Pictures from Previous Events
Our very first Crafts 'Cause We Care, on December 13, 2013, gave us the chance to make no-sew fleece pillows to donate to Cancer Support Community Delaware. Some of the stuffing for the pillows seemed to have a mind of its own!
At our Halloween party in October, we made lots of beautiful crafts (including multi-media jack-o-lantern suncatchers), ate some treats, and heard a story about Elephant and Piggie! And as you can see, we dressed up in some very fancy and wonderful costumes!
October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company helped us celebrate Fire Safety Day on October 16, 2013. We learned about fire safety, met firefighters in full gear, and took a ride in a real fire truck! (We were able to squeeze a lot of people onto that fire truck! Then after the ride was over, we had fun taking turns ringing the fire truck's bell!) Our friends from the Fire Company also gave us toy fire hats and goodie bags! To see more pictures from this fun event, view the photo album on our Facebook page.
Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist, and puppeteer Rick Waterhouse gave us lots of chances to be creative when he presented "Sam Gets Creative at the Library" on Friday, August 16, 2013! An angry wizard took away Sam's creativity, and the audience used a number of books as inspiration to help relight Sam's creative fire. Together, we painted a picture, made up rhymes and funny book titles, completed geometric patterns, constructed a puppet, made a paper glider, designed a roller coaster, and created our own dance!
Experts from Cape Henlopen State Park let us get Up Close with Snakes and Turtles on Friday, August 9, 2013! We learned about some of the creatures that share the shore with us, and we got a chance to touch and examine a turtle shell, a turtle skull, a snake skin, and several live snakes and turtles!
Two women playing twelve instruments! Simple Gifts kept us entranced on Friday, August 2, 2013, as they took us on a musical journey through their songs and instruments that highlighted cultures from around the globe. We saw and heard some familiar instruments, and we were introduced to some instruments we'd never encountered before. We also got to try playing the spoons and playing with their handmade dancing wooden men that are part toy and part instrument!
Think you know the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"? Think again! The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre presented a unique, hilarious, and spirited version of Jack and the Beanstalk on Friday, July 26, 2013. Their version--in which ALL of the characters were performed by only two actors--took a number of unexpected twists and turns, and the entire audience (both children and adults) loved every minute!
Have you ever heard an entire audience call out, "Do it again!"? We heard it repeatedly on Friday, July 19, 2013, when Mr. Van the Science Man performed what seemed like magic tricks--but was really science! He set a dollar bill on fire (and then showed us the same unscathed, unburned dollar bill); he stuck a skewer in a balloon (only the balloon didn't pop); he created slime and silly putty; he combined two liquids to create a rather gross-looking solid that grew and grew and GREW in a rubber glove; and he performed other amazing scientific feats. Best of all, he explained how he did them all!
The dancers of Illstyle & Peace Productions absolutely AMAZED us with their talent, strength, knowledge, and positive message when they presented Become Your Dreams: A History of Hip Hop on Friday, July 12, 2013! They moved fast, they moved a LOT, and they performed breath-taking, gravity-defying moves all over their stage, including down on the floor--all of which made it very difficult to get any still photos that weren't just a blur. The entire audience, adults and children alike, were utterly captivated by their skill, energy, and charisma. Then some bold volunteers got to show off their own dance moves!
Magician Mike Rose dazzled us with his mind-reading and baffled us with his magic on Friday, July 5, 2013! Not even his willing volunteer helpers could explain how he did it--and they had a close-up view!
Master Storyteller Diane Macklin enthralled us all with her sensational storytelling on Friday, August 10, 2012. As she wove her tales, we illustrated the stories in our minds--and contributed some impressive sound effects too! She even let us meet her special and unique instruments. We didn't want it to end!
The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre entertained a full house with a hilarious version of Puss in Boots on Friday, August 3, 2012! There were only two actors, but I counted at least NINE different characters, including a princess, a king, an ogre, and of course the stylish and clever Puss!
It was hard to keep still and NOT dance when Lindsey Dank performed his Didgeridoo Down Under on Friday, July 27, 2012! He was able to draw fabulous sounds and rhythms out of his didgeridoos, both the traditional wooden ones and the ones he made out of repurposed materials like a cardboard tube, a plastic tube, and even an old pair of jeans! We also learned a lot about the history, wildlife, and music of Australia--and we had the chance to hop like kangaroos, flap our wings like kookaburras, and scratch like a dingo! (That last one is harder than it sounds. Even wild dogs like dingos use their BACK legs to scratch!)
Paul Merklein drew lots of Great Big Faces and kept the audience laughing and guessing on Friday, July 18, 2012! He drew famous characters and even a brave volunteer from the audience!
Magician Tom Lilly (and his assistant, Beowulf T. Wonderbunny) wowed a full house with amazing magic tricks on Friday, July 13, 2012. He also proved to be a master of balloonacy and let the library keep his masterpieces! The balloon fisherman, alien, and mermaid double nicely as hats.
Mr. Van the Science Man educated and intrigued us with fascinating science experiments on Friday, July 6, 2012! He even brought a bed of nails, which he lay down on--then he invited an audience member to stand on his chest!
Our "Become a Dog Listener" program on Saturday, March 3, 2012, was a big success! Many thanks to the volunteers from the Mispillion Kennel Club and their lovingly trained dogs for a wonderful lesson in how to greet and interact with dogs safely--and for the terrific exhibition of tricks! The dogs (and their trainers) worked hard to give us a fantastic event!