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SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE BEMIDJI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fall 2012

 


We have a number of special events coming up at the Library:

On Saturday September 29 at 4:00 at the Library, Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl’s original program blends storytelling, performance, and children's literature about music to bring basic musical concepts and history to life. With Carrie on oboe and Rolf on standing bass, their music has the power to instantly grab the attention of children as well as adults alike. As they pass on the traditions of the past, they help students be part of what is to come in the ongoing, wildly rollicking, and ever relevant history of classical music

Are you interested in tracing your family genealogy? If so, on Saturday October 6 at 10:00 a.m. the Bemidji Public Library will host the genealogy workshop “Ancestry Detectives 101” This workshop will provide an overview of the genealogical process and the resources that are available online at the Library using Ancestry Library Edition and other resources. It is recommended that those who register for the workshop have a basic knowledge of library computer use and how to access the internet. Should you need a library computer orientation session there will be a 30 minute session prior to the Ancestry Detectives class starting at 9:15. Registration is required and space is limited. Let your librarian know when you register if you also want to attend the computer orientation session at 9:15. Feel welcome to bring your own laptop to this workshop.

We host another special musical event on Monday, October 15, at 7:00pm “Woody Reflected-100 years of Woody Guthrie” presented by Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner &Tony Glover. "One of a handful of the world's greatest all-time balladeers", is how writer Studs Terkel described Woody Guthrie. Long time Minnesota folkies, Pop Wagner, Charlie Maguire, and bluesman Tony Glover, come together in a rare collaboration to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Guthrie's birth in 1912 with a musical tribute to the songwriter.

And continuing with a look at history through the eyes of music, on Saturday November 17 at 7:00 p.m. we will present “Tiptoe Through the 60s” with Prudence Johnson & Dan Chouinard. These multi-talented musicians and writers will present a multi-media show on the 1960s including music, photos, dialogue, and more. You won’t want to miss this performance with Dan Chouinard on grand piano and vocals by Prudence Johnson. This performance will be held in the auditorium at the Bemidji High School.

For children, during the fall:

The Bemidji Public Library will offer four after school enrichment programs this fall, with a special theme for each week, as well as a focus on a specific book. The theme of the series will be “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE ; Earth care through games, art, crafts and reading”. The programs will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30, from October 4 through November 1, taking a break on the week of Thursday October 18. Each week will designed for a specific age range. Children should pre-register by calling 751-3963 as there is limited seating for each session, and drop-ins will only be allowed as space permits. There is no charge, the series is funded through the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment. The series is presented by Happy Dancing Turtle, an educational organization from Pine River, MN . Weekly themes are:

• October 4: Upcycled Quilt, focusing on the 3 R’s (reusing, reducing and recycling). The book “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat” by Simms Taback will be read. The children will create a design on a square of old fabric, which they will then make into a small quilt for display in the library. Age Level: K-3rd grade or homeschool equivalent.

• October 11: Upcycled Craft, again with the focus on the 3 R’s. The book “Agatha’s Featherbed” by Carmen Agra Deedy will be read. Children will discuss resources, and generate examples of how a consumer product is made from a natural resource. The children will reuse materials to create an “upcycled” item. Age Level: 2nd - 4th grade.

• October 25: Freddie the Fish and Pollution will focus on water quality. The book “One Well” by Rochelle Strauss will be read. The children will discuss water supply, pollution, and conservation. The demonstration activity will illustrate the effects of runoff and pollution on freshwater lake wildlife. Children make pop bottle fish sun catchers. Age Level: 3rd - 6th

• November 1: Incredible Journey will again focus on water cycle and read the book “One Well” by Rochelle Strauss. This week the age level is for K-2nd grade. In addition to reading the book the children will play a game that demonstrates the water cycle. Children will construct a beaded bracelet as they play, representing their travels as a drop of water.

 

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