Balloons, Magic, Music, Food, Dunk Tank, Ice Cream and more!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program – read books, earn prizes, weekly raffles, prize box!
Children tend the Roxbury Community Garden (located at the Senior Center), eat what they harvest, and are read books reflecting the weekly theme.
Bubbles, books, rhymes, finger play, movement, parachute& crafts. Preschool, siblings welcome.
Follow “Joey’s Trail” while reading a book. Each book will be available for two weeks.
Every two weeks. Stroll along the library patio & solve math problems.
“Casey Carle Crowned International Champion Bubble Artist in Tokyo”
“Artist World Circus Festival Awards Casey Carle Comic Bubble Artist”
“Casey Carle makes a bubbly debut at Lincoln Center with ‘Aerialists, Athletes & Arpeggios!”
“Casey Carle adds effervescence to Cirque du Soleils’ The Beatles LOVE”
“Tom O’Brien… magical experiences and sensational presentations.”
“Tom O’Brien creates baffling effects and illusions with extraordinary and comedic results.”
Meet live raptors. Learn about the important role they play in our ecosystem, and what we can do to preserve the environment so raptors may continue to enrich our planet.
Lollipop Opera, provides entertaining opera performances for children. The audience is asked for nouns, verbs, etc., which are used “Mad-Lib style, in the ensuing live performance. As in Mad-Libs, the incongruity of the provided words with the existing libretto produce a comic effect. The operatic singers have sung with numerous companies, including: CT Opera, CT Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Queens Opera, Crystal Opera, Opera Theatre of CT, Amarante’s, The Producing Guild, The Warner Theater, Seven Angels Theater, and Mystic Stage.
Explore and touch the world of reptiles and amphibians. Live snakes, turtles, frogs and lizards are presented. Discover the differences between the two groups, learn how they grow up, and have a chance to touch many live slimy and scaly creatures.
Waterbury Symphony cellist Rebecca Patterson performs. One warm summer evening, a lonely praying mantis named Manuelo listens to the music of an outdoor concert. Manuelo wishes that he, too, could make music like the crickets and the katydids. But the instruments he makes don’t play. Then Manuelo meets someone who shows him how to fashion a cello using a walnut shell, a stick, and a special ingredient. Manuelo makes his first true friend and, together, they create the music they both love.
“Jonathan is a masterful creative talent. His shows are funny and contain a message that is always situated in a funny and very entertaining story. His puppets are often made out of unusual materials – they are visually arresting and capture the children’s imagination, inspiring them to make puppets and to have puppet shows.”
Keezing (also a trained musician), has said that “puppetry is his favorite medium for working with children because it brings sculpture, drama and music together.”
Summer Reading Finale… cake and prizes for all.