Summer Shows


Follow our summer shows, all summer long! Scroll down below to read details about the show and what our guests will be performing or sharing with you.

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: For safety, our shows have limited capacity. Spot reservations are not available for shows. Pick up your free ticket for admission on the day-of the show at the children's circulation desk in order to claim a spot in the room. First-come first-served.

Return to our Children's Services page to find more All Together Now summer fun! 

Science Center: Investigating Insects
Thursday, June 8 / 2:00 p.m.

Science Center Investigating InsectsThe Cox Science Center and Aquarium is coming to the library! Learn all about insects in their interactive lab as we discuss habitats, characteristics and the beneficial role that insects play in our environment. Limited capacity (40).

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
All Ages: Thursday, June 15 / 3:00 p.m. and
Preschool Ages: Friday, July 7 / 10:00 a.m.

Busch Wildlife

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is coming to the library and they're bringing along a few animal friends! Learn about the animals native to Florida and what we can do to help them.

Rainforest Investigations
Tuesday, June 20 / 3:00 p.m.

Rainforest Investigations

Science Eye is bringing the rainforest to the library! Our science explorer will discuss what makes a rainforest a rainforest, the layers of the rainforest, different animals found there, and what they need for survival. Then, join us after to make your own rainforest butterfly!

Loggerhead Marine Life Center
Thursday, June 29 / 2:00 p.m.


Join Loggerhead Marine Life Center to learn about sea turtle nesting season! In this interactive presentation, attendees will learn all about sea turtle nesting, the research that LMC's team conducts, and how you can help us 'Respect the Locals'!

Professor McGonagall of Hogwarts
Wednesday, July 12 / 2:00 p.m.

Professor McGonagallProf. McGonagall arrives with a wonderful, wizardly show! Of course there is magic, including a potions class. She shares stories related to the books, trivia, and prizes to the winners. There is a load of schoolish fun right from the Academy, with diplomas, too!

Wildlife Survival Kit
Thursday, July 13 / 2:00 p.m.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Wildlife Kit

Join us for an introduction to Florida’s common mammals and the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) will bring hands-on materials including pelts, skulls, and tracks to get up close and familiar with our mammalian friends. We will all become familiar with identification skills, even when the animal isn’t actually seen! Attendees will also get familiarized with one of Florida’s most special bird species, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

Reptile Show
Saturday, July 15 / 10:30 a.m.

Reptile ShowCock-a-Doodle-Do Petting Zoo presents their Reptile Show! Come see a variety of reptiles like a bearded dragon, ball python, a blue-tongue skink, and more!

Star Stories: Greek Myths - A Shadow Puppet Show
Thursday, July 27 / 2:00 p.m.

Star Stories_ Greek Myths - A Shadow Puppet ShowLook up! The night sky is full of star constellations. The ancient Greeks named the star constellations after their awesome myths and folktales. Katie Adams performs these myths with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation. See the stories and the star constellations that go with them! Stories include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. These amazing Greek myth stories inspire young audiences to learn more about the stars and to read Greek myths.