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Come experience The Amazing Castle™: an interactive medieval exhibit on the floor of the Children's Room! ** The Amazing Castle™ Exhibit will close 1/2 hour before the library closes ** The free exhibit will be open: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays - 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (through April 29th) The Amazing Castle™ exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum…Find out more »
Come join Miss Melissa and Miss Jennifer for a musical instrument exploration class. Together we will experience playing the keyboard, guitar, ukulele, djembe drum and singing! Tuesday, February 20th Grades K-4 at 10:30am Children's Storytime Room Sign up online!Find out more »
Come join Miss Melissa and Miss Jennifer for a musical instrument exploration class. Under the guidance of certified music teachers, together we will experience playing keyboard, guitar, ukulele, djembe drum and singing! Tuesday, February 20th Grades 5-8 at 11:00am Children's Storytime Room Sign up online!Find out more »
Learn how to weave and create Pinterest-inspired projects using colorful cotton loops and simple looms. Join our guild and learn to weave! For ages 8-11 Tuesday February 20th 2-3:30 pm Children's Art Studio Please register online for the dates you would like to attend.Find out more »
Wolf Hollow : a novel / Lauren Wolk (2016 children’s book, MDL Wolk)
Growing up in a rural Pennsylvania town in the aftermath of two world wars, Annabelle confronts a violent new bully and must defend a traumatized World War I veteran who is wrongly implicated in the bully’s disappearance.
PRESS RELEASE FROM: The Avon Free Public Library
Contact: Kari Ann St. Jean Date: January 30, 2018
Phone: 860-673-9712 x 209
The Amazing Castle™ Comes to Avon Library
The Avon Free Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of The Amazing Castle™ – a magical place where visitors can become inhabitants of a castle village! Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum and making its first appearance in Connecticut, families and children can learn community values while playing in this interactive exhibit.
The free exhibit will be open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. through April.
“Bringing this exhibit to Avon gives families the opportunity to experience something unique, imaginative and creative in a library setting,” Children’s and Teen Services Manager Kari Ann St. Jean said.
The exhibit features eight themed areas where children can don costumes and engage in role-playing by becoming lords and ladies, villagers and even a court jester. Visitors can try their hands in royal workshops where a blacksmith, tailor, gardener, cook and others work and visit a tower where a sleeping dragon resides.
Upon entering the castle, visitors will find graphic panels that introduce Lord Ben and Lady Evolent and the castle community. A large book that tells the castle’s story is nearby for visitors to read.
Children can play with a castle-inspired dollhouse and build their own fortress out of “stone” blocks. Friends and family can take a seat at the royal table in the Great Hall while children prepare a meal using food from the royal pantry and garden. Then they can become castle entertainers in the royal puppet theater and dress up in costumes to model in a distorted mirror. Before leaving the library, children can try to wake Herald the Dragon. If successful, Herald will greet visitors before falling back asleep.
The Amazing Castle™ exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum with funding from Curtis and Marjorie Nelson and The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation. It’s appearance at Avon Library is sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library and Carmon Funeral Home with special thanks to the Town of Avon Public Works Department.
For further information, please contact Kari Ann St. Jean on 860-673-9712 or log onto www.avonctlibrary.info
The drawing lesson : a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw / Mark Crilley (2016 children’s graphic novel, J Graphic Crilley)
An accomplished graphic novelist with a huge YouTube following due to his drawing instruction videos presents this one-of-a-kind instruction experience in a narrative graphic novel format that follows one aspiring young artist and his reluctant mentor who provides step-by-step lessons and drawing exercises.
An eagle in the snow / Michael Morpurgo (2017 children’s fiction, F Morpurgo)
When the train he is riding on takes shelter in a dark tunnel during a bombing during World War II, a young boy fleeing 1940 Germany learns from a fellow passenger the story of how the man was once a British soldier who met a young Adolf Hitler and might have prevented World War II.