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Summer Events

Some of our programming will be outside on the lawn. The grass may be damp, blankets suggested.

  We will move inside should a weather event occur.

June 15

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

Join us outside on the lawn for Ice Cream, a StoryWalk®, a visit with RPD Community Engagement Officer, Brandon Kimbrough and our summer shark mascot. Be sure to have your picture taken in our ocean themed photo booth! Stop by anytime between 2:30 - 4:00pm!


Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief Book Group:

This is a two-part program! 

Monday, June 20th 2:00pm- Book intro, chapter 1 reading & a fun activity.


  *Between meetings members will complete the book.

If you missed the first part of the program & will have read the book in time for the Monday, July 25th 2:00pm- book discussion please call to reserve a spot.

(Registration required) 

Wildlife Encounters: Wednesday, June 22   6:00pm

Join us on the lawn for a family evening event. 


UNH SeaSpeaks Program-Whales and Seals: Wednesday, June 29 10:30am  

  • How do marine mammals stay warm?

  • How big are they?

  • How do they eat?                 


We will explore these questions with hands-on activities such as blubber gloves, feeding frenzy and measuring a whale.

(Ages 4-12 Registration is required)

Registration is full

Rochester Public Library Children's Room Presents: 

Dominicus Hanson Pines StoryWalk®

Hosted by: Rochester Recreation Dept.

Wednesday, July 6 10:00am-11:30am 

Encore of our Kick-Off StoryWalk®

The Dominicus Hanson Pines are located adjacent to Spaulding High School on Yeagley Way, Rochester, NH

3Doodler Program: Thursday, July 21 10:00am or 1:00pm 

Join us in creating your own small ocean themed magnet using a 3Doodler pen!  

(Ages 6-12 Registration Required)

10:00am Session is full

1:00pm Session is full

Steve Blunt-Award Winning Music & More: Friday, July 29 10:30am  

"Flap your fins & flop your tails! Steve performs ocean-themed songs & stories guaranteed to make a splash."

Geared for children 0-10, but all families are welcome! Bring a blanket and meet on the lawn.

 Steve Blunt / Children's Music


Make-It & Take-It Crafts

Paper Roll Octopus: Monday, June 27  

Weaving Fish: Thursday, July 7 

Plate Crab: Tuesday, July 19

*Children 2 & up can drop by anytime between 10am-12pm. Older children may attend independently, but younger children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Story Times


We will offer Pop-Up Story Times throughout the summer. They will be geared for children age 2 through 6, but all families are welcome! Bring a blanket and meet on the lawn.

StoryWalk®: TBA- Enjoy reading a book outside while exercising your mind and body.