Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Reading: Shakin' It Up!

Tomorrow I begin my summer programs at area libraries, bringing my new program, Shake It Up: Stories from Everywhere to Make You Dance, Sing, and Listen! 

It's been such fun to put this one together. The national library theme for this summer is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!, focusing on wellness, fitness, and sports. I've taken a slightly different spin on this theme with stories about fruits and vegetables, and tales that get listeners involved by dancing, moving, and chanting. Weaving between the stories will be some interesting history about the origin of the foods we eat. Sound like fun? I think it will be!

I have packed up a bunch of friends and props, and we're ready to roll for the first program of the summer tomorrow at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library in Clarksburg, WV at 5:30pm. 

I wanted to bring along fresh fruits and vegetables to display, but after thinking about various ways to do so, decided in the end on the fake variety for my programs--it's simpler, lighter, and less potential for a mess if something gets smashed.

So I am changing hats again to become The Storyteller, and I am looking forward to traveling to see friends old and new.

Here's my schedule for this summer. Please come by if you can when I am in your area!

June 10: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library Summer Reading Program, 5:30 pm

June 10-12: WV Writers Conference, Ripley, WV

June 13: Middlebourne Public Library Summer Reading Program, Middlebourne, WV 1:00pm. Public program.

June 14: Craigsville Public Library, Summer Reading Program, 1:00pm. Public program

June 17-18: WV State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Performing at 2:00pm on the 17th in the Oral Traditions Tent

June 19-25: Allegheny Echoes, Marlinton, WV. Creative Writing workshop 

June 28: Gilmer County 4-H, Glenville, WV. Private event.
June 30: Philippi Public Library ARTZ program, 10am

July 2-4: Fairplain Flea Market, Fairplain, WV--setting up as a vendor selling antiques, vintage and junk!

July 7: Moundsville Library Summer Reading program, 11am, Moundsville, WV Public event.

July 7: Benwood-McMechen Library Summer Reading program, 2pm, Benwood, WV Public event.

July 8: Paden City Public Library Summer Reading Program, Paden City WV, 12:00noon
July 8: Sistersville Public Library Summer Reading Program, Sistersville, WV 2:00pm

July 12: Louis Bennett Public Library Summer Reading Program, Weston, WV 10:30am.

July 26: Spectrum Tours, Tamarack. Private event.

August 6: Museum Day, Ohio River Museum, Marietta, OH. Times TBA

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Brig said...

Gosh, I wish you were closer, would love to see your presentation.

annie said...

Sounds like loads of fun, the kids will love it!
Probably best to use the fake foods, no allergy worries from the kids that way.
Busy a bee, are thee!

Rowan said...

It looks as though you're going to be busy this summer! Sounds like a lot of fun for the children as well as being educational.

Susan Anderson said...

Whew! Busy schedule!!


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