Z Puppets Rosenschnoz Present:
The Secret Life of Puppets!
Monday, August 11th, 3:30 pm

The Secret Life of Puppets allows children to learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string and even their own hands into lively characters.  As a thorough hands-on exploration with our workshop puppets, each participant will experiment with the formula:
Imagination + Technique = Magic!

This program is designed for 1st graders and up. Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in hands on puppet exploration!

Join us for a puppet workshop to expand your imagination with Z Puppet techniques to create puppet magic!

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/whats-new, find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArrowheadLegacy.

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Teen Wii Gaming Day
Friday, August 8th, 12:00 pm

The library provides the Wii, controllers, a batch of games, and some snacks.  Teens, you just need to show up, and the gaming room is all yours!  You can also bring games from home, if there is a particular title you want to share with your friends.


Kids’ Summer Reading Party!
Thursday, August 7th, 2:00 pm

Kids – we’ve reached the end of the Library Summer Reading Program! That means it’s time to celebrate with games, snacks, and draw the winners of the big prizes! You don’t have to be present to win, but it certainly is more fun that way. ;)


THPL Lego Club
Wednesday, August 6th, 3:00 pm

This is the third meeting of the THPL Lego club!

The library provides all the legos so that kids don’t need to worry about bringing any of their own. In fact, it might be best for kids to leave their own legos at home, so that they don’t get mixed in with everybody else’s.

The Lego club will involve special building challenges, where participants will be given a specific allotment of legos and time to build something really cool, then show off to fellow lego builders at the end.

So if you enjoy building cool lego stuff, and like to face a challenge, then this club is for you!

Kids’ Movie Day
Tuesday, August 5th, 3:00 pm

Every Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program, we’ll be showing another kids’ movie!

Today’s theme is animals in the wild!


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Thursday, July 31st, 2:30 pm

Every Thursday during the Summer Reading Program, we’ll host another storytime!

Today’s theme is bears!  Library volunteer Ben will be leading our storytime, and each child will go home with a Smoky the Bear book!


Kids’ Craft
Thursday, July 31st, 3:00 pm

Every Thursday during the Summer Reading Program, we’ll host another kids’ craft!

Today’s theme is animals in the wild!


Sit Down With Stand Up
Thursday, July 31st, 6:00 pm

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Sit Down with Stand Up, a free comedy writing workshop!

Have you been told you are funny? Have you ever considered becoming a stand-up comedian? Or thought of writing comedy routines? Then attend Sit Down with a Stand Up, Scott Novotny’s comedy writing program that incorporates the history and culture of stand-up comedy in Minnesota and its development since the 1970’s. Scott recently celebrated his 30th anniversary of being a full-time professional stand-up comedian. Over that time, Scott has had people laughing from coast to coast with his clean, non-offensive, very funny observations and humor.

Scott guides participants through stand-up comedy, improvisation, and comedy writing as well as live demonstrations of a comedy routine. Workshop participants will stay engaged by using Scott’s comedy writing formula for beginning writers.

Minnesotan born (Rochester) and educated (Gustavus Adolphus College), Scott has written for HBO, Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop, TV commercials, Strange Brew daily comic strip, and Saturday Night Live. Let Scott help you find your comedy style in this writing workshop for teens, young adults, and adults of all ages!

This program has been paid in part or in full by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Legacy Logo ColorFinalLegacy Fund.


The Zinghoppers
Tuesday, July 29th, 4:00 pm

zinghoppersThe EMMY Award winning The Zinghoppers band invites your kids on an imaginative musical concert journey to the zoo! Audience members will be dancing, singing, and zinghopping along as they celebrate reading, music, and animals. Created especially for preschool and elementary age children, their goal is to engage, educate, and entertain!

Do you want a sneak preview of a Zinghopper performance? Check out their website: http://www.zinghoppers.com/

This performance is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System’s 2014 Kids Stuff program.