"Terrific Tuesdays' challenges youths

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A group of boys piece together the surface of the moon during an afternoon of activities with the Pacific Science Center at the Walla Walla Public Library Tuesday afternoon.

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Rotating a spinning bicycle wheel functioning as a gyroscope, Jaydan Neil, 8, spins to the left and right atop a rotating platform at the Walla Walla Public Library during a Pacific Science Center event Tuesday afternoon.

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Public Library's "Terrific Tuesdays" summer program brought the Pacific Science Center's traveling exhibit to area children this week.

The "Space Odyssey" exhibit gave children of all ages a chance to explore the stars and constellations, learn about meteorites, experiment with gravity and mass as relative to Earth and in space, and much more.

Terrific Tuesdays start at 2 p.m. and are part of the library's summer programming, which this year is challenging young readers to "Dream Big, Read!" The programs, including setting summer reading goals, are open to children of all ages.

The upcoming schedule includes:

July 10 - Spiderwick Day: Discover the world of author Tony DiTerlizzi with crafts, contests, drawings for books, and Spiderwick journals for all.

July 17 - Meet the Sweets: Players from the baseball team will be on hand to answer questions, give autographs, and share their favorite reads.

July 14 - Ballet at Cordiner Hall: A sneak peak of the Summer Dance Festival performance.

July 31 - May the Force be With You: Star Wars fun for all. Come in costume and get an extra ticket for a prize drawing.

Aug. 7 - RecycleArt: Local artists will help guide children in making collages with pages from old books.

For a full schedule of library summer activities, including family nights, early learning events, and story times in English and Spanish, visit wallawallapubliclibrary.org or call 527-4550.

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