Virtual Programs for Week of June 1

Monday, June 1 - Magic & Movement


Magic Minutes #1: Check out Michael Messing’s magic tricks!

Movement: Running with Coach Stevenson

Check out his book recommendations: The Trail Runner’s Companion via the Spring Hill Library catalog and My Side of the Mountain on R.E.A.D.S.

Tuesday, June 2 - Puppet Show & YouTube 101

puppetsDewey the Dragon Puppet Show presented by Alex Thomas & Friends

YouTube 101 - Session 1 - Available Tuesday. Would you like to be a YouTuber?! Here’s how to start! Presented by Jeremy Michael.

Wednesday, June 3 - Writing Your Story

Be inspired by children’s book author, Jan Brett. 

Here she is reading Hedgie Blasts Off

Fractured Fairy Tales: 

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Want to know how to fracture a fairy tale? This how-to writing YouTube video provides 7 ideas for how to write a fractured fairy tale. 

Here are some favorite fractured fairy tales that you can find on Overdrive via READS

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barr

Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (audiobook)

You can also check out the SHPL collection. Place the books you would like to borrow on hold and swing by a little later for curbside pick up!

Thursday, June 4 - Illustrating Your Story

Virtual Animation FlyerHere’s how you can tell your story, virtually!! Check out this Virtual Animation Workshop! presented by Alex Thomas & Friends.

Elements of Illustration: 

There are many ways to capture a story with images. The elements of illustration including balance, proportion, movement, and more will be explored in this drawing tutorial. Grab your sketchpad and pencils and let your imagination go! Click on picture below.

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Check out more drawing guides on READS!

Friday, June 5 - Community Stories


Meet local children’s book author, Layne Ihde on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5. He’ll tell you about the real cat that inspired his book, Pippin’ No Lickin’,and teach you a song that goes with the book. And here’s he’s rapping the story on YouTube VideoYouTube! 


When gardening in small spaces, container gardening is a great option. Get creative with these unique upcycle ideas found on Pinterest. 

Lifelong gardener and bestselling author, Becca Anderson, has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in The Crafty Gardener. This book can be borrowed digitally through Hoopla.