2nd Annual Mini-Comic Con

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Come on down to Central Library tomorrow for Comic Con!  There will be activities, vendors, food trucks and more all day long (10am-4pm).  The Children’s Library will be hosting the 501st Legion and Jedi Training Academy from 11am-noon, so come on down for a great photo op with costumed Star Wars characters and some Jedi-themed activities!

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Funny Fourth!

Celebrate America’s funny side this Independence Day with one of these books:

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Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger
What does the song “Yankee Doodle” mean and why does Mr. Doodle dislike it so? Read along as the pony explains it all.

Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Misconceptions by Leland Gregory
Find out who it was who learned he had become President while on his knees playing a rousing game of marbles, and other silly things you may not have heard about before.

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
Enjoy “wonderfully gossipy tidbits” as you read about the framers of the Constitution doing their work.

We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow
The opening words of the Constitution are made fun and easier to understand for kids of all ages.

United Tweets of America, 50 State Birds by Hudson Talbott
Fun trivia about each of the states’ birds, and other symbols will help readers find a laugh while learning.

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Get ready for the holiday! Make decorative Fourth of July Rockets at Central Children’s Library on Wednesday, June 29, at 2pm.

Play Date Theater: King Botany’s Garden

Enjoy the whimsical story of King Botany’s Garden presented by Monkey Tales Theatre on June 18 from 2-3 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium.

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Three princesses — Lily, Rose and Ivy — must show their father, King Botany, they have what it takes to rule the Kingdom of Flora while he is away. In the process each discovers their unique talent and comes to appreciate how their sisters make this imaginary world a wonderful place.

Like all Play Date Theater shows, this LIVE performance is geared toward kids from Preschool through Grade 2, but it’s something the whole family to enjoy. Expect audience participation. After the show, young fans can meet the performers.

Play Date Theater Presents Fairytale Review

Bring the whole family for Play Date Theater’s Fairytale Review presented by Edie’s Fairytale Theatre on May 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium.

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Fairytale Review combines all the best fairytale characters for a fun romp in the woods. Audience participation is encouraged.

Edie’s Fairytale Theatre (formerly Piwacket Theatre) has been a perennial favorite of Play Date Theater audiences. Their original adaptations of musical fairytales engage, enchant and excite young children. A perfect way to introduce children, ages 2 to 10 to theater while allowing them to use their imaginations, explore their creativity and nurture a thirst for learning.