Students will begin with dyed fleece from sheep in primary colors. They will learn to comb the fleece into blended colors, and make yarn by spinning our wool on a drop spindle. Finally, they will weave yarn into small designs using simple weaving techniques.
These will be combined to create a tapestry to be displayed during the ROVER Mobile Arts exhibition at the McLean County Art Center.
The Opening Night Reception for this exhibit is Friday, August 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Parents and students are invited to attend.
SILLY SONGS AND OUTRAGEOUS INSTRUMENTS
WITH DALE EVANS from Bloomington
Monday June 8, 4:30pm
Listen to some crazy instruments created by local musician Dale Evans. Our first official program of the summer reading program is sure to be a great time for the entire family.
THE MUSIC OF SCOTLAND
WITH ELAINE CUNNINGHAM from Minonk
Wednesday June 10, 10:30am
Experience the skirl of the bagpipes and the swirl of the kilt. Elaine plays the bagpipes and gives a short history of the instrument, clan society, and kilt patterns.
WITH BRIAN AND MAURINE BARNES
Monday June 15, 4:30pm
What is a dulcimer? What is the difference between a Hammered Dulcimer and a Mountain Dulcimer? Kids of all ages (and their parents) can enjoy learning and listening to beautiful music on the dulcimer, and maybe even try out a tune on their own.
RHYTHM OF THE FOREST
WITH FOREST PARK NATURE PRESERVE
Wednesday June 17, 10:30 am
There is music in the forest if you know how to listen. Each animal has a song of its own that rises and blends with the songs of every other living thing. Join us as we listen and learn about these songs and their meanings.
MICHAEL RECYCLE MAKES FLUTES
WITH ECOLOGY ACTION CENTER
Monday June 22 at 4:30 pm and Wednesday June 24 at 10:30am
Want to save the earth AND make beautiful music? Let the Ecology Action Center teach you how. We’re making flutes from recyclable materials and learning how to be better caretakers of our planet.
SWING DANCING WITH HANNAH MATHES
Monday July 6 at 4:30pm
Love music that makes you want to move? Curious about the kind of dancing your grandparents (or great grandparents) might have done? This is the program for you! We’re learning a little about the history of this fast-paced dancing, as well as watching a demonstration and practicing some moves. This is an all-ages program sure to have the whole family tapping their toes and bopping to the beat.
KIDDER MUSIC PRESENTS: INSTRUMENT EXPLORATION
WITH TOBY THOMAS
Wednesday July 8 at 10:30am
Would you like to know what it’s like to try a tuba, or ogle an oboe, or dabble on a drum? Toby is demonstrating several instruments, as well as letting everyone try them out! It’s like a petting zoo for instruments!
TINY MELODIES WITH MERYL BROWN,
NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST
Monday July 13 at 4:30pm
Bring your younger children in to explore and experience music in a
meaningful way. Bond with your child as you both enjoy singing,
movement, instrument play, plus so much more! Learn tips and tricks to help you create valuable learning experiences in a variety of settings.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE PRESENTS:
LINE DANCING WITH ANDY ARMADILLO!
Wednesday July 15 at 10:30am
Howdy, Partners! Join us for a hoe-down, Roadhouse-style. Andy loves line dancing, and he’s ready to teach you. This promises to be a toe tappin’ good time for the whole family.
Monday July 20 at 4:30pm and Wednesday July 22 at 10:30am
All good things must come to an end, and our summer reading program is no exception. Please join us for carnival games, a cake walk, a parade of instruments, and of course, PIZZA!