Summer Reading Program 2016

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The Copper Queen Library's Summer Reading Program is free and open to grades K - 12.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended for incentives, including books, notebooks, bookbags, and required for all field trips.  The 2016 program, "Read Our Town," will offer classes -- in the library and field projects -- taking the reading into the city parks and environs.  Classes include photography, plein air painting, dramatic theater, poetry, horticulture, and physical sciences.  All projects will be documented and digitally recorded to create several end projects including an art and photography show at the Library, and a chapbook.  Registration forms are available at the Copper Queen Library, City Hall, and here.  Classes are limited.  Additional bus services and support will be provided by the City of Bisbee.  Classes will be on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30

Registration forms available at the library.




WEEK 1 | June 1

Spine Poetry and Introduction to the Copper Queen Library

Location: Copper Queen Library

Spine Poetry is creating found poems through the text on book spines.  This first class will include an introduction to the secrets of the Library, using your Library Card, and exploring the stacks.  We will build poems and photograph them for the Art Show.
Teacher: Jason Macoviak
Assistant: Donna Gaab

WEEK 2 | June 8


Victorian Photography

Location: Evergreen Cemetery
Inspired by Ransom Riggs' book, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, we will explore history and black and white photography using props and imagination in our historic cemetery.
Teacher: John Charley
Assistant: Jason Macoviak

WEEK 3 | June 15

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour: "How It Works"
Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tour the Wastewater Treatment Plant with City Staff.  Tour is limited.  Separate adult tour will be scheduled for the same day.
Teacher: Andy Haratyk
Assistant: TBA
WEEK 4 | June 22

Bisbee Treasures

Location: Freeport McMoRan
Learn about mining, minerals, and gems at Freeport's Bisbee Headquarters and then have a tour and a treasure hunt.
Teacher: Robert Quintanar
Assistant: Doug Graeme

WEEK 5 | June 29

Discovering Desert Plants

Location: Laverne Williams Desert Arboretum
Take a field walk through the newly named city park that holds over 200 unique plant species right here in Bisbee!  Learn about the plants and collect specimens for a journal.
Teacher: Cado Daily
Assistant: Andy Haratyk

WEEK 6 | July 6

Theatre Arts on Stage

Location: City Park
Reading and improvisation will be held on Bisbee's finest stage -- the City Park Bandshell!
Teacher: Nikki Heinrich
Assistant: TBA
WEEK 7 | July 13 

Youth Freewrite

Location: Historic Warren Ball Park
The interactive writing workshop explores the power of writing in a fun and historical environment.
Teacher: James Coull
Assistant: Sara Curtis

WEEK 8 | July 20

Paint Your Town

Location: Grassy Park
Gretchen Baer brings her mobile painting classroom to Grassy Park, doing Plein Air Painting on canvas.  Artwork will be included in the Art Show.
Teacher: TBA
Assistant: TBA

JOIN US MONDAYS AT THE LIBRARY THIS SUMMER FOR BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES | sponsored by the Friends of the Cochise County Library                    


Mondays @ 2 PM @ CQ Library

June 6 | Point Break

June 13 | The 5th Wave

June 20 | Norm of the North

June 27 | Heart of the Sea


July 11 | Krampus

July 18 | Gods of Egypt