JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson Public Library programming for the week of July 15-20 has been announced.

The library will be at the Jefferson Farmer's Market on Thursday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. The market is held in the Piggly Wiggly Parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m.

Youth programming

The Fan Fiction Writing Club is set for Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This is the last workshop before the deadline. All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, July 19. Winners will be announced and contacted on July 24. This program is best for children ages 8 and older.

The Little Learning Workshop is scheduled Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (drop-in). This program includes hands-on learning and play for young children and a grown-up to do together. The program is best for children ages 2-5.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Kohl's Wild Theater will present "How Does Your Garden Grow?" The program will focus on what it takes to grow food. This 30-minute musical follows the adventures of a young gardener as they try to help their watermelon grow big and healthy enough to win the state fair's highest honor. Along the way participants will meet new friends, like Bart the Bee and Captain Compost, as they teach about the water cycle, pollination, compost and other tips for planting a garden.

Storytime will take place Wednesday, July 17, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The event includes stories, songs, rhymes and a take home craft. Children ages 1-5 and their families are invited to attend.

There will be a SHELF/Teens meeting, Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. The event encourages teens entering sixth grade and older to join the library's teen volunteer group -- SHELF. Members will be helping out this summer with registration and reporting, program setup and other activities. Volunteers who work 14 hours will be invited to the end of summer party.

There will be a cursive writing workshop Wednesday, July 17, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. This workshop will give children the opportunity to read and write in cursive. The program is best for children ages 8 and older.

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