Mr. Bond and The Science Guys headed to Rockwood in June

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The 2014 Summer Reading Programs across the country are focusing on science, and children attending the Rockwood Public Library’s program on June 18 will have a special treat.

Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are gearing up for a visit at 10:30 a.m. to introduce and make science fun for children with their “Fizz, Pop, Boom,” program.

The program for all ages includes tornado simulations, sound effects and optical illusions.

Mr. Bond and The Science Guys was started by Keith Trehy, a London native who came to the United States via a soccer scholarship with American University in Washington, D.C. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Eventually settling in Nashville with a “Mad Science” franchise until 2007, Trehy, as Mr. Bond, has a team of “edutainers,” teachers and entertainers who aim to show children that science is fun, cool and easy.

The “mad scientists” joining Trehy this summer include Professor Greybeard, Haz-Matt and Bionic Bond.

Professor Greybeard is John Wicks, an information technologies professional who minored in theater and spent time in Japan teaching English as a second language.

Haz-Matt, or Matt Simms, is a Nashville musician and preschool music teacher who loves science.

And Bionic Bond (Siena Trehy) is Trehy’s daughter and a Goucher College sophomore.

Rockwood Public Library is at 117 N. Front Ave.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Call the library at 354-1281 for details about this and other programs.