Riverview Public Library

Children’s Programming At The Riverview Library

Check out these upcoming free programs for children and youth at the Riverview Library, 10509 Riverview Dr. For more information on these and all of the programs offered, call 273-3652.

Fly A Quadcopter – Monday, July 16 – Try out a quadcopter at the library. Learn the basics of controlling a quadcopter and try to pass the pilot test. Recommended for ages 8-14

Makey Makey Stuff – Monday, July 23 – Use everyday items to create game controllers, pianos, and more while exploring basic circuitry with Makey Makey kits. For children ages 8 and older.

Darrell House: Makes Me Feel Like Singing – Wednesday, July 18 – A high energy, humorous performance of music, poetry, and storytelling. For grades K-5. 
Wonders Of Nature –Wednesday, July 25;This educational wildlife presentation showcases wild and wonderful bird behavior including free flight.  For grades K-5.  Repeat at 4-5p.m.

Tony, The Balloon Guy – Thursday, July 12; Kids rock out at this fun and interactive balloon sculpting show.  Grades K-5.

Instruments – Thursday, July 19; Explore instrument families and the ways we can use percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, voice and more to create music and tell stories. For grades K-5 and is presented by library staff. 

Summer Movie – Coco, Thursday, July 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – An aspiring 12-year-old musician enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Animated and rated PG. Refreshments will be provided.

Story Time: Wednesday, July 11, 18 & 25 from 10:30-11 a.m. – Increasing reading readiness, language skills and socialization through children’s books. For pre-school, ages 3-5 and caregivers.

Baby Time: Thursday, July 12, 19 & 26 from 10:05-10:25 a.m. – Introducing early literacy skills and language development through stories, rhymes and songs in a lap-sit program. For ages 6-24 mo. and caregivers.

Toddler Time: Tuesday, July 12, 19 & 26 from 10:35-10:55 a.m. – Stories and songs, highlighting early literacy skills and encouraging reading readiness. For ages 24-36 mo. (And caregivers).

She Steps To The Mic 
On Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m., join Dr. Naima Johnston Busch as she examines the role of women in hip hop and rap music from the 1970s through today. Explore the images of women as presented in a male-dominated musical genre, and learn about the women who were able to break through the hip hop glass ceiling to find success. This program will take place at SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin and is for teens and adults and is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.
Diverse And Eclectic: The Art Of Today

Contemporary art is free of ‘isms’ and full of contradictions. People have very strong opinions about this subject, and we’ll have a lively chat about why, as well as a look at some of the stars of today’s international art world. This latest installment in the library’s Saturday Art History series is for adults and will take place on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and will take place at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

FishHawk Wolves Travel Baseball Tryouts

If you are looking for a quality travel ball program that is professionally run with an outstanding coaching staff to help develop your player to their full potential, come out to the FishHawk Wolves Baseball Club and Ostingers Baseball Academy tryouts. The program offers Wolves teams from 8u-12u and Ostingers teams at 13u and 14u. Under direction of Coach Jimmy Osting his coaching staff of former professional and college level playing experience is second to none. This is a proven travel ball organization that plays at the highest level and prepares your player for the next level not only on the field but off.
Tryouts will be held at FishHawk Youth Sports Facility located at 16120 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia.

Please visit www.fhwolves.com to register for tryouts,to learn more about the program or times of tryouts. For specific questions, please email gstallings@fhwolves.com.

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