Jul
3
Wed
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library

Universe of Stories kick-off event at PEABODY LIBRARY.  
Modern Times Theater Presents… “The Perils of Mr. Punch, Episode #211: “The Astro-Nut”

“The Perils of Mr. Punch” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouths, Punch and Judy. In the latest episode, Mr. Punch attempts to be the first puppet to go to space. Of course nothing ever goes right—his wife Judy is more than happy to see him go, his rocket ship is made of cardboard, and crocodiles appear around every corner. The skillfully operated hand puppets are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to people of all ages: from one to one hundred.

Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows for over a decade. Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, producers of the award winning Vermont Vaudeville and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Jul
11
Thu
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School

Thursday, July 11, 2:00 and 3:00pm at THETFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: a mobile planetarium show presented by the FAIRBANKS MUSEUM!  Best for ages 4 and up. Space is limited, please register for either the 2:00 or 3:00 show by emailing: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

 

Jul
18
Thu
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library

Digital painting workshop with artist Even Schumacher.  Please bring an iPad or tablet with a digital drawing app installed, if you have one.  For ages 10 and up.

Jul
26
Fri
Exordium presents “The Story of Air as it Occupies Space” @ Latham Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Exordium presents "The Story of Air as it Occupies Space" @ Latham Library

Kurt Valenta of EXORDIUM will present a hands on science workshop, “The Story of Air as it Occupies Space.”  Best for ages 5 and up.

Aug
5
Mon
Plant Universe with Jacqueline Soule! @ Latham Library
Aug 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Plant Universe with Jacqueline Soule! @ Latham Library

Jacqueline Soule presents PLANT UNIVERSE!  Come learn about biospheres then make your own to take home.  Best for ages 5 and up. Materials are limited, please register by emailing : librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Aug
21
Wed
Peabody Library’s annual PENNY CARNIVAL! @ Peabody Library
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peabody Library's annual PENNY CARNIVAL! @ Peabody Library

Peabody Librray’s annual Penny Carnival features carnival games, food, and prizes…and everything costs just one penny!  There will also be a raffle, a children’s book sale, and the oldest and ugliest penny contests.  Great fun for all ages.

Aug
22
Thu
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library

“Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac” with astromythologist and storyteller KELLEY HUNTER.  Best for ages 10 and up.