On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape
A Tropical Paradise
Friday, February 18, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Join us as we finish our celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!
A Host of Activities
We’ve got fun activities for all ages, including pineapple bowling, toenail art, “hula says,” shell necklaces, island magnets, foot volleyball, and, of course, the limbo. Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)
On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion
As Part of the Library Book Club
Wednesday, February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Entry Foyer
Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm in the Entry Foyer
Children, Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to join this discussion about Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up.
“Listen, then,” said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman—”
A Story for the Ages
Our story starts as Peter Pan lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly over the rooftops of London (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land, the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…
“I don’t see how it can have a happy ending,” said the second twin. “Do you, Nibs?”
“I’m frightfully anxious.”
“If you knew how great is a mother’s love,” Wendy told them triumphantly, “you would have no fear.”
On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure
The Illustrations of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
Wednesday, February 12, starting at 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM
Join us and BYU-Idaho English Professor, Jacqueline Harris, for a fascinating discussion.
“Would you like an adventure now,” Peter said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?”
Capturing Barrie’s Neverland
2nd and 4th Thursday’s at 4:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room
Professor Harris will share how famous artists and illustrators have been captivated by Barrie’s Neverland and the boy who wouldn’t grow up. The artwork discussion will feature the pen-and-ink illustrations of F.D. Bedford, the full-page color renditions by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and the fairy watercolors prints by Arthur Rackham.
(And in the spirit of let’s not go home empty handed, there may be a small token given at the end of the evening to offset library forgetfulness, if you know what I mean. .)
F. D. Bedford
Mabel Lucie Attwell
On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts
When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
Choose Your Level and Choose Your Craft!
For the younger or less nimble fingered, we’ll make mermaid tails from craft sticks and bright papers. Intermediate crafters can decorate a fairy house. More advanced hands may choose the luminary jar with a fairy, mermaid, or Peter Pan design.
Your kids can’t get enough of mermaids? Come make mermaid tails! Super easy to make and you can even glue on some magnets and put on your fridge! Click Here to see how to make them. This is the easiest of the crafts we’ll be doing tonight.
Let your imagination grow and create a house for those magical fairies to rest. Use things you have at home and come enjoy making these cute fairy houses. This craft is the intermediate level activity.
Fairy / Mermaid Lanterns
Upcycle mason jars and turn them into a set of lanterns with magical silhouettes of mermaids and fairies set against the luminescent background of the sea or a luscious green forest. These charming fairy / mermaid lanterns are not only easy to make, but look adorable in a garden or when used as a night light. They’ll be sure to spark your child’s imagination or your childish imagination. Click Here to see how to make them. This is the most difficult of the three crafts.
There was another light in the room now, A thousand times brighter than the night-lights…. It was not really a light; it made this light by flshing about so quickly but when it came to rest for a second you saw it was a fairy, no longer than your hand, but still growing. It was a girl called Tinker Bell, exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage. She was slightly inclined to embonpoint…. The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells… It is the fairy language. You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it before.
On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!
All Things Pirate with Peter Pan!
Friday, January 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room
This is the night! We’ll start giving away free copies of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.* This is our book for our annual February community reading series On the Same Page.
*One per household, please.
Captain Hook’s eyes were the blue of the forget-me-not, and of a profound melancholy, save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly.
Loads of Fun for All Ages!
We will have treats, a craft, a few games, sneak peeks at the upcoming activities which will take place all through the month of February. Feel free to dress as a pirate (we will) to make the most of this arrrrrsome experience!
Come eat and enjoy some exotic sharks, fish and chips, mini cannonballs and ginger ale as we dress up as a pirate from making hooks to eyepatches and even get a tattoo! We will be walking the plank, playing Loot and ring toss using swords, we even have pirate coloring pages for your little ones!
All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.