Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Digital Classroom
Thursday, June 28, 11 am
Dwight Branch
Last Tuesdays of the month, the Dwight Branch will guide patrons through videos, archival images, and interviews courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Join us Thursday to explore Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog." “Hound Dog” is one of the most well-known and controversial songs in rock and roll history.
Green Clean
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30-7:30 pm
Camp Field Branch

Learn creative ways to clean in an eco-friendly and inexpensive way with common household items.
Chicago Style Steppin Dance Class
Monday, June 25, 6-7 pm
Atrium, Downtown Library

Open to beginners and all levels! Come by for a Chicago Style Steppin Dance Class by the Hartford City Steppers. Taught by experienced instructors Princeton Hayes and Jannett Jennings. This is a partnered dance class, but all are welcome to come as individuals, a couple, or a group.
Poets on Poetry: Billy Collins
Saturday, June 30, 10 am-12 pm
Downtown Library
Maria Sassi will lead a discussion on the work of poet Billie Collins.

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Radiant Child :
The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Wednesday, June 27, 2-3 pm
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings and graffiti art rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. Make your own work of art in his style and listen to a reading of the Caldecott award winning Book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. 
3-D Printer Exploration

Thursday, June 28
Learn how a 3-D printer and 3-D design work by designing your own object and watching it print.
Marble Mazes

Thursday, June 28, 2-3 pm
Time to put physics to work! Create your own marble maze or marble run & let the good times roll!
Thursday, June 28, 1:30-2:30 pm
What interesting insects can you find living right outside your library? Decorate your bug catcher then use it to carefully catch and identify different critters. You can take your bug catcher home but all insects will be safely set free! 
Wiggle Bots

Thursday, June 28, 1:30-3:30 pm
Design and build your own unique wiggle-bot! This is a real engineering project! Can you make it dance in circles, or maybe draw?
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