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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Summer starts today @ Your Library!

A very full calendar of fun summer events has started at Stillwater Public Library.

Today, anytime between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., drop into the story time room for the WONDERtorium's "WONDERjam" and have a musically good time. Come see what can happen with found objects and how they can be transformed into musical instruments. Also enjoy building a musical marble run and play a huge piano with your feet.

Incidentally, on Father's Day, we'll be holding an expanded build-you-own musical instruments event. If you have clean PVC pipe scraps or fittings, we'd love to have them. Just drop them at the Help Desk, and if you are part of a kid/father figure team, then be sure to sign up for the program on our webpage.

On Thursday, join in on "Kindness Rocks" anytime from 10a.m. - 5 p.m. in the story time room. Spread joy and kindness throughout Stillwater by painting a rock or two for others to find. Learn more about the Kindness Rocks Project at

Oktoberfest in June will be celebrated at Saturday's "Polka Party" from 1-2:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Bring chairs or blankets to jam out to some hot Polka tunes, then enjoy root beer floats and bubble run at this all age family event.

On Tuesday, June 5, local kids will perform "A Thoroughly Modern Rapunzel" in Rana McCoy's annual children's operetta. Shows take place at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium on the second floor of the meeting room building. Please note there will be no evening show.

Since this is the first auditorium performance of the summer, Ms. Elizabeth wants to remind everyone about a few guidelines that will help the event run more smoothly:

1. Performances have limited seating and are available on a first come, first served basis.
2. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. 
3. The 3:30 p.m. performances usually have the most open seating (or the 6:30 p.m. shows).
4. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult in the performance room.
5. Children ages 6-8 must have an adult present in the library building.
6. Doors will close when we reach capacity.
7. We are unable to let people exit and re-enter once the doors have closed.

On Wednesday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m., The Lunar Sooners will show teens how "Astronomy Rocks," with their portable planetarium. Teens will learn about the stars in the planetarium through hands-on astronomy demonstrations.         

Summer Cinema starts on Thursday, June 7, with a 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. screening of Coco, which is rated PG.

That evening at 6:30 p.m., the adult program begins with "Music & Wine Pairings" presented by Clayton Bahr, wine expert and host of “Tasting Notes” on The Spy FM. No wine will be served, but you will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, and everyone will go home with the gift of knowing how to pair music with different types of wine to make dinners and get-togethers a success! Before the program, be sure to stop by Emily's very interesting display of book and drink pairings.

And last, Friday Musicals begins on, you guessed it!, Friday (June 8) with a 1 p.m. showing of everyone's favorite musical, Grease, rated PG.

After that, maybe keep your research questions simple and easy for a few days while the librarians recover from this VERY packed start to "Summer @ Your Library!"

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