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The Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales, an 8-week celebration of reading, learning, and fun special events you & your whole family can enjoy, is just around the corner! We'll officially kick things off June 5, but for everyone who would like to start reading a little earlier, online registration will open May 14.
Join magician Cody Landstrom and his sidekick Wolfe Bowart and learn all sorts of fun magic tricks, comedy, performance tips, and how to make your own props. This week learn the French coin drop, the toothpick trick, and the mental trick. This program is funded by the Friends of the Public Library. For ages 13-17.
List of materials:
• Round toothpicks
• Small box of crayons
Join the New Mexico Museum of Art to learn how to get more out of the camera that you almost always have with you! Smarter Smartphone Photography covers some of the fundamentals of composition, photographic content, and editing on your smartphone. Advanced registration is required. For all ages.
In this interactive musical program, Jim reads his book, Bop Bop Dinosaur, and sings songs about other silly critters. It’s a tail-wagging dance party with lots of movement and laughter! This program is funded by the Friends of the Public Library. For all ages.
Can you figure out the height of a giant by only knowing the size of their foot? Explore ratios and proportions along with wacky ways to measure height. This program is funded by the Friends of the Public Library. For ages 9-12.
List of materials:
• 6 feet of string or yarn
• A marker
• 2 pieces of paper
Art Guffaw featuring world-class clown Jim Jackson (The Big Bubble Circus) takes a very funny look at the visual arts using puppetry, magic, and circus. Laughs abound as drawings talk, paintings dance and the audience helps create a masterpiece. Perfect family fun for all ages. This program is funded by the Friends of the Public Library. For all ages.