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Family Night Events

Summer Reading Program evening activities for families. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Sound Science
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Ever wonder what sounds are made of? The Grout Museum District
bring their Sound Science program to Solon Public Library to show us
the amazing science of sound as they demonstrate vibration, frequency,
and the Doppler Effect with singing rods, singing pipes, and spouting bowls.
Pick up good vibrations at this great program!
Learn more about the Grout Museum District in Waterloo
at their website:

Songs of Bugs
Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The Iowa State University Insect Zoo brings a menagerie of insects along
to teach us about bug songs! The program includes an original story written by
Ginny Mitchell, Insect Zoo Coordinator, and a Bugtastic Insect Zoo display
with many hands-on opportunities! Find out more about the Insect Zoo

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Exploring Musical Culture through Books, Media, and More!
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Trevor Harvey from the University of Iowa School of Music and explore music from
around the world! Using picture books, videos, recorded music, and more, you’ll have
a blast learning (and singing!) about famous musicians and diverse styles of music.

Playful Songwriting
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Come rock out at the Library! Learn how to write silly, rhyming lyrics
to produce an entire song accompanied by percussive toys in under an hour.
Instructed by Donna Janosik. Musical toys provided.

No Family Event

Tuesday, July 3

Family Yoga
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of outdoor family yoga! Kelli Jackson Amato from
Zen Den will be leading us in family-friendly yoga for all ages.
Please bring a blanket to share, or a towel or yoga mat for each person in your family.
Event will be held indoors in case of inclement weather.
Find out more about Kelli and her practice at

Performing Disability
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening performance from the Combined Efforts Men’s Choir, a vocal
ensemble of men of all-abilities that performs throughout eastern Iowa. In addition to
wonderful music, Andrew Tubbs, graduate student at the University of Iowa, will explain
 how the disabled community, both nationally and in the Iowa City community, are reclaiming
 stories of disability through accessible artistic performances. Come support all members of
our community and learn how you can advocate for and support local artistic initiatives.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.