Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Midsummer Knight's Read: Our Summer Reading Programs

Hear Ye, hear ye by a royal proclamation by King Read-alot, all wee lads and lasses are invited to join us for our medieval-themed summer reading program: A Midsummer Knight's Read. A plethora of programs awaits you, so take a look at our royally spectacular program line-up.

Programs run from June-13th-July 22nd

Weekly Story Times

Blackbird Pie for tiny tots ages 1-2  meets Mondays at 10 am

This program is easy as pie! Bring your little princes and princesses to this royally delightful story time filled with bountiful stories, songs, fingerplays and jolly dances. * No program will be held on July 4 due to the holiday.

The Magic Wand for preschoolers meets Wednesdays at 4:30 or 7 pm for 30 minutes.

Listen to stories, join in fingerplays and songs, and have fun making crafts. All children must have celebrated their third birthday by June 1, 2011 to participate.

Princess n' Pirate Party for ages 2-6 Tuesday,July 19 from 2:30-3:30 pm.

A swashbuckling and magical time awaits you during our pirates and princess party. Enjoy a fun hour filled with books, games, songs, and a craft fit for pretty princesses and dashing pirates.

Days of Knights and Castles for kindergartners, first and second graders will group together on Mondays at 7 pm for 30-45 minutes.

Join us for tales about knights, dragons, and damsels in distress. A story-inspired art project will follow. * No program will be held on July 4 due to the holiday.

Dragons and Dungeons for grades K-5 those who wish to learn the technique to drawing dragons, knights and castle.

Artist Alan Ozark will lead this series of programs. This program meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm or June 16 and 23, July 7, 14, and 21. Limit of 20. * No program will be held on June 30.

Royal Gallery for Grades 3 and above offers crafts of a medieval bent. Stained glass, fairy house, banner, calligraphy and map making. This program meet on either Tuesday night at 7 pm or Saturday at 11 am.

Bingo for all ages will meet in the Friends Meeting Room on selected Fridays in June at 1: 30 pm for an hour of fun and games. Play dates are June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Special Events

Dragon Days and Knight Time by Dave Herzog
Thursday, June 16 at 2 pm
Friends Meeting Room

Dave Herzog's Marionettes proudly presents a brand new production, Dragon Days and Knight Time. come with us to merry olde England as the royal court of King Percy the Persnickety celebrates his majesty's birthday. Ambassadors from around the world have arrived to entertain his highness in royal style. Young and old alike will enjoy performances by Pierrote the French mime on the tight rope, Frederick Von Drops Alot the German juggler, Wong Loo the Chinese acrobat, Ekaterina Flysonova the Russian trapeze artiste, Snork the roller skating baby dragon, Sir Falls Apart the worlds most cowardly knight in shining armor, and George and Martha (Snork's Mom and Dad the two headed dragon). Dave Herzog has been delighting audiences around the country for 37 years with his musical marionette variety shows.

Hidden Harry Potter by Steven Frenzel
Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm
Friends Meeting Room

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with this thrilling insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. We'll hear hilarious inside jokes and uncover behind-the-scenes tidbits and other fascinating facts sure to delight film buffs and Potter fans alike as we enjoy a collection of the most exciting scenes from the first six films. Everyone will enjoy free candy while learning exciting trivia in this fun filled presentation designed to help Harry Potter fans enjoy these wonderful stories even more. Contact us today to reserve your seat on the Hogwart's Express and let the movie magic begin! Ages 8 and up.

A Knight in Shining Armor with Dino Crisanti
Saturday, July 16 at 2pm
Friends Meeting Room

Dino Crisanti, appearing in full armor, will show and discuss medieval armor and weaponry. Dino not only teaches "Stop Motion Animation" at Columbia College but also sculpts, creates and experiments with art projects large and small. He designs sculptures for zoo and museums around the country, specializing in wildlife and interactive creations.

Especially For Teens

Practice Test for ACT and SAT

ACT                      Thursday, June 30 at 10am
Results session:   Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm

SAT                        Thursday, July 28 at 10 am
Result session:      Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm

A practice test is crucial to ward off those Test Day jitters and to reveal how you may score on the "real thing". Don't be surprised! Come and experience first hand what Test Day will be like. Instructors from Kaplan will provide proctored ACT and SAT practice tests and return scores with analyzed results. The results session is also a strategy session that is open to students who did not take the test. Call the YS Desk at 630-368-7733 for a required reservation.

We wish to thank the following sponsors of our summer reading program:

DuPage Children's Museum
Friends of Oak Brook Public Library
Kuiper'sFamily Farm
Medieval Times

Registration is required for all programs listed in this brochure.