Youth

    August Music Series!

    Dennis Waring’s “Trash to Tunes” - Tues, Aug 1st 6-7:00 p.m.

    Kicking off the series is Dennis Waring’s “Trash to Tunes” on Tuesday, August 1st from 6-7 p.m.  Dr. Waring is an ethnomusicologist, music consultant, educator, performer and instrument maker and has developed and enthused life into hundreds of educational programs throughout North America.  A multi-instrumentalist, Waring combines a variety of musical styles on a variety of musical instruments made from items most people throw away! Waring weaves tales about the origins of music and shows how cultures through time used music to communicate in their natural environment.  Waring gets his ideas and inspirations from around the world and creates a unique experience for the listener whether from his home-made instruments or from indigenous peoples.  All ages are welcome.  Call the library at 244-7036 to register.

     

    Mark and Cindy Lemaire - Fri, Aug 11th  7-8:00pm

    Mark and Cindy Lemaire will be returning for the second year in a row on Friday, August 11th.  Vermont is a second home for them, though California their current one.  Known for his exquisite guitar work, Mark Lemaire writes original tunes about the “stuff” of life; Combined with Cindy’s harmonies, the effect can be spellbinding.  You’ll experience solo guitar to foot tapping, hand-clapping audience participation.  Friday, August 11th from 7-8 in the Steele Room of the Municipal Building, 28 North Main Street, Waterbury.  FREE.

     

    Adam Boyce and Mark Strusacker - Tues, Aug 22nd, 7-8:30pm

    Next up in the Steele Room on the 22nd is Adam Boyce and Mark Strusacker.  Adam considers himself a Yankee fiddler, including not just the traditional standards but the popular tunes of the 20’s through the 50’s, Tin Pan Alley, older country music and his original contemporary tunes.  He has composed over 100 fiddle tunes and may be known to many as “The Old Country Fiddler” portraying the life of Charles Ross Taggart, a traveling fiddler and entertainer.  Adam may also be known to folks through George Woodard’s Ground Hog Opry and the many productions at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier.  In addition to his fiddling, Adam is a dance caller, historian and published author.  He is also a speaker with the Vermont Humanities Council and the New Hampshire Humanities to Go, and a juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council.  A long time Vermonter, Adam grew in the house his great-grandfather purchased in 1896 in which his father and grandfather were also raised.

    Guitarist Mark Strusacker is also a well-known figure in this area.  Mark created and fronted the “WDEV Radio Rangers” radio show band in 1986, performing a mix of Western Swing, old Country, Novelty and Blue Grass Music and has concertized with the band for over 25 years. He has also played guitar and sang in Bluegrass bands for over 40 years and is one of few practitioners of the Bluegrass flat picking and cross picking guitar styles in Vermont.  Mark is also a soloist, featuring old Folk, Bluegrass and Country songs.

    Both Adam and Mark have released CDs which you can pick up at the concert, Tuesday evening, August 22nd from 7-8:30. FREE.

     

    Steve Lotspeich - Tues, Aug. 29th, 6:30-7:30pm

    The library invites music lovers to enjoy their beautiful summer garden on Tuesday, August 29th.  Local Community Planner Steve Lotspeich when he is not busy with his municipal duties, is well known as a multi-genre artist.  Steve plays an eclectic mix of old-time country, folk, and funky kids’ music.  He accompanies vocals with acoustic guitar and clawhammer style banjo.  His original tunes are based not only on his life experiences, but a call to face our environmental challenges.  If the weather is good we will be in the garden.  Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.  If the weather is inclement, we will be in the Steele room.  Time: 6:30-7:30.

     

    Call the library at 244-7036 for more info.

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    Build A Better World Summer Reading Program (All Summer!)


    Weekly Story Times

    June 19 to August 10. 10 AM.

    • Babies & Toddlers (Ages 0 to 36 mos.) on Mondays.
    • Preschoolers  (Ages 3 to 6 yrs.) on Thursdays.

    Special Programs for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families

    • AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance with Rachel O’Donald. Thursdays, June 22, July 13, August 3. 10 AM.
    • Judi Byron and her Little/Big Harp. Monday, July 17. 10 AM
    • Taradiddle. Monday, August 7. 10 AM.

    Taradiddle is a storytelling duo (Jean Roberts and Daphne Bartholomew) whose specialty is weaving mostly traditional songs and stories from many cultures into a fun event. Whether the mood is slightly scary or seriously silly, audiences leave with smiles on their faces and maybe even a new tale or tune to pass along.

    Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson*

    Tuesday, June 27. 1 to 2 PM.

    For grades 1 and up. Rain date June 29.

    Join us for a nature walk with Zoologist Mark Ferguson. Catch cool bugs and Mark will explain what type of bug you found and what role they play in nature!

    Maker programs*

    Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM.

    Ages 7 to 11.

    • July 5 – 3-D Paper Projects: Color your own building (possibly add an LED light to it) and flower pot (fill with potting soil & flower seeds).
    • July 12 – Create Blinking Bugs with clothes pins & pipe cleaners.
    • July 19 – Make a Butterfly Feeder with Jaqueline Soule.
    • July 26 – E-textile Baseball Caps (Sew a Lilytiny with led lights onto a white baseball cap.)

     

    “The Beaver - Superb Engineer of Nature*

    Friday, July 14. 10 AM.

    Ages 5 & up.

    Join Mr. K. as he explains how the beavers change their environment which allows them to live in safety but then also supports a wide variety of animals and plants who come to live near their habitats. A variety of artifacts for hands on examination will allow participants to look at the beaver’s world up close.

     

    DCF Book Club*

    Tuesdays. 6-7 PM.

    For Grades 4-7.

    • July 11 - The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (Books available for checkout by  6/20)
    • August 8 - The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Books available for checkout by  7/11)

    Join us for pizza, a book discussion and a craft.

     

    Southern Vermont Natural History Museum presents "Meet the birds of prey!” with Michael Clough*

    Friday, July 28. 10 AM. All Ages.

    Live hawks, owls and falcons will come for a face to face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Their role in the environment and history with humans can help us learn from the past and help us build a better world for the future.

     

    "From Trash To Tunes" with Dennis G. Waring *

    Tuesday, August 1. 6-7 PM. All Ages.

    This show is a performance using handmade and homemade musical instruments built from recyclables inspired from instruments around the world. Interesting sights, sounds, and stories about the instruments give audiences new insight into folklore, music, craft, science and world view.

     

    Hamel Family Puppet Show and Craft*

    Saturday, August 12.. 10 AM. Ages 3 and up.

     

    *Please call (244-7036) to register and ask for details about programs listed above.

     

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    Weekly Story Times


    Mondays at 10 AM is Babies & Toddlers Story Time

    Snuggle with your baby or toddler as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. Get ready for high-energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be. Recommended for newborns - 36 months.

    Thursdays at 10 AM is Preschool Story Hour

    Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards. A craft may be provided.  We'll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

    Each week we will feature a different themed Story Time, with stories and/or crafts. Join us!


    Special Summer Programs for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families

    • AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance with Rachel O’Donald. Thursdays, June 22, July 13, August 3. 10 AM.
    • Judi Byron and her Little/Big Harp. Monday, July 17. 10 AM
    • Taradiddle. Monday, August 7. 10 AM.

    Taradiddle is a storytelling duo (Jean Roberts and Daphne Bartholomew) whose specialty is weaving mostly traditional songs and stories from many cultures into a fun event. Whether the mood is slightly scary or seriously silly, audiences leave with smiles on their faces and maybe even a new tale or tune to pass along.

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