Friday, October 25, 4-6 pm
Games, crafts, treats, a photo booth for spooky pictures! Fun for all ages! Costumes welcome but not mandatory.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s concert!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to research your family history. FamilySearch.org, a free site, has a large, growing collection of historic records, books, photos and family trees. In this class, you’ll learn how to search the databases on FamilySearch and how to share and preserve your own family’s photographs and historic records on the website.
Blending music and hearts from Syria and China, the Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Duo brings together two master world musicians who explore the common bond between their two instruments and creative visions. Issam’s instrument, the Arabic lute called the oud, and Gao Hong’s instrument, the Chinese four-stringed lute called the pipa, originated from the same ancient instrument – the Persian barbat.
Since they only improvise live compositions, no two performances from the duo are ever exactly the same. In concerts, they ask for titles from audience members and then create instantaneous site-and audience-specific pieces based on the suggested titles.
In their presentation they will introduce their instruments and discuss their unique approach to performance. Both artists are wonderful composers, and this helps each anticipate what the other will do in their improvisations. Since nothing is discussed or prepared for in advance, the audience experiences one-of-a-kind musical experiences that will never be repeated.
Our family matinee this week is Freaky Friday. Dr. Tess Coleman (the hilarious Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (rockin’ Lindsay Lohan) have one thing in common — they don’t relate to each other on anything. Not clothes or men or Anna’s passion to be in a rock band. Nothing. Then one night a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever. Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other’s body!
The movie is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade! Bring the whole family!
It’s hard to believe that it’s over, but summer reading 2019 is in the books. Let’s take a look back.
Total kids registered: 309!
Number who finished: 109!
Thanks, Lonsdale Lions, volunteers and Mackenthun’s! And thanks to the 133 of you who came and made it so much fun.
Thanks TCU Community Ed! And to the 142 kids of all ages who learned about the universe.
Thanks volunteer Sara Richter! And to the 18 brave teens and tweens who saved their spaceship from disaster by using their wits and teamwork.
Thanks to the 100 excited kids and brave parents who enjoyed learning about these cool animals.
Thanks to our fabulous volunteers and to the 76 of you who braved the insane heat for the sweet finish to our summer reading program.
We also had Maker Mondays, family movie Tuesdays and Teens ‘n Tweens Thursdays. Oh, and drop-in crafts and worksheets. In short, it was a whirlwind! Thanks again to everyone who participated. See you next year.
Can you believe that summer reading program is almost over? Good times really fly! We will celebrate everyone’s accomplishments with an ice cream social. We will have ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library. (Library meeting room in case of bad weather.)
WHAT: Free ice cream and games for all!
DATE: Friday, July 19th
TIME: 1:00 pm
We are approaching the halfway point in our Universe of Stories summer reading program. We have 284 kids registered, but our goal is 325 so tell your friends!
Let’s take a look back and then a look forward.
We welcomed 133 people. Kids signed up for the summer reading program and trained like an astronaut. Everyone enjoyed pizza cooked and served by the Lonsdale Lions. Thanks, Lions! And thanks to the anonymous donor who provided the pizzas! And thanks to Mackenthun’s for helping us out with drinks and ice!
An amazing 142 people visited the planetarium to learn about the universe.
A space pirate escape room for kids 10 and up attracted 18 kids to five separate sessions. They all escaped!
Maker Mondays encourage school-age kids to explore their creativity.
Tuesday evening family movies are fun for all ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens do crafts and activities just for them.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company.
Weekly events will continue every week through the end of the program on July 19th.
We’ve given out 167 prizes, but we have LOTS more, so keep reading! Thanks to Subway and Casey’s for our delicious third prizes!