Libraries Rock 2018!
June 16-August 18
Starting Saturday, June 16, Summer Reading 2018 kicks off its musical theme with fun programs and activities for all ages. Join us for story time, ukulele lessons, a computer coding club, craft and lego afternoons, and special programs and performances.
Summer is a great time to read what you like, to learn new things, and have fun with friends. Find free programs and events for all ages throughout the summer on our events calendar and on this page.
For questions or more information, contact Katie Senft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bremen Town Musicians
Saturday, July 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
Lansing Town Hall
Enjoy the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre's brand new adaptation of the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairytale, The Bremen Town Musicians!
The play follows four outcasts: a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster who have all left their homes because they have been told they are no longer useful. Their misfortune brings them together and sets them off on a whirlwind, musical adventure. In the end, the four friends learn that their unique talents are what make them special. Through teamwork, creativity, and a little music, they can do anything!
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday June 16, 11:00am-1:00pm
Join us in kicking off our Summer Reading program, "Libraries Rock!" with a quintet of musicians from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra performing the timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf. Following the performance children will have a chance to try out the instruments!
Also get registered for Summer Reading and enjoy the Friends of the Library book sale, face painting, balloons and more!
End of Summer Reading with LilySilly Puppets
Saturday August 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
LilySilly Puppet Theater will join us to wrap up another exciting year of Summer Reading with a performance of Aunt Irene's Variety Show!
Aunt Irene’s show is filled with music and fantastic variety acts. See a singing sloth, the mysterious Linked Lizard, Rosita the flamenco dancer and Wanda the Wizard. Things seem to go awry as a needy witch casts spells from her magic book. Live music by classically trained guitarist Matthew Ocone.
Following the show, Lily will turn around the stage to show kids how the magic is made and to ask questions.
TUESDAYS JUL 10 - AUG 14
Create your own digital music, sounds, instruments, and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry!
COME AND GO CRAFTS
TUESDAYS JUL 10-AUG 14
Stop by the library Tuesday afternoons to make fun music-themed crafts!
THURSDAYS JUL 5- AUG 16
Join Miss Katie and other guest readers every Thursday morning at 10:30am in our large community room for stories, songs, crafts, and general silliness.
THURSDAYS JUL 12-AUG 16
Learn to play the Ukulele and other rhythm instruments. No prior experience needed & instruments will be provided. Camp will end with a concert (optional) to support a charity of our choice!
COME AND GO LEGOS
THURSDAYS JULY 12-AUG 16
Bring your Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. Each time, we’ll build a new structure to put on display. Bricks and supplies provided.
Ages 9 and up
Try out your puzzle solving skills to unlock the secrets in our Breakout Box!
SATURDAY JUNE 30
Join us for a hand puppet workshop with LilySilly!
Children can make a hand puppet from provided materials. We provide the blank bodies, and fabric, buttons, beads, and other materials for children to add faces and accessories. We use hot glue (with assistance) to create original works of art. Then children are invited to try their acting skills in the puppet theater!
Movie & Pizza Night: "Leap!"
TUESDAY, JULY 31
Join us for a showing of "Leap" and grab some pizza while you're watching!
Free and open to the public. Please call 607-533-4939 or email to let us know you plan on attending so we will have enough pizza for everyone.