Author visit today at Back Porch Stories!

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monstoreToday is our last Back Porch Stories for the summer! Bring your lunch and a blanket and join us on the west side of the Main Library near the Japanese Tea Garden (if the weather is iffy, we’ll move indoors). Author Tara Lazar is visiting  and will read some of her stories!

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Eyes of the WILD….

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eyeswild15bitSee nature’s unusual heroes up close at Eyes of the Wild, an educational and entertaining program featuring live reptiles and animals. Registration is not required for the first program at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 21. A second performance at the South Side Branch on Thursday, July 23 does require registration. The one hour program begins at 6:30PM at both locations. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Details

The event is part of the Library’s summer reading program Every Hero Has a Story. It’s not too late to join and earn prizes for time spent reading this summer!

FROZEN fans

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FROZEN Sing a long is sold out!    If you have a ticket, join us tonight at the Main Library from 6 to 8 PM and sing along to the lyrics. Come in costume for prizes! All ages. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in spaces reserved for police and City Council.

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Teen FEAR FACTOR Tonight

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Unleash your inner hero. In keeping with the Teen summer reading theme, Unmask Heroes, an evening of mind-bending, stomach-turning, and strength-testing challenges are planned for Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.  The Library’s Teen Advisory Board has developed their own version of the popular Fear Factor realty game show. Contestants will compete against each other in a variety of stunts for prizes. “It will be hilarious and gross at the same time,” says Dana Hoy, Head of Youth Services.

The event is free and open to teens in grades 6-12. Details

Magic Show INSIDE tonight

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kidmagicianThe Amazing Tom McDonnell performs his astounding magic tonight at 6:30PM. We’ll meet inside instead of the porch because thunderstorms are expected. If you can’t make tonight’s performance, he is appearing on Thursday evening at the South Side Branch.

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The Amazing McDonnell

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Tom McDonnell, the favorite magician at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, amazes all ages with his illusions. He will perform at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 30. Details

A second show is scheduled for the South Side Branch on Thursday, July 2. Both one-hour shows are at 6:30 p.m. Both are FREE, and registration is required at the South Side Branch only. Register for the Branch performance here.

Dancing and jamming

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kidslovemusicWe’ve got the beat! Dance to popular children’s music and play simple instruments on Friday, June 26. Upbeat and energetic! Ages 2 & up.

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Superhero Art Workshop

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AnimeCome to the South Side Branch for a free Superhero Art Workshop on Tuesday, June 16. Professional cartoonist Cotty Kilbanks will demonstrate techniques. All the materials will be provided. She will present the same workshop at the Main Library on Monday, June 22. Both one-hour workshops are at 6:30 p.m. and require registration. Register for Branch program here. Register for Main Library here.

TEENS: Dress as your favorite hero or villain from comic books, pop culture or literature for a Heroes and Villains celebration at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A trivia game, costume contest and similar entertainment are planned. Grades 6-12. Details