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Alex Thomas and Friends Puppetry

Jokes, pranks, silliness, and all around fun through the art of puppetry! Oh and did we mention that you may be part of the show? Volunteers and audience members play along and become a part of the act. Our zany Muppet-style puppets are sure to bring your imagination to life.

Family-All.jpgLapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Thursday, July 20th, 12:30 pm

Andrew & Wendy Mutch Michigan Kit Houses

Starting in 1906, dreams of homeownership began on the pages of a mail order catalog. These prospective homeowners embarked on the ultimate DIY project – a kit house! Andrew and Wendy Mutch share the story of their 1926 Sears Hamilton to illustrate the history of kit and catalog houses and the pivotal role that Michigan played in the industry.

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library - Thursday, June 26th, 6:00pm

Baffling Bill, the Magician Professional Magician

Build a Better World Magic Show: See amazing magic, join in on the fun, and see "Gus the Bunny"!  (ages 3-12.)

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli - Saturday, June 24th, 11:00 am

Family-All.jpgAlmont District Library - Tuesday, June 27th, 1:00 pm

Bubbleman Bubbleology

Build a Better Bubble: Exploring the science of Bubbleology. See big bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles, and much much more!

Dryden Township Library - Tuesday, June 27th, 11:00 am

Cameron Zvara Comedy & Magic & Balloon Sculpting

Join us for an afternoon of fun with magician and entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and TONS of audience participation. You will not want to miss out!

North Branch Township Library - Thursday, June 22nd, 11:00 am

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Thursday, June 29th, 12:30 pm

Dryden Township Library - Thursday, July 13th, 11:00 am

Classroom Critters Live Animal Presentations

The First Architect? Mother Nature. She has constructed animals to best fit their habitat and life styles. You will see, touch and learn about each animal and their tools to help them survive. (elementary ages)

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli - Monday, June 26th, 11:00 am

Dryden Township Library - Tuesday, July 18th, 11:00 am

Lapeer District Library Metamora - Wednesday, July 26th, 2:00 pm

Drummunity Rhythm & Drums Program

Let’s Build a Better World! The whole family gets to drum, sing and dance together in this fun program. High-energy, family fun, exploration, improvisation, cooperation, creativity and diversity. Try hundreds of instruments!

Lapeer District Library Otter Lake - Thursday, June 22nd, 6:00 pm

Gemini Musical Program

Those Were the Days - Songs of the 1960’s Folk Revival: This show features classic songs. Gemini sing “If I Had a Hammer,” ” Big Yellow Taxi,” Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and many more, and invite the audience to sing along with them. Plus traditional songs associated with the era, and Capella versions.

Family-All.jpgGoodland Township Library - Monday, July 10th, 6:00 pm

Ginot “Winter Elk” Picor Stories, Songs & Creative Movement

Building Michigan, With One Log at a Time: Stories, Songs and Dances from Michigan’s Lumbering Era: Come and join in the stories, songs, simple community dances and creative movement from before and after Michigan’s lumbering era.

Family-All.jpgLapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Thursday, July 6th, 12:30 pm

Hawk Hill Raptors Live Animal Presentations

Wildlife Educator and licensed falconer, Jenny Schroeder, will introduce audiences of all ages to the raptors of the world. Get up close and personal with hawks, falcons, and owls.

North Branch Township Library - Thursday, July 13th, 11:00 am

Howell Nature Center Live Animal Presentations

Lords of the Sky - Birds of Prey: Discuss the different types of birds of prey, their characteristics, and importance to the environment. Experience live hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures!

Kili, the Bald Eagle - The majestic bald eagle, Kili, spends time reminding people of the freedoms we enjoy.

Lapeer District Library Columbiaville - Wednesday, June 28th, 3:00 pm

Joel Tacey Duct Tape Program

Mobile NERF Games: Run, dodge, and dive as you try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during Mobile NERF Games! From 'Capture the Flag' to 'Eliminator' to the 'Zombie Strike Gallery,' put your physical and mental skills to the test.

Dryden Township Library - Tuesday, June 20th, 11:00 am

Family-All.jpgGoodland Township Library -Friday, July 21st, 4:00 pm

Kalamazoo Nature Center Nature Programs

Under Construction: Nature’s Best Builders: Birds, and beavers, and bees, oh my! Experience how animals inspire builders everywhere. Learn to construct a beaver dam, design a habitat landscape, problem solve with bees, and build your own animal community story. And meet a live animal architect!

Lapeer District Library Clifford - Monday, June 26th, 2:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Hadley - Tuesday, July 18th, 2:00 pm

Kevin Kammeraad & Cooperfly Puppets Puppets & Music

Can You Think It? Can You Dream It? Join Kevin and friends in this highly interactive event where YOU help create the show!

Family-All.jpgAlmont District Library - Tuesday, July 11th, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Metamora - Wednesday, July 12th, 2:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli - Thursday, August 3rd, 6:00 pm

Laurel Zoet: Nature on the Go Nature on the Go

The Architecture of Animal Homes: Get an inside look at how animals build and construct. Learn how impressive insect architecture can be, what exactly is going on underground when an animal digs a burrow, and just how birds can build sturdy nests. See a rabbit burrow, a crayfish build chimneys of mud and more!

Family-All.jpgAlmont District Library - Tuesday, July 18th, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Mat Emerick Juggling Program

Vaudeville Bill’s Build a Better World Variety Show! A fun filled variety show of comedy skits, songs and stories along with juggling and mime!

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library - Monday, July 17th, 1:00 pm

Merry Music Maker Musical Program

Building a better world with music! Fun and learning with interactive stories, movement, sign language, puppets and more! (ages 2-10)

Family-All.jpgLapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Thursday, July 13th, 12:30 pm

Michelle Bommarito Professional Chef

A Building and Constructing…. Building Pizza with Delicious Topping. Michelle Bommarito's teaches Culinary techniques on how to prepare energizing super power foods. *Recipes will be provided via email after each class, yet pen and paper is a must for notes.

Dryden Township Library - Wednesday, August 16th, 5:00 pm

Ming the Magnificent Professional Magician

Get in the Game with Ming's car craft: See a car created from scrap sponge and foam rubber from Detroit's OEM manufacturers to the auto industry, Ming has recycled the material into a car craft that actually goes!  Afterwards, the cars can be raced to see which one is the fastest!

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library - Monday, June 26th, 1:00 pm

Organization for Bat Conservation Live Animal Presentations

Bats in the Library: Discover how bats help control insect pest, pollinate flowers and help the rainforest grow. Meet bats from across the world and learn the truth about bats through this exciting and interactive presentation.

Lapeer District Library Elba - Thursday, June 29th, 2:00 pm

Painterly Pottery Pottery to Go

Create Your Own Pottery! Choose and from crowd-favorite pottery animals and figurines with the addition of construction/building themed pieces! A fun, creative event for children of all ages.

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Wednesday, July 5th, 11:00 am

Mosaic Art: Build a structure from over 20 different colored mosaic pieces. This “make and take project” is full of possibilities for any age.

Family-All.jpgGoodland Township Library - Monday, July 26th, 4:00  & 6:00 pm

North Branch Township Library - Thursday, June 29th, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm

Watercolor Basics & Techniques: Learn about introductory watercolor painting materials and techniques, while creating a small city scene. Painters will learn to paint as they create a one point perspective scene lead by an instructor.

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library - Monday, July 24th, 6:30 pm

Sloan Museum & Longway Planetarium Science Programs

Under Construction: Use sticks, cups, clothespins, and cubes to build the tallest tower, use magnets to sort hardware, follow a blue print to build structures with blocks and make a “Building Box” to take home. (4–8 year olds.)

North Branch Township Library - Thursday, June 29th, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Metamora - Thursday, June 29th, 2:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Clifford - Wednesday, July 12th, 1:00 pm

Lapeer District Library Columbiaville - Monday, July 24th, 3:00 pm

Electrical Connections: Become an electrical engineer while using batteries, wires, and switches to light up bulbs and turn on noisy buzzers! See how many light emitting diodes you can light at the same time and then wire in a wall switch to turn them on and off. (8–12 year olds.)

Lapeer District Library Clifford - Wednesday, July 12th, 2:00 pm

Earthquake Construction: Put your engineering skills to the test while designing and building an earthquake tower. Test it out on the earthquake simulation table. (8–12 year olds.)

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library - Monday, July 10th, 1:00 pm

If I Could Build A City: Get creative while planning, designing, and building a model city! Work with the group to decide what kinds of buildings your city will need to make it a good place to live and then start building! (4-12 year olds.)

Lapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli -Monday, July 24th, 11:00 am

Lapeer District Library Hadley - Tuesday, July 25th, 2:00 pm

Stevens Puppets Puppetry

A truly fine experience in ‘theatre-in-little”. Specially painted scenes, and furnishings in correct proportion create an amazing effect.

Family-All.jpgNorth Branch Township Library - Thursday, July 27th, 11:00 am

The Storytellers Story Artists

Build a Better World: Music and Stories Fun, humorous, full of Rhythms & Rhymes musical selections, captivating stories, hands-on fun with musical instruments and a hilarious musical skit. Everyone Get Up and Move!

Family-All.jpgAlmont District Library - Tuesday, July 25th, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Family-All.jpgLapeer District Library Marguerite deAngeli - Thursday, July 27th, 12:30 pm