Saturday, August 1, 2009

Arts, arts, arts

The Blueberry Arts Festival is this weekend, and the smell of creativity (and blueberry crepes!) is in the air. When you go up to peruse the booths, be sure to stop by the Friends of the Library booth. In addition to entering the drawing for an amazing basket of free books, you can get more information about the many different services we offer: downloadable music, electronic magnifiers for the visually impaired, over 150 magazine titles, engine repair databases, Playaway audiobooks, story times, the Teen Advisory Group, books and magazines in Large Print, and board games.
After you've enjoyed some snacks at the festival, come down to the Children's Library to see the Summer Reading Club Art Show. The theme for this year's reading program was Get Creative @ Your Library, and Ketchikan's youth have been busy this summer making paintings, sculptures, collages, and crafts. There have been a dozen different art-making events at the library in the last two months, and there are some beautiful things to look at and admire.
The Teen Summer Reading program is continuing on through the month of August, and they will be hosting an Improv Night with Clare Bennett on Tuesday, Aug. 4th. Everyone is welcome to come and stretch their dramatic legs. The art events continue on for the rest of the month, so be sure to check our calendar for: Crazy Critter StoryCraft, Magnetic Poetry, Wimpy Kid art & activities, and Needle-Felted Stars.

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