Category: T/ween Summer Reading

Cactus Head PUPPETS: Wed, July 12th 6:30-7:30PM (Register All Ages)

Join us for some puppet theater! Known for their playful performance style, exuberant creativity, and ability to make their audiences laugh, CactusHead Puppets will be performing a comedic, updated adaption of the traditional folktale ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’. The Town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids… Read more

BE A COMIC ARTIST with Marek Bennett: Tuesday, July 11th 6:00-8:00PM (Grades 5 and Up)

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP to learn how cartoonists build entire worlds and universes out of the simplest possible materials!  Using only blank pages, pencils, ink, and four basic ‘building blocks” of stories, we’ll craft dynamic characters and rich settings, and bring them to life in comics panels, strips, and pages.  We’ll also look at how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work, and… Read more

BUILD a Better JUGGLER: Wed, August 2. 2017 7:15-8:00PM (Workshop T/weens Ages 9-19)

Professional juggler and touring performer Steve Corning will provide a fun, high-energy juggling demo, followed by hands-on instruction and lessons for all skill types.  Juggling is not only a great skill to break out a party, it also can become an exhilarating hobby, and it’s a healthy exercise for both the body and mind! Register t/weens ages 9-19. We are aiming for t/weens to have this time to themselves after… Read more

JUGGLING, COMEDY, & VARIETY with Steve Corning! Wed, August 2nd 6:30-7:15PM (Register All) INSIDE

Welcome to New England!  Steve has decided the show will be inside. Steve Corning has brought his unique brand of variety arts and off-beat comedy to theaters and resorts across the country and even internationally.  Steve’s one-man variety extravaganza features fast-paced juggling routines, mind-blowing escape artistry, contortion, comedy magic, and nearly endless amazing side show stunts.  If you’re looking for non-stop entertainment and laughs for the whole family, this is… Read more

BUILD A BETTER SUNDAE and MORE!: Wed, July 26, 2017 6:30-7:30PM (Register All Ages)

Registered summer reading participants and their guests are invited to join us for ice cream sundaes.  We will have a myriad of toppings for you to choose from so you can ‘build a better sundae’.  Come at 6:30pm and after you build your sundae you can stay and build some other structures for sport. ALL ages need to register so we will have enough ice cream and toppings.  Thank you!… Read more

BUILD A BETTER BODY with Michelle: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:30-7:30PM (Grades 5 & Up)

Move, lift, tone, strengthen, sweat! You won’t even realize your working out with this strength training workout. We’ll use light weights, lots of repetitions, and movement set to music you will recognize. Bring your friends along if you like for a workout that will get your muscles ready for all those summer sports and activities. Leave your sweat and calories behind and walk away with a smile on your face!… Read more

‘BUILD A BETTER’ YO-YO SHOW with JOHN HIGBY: Tue, June 27, 2017 6:30-7:15 (Register All Ages)

Who would have thought you could make an entire show out of yo-yos? This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and The Human Rollercoaster. Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and… Read more

BUILD A YO-YO MASTER: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:15-8:00PM (Workshop T/weens Grades 5 & Up)

Register t/weens ages 10-19 to learn and practice yo-you tricks from John Higby. This event is intended for youth entering grade 5 and up. We are aiming for t/weens to have this time to themselves after the show to work directly with John. Please register ASAP to indicate your interest.  ANYone can have fun with this.  Bring your yo-yo if you have one, but you can also use ones provided.… Read more

BUILD A BETTER WORLD SUMMER KICK-OFF with JUNGLE JIM! Wed, June 21st, 6:30-7:30PM (Register All Ages)

Join Jungle Jim here at the library in the courtyard on Wednesday, June 21st, at 6:30pm as he leads our young people through the magical world of Minecraft! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, Jim creates an amazing experience for children. Activities include the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation! This show will entertain all but… Read more