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Curiosity Quest Kids' 2013 Classes

The Morgantown Public Library offers special one-day & two-day enrichment classes for children kindergarten and up throughout the summer. (Please note that not all classes are open to all grade levels.) Grade levels are as of Fall 2013. Our mission is to provide children with a fun, safe place to explore topics of interest in-depth, through reading, crafts, music, games and hands-on activities.

Cost per student per class per day is $15. A two-day class is $30. Register in person at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library on Spruce St. Registration is not complete until payment and a completed registration form has been received. Make checks payable to Morgantown Public Library. Credit cards are not accepted. Children can register for as many classes as they like, but space is limited and classes fill fast. Online forms cannot be accepted.

Classes run from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children must bring a bagged lunch. Vending machines and microwaves are not available & students must remain on library premises. Students will be supervised at all times. The Morgantown Public Library reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Refunds will only be given if the class is canceled.

For further information contact: Circulation Desk: (304) 291-7425; or Joan Bissett: (304) 599-0092 or mplcuriosityquest@gmail.com. Please visit our Facebook page for information and updates.

June Classes

Monday, June 10 : Fun and Games with Madeline (Grades 1-5)
Join Madeline & Pepitoís adventures around Paris through books, music, dance and videos. Learn some French, make some crafts, and play some Madeline games. Test your culinary skills at the "Lord Cucuface Cooking School" as you make an edible Eiffel Tower statue. (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Tuesday, June 11 : Fossils (Grades 1-5)
Learn about Paleontology and Fossils in a fun, hands-on, toes-in way! We will explore Earthís history through what we can learn from fossils & how fossils are formed. We will create "fossils" through various methods, have a fossil dig and a fossil identification challenge. (Instructor: Elizabeth McConnell)

Wednesday & Thursday, June 12 & 13 : Robotics: Building & Programming with the NXT (Grades 5-8) Two-day class
Build a robotic device with sensors. Learn about the use of gearing and treads/wheels & programming techniques necessary for making your robotic device accomplish necessary tasks. Learn teamwork and problem solving skills as you participate in simulated competitios with your robot. (Instructor: Judy Werner)

Friday, June 14 : Easy Origami (Grades 2-5)
Did you know you can transform a square of paper into a dog or cat? When you learn the Japanese traditional Origami paper folding, itís easy to create animals, flowers, fish, birds and even paper furniture. This Origami class is for beginners to intermediate. (Instructor: Yumiko Wilson)

Monday, June 17 : Music Makes the World Go Around (Grades 2-6)
With music as your passport, travel the world in song & dance. Learn songs from many countries and in many languages. Try a Japanese dance, the hula, belly dancing, Macarena, and Limbo. See Disney movie tunes sung in French or Spanish and make some musical crafts. (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Monday, June 24 : Fancy Nancy (Grades 1-5)
Can you be an aspiring artist & a poet extraordinaire like Nancy? Learn some French, some fancy words, make some "ooh la la" crafts & accessories & play some Fancy Nancy games. Make your own delectable parfait. Come bedecked in your fanciest ensemble (thatís a fancy word for outfit). (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

July Classes

Monday, July 1 : Cinderella Around the World (Grades 1-5)
What Cinderella story involved a crocodile or a snake? Travel on a magical journey as you read multicultural versions of Cinderella. Make a Cinderella tiara & other Cinderella crafts from around the world. (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Wednesday, July 17 : Dig Into Science (Grades 2-6)
Come explore things that can happen below ground and above. From fossils to geodes to rocks made from milk (yes, milk!). Be prepared to get messy and have fun! (Instructors: Kelly Funkhouser and Bonnie Dwire)

Monday, July 22 : Campout (Grades 1-5)
Come and explore the woods after dark! We will study the moon and constellations, learn about local nocturnal animals, and have a mock campout (in the library) complete with songs, símores and scary stories. (Instructor: Elizabeth McConnell)

Wednesday, July 24 : Seuss is Loose (Grades K-1)
Rhymes, fun and songs .... Oh My!!! Come and hear some stories .... do some crafts .... make some snacks .... sing a song or two .... all dealing with everyone's favorite Dr.!!!!! (Instructor: Teresa Richardson)

Friday, July 26 : Christmas Around the World (Grades 2-6)
Learn about winter holiday customs in other countries. Where did poinsettias come from, who is La Befana, and what kind of tricks do tomtens play? Make a Christmas "popper" from England, rubber stamp festive international holiday cards, & other multicultural crafts. (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Monday, July 29 : Ancient Greece (Grades 1-5)
Explore the mysterious world of Greek Mythology. Construct an ancient temple, design Greek pottery, learn about the early Olympics and play some games. (Instructor: Elizabeth McConnell)

August Classes

Thursday & Friday, August 1 & 2 : Very Fairy Fun & Games (Grades 2-6) Two-day class
Explore a magical world where fairies live & play. Enjoy fairy books. Build a fairy house. Let your imagination soar as you create your own colorful fairy, a fairy dream keeper and make fairy crafts. Concoct your own unique recipe of magic fairy dust and play fairy games (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Wednesday, August 7 : American Girl Adventures (Grades 2-6)
Step back in time with the American Girl dolls. Enjoy crafts, games and foods celebrating by-gone eras that represent the different American Girl dolls and their book series. Dolls are welcome too! (Instructor: Joan Bissett)

Friday, August 9 : Origami Fun (Grades 3-6)
Do you already know some Japanese Origami paper folding and want to learn more? Learn to make more complex forms like: Paper balloon, hopping frog, talking bird, magic star . . . and more. We will have fun making and playing with Origami creations. (Instructor: Yumiko Wilson)

Curiosity Quest classes are 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. downstairs in Meeting Room A.

Payment: cash, or checks payable to: Morgantown Public Library (credit cards not accepted). Refunds only given if class is cancelled.

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