RUN to the library and register all the youth! Summer reading registration started June 1, and you won’t want the kids and teens in your family to miss out. Besides activities for the kids, we’ve got workshops for t/weens, and performers lined up for the entire family. Be sure to check the paper each week, but if you want details for the entire summer be sure to visit the online calendar at www.kimballlibrary.com
T/WEEN CHARITY STITCH-A-BIT: In light of the 'BUILD A BETTER WORLD' summer reading theme, youth entering grades 5 and up in the fall are invited to knit and or/crochet for charity. We'll be working on easy baby hats or blankets or such that will be donated to shelters or care centers. Help us to ‘build’ kids who care by having your child register to come. We have adults on hand to help the novice knitters/crocheters. Come for part or all of the 2 hour window on Mondays starting June 19th from 2:30-4:30 most of the summer. We do not expect anyone to stay the entire time, but we made a large window for convenience to your schedules. We will tell you what you need to bring after you sign up, but if you have size 10.5 knitting needles, please keep them aside!
‘BUILD A BETTER WORLD’ YO-YO SHOW with JOHN HIGBY: Who would have thought you could make an entire show out of yo-yos? This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and The Human Rollercoaster.
Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin' music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age.
As seen on David Letterman, they hold 4 Guinness World Records, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in 26 countries. Recently they have been seen at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Tour de Fat!
ALL AGES WILL ENJOY THIS SHOW. Register the entire family and invite the cousins for a fun night in the courtyard (will be held inside if it rains) on Tuesday, June 27th, at 6:30pm sharp.
T/WEEN YO-YO WORKSHOP: Register t/weens ages 9-19 to learn and practice yo-yo tricks from John Higby immediately after his family performance starting at 7:15pm. We are aiming for t/weens to have this time to themselves after the show to work directly with him. Please register your age appropriate youth ASAP to indicate interest. ANYone can have fun with this. Bring your yo-yo if you have one, but you can also use ones provided. If not enough t/weens sign up, we will lower the age, so t/weens get busy and invite your friends!
John Higby is a professional yo-yoer and artist who goes by the name Mr. Yodel. John performs busker style (the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities) with his wife Rebecca Higby. He grew up and began yo-yoing in Alaska. He currently lives with his family in Massachusetts. He is the only yo-yoing act with a license to perform at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.
These two spectacular yo-yo events are sponsored by The Friends of Kimball Library.
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