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Honey Bees!

Posted by Pam Jenkins on March 5th, 2017

We found these bee-utiful bees buzzing around the library in search of flowers after learning about honey-making in the Collaboratory.

Besides crafting bee bonnets, children may dig in a pretend garden, browse books such as Flight of the Honey Bee and Gardening Lab for Kids, or play with hexagon blocks.

All this while their grown-ups relax amid the blooms and greenery, plan this year’s garden, and find tips on growing bulbs indoors.

The interactive “Bloom” exhibit is open during library hours throughout March.

Maine State Music Theatre Follow-Up

Posted by Pam Jenkins on February 27th, 2017

Didn’t get a chance to attend Maine State Music Theatre’s February Magic Time performance at the library? Here’s a snippet from the show – MSMT director Curt Dale Clark as Prince Hunter singing “Allergies” from his version of Sleeping Beauty:

Magic Time! with Maine State Music Theatre

Posted by Pam Jenkins on February 15th, 2017

2 Performances!

When: Friday, February 24 at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Where: Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library

What: The production will feature readings and live performances, video and audio from Maine State Music Theatre’s 2017 Theatre for Young Audiences shows, Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland, combining classic fairy tale literature with contemporary musical adaptations.

MSMT artistic director Curt Dale Clark heads the musical cast along with Kristin Thomas and Marcia Gallagher, with Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and youth librarian Pam Jenkins narrating.

In preparation for the show, you might want to stop by the library to pick up a traditional or “fractured fairy tale” version of these and other stories. Fractured fairy tales are adaptations of traditional tales that may show new points of view, role reversals, new characters and plot twists, sequels, alternative settings, or fairy tale combinations.

The programs are free to the public, made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Humanities Council.

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