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Please view the library event calendar or print the July calendar (PDF) and August calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Science Fun! with the Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery

playlabWednesday, July 30
Drop by 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Ages 5 and up

Join us for hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities with staff from the Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery!

Summer Movie Matinees

movie theatreJoin us every Thursday afternoon for a movie in the Lecture Room of the Central Library at 2:00 p.m.  Can you guess the title of the movie?  If not, call us at 360-778-7200 for exact movie title.  *This is due to licensing restrictions we have.




Thursday, July 31
2:00 - 3:35 p.m.
Get ready for the sequel that will be released this summer by watching the original movie!  Dusty is a cropduster who dreams of completing as a high-flying racer, but Dusty's not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights.  He turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit, and Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test.  Movie is rated PG.

Wednesday, August 6 AND Thursday, August 7
2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell.  Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.  *This will be a sing-along showing!  Movie is rated PG.

Thursday, August 14
2:00 - 3:50 p.m.
An entire gang of friends goes on a global tour, selling out in grand theatres in some of Europe's most exciting destinations including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London.  Mayhem follows them overseas, however, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine: the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog.  Movie is rated PG.

Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 for the exact movie title.

Northwest Animals sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library

batSKUNKS!

Tuesday, August 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Ages 6 - 10  *Pre-registration is required!  Call 778-7200 or visit the Children's Library to register.

Listen to stories, make a fun craft, and sing songs about our Northwest Animals with Jan Stamey and Jan Nelson!  Live animals will not be present.

Hot Summer Chess: Lessons and Grand Prix 2014 with Northwest Scholastic Chess

gamesPlay in one, two, three or play in all four tournaments:

Hot Summer Chess I:  Tuesday, June 24
Hot Summer Chess II:  Tuesday, July 15
Hot Summer Chess III:  Tuesday, August 5
Hot Summer Chess IV:  Tuesday, August 26

Check-in is from 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.  Round 1 play begins at 6:20 p.m.

Hot Summer Chess is for chessplayers of all abilities in grades K-12.  Pre-registration is required to play in the tournament section.  To register email bhoglund@cob.org, call 778-7200 or register in person at the Children's Library.  If emailing, please includes the child's first and last name, the school attended in May 2014 and grade in May 2014.

There are two sections again this summer:

Beginner Section:  Don't know how to play chess?  No problem!  Volunteers will teach you hot to play and then play casual games.
Tourney Section:  For those who know how to play, want to compete in a tournament and are able to write down their moves, we have the traditional four rated Grand Prix Tournaments.

Frozen Party

batWednesday, August 6 and
Thursday, August 7
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Fun for all ages!


Celebrate your love of Disney's hit movie featuring Anna and Elsa with crafts and other fun activities. Come dressed as your favorite character and stay for a sing-along showing of the film which starts at 2:00 p.m.

Fairhaven Family Movie

movie theatreCome enjoy a movie every 2nd Friday of the month at the Fairhaven Library!  

Friday, August 8
4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Library

Movie description:
Jewel, Blu and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.  Movie is rated PG.


Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 for the exact movie title.

Builders Club

legosUnleash the builder in you at our new monthly Builders Club!

Saturday, August 2
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Ages 4 - 12

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If you can imagine it, you can build it with Legos and other building toys and supplies.
  *  Enjoy open, creative play as well as building challenges led by local educator, author and artist, Mat Hudson.
  *  All supplies are provided.  Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children.  Bring your creativity!

Future Building Club dates:
- Tuesday, August 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Central Library

Do you have Legos to donate to this program?  Please give us a call or drop them off at the Central Library!

Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.

FAIRHAVEN Builders Club

legosSaturday, August 9
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library
Ages 4 - 12

 *  If you can imagine it, you can build it with Legos and other building toys and supplies.
 *  Enjoy open, creative play!
  *  All supplies are provided.  Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children.  Bring your creativity!

Library programs are free of charge.  Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.
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