Friday, July 23, 2010

Mystic Mermaids, Marauding Sea Monsters and the Maze Runner

Mermaids? Sea Monsters? Mazerunning?

It was a fun-filled day of author visits and more at the Orem Library...

Author Sheila Nielson talked about her new release Forbidden Sea

Marilee explored the delights of the mystic depths of the sea where the truth certainly seems stranger than fiction.

Author James Dashner explored the mysteries of his new book the Maze Runner

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Ever wonder where all the dragon legends come from?

The kids at the Orem Library got to meet Bruce Chamberlains's new dragon friend and then also got to learn from Paleontologist Brock Sisson all about how dinosaurs bones are re-assembled for museum displays!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yum Yum Yum - Bugs for lunch!

It was Wings and all sorts of Bug Things!

Recently our young patrons got to learn all about drawing winged creatures with artist Michael Phipps

Anyone wanting to try their hand at drawing can email Michael the finished art. Art will be posted online.

Next it was time to test some very brave volunteers in a bug tasting!

Ever wonder what it would be like to eat fried treeworm, dried earthworms, termites, or how about some delicious waxworms? Delicious!

Julie Heckert, the library's own bug expert, brought some special guests for all to see; sorry, the live creatures were pets, no eating allowed - and, just a note - the dead ones here, a lot were former pets too!
Contact the library (801) 229-7161, Julie H. in particular, to find out how you to can raise your own caterpillars.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tall Tales with Tales!

Record breaking crowds once again at the Orem Library.

Today we welcomed Enna from The Monte L. Bean Museum. We got to learn all about some extra cool reptiles and even see some in real life!

Then Maxed-Out Puppetry entertained us all with a rollicking version of How the Elephant got his trunk followed by a fall down funny Yankee Doodle!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Medieval Days Done

What a lot of fun we had!

Check out Drew Briney doing his Juggling Tricks - yes, those were KNIVES!

If you want to learn how to juggle - click here for Drew's Juggling Tricks Unlimited webpage

Unfortunately the photos didn't work out well on the Samurai Sword demonstration - particularly as they demonstrated some very cool breaking of a board with just your hand!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Medieval Days

Are you ready for some Medieval Merrymaking and Mayhem?

Enter a new world. Medievel happy harpist Julie will usher you all in on the notes of some authentic medieval melodies.

Princess Annette will be leading the littlest of patrons (age 5 and younger) in a playful medieval journey with songs dance and story.

For the elementary-aged crowd, meet in the Storywing where we'll have Samurai Swords (the Medieval time period didn't just happen in Europe!) and also Drew the Storytelling Juggler who will amaze and astound!

Come dressed up as princes, princesses, knights, dragons, jugglers, Robin Hood or a merry man - anyone you think might have been around (fact or fantasy) in those most Medieval of times.

Watch out, it just might be your costumed picture that's posted here next week!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pirate Days

Pirates A-Plenty, Pirates Ahoy!

First things first mateys!

Before you can board our ship and sail on our surely purely practical piratical adventure you must find your true pirate name. Just follow the posted directions shipmates (see below) to find your new nomicker, argh, I mean monicker.

Are you ready to find your names with the help of Captain Stink-eye Barbosa (aka Amy), Royal Free-booting Bucket'O Fish (aka Mark) a and our own puppet Pirate Will Reed...

Let's Find Your Pirate Names!
...just follow the directions shipmate,

Pirate Days - What a Blast!

Pirate Melody, aka Royal Tarfinger Two-Toes, led the multitude of littles in a high sea rollicking adventure in the Ships Cove.

All the Elementary-aged youngsters enjoyed watching Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, some truly piratical looking pirates. And let's not forget the facts, Eliot let us in on the real story behind some of our favorite pirate characters. Last, but not least, we got to hear all about Pirate Bill, a landlocked sea-lovin' wannabe pirate!

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