Category: Youth Summer Reading

Taiko ROCKS Performance (All Ages): Wednesday, July 18th 6:30-7:00pm

MORE THAN JUST AN INSTRUMENT Taiko drumming is about bringing together communities and sharing experiences that emphasize the significance of diversity and cultural exchange. Through learning taiko, we develop one heart, one sound, one drum; even when there is more than one drum being played.  Join us for this amazing demonstration.  This performance will be held in the Courtyard. Youth may register for a workshop following the show starting at… Read more

Oodles of Doodles ROCK: 7/17/18 @ 6:30pm (Register T/weens Grades 5 & Up)

zenUPDATE: This will be not be a ‘class’, but a time to explore the materials provided. Zen Doodle–oodles of doodles set to music—gel pens, fine point sharpies, pointy bright colored pencils, and YOU.  If you like adult coloring, doodling, or hanging with friends who love casual art and music then this event was made for you.  We will have supplies, but if you are already a fan of Zentangle and… Read more

Taiko Workshops ROCK (Register by Age): Wed, July 18th 6 OR 7 PM

This Japanese drumming workshop is designed to do the following: – introduce participants to the history of taiko – improve self confidence, communication, and self-awareness – allow participants to become immersed in Japanese culture – provide participants a way to tap into their own unique creativity – work up a sweat by playing big, loud drums and; – HAVE FUN!! We have TWO great workshops for TWO different age groups!… Read more

Japan ROCKS (Grades K-5) – Monday, July 16, 6:30-7:30pm

fly-kitesCome ‘ROCK’ with Japan. We LOVE kites and this is the perfect day to make one. Eat pocky sticks and tasty lettuce wraps. Yum! Play Catching seven pieces and hear a Japanese tale. Register youth entering grades K-5 in the Fall of 2018.   This is a LIBRARIES ROCK summer reading program.… Read more

T/ween Book Talks ROCK 7/11/18 @ 6:30pm (Register Grades 5 and Up!)

Join us as we talk together about ‘Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie’ by Jordan Sonnenblick’ and rock out to this book.  Conversation, candy, and chillin’. This is a great read for middle and high school ages.  Copies of this book are available at the main desk. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in… Read more

Real World STEM ROCKS! (All Ages) July 10th @ 6:30 PM

We will welcome representatives from Lewis Builders in a unique demonstration of the equipment they use to achieve outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Watch STEM come to life with a demonstration of a real video drone. Learn the process of planning and building a new housing development. See models of future STEM jobs and talk with the experts yourself! All ages are welcome, but please note that… Read more

Magic ROCKS Workshop @ATK ACADEMY CAF (Register t/weens 9-19) Aug 1 @5:15

peter-boieLearn magic tricks with the amazing magician Peter Boie before the big show! Pete’s Magic Studio~Peter Boie, the magician for non-believers, teaches simple magic tricks to help increase confidence and improve communication skills in this hour long hands on workshop…plus, it’s just fun to fool your friends and family with your newfound magical knowledge. This workshop has limited seating and is limited to youth ages 9-19. Registration is required and… Read more

Mario Tournaments ROCK! (Grades K-12) Thursday, July 5th @ 6:30pm

mario Register now for this summer Mario Kart Wii Tournament! Whether you’ve never played before or you are an expert, join us for some fast paced, big screen, friendly competition based fun! Each player will compete multiple times in simple one versus one races. The top winners will compete in a Grand Prix cup race to find the winners of the tournament! Because the only prize received will be the pride… Read more

Ukuleles ROCK (T/weens Register Grades 4 & UP) Tuesday, June 26th 6:30-7:30pm

Have you ever wanted to learn the ukulele? This instrument is among the easiest to learn and fun to play, making it a popular choice for all ages! You will come away from this hands-on, 45 minute workshop knowing basic chord forms and everything you need to know to play some simple two to three chord songs. Dazzle your friends, family and yourself with your new found musical talent. If… Read more

Turtles ROCK: 7/25/18 (Register all, but geared for the ‘littles’)

The younger learners will love this  energetic and lively showcase of three different types of turtles. Learn about what makes these guys such wonderful creatures!   A box turtle, a Blanding’s turtle (native and endangered here in NH) and a tortoise will all be waiting to meet you!   REGISTER ALL ages but please note that this is most developmentally appropriate for kids ages 3 to 9. For more information see http://projectnature.org/wild-about-turtles… Read more