Friday, June 29, 2012

Derby Neck Library lists July programs

DERBY - At 10 or 11 a.m. July 9, bring your children to the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., to sing and dance with Deidre Murtha.
This is a free program of summer music suitable for very young children.  Drop in at either hour.

K-9 demo
On Tues., July 10 at 11 a.m.,  come meet Police Trooper Alex Horjatschun and K9 Jorick for a demonstration on how police dogs do their jobs. This is a free program open to all ages. 

Magic and puppets
On July 11 at 10:30 a.m. the library presents a “Dream Big and Read Magic Show” with Bob Conrad.  He offers  magic, puppets, and ventriloquism.  Suitable for all ages.  

Reading to canines
On July 11 at 6 p.m. visit Cosmo and Thor, two St. Bernard Dogs, for your child to read to.   Call the library to sign up for a 15-minute session with one of these special dogs.  

Teen bingo
On July 12 from 2-4 p.m. all tweens and teens are invited to enjoy Teen Bingo.  Refreshments will be served and prizes awarded.  An easy and fun game of chance requiring no special skills to win. 

Meet a llama
On July 17 at 1 p.m. meet Copper the Llama as you hear stories about llamas and learn how their fiber is used.  This is a free program for all ages.

Acoustic music
Acoustic Musician Peter Biedermann will perform at 6:30 p.m.
This free program for all ages employs unique guitar sounds on several stringed instruments, as he plays his own creations.

Hear some bluegrass music
On Wed., July 18 at 6:30 p.m. come to the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., to be entertained by Phil Rosenthal a nationally-known singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer.  Mandolin and banjo music featuring blue grass will be performed. This is a free program suitable for all ages. 

Meet the pigs
At 10:30 a.m. July 19, come “Pig Out on Reading”.  
You will meet Farmer Minor and his special pigs.  Petting and photos are allowed.  Learn about farm life for pigs. Recommended for children ages 4-12.
Trivia, anyone?
On Thurs., July 19 from 2-4 p.m. tweens and teens are invited to the Library for a Teen Trivia Contest.  All topics in the contest relate to teen themes in history, literature, science and popular culture.  Bring one or more friends, as team play will be involved—or we will help you create a team.  Prizes will be awarded. 

Read to Jake
At 3 p.m. July 22, Jake, a trained listening dog, will be available for children to read to. Children may sign up for a 15-minute session with this gentle dog,

Ahoy, matey
At 3:30 p.m. July 24 greet Captain Papillion as he sails in from Louisiana to teach you how to play pirate.  The captain sings and dances with all the mateys. Suitable for ages 5 and older. 

Amazing magic
At 6:30 p.m. July 25 meet Domino the Great who performs amazing magic tricks, has hilarious humor, music and more.  This is a free program suitable for all ages.
Movie night 
From from 6-8 p.m. July 26, all tweens and teens are invited to Teen Movie Night.  Featured is the terror classic “The Ring” shown in Blu-ray. Refreshments will be served.  This is a free, drop-in event; no registration is required.

Paranormal program
At 2 p.m. July 28 there will be a program presented by the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society.  By focusing on local history, members of CPRS’s experienced research team take you on a tour of the paranormal. This non-profit group will explain its work for the audience.

For information on any of the above programs call the library, 203-734-1492. 

The above information was provided by Pat Sweeney, reference and cataloging, Derby Neck Library.

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