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Out of This World Events at OPL

The Osborne Public Library is busy getting ready for fun events in July. Weekly summer library programs may be over but there is still some reading and learning to do and fun to have this summer.

July 4th - Annual Firecracker Run. Registration will begin at 8 at the library with the race beginning at 8:30. This event, for all ages, encourages people to run, walk, or bike with their families. This is also an event where cosmic colors will be thrown on the participants to start their celebration of Independence Day in a colorful way. There is no charge to participate but donations to the library are always welcome. Prizes will be given to the first person across the finish line in the following age catergories: 0-12 years old, 13-20 years old, 21-35 years old, and 36-55 years old and 56+ years old.

The library will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The library has the following activities planned and encourages all to participate.

July 12th – Exploration Place STEM Program at 3:00pm – Exploration Place from Wichita will be bringing a hands-on program that will feature different stations for kids to learn about space. Examples are constellation cut-outs, gravity wells, and many more.

July 15th – Draw-Along with Kyle Tiernan at the OES lunchroom at 2:00pm – Kyle is back to Osborne with a program that will tell a story and have the kids drawing space creatures. Come learn how to draw a rocket rabbit and a galactic gorilla.

July 16th – Lunch and Learn – 12:10-12:50 – Bring a sack lunch over your noon hour and learn about further exploration in space. The presentation will be about 20 minutes long with a short discussion following.

July 17th – Movie In the Library at 1:30pm – Join the library staff in watching the movie, “The First Man.” This movie is about the first manned mission to the moon focusing on the life of Neil Armstrong. What a learning experience right before the 50th anniversary of the event.

July 18th – Model Airplane Demo at the Airport at 5:30pm – Richard Chandler is sharing his talents and expertise in the field of model airplanes. He will be flying his remote controlled airplanes.

July 19th – OPL Space Museum at the library at 7:00pm – People who have chosen to read all summer long with books from the space theme will be showcasing projects that they have made. Stop in the library to see all the wonderful displays.

July 19th – Movie in the Park at the library at 9:00pm – the library will be showing the movie, “Hidden Figures” on the south side of the library. Bring a chair or blanket and some insect repellent and watch the move with us. Children under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will be provided.

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