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6/22/2011 - Summer Children Activities at East Providence Libraries



Record your summer reading to earn prizes & FREE passes to museums and other local fun spots.
Four lucky East Providence readers will each win four tickets to a Pawtucket Red Sox game and be entered to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World in Florida. See library for complete details.

Brown University student Erin Butler will lead a 7 week drama program which will end with a performance of the original play “The Cat Curse”.
Rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays & Tuesdays, July 5 - August 16, 10:00-11:30am.
For kids entering grades 4 - 7.  Limited to 30 participants. Call 434-2453 to register.

STORYTIMES - July 7-August 4, 2011
Stories & songs for ages 2 - 6 @Weaver
No advanced registration is necessary.

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30pm
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic.

The Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on, active children's entertainment that grown-ups actually enjoy. From dance songs like Do the Conga and Barn Dance to interactive songs such as Car Wash and the Flying Laundry, everyone, young and old, can't resist singing and dancing along. Tom Poitras, on banjo, acoustic guitar and washboard tie, is the plaid-suited songwriter and singer of the Band. Mr. Vinny Lovegrove, acting as emcee and resident silly man can always be found right in the thick of it with the kiddos directing the fun and activities with puppet shows, storytelling, amateur acrobatics, improvisation, and well-timed shtick. This concert is free and open to all. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy a great family friendly evening on us! (Concert will move indoors in the event of rain.)

CHILDREN’S PERFORMERS (for families with children ages 4 & older)

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30pm - Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences @RIVERSIDE

Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti is the most hands on animal program you're likely to ever see. Dave has over 20 years of experience working with all kinds of animals. He brings over 20 animals- including turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, and even an alligator. There is something everyone will like. Dave's program runs about an hour with plenty of time for his audience to handle the animals on their own. From Wally the gator to Buddy the chinchilla his animals love attention.

Tuesday, July 26, 2:00pm - Loren Spears presents: Narragansett Stories of My Grandmothers @WEAVER

The program will include Native storytelling, oral history, music & dance focusing on the Narragansett People. There will be a variety of Native cultural items to share, opportunity for questions and answers as well as participation. Also included is a short film, “How Bird's Got Their Song”, followed by discussion. This film was featured at the Providence Film Festival. It tells the story of the Narragansett People from the perspective of Native children.

Loren Spears is the director of the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum.


Mondays, 11:00am @ FULLER
Mondays, 2:00pm @RIVERSIDE
Tuesdays, 11:00am @RUMFORD

July 5 - Tissue Paper Lion Puppets
July 11 & 12 - Egyptian Cobra Headdress
July 18 & 19 - Jeweled Crowns
July 25 & 26 - Mexican Ojos de Dios

Tuesday, July 12, 2:00pm - Middle Eastern Mosaic Art @WEAVER
Tuesday, July 19, 2:00pm - Mexican Yarn Paintings @WEAVER

Saturday, July 23, 11:00am @RUMFORD
Monday, August 15, 11:00am @FULLER
Sussy DeLeon, of The Piñata Center, will teach you to make an XL Guatemalan-style piñata.
Limited to 15 children (ages 6 & up) with parent.
Call 434-2453 to register.

Tuesday, July 5, 2:00pm - BINGO for the whole family. Prizes for the winners! @WEAVER


Kids Reading Across RI (KRARI) Book Discussion
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30pm @WEAVER
For kids entering grades 4-7

Discuss the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. A snack and activities will be included. Call 434-2453 to register. First 10 participants registered will receive a FREE copy of the book.  Drop-in participants are also welcome.

RI Children’s Book Award Book Discussion
Monday, August 15, 2-3:30pm @RIVERSIDE
For kids entering grades 3-5

Local school librarian Mrs. Fernandes will lead a discussion of the 2012 RI Children’s Book Award Nominee, Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen.

WEAVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 41 Grove Ave. , East Providence , RI 401-434-2453
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5; Sunday 1-5 (through May 23)

FULLER BRANCH LIBRARY, 260 Dover Ave., East Providence , RI 401-434-1136
Monday & Wednesday 10-6; Friday 10-5

RIVERSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY, 475 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside , RI 401-433-4877
Monday – Thursday 10-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5

RUMFORD BRANCH LIBRARY, 1392 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, RI 401-434-8559
Tuesday & Thursday 10-6; Saturday 10-5

For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.

Contact Information:
Pamela Schwieger
Youth Services Coordinator
East Providence Public Library
41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

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