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.
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 – 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.
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!
- Lexicon, by Max Barry. (FIC BAR)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, by Grant Morrison. (GN FIC BAT)
- Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country, by C. J. Box. (FIC BOX)
- Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke. (FIC BUR)
- All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. (FIC DOE)
- The Waking Engine, by David Edison. (FIC EDI)
- The Lost Sisterhood, by Anne Fortier. (FIC FOR)
- The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg. (GN FIC GRE)
- A River Through Two Harbors, by Dennis Herschbach. (FIC HER)
- Remains of Innocence, by J.A. Jance. (FIC JAN)
- Snapper, by Brian Kimberling. (FIC KIM)
- Unmentionables, by Laurie Loewenstein. (FIC LOE)
- Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight. (FIC MCCRE)
- Dirty Copper, by Jim Northrup. (FIC NOR)
- Carthage, by Joyce Carol Oates. (FIC OAT)
- Brewster, by Mark Slouka. (FIC SLO)
- A Perfect Life, by Danielle Steel. (FIC STE)
- The Return of the Soldier, by Rebecca West. (FIC WES)
- Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear. (FIC WIN)
- Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home, by Sheri Booker. (338.4 BOO)
- Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism: Helping the Littlest Learners, by Lara Delmolino. (618.92 DEL)
- Canaries: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual, by Thomas Haupt. (636.6 HAU)
- Beautiful Lego, by Mike Doyle. (688.7 DOY)
- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley. (GN 741.5973 KNI)
- Legends, Icons, & Rebels: Music That Changed the World. (782.42 LEG)
- Going Full Circle: A 1,555-mile Walk around the World’s Largest Lake, by Mike Link and Kate Crowley. (796.51 LIN)
- A Laugh a Day!: A Daily Dose of Heavenly Humor. (817.6 LAU)
- Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya, by Annick Cojean. (961.204 COJ)
- Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty, by Russell Freedman. (973.3092 FRE)
- The Lion and the Bird, by Marianne Dubuc. (J P DUB)
- Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, & Blood, by Nathan Hale. (J GN HAL)
- The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw, by Christopher Healy. (J FIC HEA)
- The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbably Life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman. (J NF 510 HEI)
- Water in the Park: A Book About Water & The Times of the Day, by Emily Jenkins. (J P JEN)
- The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (J NF 688 LIP)
- Brush of the Gods, by Lenore Look. (J P LOO)
- Sophie’s Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller. (J P MIL)
- The Watcher in the Shadows, by Chris Moriarty. (J FIC MOR)
- A Boy and a Jaguar, by Alan Rabinowitz (J P RAB)
- Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool. (J FIC VAN)
- Batman: The New 52 volume 1: The Court of Owls, by Scott Snyder. (YA GN BAT OVERSIZE)
- Batman: The New 52 volume 2: The City of Owls, by Scott Snyder. (YA GN BAT OVERSIZE)
- Loud Awake and Lost, by Adele Griffin. (YA FIC GRI)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 01, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 02, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 03, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 04, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 05, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 06, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 07, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- Vampire Knight, vol. 08, by Matsuri Hino. (YA GN HIN)
- September Girls, by Bennett Madison. (YA FIC MAD)
- Expiration Day, by William Campbell Powell. (YA FIC POW)
- Winger, by Andrew Smith. (YA FIC SMI)
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 Fund.
The 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.