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Welcome to the 2022 Summer Reading Program! The Rosenberg Library is offering people of all ages opportunities to read, learn, explore, and connect. Visit each age group to learn more about how to spend your summer with us!


Children Events


Children’s Summer 2022 Events


Cover of the 2022 Rosenberg Library Summer Reading Program and Events calendar

Portada del calendario de eventos y programa de lectura de verano de la Biblioteca Rosenberg 2022

Children’s Summer Reading Club Begins

Friday, May 27
Register your child (rising 1st graders – 7th graders) for the Summer Reading Club and begin logging their reading time. Children get a free t-shirt with registration (while supplies last). Prizes awarded for every 60 minutes read / listened to and if the child reaches the goal of 600 minutes before August 13 they will earn a personalized trophy!

Children who have not yet started kindergarten will sign up for the 1,000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge for the summer and will also receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last).

August 2022
Baby Talk: Splish, Splash
Tuesday, August 2
9:30 am

Storytime goes outdoors (weather permitting)! Please dress to get wet. Recommended for 0 – 24 months.

Artist Boat’s Art and Science Workshops
Tuesdays, August 2, August 9
2:30 pm

Creative thinking skills are encouraged while participants engage in hands-on science and art activities. Each class features a different theme, though participants may register for more than one. Themes include Shark Mania, Whale of a Time, and Frenzy of Fish. Parent/guardian asked to complete enrollment form to participate in a Community Youth Development program. Recommended for grades 1 – 5. Pre-registration required –

Storytime: Oceans Ahoy!
Wednesday, August 3
10:00 am

Surf into the library for a fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for ages 2 – 5.

Chemistry Road Show
Thursday, August 4
2:30 pm

Explosive experience not to be missed. Send the summer off with a BANG! Dr. Jim Pennington, chemistry professor with Texas A&M College Station wows the crowd with wild and crazy experiments. Recommended for grades 3 – 7. Pre-registration required –

Chemistry Hands-On Workshop
Friday, August 5
11:00 am

A fabulous opportunity for kids 10 & older to work with Dr. Jim Pennington, Chemistry professor from Texas A&M College Station. No previous experience in chemistry required. Pre-registration is required and space is limited –

Baby Talk: Luau Dance Party
Tuesday, August 9
9:30 am

Let’s party island style while sharing music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0 – 24 months.

Storytime: Luau Dance Party
Wednesday, August 10
10:00 am

Let’s party island style while sharing stories, music, movement and puppets. Recommended for ages 2 – 5.

Story Fair: Wonderful World of Water with Arts Alive!
Thursday, August 11
10:00 am

Children have the opportunity to joyfully move their bodies, handle interactive props and embark on a journey of the imagination.
Story Fairs are designed exclusively for schools, camps, daycares and groups of more than 5. Programs are free and last approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration required –

Pop-In Lego Brickyard
Thursday, August 11
2:30 – 5:30 pm

Pop-in any time between 2:30 – 5:30 pm to help assemble a special Lego kit or use bricks to create your own masterpiece. Duplos available for our younger crew. Recommended for all ages.

Out & About: McGuire-Dent Recreation Center
Friday, August 12
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Rosenberg Library comes to you in the Out & About series every Friday! Pop-in anytime between 2:30 – 4:30 pm at McGuire-Dent Recreation Center, 2222 28th St. for free family fun.

Children’s Summer Reading Club Ends
Saturday, August 13

Last day to log reading, pick up prizes and order your child’s personalized trophy.

Pirate Academy Bubble Show
Wednesday, August 17
10:00 am

Bubbles! Learn how to be a pirate from Captain Kristina and First Mate Anton with magic and illusions. The bubble performance ends with a toilet paper cannon finale. Family fun for all ages.


Teen Events


Are you a teen, or parent/guardian of one, that’s home bored and you miss hanging out with your friends? We have teen events in-person!

Contact Young Adult Librarian Dustan Archer to get access to the Discord server. Then you can stay in contact with other library teens and get the latest information on programs!

Teen Tabletop RPG
Tuesdays, July 12th, 19th, and 26th @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Fox Room, 4th floor
Play a pen-and-paper RPG called Dungeons and Dragons led by other teens! Don’t know how to play D&D? That’s fine – let us know and our librarian will walk you through character creation.

Teen Gaming: Magic: the Gathering Draft Tournament
Wednesdays, July 13th, 20th, and 27th @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
Magic: the Gathering takes over our typical Teen Gaming slot for July! Come learn how to play Magic: the Gathering, participate in an official draft, and keep the cards you pick! Registration required.

Friday Night After Hours: Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Friday, July 22nd @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Contact Dustan Archer to register
Investigate a whodunit mystery after chowing down on pizza and soda!

Throwback Thursday Movie Series
2:00 – 4:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
Enjoy some old school 80’s and 90’s movies with soda, popcorn, and other teens!
Thursday, July 28thGhostbusters


Adult Events



All events and programs are meant for adults ages eighteen (18) and up.

Author Talk with Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Wednesday, August 3 @ 1 PM

Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

Dr. Marcia Chatelain set out to answer the question of how fast-food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In Franchise, Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

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Long Bright River: Author Talk with Liz Moore

Tuesday, August 9 @ 8 PM

Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, Long Bright River, and her other works.

The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety — obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.

Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.

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The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

Monday, August 22 @ 8 PM

Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken — physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

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Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact – Author Talk with Liz Wiseman

Thursday, August 25 @ 11 AM

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes.

Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why – with a little coaching – this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.

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