

Northeast Branch
•June 12, 3pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•July 13, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”
•July 21, 11am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro

Woodville Branch
•June 12, 6pm: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums
•June 19, 5:30 pm: Jeopardy: Libraries Rock Edition
•July 12, 11:30am: Spenser Davis, Yo-Yo Pro
•July 20, 3pm: Animal Tales “Born to be Wild”

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System – Various Branch Library Locations
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
7
Thu
Thursday Evening Summer Teen Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday Evening Summer Teen Programs at the Main Library @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library - Main | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Special Programs For Teens Every Thursday at 6:00pm, June 7 – July 26, 2018, at the Main (Downtown) Library at 200 W. Park Avenue! Snacks provided at all programs!

June 7: Rock Band Jam Show off your Rock Band skills and enjoy some snacks!
June 14: Drop the Mic: Lip-Sync Battle Perform your favorite songs to compete for prizes. Teams are welcome and costumes are encouraged!
June 21: Clued-In Scavenger Hunt Interactive murder mystery scavenger hunt.
June 28: Trivia Night Teams of up to 6 can compete for a 1st-place prize!
July 5: Secret Hollow Book Create a secret treasure box from an old book. Materials provided.
July 12: Spenser Davis Yo-Yo Program Pro yo-yo champ shows off amazing tricks and teaches you how to do some. Yo-yos provided.
July 19: Library’s Got Game Play video games, board games, and experience virtual reality with our Oculus Rift!
July 26: Book End Art Help beautify our bookends at the library with your art!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Main
200 W. Park Ave.
850-606-2708
http://www.leoncountylibrary.org

Jun
11
Mon
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until December 31, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.

Camp Challenger – Summer STEAM Camps @ Challenger Learning Center
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm
Camp Challenger – Summer STEAM Camps @ Challenger Learning Center  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. At the Challenger Learning Center, campers are guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one educator for every eight children.
Camp counselors, as well as volunteers, are made up of teachers, students pursuing a degree in education, professionals with an extensive science background and/or individuals experienced with child care or best practices in education. The exciting, new themes for the 2018 Summer Camps are: Animation Magic, Techtastic, Minecraft, Challenger Olympiad, Robot League, Livestreaming Studio, Movie Magic, STEAMology, Space Explorers and more.

Jul
16
Mon
Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast @ Tallahassee, Florida
Jul 16 all-day

 

Guided Driving and Walking Tours

Conducting the finest guided sight-seeing tours of Florida’s Capital City and the surrounding area including Thomasville, GA and the plantations. Tours can be extended to visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast where you will see white sandy beaches, pristine habitats, historic lighthouses, enchanting museums, and dine on the world famous Apalachicola Bay oysters and other seafood. Please see our reviews on TripAdvisor.

From seniors to students on educational field trips, we cater to visitors of all ages. Also great for convention and meeting attendees, newcomers getting acquainted with the area, your family and guests, as an add-on activity during Family Reunions, social clubs, and organization events. Inquire about our private cultural and heritage guided tours and our step-on-guide and itinerary planning services.

Jul
17
Tue
Chuck E. Cheese Reading with Chuck E. @ Chuck E. Cheese's
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Chuck E. every Tuesday night for a story time.

Each child gets 10 free tokens.

Jul
18
Wed
Baby Time & Story Time @ Leon County Library
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Librray imageFree and open to the public. Don’t forget to check out some books with your little one while you’re there. Library cards are free for Leon County residents.
 

Today’s Programs 

     

  • Baby Time – 10:30 AM – Main Library (200 W. Park Avenue, downtown) – Bring $2 for parking in case you stay longer than 1 hour.
  • Baby Time – 10:30 AM – Northeast Branch (5513 Thomasville Road, across from Walmart) – Parking is free.
  • Preschool Story Time – 10:30 AM – Eastside Branch (1583 Pedrick Road, near Buck Lake) – Parking is free.

 
Program Cancellations
 

Programming is usually suspended for a full week (or more) around holidays, summer time and winter break.  Please check the library’s online calendar for updates because the cancellations may not be reflected here.

 

What is Baby Time?

 

Baby time is geared toward infants, babies and toddlers up to about 2 1/2 years old (older children are certainly welcome, too).  A librarian leads the group in short stories, songs and fingerplays.  Children sit with their parent/caregiver in chairs or on the ground.

 

 

 

R.O.A.R. at Dave’s Pizza Garage @ Dave's Pizza Garage
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reach Out And Read

All children are welcome.  100+ books to choose from.  5:30 to 6 children’s reading time.  6 to 6:30 read along with special guest readers.  Slices of pizza only $2 each.

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Beginning Clogging Classes @ Jackson Lodge
Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Beginning Clogging Classes @ Jackson Lodge | Tallahassee | Florida | United States
Please note this is a reoccurring event.  We advise you to check on the status of the event offers with the event coordinators before planning to attend.

Beginning clogging classes for all ages! All types of music, for all levels !

Jul
20
Fri
Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast @ Tallahassee, Florida
Jul 20 all-day

 

Guided Driving and Walking Tours

Conducting the finest guided sight-seeing tours of Florida’s Capital City and the surrounding area including Thomasville, GA and the plantations. Tours can be extended to visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast where you will see white sandy beaches, pristine habitats, historic lighthouses, enchanting museums, and dine on the world famous Apalachicola Bay oysters and other seafood. Please see our reviews on TripAdvisor.

From seniors to students on educational field trips, we cater to visitors of all ages. Also great for convention and meeting attendees, newcomers getting acquainted with the area, your family and guests, as an add-on activity during Family Reunions, social clubs, and organization events. Inquire about our private cultural and heritage guided tours and our step-on-guide and itinerary planning services.

Toddler Story Time @ St. Peter's Anglican Church
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Children four and under and their parents are invited each Friday to gather for stories, songs, and a craft. We provide coffee and tea for the parents and snacks for everyone. This is a great way to make new friends, grow young minds, and expand imaginations.

Splash and Jam @ Lawrence-Gregory Community Center
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Splash and Jam @ Lawrence-Gregory Community Center |  |  |

The City of Tallahassee invites all area youth to join them every Friday this summer for the 7th season of Splash & Jam, which offers local families and teens free, safe alternatives for late night summer fun.

This year’s Splash & Jam program will feature a family-style pool party – “the splash” – from 7-9 p.m. There will be pool games, food and music. As there is not a pool at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center, there will be water activities from 7-9 p.m.

After the splash, teens will be invited to “jam” inside the community centers at themed events. The teen parties will take place from 9-11 p.m. and are designed for middle and high school youth. Teen parties will have food and music from a deejay.

http://www.talgov.com/Main/News/Cool_Off_and_Jam_On_4185.aspx

Jul
21
Sat
Kid’s Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Summer Movie Series – Despicable Me 3 @ Walker-Ford Community Center
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the City of Tallahassee for its popular Summer Movie Series. Designed with family fun in mind, the Summer Movie Series features popular, family-friendly movies that will be shown on select Saturdays throughout June, July and August at 7 p.m. in community centers around town.

To make the series even sweeter (and a tad saltier), free drinks and popcorn will be available, while supplies last. The Summer Movie Series is free of charge and open to the public.

Below is the 2018 Summer Movie Series lineup.

-“Spider-Man Homecoming” (PG-13) on June 23 at the Lawrence-Gregory Community Center, 1115 Dade Street
-“Wonder” (PG) on June 30 at the Sue Herndon McCollum Community Center, 501 Ingleside Drive