On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

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

For this On the Same Page event, we’re pleased to have guest speaker and BYU-Idaho English Professor, Jacqueline Harris, who will present 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

Arthur Rackham

[Peter Pan] became a bestseller, and rightly so, as it was to be thumbed to loving death in nurseries, generation after generation. In her role as an illustrator for children it is the most successful of her books, as it touched most enjoyably on the areas of that marvelous story in a way that children can understand and remember forever.

Chris Beetles about Mabel Lucie Atwell’s illustrated version of Peter Pan

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

How Well Do You Know Your Library?

Friday, February 7, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
ages 12 and older

This On the Same Page activity will test you as we use the entire library for a treasure hunt. Who will be the first to find the prize? May the best team win!

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Disney's Peter Pan

The Treasure Hunt

I’m sure as a child you always wanted to experience a real treasure hunt. Think back to those sunny days with your siblings as you scribbled on a piece of paper to make your map, gathered your mismatched but exciting treasure and placed them in a box, then crafted little things along the way. Come live that childhood fantasy as we take you on a journey through the library. We’ve crafted clues and maps to test your knowledge of our library, which will lead you to a chest full of jewels, coins, and things you’ve never known you needed or wanted.

I don’t know if you have ever seem a map of a person’s mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting, but catch them trying to draw a map of a child’s mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time. There are zigzag lines on it, just like your temperature on a card, and these are probably roads in the island; for the Neverland is always more or less and island, with astonishing splashes of colour here and there, and coral reefs and rakish-looking craft in the offing, and savages and lonely lairs, and gnomes who are mostly tailors, and caves through which a river runs, and princes with six elder brothers, and a hut fast going to decay, and one very small old lady with a hooked nose.

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Saturday, February 1, starting at 2:00 pm in the Community Room

We’ll kick off this year’s On the Same Page activities with
fairy and mermaid crafts for all skill levels.

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.

Mermaid Tails

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.

Fairy Houses

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!

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

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.

January Teen Events

January Teen Events

Happy New Year!

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in January! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, January 2nd at 4:30 pm – Chinese Zodiac Bracelets.

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday January 6th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday January 13th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Guest Author Josh Allen.

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, January 16th at 4:30 pm – Chinese Zodiac Stone Magnets.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, January 27th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Thursday, January 30th at 4:30 pm–My Hero Academia.

November Teen Events

November Teen Events

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in November! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday November 4th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, November 7th at 4:30 pm – Let it GLOW Holiday Cards.

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday November 11th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Think, Write, Create!

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Monday November 18th at 4:30 – 5:30 pm–Anime Art and how to draw it.

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, November 21st  at 4:30 pm – Christmas Jar Ornaments

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, November 25th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “The Dark is Rising” by Susan Cooper


October Teen Events, Clubs, and Crafts

October Teen Events, Clubs, and Crafts

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in October! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, October 3rd at 4:30 pm – Deathly Hallows T-Shirt

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday October 7th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday October 14th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Think, Write, Create

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, October 17th  at 4:30 pm – Aragog Giant Spider

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Monday October 21st at 4:30 – 5:30 pm–It’s an anime costume party! Come dressed as your favorite anime character.

TEENtober:  Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm — Pancakes & Pumpkin Party! We are going to have an all-you-can-eat  pancake & pumpkin carving breakfast!

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, October 28th from 4:30 to 5:30 – Pick any book you want that has to do with Halloween and or Candy.

We hope to see you there!

All teen activities and events are for those ages 12 to 17,  All craft supplies are provided.  All you need to bring is yourself and maybe a friend!

November Teen Events

September Teen Events, Clubs, and Crafts

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in September! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

 

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, September 5th at 4:00 pm – Dragon Eye Globes

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday September 9th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm–Think, Write, Create

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Monday September 16th at 4:00 – 5:00 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, September 19th  at 4:00 pm – Hugo the Golem Clay Sculptures

TEEN DANCE: Saturday, July 20th from 8:00 to 10:00 pm — Dancing under the Stars: It’s a parking lot dance at the library with a live DJ, food, & fun!

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, September 23rd from 4:00 to 5:00 – Pizza and Pages, Fall Kick off Party.

Wii GAMING HOUR: Monday, September 30th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm –Games, Friends, Snacks!

We hope to see you there!

All teen activities and events are for those ages 12 to 17,  All craft supplies are provided.  All you need to bring is yourself and maybe a friend!

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