Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aarrrgh! A Pirate!

You MUST, and I mean MUST come to Blish Park on Wednesday August 4th at 10:30 a.m. because a PIRATE will be there! And not just any pirate, but the very wonderful, multi-award winning, clever, funny, and talented Captain Papillion. Click here to go to his website.

On Wednesday this "prodigious purveyor of positive pirating" will be entertaining and informing us. As Captain Papillion himself says, "Let Us Be About Adventure and UnPlundering of the Good Earth & the Sea! That's Right Matey! KidPirates is Great Piratey fun! And along the way We Celebrate Our Great but Tiny Ship~ the Earth ~ Sailing upon the Deep Dark Sea of Space, with Stars Speckled All About! She is our Ship Maties, and we will learn to well care for her while we, of course, Sing Our Pirate Songs and Dance Our Pirate Dances All Along the Way!

See you all there and feel free to wear your best pirate gear.

(I'm especially excited because Papillion has some wonderful children's CDs that I'll will be purchasing to add to our collection. I especially like his Cajun music and I think you will too.)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Reading Fun Continues

We are so pleased with all the summer reading going on in Marlborough! Teens, adults, and mostly you kids are reading up a storm (hmmm, could that be the cause of all the severe weather we've been having??) To add to your summer reading fun, check out the website created by the wonderful librarians at the Connecticut Library Service Center. Online games, book suggestions, plus lists of places to swim, fish, and boat in Connecticut. It's an excellent resource. Click HERE right now for lots of summer fun.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Splash-A-Lympics Today!

Today, Wednesday, is Splash-A-Lympics day at RML. For kids 7 and over (I know, it's mostly outside of the range of this blog) we will have an afternoon of wet fun with sponge throwing, water balloon tossing, and water squirting. Ms. Eileen and I have planned several fun events including the opportunity to get us very wet. My husband and I filled over 200 water balloons ready for kids to throw. Looks like it's going to be a nice warm day so put on your bathing suit and grab a towel and meet us on the lawn today at 3 p.m.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Stories in the Shade, July 23

It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day for our second SitS (Stories in the Shade!). Today expect a hodgepodge of old and new books, as well as some old and new action rhymes. I think we'll do a little "If You're Happy and You Know It", and of course, "The More We Get Together". I'll be reading "Blueberries For Sal", a perennial favorite by Robert McCloskey and perfect for this time of year as we enjoy the bounty of Connecticut's blueberries. Bring along a blanket or a chair and I'll see you under the trees.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stories in the Shade begin

It's that time of year, time to sit back and relax every Friday morning at 10:30, under the shady trees of the Richmond Library, as we offer "Stories in the Shade" for you and your little ones. These are stories, action rhymes and music best for children ages 2-6. No craft, but maybe some bubble blowing, ball throwing, music-making and other fun. Bring a blanket (I have a few to share) or a chair. Start the morning at the library and then head off to the beach or the park.

We'll meet Friday, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13.

I don't generally have a theme, but this Friday is mostly books about the ocean and swimming, including the very cute "Froggy Learns to Swim" by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. Can you imagine a frog who is afraid to swim? Well, Froggy is, but his mom teaches him how using techniques you might remember from your own childhood swim lessons. (Chicken, Airplane, Soldier anyone?)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bon Voyage (to me)

This morning I leave on vacation (an 8 day cruise with my entire extended family) so I won't be blogging again until July 11 or 12. In the meantime, please go to "An Ocean of Fun" on July 7th, read some great books, stop by the library to pick up your first week's reading prize, and have a fun and safe 4th.