Warning: The summer slide is on.
Need a definition? The summer slide is when children lose the gains they made academically during the previous school year.
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Upcoming events at libraries and bookstores
“Music for Kids with Gina Chavez,” 2 p.m. Monday at Spicewood Springs Branch and 4 p.m. Tuesday at Twin Oaks. Neal Kassanoff of the Groundwork Music Project plays 2 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Park, and 2 p.m. Thursday at Carver.
“Literature Live! presents ‘The King’s Daughter Who Lost Her Hair,’” puppet story from East Africa, 4 p.m. Monday at Howson, 4 p.m. Wednesday at Manchaca, and 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill.
“Young Mozart,” tells the story of the composer with marionettes, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton and 2 p.m. Thursday at University Hills.
Crowe’s Nest Farms brings raptors to the library 4 p.m. Monday at Old Quarry, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cepeda, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ruiz and 2 p.m. Friday at Terrazas.
Make crafts with recycled items in “Upcycle This!” 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ruiz Branch and 6 p.m. Thursday at Recycled Reads Bookstore. “You are the Artist,” shows you how Eric Carle did his illustrations and then let’s you make one, 4 p.m. Wednesday at North Village.
Learn with “Magnet Science Fun,” 2 p.m. Tuesday at Southeast and 2 p.m. Thursday at Yarborough. You also can learn while playing with Legos in the “Lego Lab,” 2 p.m. Thursday at Cepeda and 5 p.m. Friday at Terrazas.
David R. Smith signs his book for teens, “The Dark Eagles, First Flight,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes & Noble Arboretum store.
Sara Dee holds a sing-along for kids at 11 a.m. July 12 at the Barnes & Noble Arboretum.
BookPeople is holding a Find Waldo Local scavenger hunt. Find a flier on the store’s website and go hunting for Waldo through Aug. 3, when Waldo will be at the wrap-up party at noon at BookPeople.
Find toddler story times 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Hampton, Millwood, North Village, Pleasant Hill and Spicewood Springs branches; 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Howson and Old Quarry; 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at Yarborough; 10:15 a.m. Fridays at Hampton, North Village, Spicewood Springs and Twin Oaks.
Preschool story times are 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Hampton, Milwood, Pleasant Hill and Spicewood Springs; 11 a.m. Wednesday at Howson and Old Quarry; 11 a.m. Thursdays at Yarborough; and 11 a.m. Fridays at North Village, Spicewood, Hampton and Twin Oaks.
Spanish story times are 11 a.m. Tuesdays at North Village; 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Milwood; 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill; and 11 a.m. Thursday at Little Walnut.
All-ages story times are 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Carver; 10:15 Wednesday at Milwood and Ruiz; 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at Little Walnut and Manchaca, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays Faulk Central; and 10:15 a.m. Fridays at Windsor Park and Southeast.
Pajama story time is Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Manchaca.
Barnes & Noble stores have weekly story times: 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Sunset Valley; 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Arboretum; 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Homestead at Lakeline Crossing, and 11 a.m. Wednesday at La Frontera Village in Round Rock. The Barnes & Noble Round Rock store has a 7 p.m. Friday special story time as well.
The Austin Humane Society sponsors an animal-themed story time at the shelter 2 p.m. July 23 for kids ages 3 to 5.