Modern Times Theater
Wednesday, June 27
Summer Reading Kick-Off Event
The hills are alive with the sound of music in this all-ages puppet production.
“Sweet Music” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, and triumph. Included in the cast are the Bozo Brothers, who delight audiences with their dynamic percussive dance routines. This is hand-puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries. In addition to the puppet show, the program also features a mini concert, offering selections from an extensive repertoire of early jazz, classic American folk songs and original novelty numbers, performed on the cornet, ukulele, and bicycle pump.
Rose Friedman and Justin Lander have been making and performing puppet shows together since 2003. They are co-founders of Vermont Vaudeville, Vermont's premier Vaudeville troupe. Librarians say Modern Times Theater "engages all ages with their superb talent, wit and enthusiasm", and "you must, must see them in person"!
After this program the Library will be hosting the Tenth Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. What would your stuffed animal do if it spent the night at the Library? Find out by bringing one of your dolls, figures, or stuffed animals (not your favorite one, though—you’ll want to keep that with you) to the Youth Department anytime between Monday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 27. We’ll create a video of how your stuffed animal spent the night in the Library. Find the RFPL Youth Department’s Youtube channel online to see videos from previous years. Don’t forget to pick up your stuffed animal on June 28!
For more information call 802.463.4270, email [email protected], or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St in Bellows Falls, VT.
Sound and Music computer science club
Mondays from July 2 - August 6
6pm - 7pm
Youth ages 9 – 14 are invited to join the Rockingham Library’s summer music computer science club, [kids.code]. In Music & Sound, you will use the computer to play musical notes, create music videos, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music with a program created by Google |CS First. Kids will build a DJ Mix video, animated music videos, and more. And share programs with friends!
Registration is required for this free computer science club. Spots are limited, so contact the Library to sign up now! For more information and to register call 802.463.4270, email [email protected], or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St in Bellows Falls, VT.
Summer Storytimes will run at the Rockingham Free Public Library from July 2 to August 3. Every Monday from 10am-11:30am, the program room is open for Monday Morning Playgroup. Preschool storytime takes place every Tuesday beginning at 10:30am. Baby storytime, featuring lots of rhymes, songs, and gentle movement.
Storytimes are free and open to the public. For more information call 802.463.4270, email [email protected], or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St in Bellows Falls, VT.
All skill levels are welcome! A limited number of computers are available. Registration is recommended if you will need to use a Library computer.
Sign-ups for Library computers happen at the end of each Minecraft club, Fridays at 4:30pm. To sign-up call or be at the Library during the end of Minecraft Club. Sign-ups are for the following week only. You can call the Library at 802.463.4270 or email [email protected] for more information.