SUMMER 2017 at MRL

Free events that get you moving outdoors and teach about the importance of healthy living and our community.


Special Events This Summer


June 17 | 2 PM | Build a Better World Party on the Plaza | Elstro Plaza
Giant bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and other outdoor activities.

June 21 | 4:30 PM | The Pirate Show | Bard Room
Come sail the seven seas or at least learn about those who did with Paul Odenwelder in The Pirates Show. Learn about how life was on the open sea and other interesting things.

July 5 | 4:30 PM | Water Show | Elstro Plaza
Come get wet and have fun with MRL and the folks from Family Time entertainment. There are wacky tricks with water and everyone gets wet so bring something you’ll want to get wet in. (There is a dry zone for those who can’t get wet.)

July 19 | 6 PM | Stories on the Plaza | Elstro Plaza
Family friendly stories full of humor and heart with some audience participation.

July 29 | 3 PM | Book the Plaza | Elstro Plaza
Our end of summer party will feature book dominoes. One lucky summer reading participant will be selected to knock over the “dominoes”.


AGES 6 - 12
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM

June 13 | Spy Time
Children's Progamming Room

Do you like code names and disguises? Are you good at decoding secret messages and handling dangerous bombs? And can you escape "Laser" beams to make your way to safety?

June 15 | Color My World
Children's Progamming Room

Explore the Magic of spray chalk. Make sure to wear play clothes.

June 20 | Paper to Petals
Children's Progamming Room

This program will get your creativity flowing with a couple of ways to use up your old newspapers without throwing them in the garbage

June 22 | Lego Free Build
Children's Progamming Room

Let your imagination run wild and explore with Lego.

June 27 | Sponge Basketball
Elstro Plaza (The park across from MRL)
Like shooting hoops? Get wet with Sponge Basketball . . . you will definitely get wet.

June 29 | Artmatics
Children's Progamming Room

Using math to create art. Don't worry this will be something that anyone 5-12 could create.

July 6 | Just Create
Children's Progamming Room
Open-ended art exploration with different media/techniques.

July 8 | FOBOTs * (ages 8-12)
Children's Progamming Room

Build robots from found objects.

July 11 | Parts
Children's Progamming Room
Come for a storytime geared for older kids featuring an engaging and entertaining story with a fun game you won't want to miss!

July 13 | Crafting Creations
Children's Progamming Room
Free idea craft session. Come prepared to be creative.

July 18 | Life Size Sorry
Bard Room
Play a giant version of the popular board game. Practice basic math concepts and build cooperation skills.

July 20 | All Mixed Up Collage
Children's Progamming Room
Let your imagination soar as we make collages out of any and everything we can find !!

July 25 | Dream Big
Children's Progamming Room
Join us for a program that will be sure to get your dreams flowing. It will include excerpts from The BFG by Roald Dahl and time to create your own dream catcher.

July 27 | Grocery Bag Gadget
Children's Progamming Room
Turn plastic bags into a jump rope.

August 1 | Jump Rope Rhymes
Children's Progamming Room
Join us for jump activities and jump rope songs and rhymes.

August 3 | Game Day
Children's Progamming Room
Play Play Play! That's what we'll be doing....playing games that get you up and on your feet...and are FUN !

AGES 0 – 5
Wednesdays at 10 AM

Stories, rhymes, and songs for the preschool set.

June 14 | Build a Better World | Elstro Plaza

June 21 | To the Fair | Children's Progam Room

June 28 | Summer’s Here | Children's Progam Room

July 5 | Away We Go | Children's Progam Room

July 12 | Let’s Get Chill with A to Z | Children's Progam Room

July 19 | Camp Out | Children's Progam Room

July 26 | Zoo | Children's Progam Room

August 2 | Out to Sea | Children's Progam Room


FOR AGES 12-18
Wednesdays in the Teen Space

June 14 | 5 PM | Anime Club

June 21 | 3 PM | Build a Better World Little Free Pantry
Construct, erect, and stock a Little Free Pantry to help your community.

June 28 | 3 PM| Upcycle Challenge
Give old items a new life. Who can make the most dramatic transformation?

July 5 | 3 PM | Tubes, Funnels, and More
Build an interactive and sensory activity cube for younger children.

July 12 | 5 PM | Anime Club

July 19 | 3 PM | Build a Better World #richmondnofilter
Bring your phone and take a walking photo tour of downtown Richmond. Take pictures of things that make you proud to call this place home, as well as things that need improvement. Share these images to our Facebook page created especially for this event.

July 26 | 3 PM | Bujo: Organize Your Life with a
Bullet Journal

Learn about living with a Bullet Journal, see a journal petting zoo, and enter to win a Bullet Journal set.

August 2 | 3 PM | Petal Productions
Create art with flower petals.

 


*Please note, Bard Room occupancy is 150. Once the room is full, no others will be admitted. No registration is required for any programs but groups may only bring 10 children.


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