Library offers something for all ages this summer

Published 12:17 am Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Judge Armstrong Library is currently registering for summer reading programs for all ages.

The children’s program theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” Each program will begin at 10 a.m. and is scheduled as follows:

-June 7 — Becky Anderson of the Natchez Indian Village will host a presentation of The First American Games. This demonstration will teach children games Native Americans played and give them an opportunity to participate.

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-June 14 — Ken Rogers of Moo Sul Kwan will host a demonstration of Karate

-June 21 — Krissy Hamilton of Freedom Ranch will present a program titled Raptors, Rodents and Fowl, Oh My! Children will learn about different types of wildlife.

-June 28 — Kay McNeil of Jefferson College will allow children an experience with a live corn snake in the program “Snake!”

Children will be treated to a matinee at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. Pre-school children will have story time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on June 8, 15, 22 and 29.

“Get in the Game READ!” is the theme of the teen’s summer reading program. Programs will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and continue every Wednesday through the June 29. Teenagers will enjoy the following events:

-Wednesday — Ken Rogers will demonstrate karate moves and show teens how to defend themselves.

-June 8 — Teens will craft items such as buttons and jewelry and create watermelon explosions.

-June 15 — At Teen Boot Camp teenagers will receive pointers for healthy eating and getting into shape.

-June 22 — Participants will enjoy Zumba, a dance/exercise workout that gets the heart beating!

-June 29 — A slower pace will be experienced with a poetry slam and creative story telling with Pictures.

“Exercise Your Mind. READ!” is the adult program theme. Adult programs begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Jack Kerwin will host Life is a Balancing Act, an hour long program on Tai Chi. Mr. Kerwin will discuss the benefits of Tai Chi and encourages participants to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

On June 9, the Master Gardener’s will host “Get Outside, Dig in the Dirt!” a discussion of multiple topics pertaining to plants and flowers, with a question and answer session to follow.

On June 16, “Brain Power” will feature Madeline England, representative with the Mississippi State Department of Health, who will lecture on a variety of subjects, including how different foods and activities can enhance body and mind.

The final program will feature the movie “Brooklyn” which will be viewed at 5 p.m. on June 23.

All programs are offered free of charge and open to the public. For additional information please call (601) 445-8862.


Rosamond Dees works at the Judge George Armstrong Library in Natchez.