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June 27 - Sciencetellers 
"Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress"


July 13 - PageTurners 
"Imagine Your Adventure Story"
 

July 25 - Sciencetellers 
"Aliens: Escape from Earth"


August 10 - PageTurners
"Imagine Your Underwater Story"


 
Residents in Ulster County are eligible to view two virtual programs
from 
PageTurners and ScienceTellers. 


Contact  Amy at alaber@rcls.org
 to receive password for 
Page Turner Adventure programs. 
Each program includes 5 recordings.

Click here to access ScienceTellers programs on or after starting dates. 


From their premier until Labor Day, families can access these programs anytime during the summer.

Click here to watch a video.

 SCIENCETELLERS

Click here to access programs after start date.

Performers, educators, and artists from all over the country have created prerecorded shows that incorporate science with storytelling. 

Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress
Premiers June 27

Grades K-5. Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress! When things don’t go as planned, however, they must turn to themselves (and to science!) for the answer. A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects! Length: 35 minutes

Aliens: Escape from Earth
Premeiers July 25

Grades K-5. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a wacky space scientist, they must get the aliens back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! An exciting, out-of-this world adventure! Length: 35 minutes

Each program includes five recordings:

SHOW DAY

The first recording is a different Virtual Comedy Story Theater show. Length: 45-60 minutes.

PROJECT DAY

We’ll do crafts, games, recipes, games, science experiments, and activities that go along with that week’s theme. Approximately 30 minutes.

AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR DAY

Get ready for fun interviews and activities with some of the most amazing authors and illustrators in the business. In addition to the interview, we’ll also have, read-alongs, activities, trivia games, and book giveaways. Some of our authors include: Chris Grabenstein, Shutta Crum, Lori Haskins Houran, Teresa Robeson and Donna Gephart. 30 minutes.

TWEEN DAY

You’ll get crafts and activities for upper elementary and middle school kids. Approximately 30 minutes.

SPECIAL GUEST DAY

Each week, you’ll get a bonus show with another amazing performer! These include Ringling Clowns, world-renowned magicians, Grammy Winning Singers, ventriloquists, puppeteers, and pirates. We’ll also “visit” exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame. Approximately 30 minutes

PAGETURNERS

Click here to access programs after start date and use password: Read2020!


"Imagine Your Adventure Story"
Premiers July 13

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. While older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo AND visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

"Imagine Your Underwater Story"  
Premiers August 10

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping Youtube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Show and Tell – Faith and Footsteps Virtual Show and Tell Series
Fridays 10:00 AM
7/10, 7/17, 7/24, & 7/31
Ages 3-6 yrs.


Weekly Themes
July 10- A special stuffed animal 
July 17-Something you found
July 24- A gift you received
July 31- A favorite book

Join Miss Amy and friends online to talk about and share some of your special treasures from home. Email alaber@rcls.org to register and receive Zoom link.

Virtual Day Camp with Nancy Silberkeit: Co-CEO of Archie Comics: Storytime

Monday July 20
3:30 - 4:00 PM


The visual and verbal delight of picture books come to life as Nancy shares one of her favorites, Wait Till the Moon is Full by Margaret Wise Brown. Then listen to an Archie comic filled with vivid dialog and illustrations.
For ages 4+. Registration required. Email cthorenz@rcls.org to register.

Virtual Teddy Bear Tea Party
Friday August 7
11:00 AM
For children up to 7 yrs. old


Gather your teddy bears, favorite drinks, treats and dress up for a fun filled virtual tea party! Join Miss Amy for teddy bear stories, songs and a simple craft with our stuffed animal friends. Email alaber@rcls.org to register and receive Zoom link.

 
Teddy Bear Tea Party by hbruton -- Fur Affinity [dot] net

Jill Obrig's Family Art Workshop

Tuesday August 11th
3:00-4:30 PM

Join art teacher Jill Obrig and create a torn tissue landscape inspired by the story The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton and well- known Hudson River artists. The Library will provide a take-home bag of art supplies to pick up at the library on August 8th and 9th.

Thursday August 13th
3:00-4:30 PM
In the second workshop, participants will engage in a different material and make a bean mosaic after viewing the beautiful works of artist, John J Audubon. Then we will read the funny book Are You My Mother? by PD Eastman.
The library will provide a take-home bag of art supplies to pick up on August 8th and 9th.

Open to children of all ages.
To register and to receive the Zoom link email Nicole at nlane@rcls.org by 8/3.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.


 

Virtual Summer Book Clubs
 

Slay a good book by joining the Virtual Dragon Magic Book Club
Ages 4 and up

Meets Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10
10 am

Explore the history of this mythical monster in literature. Picture, fiction and non-fiction books will be explored and discussed.

Let your imagination soar with activities. 

DIY dragon terrarium, dragon eggs and more 

Mad libs, puzzles, a scavenger hunt are all part of the fun!

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.

 
 

Cinderella is more than a glass slipper and a prince-Please!  

Join the Virtual Alternative Cinderella Book Club
 Ages 4 and up

Meets Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5 & 12
10 am

Fairytales/Folktales and alternative versions of Cinderella will be explored. Do you see one of our favorite characters in a different way? 

Write your own take on this age-old tale.

Make grass slipper and fairy garden, games mad libs and more

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.

 
 

WHAM! POW! POP! More than just a comic!

Virtual Graphic Novel Book Club
Ages 7 and up

Meets Tuesday, July 14, 21, 28, August 4
4 pm

Discuss the stories, series, and authors

 Design your own graphic novel

Topics include, Amulet and Kazu Kibuishi; The World of Dave Pilkey; Raina Telgemeir : story exploration; El Deafo by CeCe Bell

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.

 

Time travel sounds like a good summer vacation, what do you think?

Virtual Magic Tree House Summer Camp Book Club
Ages 7 and up

Meets Thursday July 9, 16, 30, August 13
 4 pm

Read the following and come ready for fun! Discussion, games, puzzles and projects.

Dinosaurs before Dark

The Knight at Dawn

Vacation under the Volcano

Hours of the Olympics

Activities and challenges to accompany each story. Fiction & non-fiction will be used during this program. 

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.

 

If you like games roll the dice and join the fun!

Virtual Mr. Lemoncello Book Club
Ages 9 and up

Welcome to the world of author Chris Grabenstein as we discuss two of the books in this fun series along with games, rebus and puzzles.

 Design your own game board. 

Challenges and surprises!

Tuesday, July 7, 4 pm- Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Tuesday, August 4, 4 pm-Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.

 
 

The story is written in the stars….

Virtual Mythology Book Club
Ages 9+

Meets Thursday July 23 & August 6
4 pm

Compare Greek myths to Native American myths.

 Explore the night sky and universe through mythology. 

Art projects will include techniques used in 

The Flight of Icarus by Matisse 

Make an astrology bracelet

Space poetry, plotting planets and more

Special guest visit with Nancy Silberkliet, Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Educator and Public Speaker. The visual and verbal delight of picture books come to life as Nancy shares one of her favorites. Then listen to an Archie comic filled with vivid dialog and illustrations.

Registration is required and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.