Executive Director of The Central Ohio Symphony, Warren Hyer, and musician Katie Thompson recently presented a lively and upbeat program entitled Recreational Drumming at the Ostrander Branch. An excited group of children of all ages were given the opportunity to play drums from all around the world. Hyer and Thompson demonstrated drumming techniques and then encouraged the children to make up their own rhythm. It was music to everyone’s ears!
Children’s performer Erica Carlson presented a fun filled Super Duper Magic Show last Thursday at the Ostrander Branch. Families with children of all ages were captivated by her magic tricks and her cute little super hero sidekick “Sedgie the Hedgie”.
The Turtle Lady and her reptile friends captivated the children during her family program last Thursday night at the Ostrander Branch. Everyone who attended learned more about turtles, enjoyed some “turtle” jokes and had fun getting to see these fascinating creatures up close and personal. If you missed the program do not worry, as she will be at the Powell Branch Library on July 2 and July 6 and at the Orange Branch Library on July 7.
The wonder of the outdoors is all around us. You never know what or who you will find. You may see a chipmunk, a deer or maybe even an elf. The children of Ostrander Branch Library’s book bunch had a visit from Shary Williamson, author of the book The Woodland Elves. Williamson read from her book, brought in an elf house and shared all that went into writing and making her book. She also brought a craft project for the kids. They decorated an elf welcome sign for their yard. It was a magi
“Every Hero Has a Story,” Delaware County District Library’s summer reading program is in full swing, and already thousands of kids have registered to participate. While your children don’t need to register to attend any of the programs or to read throughout the summer, if they are registered, they become eligible for some great rewards.
Not all super heroes wear costumes and capes; some wear uniforms and camouflage. The National Guard visited Ostrander’s Book Bunch and shared what it takes to become a soldier. They also brought a military Humvee for us to see and sit in. Click through the slide show to see the pictures from our visit.
Ostrander Branch Library’s Medieval Faire was our first family “knight” of summer. Crafts, snacks, games, music and jousting games with real horses were all part of the fun. The jousting troupe, The Knights of the Rose, performed the jousting games including ring jousting, hitting the quintain and a sword fight. Afterward all were invited to pet the war horses.
Which of the Penderwicks is the most like you? Are you more similar to responsible Rosalind, brash Skye, dreamy Jane or animal lover Batty?