Island Free Library’s

Summer Reading Program Event Schedule


Join us this summer for our 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World."  From July 5- August 12, kids are invited to come talk to us about what they are reading this summer, earn prizes and see some great performers! Come by the library for more details.


Tuesday, July 11th at 3:30 & 5:30PM

Lola Matta: Hula and Middle-eastern Belly Dance

Join us for two shows by Lola, bringing dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and the Maori people of New Zealand. Children of all ages are invited to watch, learn about the music, props, and costuming, and dance Hula at 3:30, and ages 12+ are encouraged to come learn the historic and varied moves of Middle eastern and African belly dance at 5:30. Come move, groove and learn!


Thursday July 13th at 5:30PM

Songs of the Sea with Atwater and Donnelly

Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks and other surprises, including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork and Tap. At this family-friendly, all ages event, explore how music was used historically to aid in the work of sailors, as well as to tell vivid stories of life on and off shore.


Thursday, July 27th at 10:30AM

Katie Fairhead/playSCIENCE

Let's wiggle, giggle, shake and shout! Join Miss Katie for an interactive music performance. Kids will get to join the fun by helping sing and write songs; keeping rhythm by playing percussion; and last but not least, dancing! All ages welcome.


Thursday, August 10th at 11AM & 3PM

Kites & Goldsworthy’s “Land Art” with RIMOSA

How and why do objects fly? Explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, drag through the creation of a handmade art kite. Discover how to alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. Design a simple graphic composition for their kites that will be visible from the sky and once complete, watch your art fly! Ages 5+. Registration is required for this event – please come by or call to register.


Observe the unique way in which artist Andy Goldsworthy uses the natural environment – and ONLY the natural environment- to build deceptively simple works of engineering art. We’ll use natural materials to construct Goldsworthy-inspired sculptures.  Weather permitting, this class will be held outdoors. Weather not permitting, it will be held indoors. Ages 5+. Registration is required for this event – please come by or call to register.


Thursday, August 17th at 5:30PM

        Music with Maria Sangolio

Maria Sangiolo has been writing and performing for children and their families for the past ten years. Whether it’s under the moon singing a lullaby, in the garden building houses for fairies, by the sea watching dolphins diving or down on the farm growing and eating veggies, Sangiolo challenges us to be our very best and be stewards of the planet at the same time. Come listen, sing along, and enjoy this all-ages performance!