Monday, June 11, 2012

Wheeler Memorial Library Summer Reading Program

From June 18 until July 25 everyone is invited to join the 2012 Summer Reading Program at Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange MA.  Registrants will be given free reading logs along with other free gifts.  Sign up for those events with limited registrations will also begin on June 18.  Once again readers this summer will have fun engaging their minds as they raise money for the Orange Food Pantry. Mother Goose on the Loose (Mondays 10:30) and Rise and Romp Storytime (Tuesdays 10:30) will continue unless a special event is scheduled in their time slot.  The special events listed below were made possible through grants and donations from the Family of Betty Watkins, the Friends of the Orange Libraries, and the Orange Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  When registration is suggested non-registered participants will be selected on a first come, first admitted basis.  It is expected that children under 8 years old will bring an adult to all events.

June 19, Tues. 6:30.  Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell present “Imagine That” with participatory songs and stories taking the audience on an amusing exploration of the diversity and community that exists on this big planet. Rain place: Orange Town Hall

June 26, Tues. 10:30-11:30.  Jill Kovacevic and her therapy dog Tony will visit the library for Tales with Tony. Children will have a chance to share stories with Tony.

June 27, Wed. 1:30-2:30. Yoga with Amanda Roberge, who brought Henna Tattoos last year.  Amanda describes her style of yoga as “very dynamic and interactive and fun, fun, fun.” The class is for all young at heart individuals from 4 years old and up.  Registration suggested, limited to 25.

June 27, Wed. 3:00- 4:30.  SewFun, more fun with Amanda.  Choose from an endless array of fabrics, add some embellishments (ribbon! buttons! beads!) and doodle with some fabric markers. Then, turn your creation into a small purse or pillow with the help of a sewing machine.  Registration suggested, limited to ten, age 7 and older. 

July 2, Mon. 3:00-4:00.  Bead jewelry creation with Samantha. Registration suggested, age 9 and up, limited to 10 patrons.

July 5, Thurs. 1:30.  Summer Camp, a play written and produced by the library teen group for the enjoyment and laughter of younger library users and their parents.

July 5, Thurs. 2:00.  Face painting.   Dream Big and imagine yourself as......then have your face painted to match.  Materials will also be available to fashion yourself a suitable hat.  If you don’t want to wait in line, register for a time.

July 10 and 12, Tues. and Thurs. 4:00-5:30.  Let your dreams take shape using clay. Create Pottery with artist/teacher Nina.  Registration suggested, limited to 20.
July 17, Tues. 10:30-11:30.  Join Jill for Tales with Tony, her therapy dog.

July 24, Tues. 10:30- 12:30.  It’s an Animal Affair at the library with lots of baby farm animals.  Come hold and pet the stars of some of your favorite books: rabbits, lambs, ducks, chicks, goats and even a piglet.    Registration is suggested in case rain brings the animals inside to a smaller space.

July 26, Thurs. 4:30 and 5:30.   Boston Museum of Science is bringing their portable planetarium to the Orange Town Hall for a display of the constellations and the stories created around them.
Registration REQUIRED.

July 31, Tues. 10:30-11:30.  Join Jill for Tales with Tony, her therapy dog.

August 2, Thurs. 2:00-3:00.  Kidz Cooking.  Come put our garden produce to use making brownies.  Your brownies will be ready to eat before you go home.  Registration suggested, limited to 20, children under 8 need to bring an adult.

August 8, Wed. 6:00.  Have you ever dreamed of a really big ice cream sundae?  All who have recorded their time spent reading will be invited to an Ice Cream Sundae Celebration complete with certificates and an announcement of how much money we raised for the Orange Food Pantry.  Readers’ donations of canned goods will also be collected as recognition is given to all participants.

August 14, Tues. 10:30-11:30.  Say goodbye to summer by sharing a few more Tales with Tony.

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