SOUTHEASTERN, Conn. – The beginning of summer vacation doesn’t mean we stop learning. Summer reading programs at libraries throughout southeastern Connecticut are kicking off their summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories" in the coming days. See below for all of the different libraries’ events.

Groton Public Library

Join the Groton Public Library for a Frisbee show with two-time world freestyle Frisbee champion Todd Brodeur, June 21 at 10 a.m. His high-energy, interactive performance captivates audiences by demonstrating basic tricks and catches. He includes a unique learning lesson on Frisbee history and aerodynamics as well. All Summer Reading Program kickoff registrants will receive a free Frisbee (while supplies last). Everyone who attends the kickoff will also be entered to win a pair of Pawtucket Red Sox tickets for a game this season.

Bill Memorial Library

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for summer reading! Teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall are invited to the kickoff of "A Universe of Stories" at the Bill Memorial Library in the city of Groton, June 25 at 6 p.m. The evening will include party games, air brush tattoos, and make-your-own tie-dye t-shirts. Teens will also have a chance to register for our summer reading program and pick up their reading log. Participants are asked to bring their own white shirt for dying. This event is free, and all other materials will be supplied. Registration is required. Call the library at (860) 445-0392 to reserve your space.

Mystic & Noank Library

The Mystic & Noank Library announces A Universe of Stories: Science and Performing Arts Series. The series starts today at 2 p.m., in the Amer Room. These programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Happy Hoopin': A Universe of Stories!

Join us today at 2 p.m. as BringtheHoopla LLC provides hula hoop instruction and team building activities.

Sciencetellers present Aliens: Escape from Earth!

Something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate! Come find out what’s going on June 27.

Ricky Katowicz - Live Theatre!

This show, July 11 at 2 p.m., feature recurring characters, special guests, and a celebration of authentic feelings.

Creature Teachers!

Come enjoy this amazing, interactive, live, educational animal program for the whole family, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Matthew Cantello presents Sound Explorers!

Join us for this amazing science and music-based family program, July 25 at 2 p.m.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center presents Celestial Creatures!

We will learn about different constellations, meet some of the animals they were named after, and design our own constellation from our favorite animal, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.

Curious Creatures!

Curious about creatures? Join us for this fun, interactive, live animal presentation, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m.

Connecticut Media Group