We had 22 children and 11 adults attend our first Summer Reading Program today at 2:00. Kenny Saxe, a certified "Let's Go Fishing" instructor with the VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife demonstrated techniques and showed us different gear, lures, flies and equipment for fishing in Vermont. Kenny also drew the winning name for our library pet fish (a beta....not to be confused with bait-a). Dory is our fish's name.
Special THANK YOU to Kenny and to the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited who donated autographed copies of Hugh Campbell's book "Lightning's Tale: the story of a Wild Trout". Each family who attended got a copy of the book.
Next Wednesday's program is July 7th at 2:00. We'll have different stations set up around the library for kids to explore. Observe changes in water temprature, discover water molecules in motion, create a boat and see how many pennies it will hold, experiment wih
As part of our "Make a Splash....READ!" theme for the Summer Reading Program, tomorrow, Wednesday June 30th at 2:00, Kenny Saxe, a certified "Let's Go Fishing" instructor with the VT. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be at the Lanpher Library. In his presentation, he'll introduce a variety of fishing gear and techniques as well as answer questions about fishing in Vermont.
Kenny will also draw the winning name in our "Name that Fish" contest. Our pet beta is currently without a name. Children have been entering names based on characters in books. Participants in the Reading Program will have time to enter a name before Kenny draws the winner.
Please join us for this free program.
Last week, I wrote details about the Digital Story Telling program at the Lanpher Library on Saturday, July 10th 9:00-12:00. Please scroll down for all of the details, with one added: We must have at least 5 people sign up for this program in order to have it and so far have only 2. The program is free for teens and adults and if you are at all curious to learn how to expand your use of personal photos and videos to make a digital story for family and friends, please contact us through the site, or 888-4628. Thanks!
This hands-on workshop for teens and adults is on Saturday, July 10th 9:00-12:00 (refreshments served!) at the Lanpher Library. Learn how to take your personal photos and videos and turn them into a digital story to share with your friends and family! Join Bridget Butler from the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center for this workshop on storytelling for the tech geek!
Using your own camera or video recorder, you'll learn how to capture an experience melding audio and video together using editing software like iMovie or Windows MovieMaker. Participants will learn how to publish their work online through video sharing sites like YouTube, FAcebook or the new "Voices for the Lake" website. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, however, laptops and other equipment will be provided.
What's more: EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE FOR A FLIP CAMERA & DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER!
Space is limited: REGISTER NOW!
Beginning Monday, June 21st (the first official day of summer!), we'll be open until 8:00 on Monday evenings. We hope the library community finds this expanded time useful and that you find a reason to visit the library soon.
This is the last week of school....and the Summer Reading Program will begin. We have lots of great and exciting programming on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 beginning on June 30th. Encourage your child to set a summer reading goal with us and if they reach it, they'll get a prize.
We also have some "Make a Splash" themed fund raisers going on in the library. We're selling tote bags with the "Make a Splash" theme on them for $2 each. These re-usable bags will make great beach bags, library bags, or grocery bags....and proceeds benefit the library.
We're also having a raffle. Tickets are $1 each. The prize is a "Make a Splash" bag filled with summertime goodies: *A bottle of sunscreen, *A beach towel *Citronella Candle *Frisbee and Bubbles *4 Books *Water Bottle.....
Please come into the library to help us raise funds, with these....dare I say it? Fun Fund Raisers!
Please join us on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 for Musician, Michael Arnowitt presenting his program "Music and Poetry". Michael will bring his keyboard to demonstrate some of the discussion points as we explore interesting ways poets and lyricists build momentum, tension and resolution and why a writer chooses a particular word or order of words in a certain way to create a musical rhythm....
With examples from jazz, pop, classical music, and poets like Shakespeare, e.e. cummings and Samuel Coleridge this is sure to be an informative and enjoyable evening.
Michael Arnowitt is known for his beautiful and sensitve touch at the keyboard, for the clarity and elegance of his musical ideas and for his abilities to find new articulations and colors from the piano. His life and music is the subject of a documentary film, "Beyond 88 Keys" (2004). The documentary, filmed both in the U.S. and in Europe, has been broadcast twice on public television and has been shown at a variety of film festivals and venues.
Please contact us for more information about this FREE program on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m.
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