It’s a party on the plaza all summer long! Join us on the plaza each Friday after Puppet Storytime for children’s games, activities, and snacks. Weather permitting; all ages welcome
Friday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., City Square
Learn to Make Beats
This is an afternoon workshop on creating and mixing digital music, with NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. You do not have to have a musical or technical background to come out at the end of this workshop having created music! In addition to his music career, instructor/DJ Sean Slaughter is also a Technology Teacher with Newport News High Schools who can teach even the most novice participant to create an develop your own unique sound.
We have run this program before and it was enjoyed by ALL the teen participants. In addition to acquiring the skill of creating digital music, you will also walk away with a greater understanding of writing music and music production as well as knowledge of another adaptation of technology for the arts. The learning and the sheer fun of this program is why we have booked Sean again to teach the workshop. This is a premier program we are not able to offer often, and I can’t recommend this event enough. Register this week at 259.4050
Saturday, August 17, 12:30-4:30 pm, Stryker Center
3D pens are a “hands-on” way to create 3D figures. Ages 10-adult must register at 259.4050.
Sunday, August 18, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Stryker Center
Kids ages 9 – 18 are invited to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on our new Nintendo Switch consoles. Practice your skills and meet other players!
Monday, August 12, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, WL Theatre
Lots of great events and activities planned for teens! All programs for ages 13-18; register only when indicated.
Visit our Teens post for summer activities in August.
All programs are for ages 13+ unless otherwise indicated; please respect our efforts to create a space for teens and their peers
Evening Talks: Presidential Trains
This month we’re reading Alone on the Ice, the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1913 and its leader, Douglas Mawson. Following an accident that claimed one man, several sled dogs, and most of their supplies, Mawson fought the elements and crippling injuries to return home.
Thursday Films: The Postman Always Rings Twice
Do you have family photographs, books, letters, and other treasures that need to be preserved? Jay Gaidmore, Director of Special Collections in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at William & Mary, will provide basic tips for preserving your family’s history so it can be enjoyed by future generations.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm