Imagine Your Story - Summer Library Program 2020
Let’s stretch our imaginations . . .
and explore stories, music, games and more to see how far we can travel into a land of make-believe, right from home. Keep track of how much you read to earn badges, and a chance at a grand prize! When you complete your reading log, you’ll earn a new book too. Throughout the summer there will be online performances, storytimes, exotic animals to meet, and more.
REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM!
PRINTABLE PROGRAM FLYER
Imagine Your Story Challenge Pix
If you prefer not to keep track of your reading online, print out this PAPER READING LOG
Don't miss any of these exciting online programs!
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 10AM
JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES with CHRIS FASCIONE! - Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting storytelling, comedy and juggling. More information about Chris can be found HERE.
REGISTER FOR CHRIS FASCIONE'S ZOOM PROGRAM
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 10AM
SCIENCETELLERS perform DRAGONS: RETURN OF THE ICE SORCERESS - Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! This will be a Zoom Video Party. See more details HERE.
REGISTER FOR SCIENCETELLERS
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 10AM
Let The WILD RUMPUS WORLD CIRCUS Begin! - Actor, clown, and juggler Jacob Mills and dancer, aerialist and stilt walker Marcia Miquelon combine their talents to amaze you with stilt dancing, acrobatics, juggling and other crazy antics. Watch a professionally produced online video – don’t forget the popcorn! Learn about the Mazomanie Circus camps HERE.
REGISTER FOR THE WILD RUMPUS WORLD CIRCUS
TUESDAY, JULY 7, AND THURSDAY, JULY 9, 3-5PM
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS (ages 9 and older) - Come join long time Game Master, Skot Rieffer, and lead your character through the epic adventures within the lake town of Phlan. Solve mysteries, fight monsters, and maybe even save the city from itself while playing the official Dungeons & Dragons module In Tyranny of Dragons, Defiance in Phlan. No experience in tabletop games of any kind is required. Dice, if you have them, paper, and pencil are recommended. Digital dice are available. Limit of 7 - preregistration required. Sign up for either session or both! Content Note: This game has themes of violence and alcohol use.
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1PM
ZOOZORT- This unique interactive program features live exotic animals from around the world. Learn all about these animals in an exciting storytelling atmosphere. This program will be live streamed on our Facebook page, kids will be able to ask questions of the host. Find out more HERE.
REGISTER FOR ZOOZORT
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 10AM
COMEDY MAGIC WITH NICKEY FYNN - Prepare yourself for a comedic vaudevillian style jaw dropping magical experience as Nickey Fynn silently manipulates cards, coins, ropes, silks, balloons and even salt with effortless precision. We are hoping to gather outside the library for this live performance! If not, we will bring it to you via Zoom. Register to attend, and we’ll keep you up to date! Have a sneak peek HERE.
REGISTER FOR NICKEY FYNN'S MAGIC SHOW
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 10AM
DRUM CIRCLE WITH ELMORE LAWSON - Learn traditional chants and rhythms from different cultures. Come join the circle and explore your own inner rhythm! Drums provided, if we can hold the performance outside the library. Otherwise we will bring it to you via Zoom. Register soon, and we will keep you informed.
REGISTER FOR DRUMMING WITH ELMORE LAWSON
Plus LUNCH BUNCH every Friday at 11AM . . .
with CSLP (Consortium of Summer Library Programs) summer reading champion, AUTHOR CARMEN AGRA DEEDY!!!
Summer Tween Book Club
Monday, July 20 - 4-5 PM
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.
Join the Tween Book club for this summer read; Newbery Award winning fantasy adventure from Minnesota author, Kelly Barnhill. The group will meet via Zoom. Relax in the comfort of your own home, and enjoy a "moon-themed" snack while we discuss this engaging story. The first 10 to sign up will get a free copy of the book! Don't dawdle! To sign up contact Catherine.
Teen Book Club Interview with author Adam Rex
Check out this interview with the author of one of our favorite reads, The True Meaning of Smekday. We have often read the book for an end of the year selection (just because we like it so much). Adam Rex offered to answer questions for our group, take a look at what he had to say.