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Monday, June 4, 2018

Exciting second week of library's summer program

For a quick recap of Stillwater Public Library events this week:
·         Tuesday - A Thoroughly Modern Rapunzel (Children’s Operetta) at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
·         Wednesday – Teen program (Lunar Sooners and their pop-up planetarium) at 2:30 p.m.
·         Thursday – Summer Cinema at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
·         Thursday evening - Wine and Music Pairings with wine expert Clayton Bahr at 6:30 p.m.
·         Friday – Musical movie at 1 p.m.

And on to next week! Our next week, might be one of the most amazing summer slates of programs we’ve ever had!

On Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., all of my life’s hopes, dreams and wishes come true when Denise Gard brings in her dogs, Sienna and Joey, for “Doggie Dance!” This talented trio will tell stories set to classical, rap, country and pop music.

Denise is a professional storyteller from Colorado, who has also started writing stories for Sienna and Joey, filled with strong characters, funny situations and memorable dialog. Their book, “Trash Land: a Sienna and Joey Tale about Recycling,” is currently available as a Kindle edition on

Sienna, a red and white Border Collie, loves performing for audiences.  Her favorite trick is playing dead which she does whenever she needs a "break."  Sienna loves treats, her mom Denise and belly rubs.  From her webpages, it appears Sienna also loves dressing up, so I imagine we are going to see some fancy doggie duds too.

Joey is Sienna’s a blonde Border Collie brother.  He enjoys doing tricks, but as is true for all little brothers, his favorite thing is to annoy his sister by stealing her blanket and toys.  He also loves giving hugs and kisses to audience members.

This will be a popular program, so please arrive early and consider attending the 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. performances, as they usually are the ones with the most room.

On Wednesday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m., teens should meet at the OSU Colvin Center (near the corner of Hall of Fame & Cleveland) for an afternoon of rock wall climbing. The program is open to students going into 6-12 grades. It’s a free event, but tennis shoe are required, as well as a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. You may download one at or pick one up at the Help Desk.

On Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., enjoy popcorn and a movie at Summer Cinema. The film is rated PG and reveals the story of a koala impresario who stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory.

On Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m., Friday Musicals features a PG film about a teenage girl who pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation in her native Baltimore.

That evening at 6:30 p.m., teens can pop in for a PG-13 blockbuster from last year about an Amazonian warrior in training who leaves home to fight a war and discover her full powers and true destiny.

And on Sunday, June 17, from 2-4 p.m., men and the kids in their lives will work together during “DIY Music” to create their own working instruments out of pipe, springs, boxes, wood and lots of other materials. Registration is limited and required at or the Help Desk. Projects include cigar box guitars, music boxes, rain sticks and PVC horns.

For more information on any of the upcoming programs, visit