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Events – Week of July 8th

R.I. Museum of Science & Art: Across the Universe in a Stomp Rocket

Monday, July 8th @ 3:00 pm

Be a rocket scientist for a day & learn how to build a stomp rocket, then blast it off at the end of the program. Ages 7+

A World of Stories Series

Monday July 8th, 15th & August 5th @ 4:30 pm

Come listen to African, Asian & Native American stories, then make a cool game to take home! Ages 6+

Teen Starry Night Sidewalk Art

Tuesday, July 9th @ 3:00 pm

Let our sidewalks be your canvas! Recreate a masterpiece from the past with chalk. *In case of rain will be moved to July 16* Ages 12+

Museum of Natural History & Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Moon

Wednesday, July 10th @ 2:30 pm

This family fun program has engaging hands-activities to learn about our Earth and its nearest neighbor in space! Make craters, learn about moon phases and more! Ages 5+, families welcome

Project Spacesuit/Scituate’s Top Alien

Thursday, July 11th @ 12:30 pm

Make a spacesuit from aluminum foil and then model on our runway! Ages 5+

Movie Nights

Tuesday Nights at 5:30 are Movie Nights!

July 2 Muppets from Space
July 16 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
July 23 Spaceballs
July 30 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
August 6 Shrek
August 13 Galaxy Quest

Fanfiction Writing Contest

What is Fanfiction?

Fanfiction is one way that a lot of fans engage with their favorite books, television shows, movies, and more. The writers take popular fictional characters and settings and create their own stories to build off of ones that exist. Sometimes this is done to “fix” what happened in the original story (for example, if the writer didn’t like the finale of a show), to expand on something they loved (such as exploring more details of a relationship), or just for fun (such as mashing up characters from different universes).


  • One entry is allowed per contestant, and you will be matched up against your peers (i.e. children will not be judged against adults).
  • The story can be written in any fandom you like, or mashup multiple universes!
  • Maximum length: 5,000 words. (No minimum.)
  • Your name/identifying info should not be on the story
  • Fill out the form below, attach this page to your story, and hand it in at the reference desk. This will allow it to be judged blind.
  • Any questions can be directed to Katherine in Reference or Alyce in Youth Services


One winner from each category (adults, teens, or kids) will receive a small prize and have their story published on our website and linked in this very e-newsletter.

Your deadline is August 3, 2019! Get an entry form by clicking this link!

Do you have a collection?

If you have a cool collection that you’d like to share with everyone, we can display it at the library. Whatever you collect—rubber ducks, action figures, tea cups—show it off in our big display case in the children’s room.

Talk to Miss Alyce to sign up.