Grapevine Summer Reading Club – 2017
Summer Reading Club runs June 2-July 30!
Cooking Around the World With Chef Scott
- Friday, June 2 from 12 to 2 pm
Israeli Circle Dancing lessons with Ben Weiger
Learn three basic dances during the three-week series:
Nigun Atik Od Lo Ahavti Dai Balada LeMayan
- Sundays from 3 to 4 pm on the following dates: June 25, July 2, and July 9
Religions of the World Lecture Series
Professors from TCU’s Religious Studies department will present an unbiased informa- tional lecture series.
Programs will be on the following Tuesdays at 7 pm:
- June 13: Judaism with Dr. Johnny Miles
- June 20: Christianity with Dr. Johnny Miles
- June 27: Islam with Dr. Johnny Miles
- July 11: Hinduism with Dr. Andy Fort
- July 18: Buddhism TBA
Disney Movies Around the World on Tuesdays at 1 pm
- June 6: Mulan
- June 13: The Emperor’s New Groove
- June 20: The Sword in the Stone
- June 27: Frozen (Sing-Along)
- July 11: The Jungle Book
- July 18: Tarzan
- July 25: Rescuers Down Under
Experience the World!
Weekly themes with a variety of activities featuring that culture.
Week 1: Explore Asia
Spotlight on Japan featuring Dallas Kiyari Daiko Drumming Show
- Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
- Drumming 3 to 3:30 pm
- See/hear Kamichibai Stories
- Try the Kendama with the Lone Star Spinners
- Decorate Fans
- Make Origami Animals
Spotlight on China featuring Lion Dance
- Wednesday, June 7 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
- Lion Dancer and Kung Fu/Tai Chi Demo at 2 pm
- Try Chinese Calligraphy on water paper
Origami, Kendama, & Anime with the Lone Star Spinners
- Thursday, June 8 from 2 to 3 pm
- For Tweens & Teens (10+)
Learn About Traditional Persian Food with Laila Khavari
- Saturday, June 10 at 3 pm (for adults)
Learn About Vietnamese Food with Diana Dao
- Sunday, June 11 at 3 pm (for adults)
Week 2: Explore South America
South American Celebration with Zooniversity
- Wednesday, June 14 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go)
- See South American Animals from Zooniversity (2 to 3 pm)
- Play Catapis (Jacks)
- Make Rainforest Crafts
- Enjoy Folklore and Puppet Shows
- Sample Colombian Food
South American Cooking with Chef Scott
- Thursday, June 15 at 2 pm for Tweens and Teens (10+)
Spotlight on Central America: Ballet Folk- lorico De Dos Tierras
- Performance Saturday, June 17 at 2 pm
Week 3: Explore Europe
KidsNotes with the Las Colinas Symphony
- Wednesday, June 21 at 2 pm
Mime Workshop with Dana Proulx
- Thursday, June 22 at 2 pm
- For Tweens and Teens (10+)
Polka Party with Mike Schneider of Pint Size Polkas
- Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm (all ages)
Spotlight on Europe featuring McTeggart Irish Dancers of North Texas
- Saturday, June 24 from 2 to 3:30 pm
- Watch Irish Step Dancers and learn some steps.
- See an Italian Glass Lampworking Demonstration with Zorn Glassworks.
- Listen to German Fairy Tales.
- Put on a show with Czech marionettes.
- Enjoy English refreshments from the British Emporium.
Week 4: Explore Antarctica and the Arctic
Spotlight on Antarctica
- Wednesday, June 28 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
- Live through the Survival Game!
- Try the sensory ice bins and ice painting.
- Make a hydroponics planter.
Make Snowball Bath Bombs
- Thursday, June 29 at 2 pm
- For Tweens and Teens (10+)
Ocean Adventure: Polar Bear Expedition
- Saturday, July 1 from 11 am to Noon (ages 5+)
Week 5: Explore North America
U.S.A. Patriotic Craft Party
- Monday, July 3 from 4 to 5:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
North American Celebration featuring Zooniversity, and Storyteller Dorayne Breedlove
- Wednesday, July 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
- See North American animals from Zooniversity. (2 to 3 pm)
- Decorate Mexican papel picado banderas.
- Listen to Native American and Old West stories (3-3:30 pm)
- Watch Tall Tales puppet shows
Canadian Caper Escape Room
- Thursday, July 6 at 2 pm For Tweens and Teens (10+)
Make & Take: Terra Cotta Pots
- Thursday, July 7 at 7
Week 6: Explore Southeast Asia
Make Sand Art Mandalas
- Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm
- Thursday, July 13 at 2 pm for Tweens and Teens (10+)
Spotlight on India and Sri Lanka featuring Raagaleena Dance Academy and Dallas-Sri Lankan Cultural Performers
- Saturday, July 15 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go for all ages)
- Watch and learn Bollywood Dancing
- Try on a sari and get a bindi.
- Sample Indian and Sri Lankan foods.
- Enjoy Hindi/English Storytime with Pronita Jaiswal.
- Learn about/listen to sitar music with Amrutha.
- Listen to Music and Drums of Sri Lanka.
Week 7: Explore Africa
African Celebration featuring Zooniversity and Afiah Bey
- Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 3:30 pm (come & go)
- See an African pygmy hedgehog, leopard tortoise, and fennec fox from Zooniversity (2 to 3 pm)
- Play Mancala
- Make Masks
- Watch Puppet Shows of African Folktales
- Storytelling and drumming by Afiah Bey (3 to 3:30 pm)
Drum Circle with Len Barnett
- Thursday, July 20 from 2 to 3 pm For Tweens & Teens (10+)
Make & Take: Ancient Egypt
- Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm
Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Show
- Sunday, July 23 at 3 pm
Week 8: Explore Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
Make Poi Balls, Learn the Basics, and Watch an Amazing Demonstration by Amanda Slick
- Wednesday, July 26 from 2 to 3:30 pm
Teen Beach Party
- Thursday, July 27 from 2 to 3:30 pm For Tweens & Teens (10+)
Summer Reading Finale: Polynesian Revue
- Saturday, July 29 from 2 to 3 pm For Everyone!
Grapevine Library1201 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX 76051 817.410.3400 http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/index.aspx?NID=310
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