Monday, June 15, 2009

Starship Adventure (Updated!)

All programs are FREE thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries

June 22, Mon.-Thurs., 10am –July 30 7:30pm. Don’t miss out on any of the fun. Sign-up as early as possible for Starship Adventure at Your Library and receive your free book bag, schedule of special events, coupons for discounts on nearby recreational sites, and reading log. This is the fourth year our reading will raise money for the Orange Food Pantry. Pre-registering for hands-on activities guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 1, Wed., program starts at 2:00, 3:15, 5:00, and 6:15, pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate; children under ten must come with an adult. Boston Museum of Science experts will help us blast off into our Starship Adventure with their interactive program on Rockets: There and Back. Rockets made with latex balloons will be built, and then tested for travel on a wire track and for reentry using a vertical wind tube.

July 7, Tues., 2:00. The Aliens are coming! Ed the Wizard will help us create our own balloon-body aliens and show us some magic tricks along the way. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 8, Wed., 6:30. Graphic novel authors Andy Fish and Veronica Hebard will inspire teens to create their own stories using graphic novel techniques.

July 21, Tues., 10:30. An out-of-this-world, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party intended for preschoolers on up. The library will be transformed into Alice’s Wonderland as a real-live rabbit joins the Mad Hatter and Alice for tea. In addition to witnessing the chaos, all those attending will have a “spot-of-tea” in their own personally decorated tea cup. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 23, Thurs., 2:00. Let your imagination carry the library into space. Help Nina Wellen paint a large outer-space mural to hang on the walls of the Children’s room. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 28, Tues., 2:00. Working with pen and ink, artist Sarah Adam will encourage teens to find their own visual voice as they create their own drawings.

July 30, Thurs., 10:45-11:00. Try out imitating Saturn using Shenandoah’s marvelous hoops as your own personal ring. There is guaranteed to be “allotta hoopla” as we experiment with more than just wiggling our hips to keep our rings in orbit.
Register to come at 10:00 if you would like to create your own hula hoop with Shenandoah. (It will cost from $10-$15 to make a child’s hoop and $20-$25 to make an adult hoop.) Or feel free to come at 10:45 and borrow Shenandoah’s hoops for the active part of the program.

August 4, Tues., 2:00. Are you feeling like a space alien or a human astronaut? Come disguise yourself accordingly with the help of face-painter Zita Bridges. Make moon boots and helmets too!

August 6, Thurs., 6:30. Star legends, songs, hoop dancing, and an animal or two will highlight a performance by Medicine Mammals. This three person group is dedicated to wildlife rescue following the Native American philosophy that all life is sacred.

August 12, Wed., 6:30. Can you make an ice cream sundae look like a space ship? All who have recorded their time spent reading will be invited to an Ice Cream Sundae Celebration complete with certificates, a guest appearance by folk singer Paul Kaplan, a drawing for a free pair of tickets to the Big E, and an announcement of how much money we raised for the Orange Food Pantry. Readers’ donations of canned goods will also be made into the best spaceship ever!
More programs may be added! Check the newspapers and for updates.

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