Monday, July 1, 2013

Learn hula hooping, read to a dog at Derby Neck Library

Variety of activities planned in July 

DERBY - On July 8 visit the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., to meet a real chinchilla during a Tails and Tales program at 10:30 a.m.
Cindy King will tell children a fun story and introduce them to her special pet.

Eclectic Experience
At 6 p.m. July 9 enjoy the Ultimate Eclectic Experience starring keyboard player Matt Daniel.
Matt shows how he composes, and entertains with a wide range of energy-filled numbers, integrating jazz, Latin, blues, and rock and roll.
This free program of professional music is offered to adults and their families.  
Registration is suggested.

Bring the Hoopla!
At 6:30 p.m. July 10 enjoy Bring the Hoopla! This is a chance to learn or rediscover the fun of using a hula hoop. 
The group will meet in the library’s garden area for a fun evening. All hoops will be provided.
This is a great event for ages 5 and older. 

Video game tourney
From 2-4 p.m. July 11 all teens and 'tweens are invited to enjoy a Video Game Tournament.
Take part in the fun competition for prizes on a variety of games using the Wii system. Bring your friends and challenge them.
Registration is recommended, but not required. 

Read to a canine
From 3-4 p.m. July 14 the library presents B.A.R.K.—Be a Reading Kid, with Grant, a therapy dog.  Children may sign-up to read to Grant in sessions of 15-minutes. 

Women's Forum
The Women's Forum will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 15.
This group for adult women focuses on ideas from history, literature, the news, etc.  This month we will discuss the life-styles of Victorian women and girls in the U.S., circa 1880-1900. Bring your own ideas.
The moderator will have historical facts on hand. Bring a light lunch; free coffee and tea available. 
Marvelous Mutts
At 6:30 p.m. July 15 Marvelous Mutts will perform. This program, suggested for children, demonstrates a variety of tricks and agility stunts, including Frisbee catching. These wonderful rescue dogs like to show off their skills. 

Balloon animals
At 2 p.m. July 16 the famous Mr. Bungles will entertain with his amazing balloon animals.  Come enjoy his comedy show and receive your own free balloon animal. 
All ages of children are welcome.

Movie night
At 5:30 p.m. July 16  all teens and 'tweens are invited to Teen Movie Night to view the original Iron Man on high definition blu-ray.
Free refreshments will be served and a new twist is added— an “I-Spy” game. Attendees will be asked to spot clues in the movie to receive a prize.
Registration is recommended.

For more information or to register for any of these programs, call the library, 203-734-1492.

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