Roundup: April Vacation Events

Children had a great time this week attending April school vacation week events sponsored at the branch library.  On Tuesday, cartoonist Andy Fish presented a manga/cartoon workshop to teens and a pair of enthusiastic youngsters.   Green Golly‘s Little Kids Little Songs kicked off the afternoon with a well-attended presentation introducing young ones to music, comedy, and theater.

Wednesday featured magician Debbie O’Carroll as Debra Cadabra lost in the Magic Library.  Debbie led the children through different styles of literature, incorporating magical interludes that entertained all who attended.  Pictured at left is a young audience member assisting Debra in making waffles in her hat. 

Rounding out the week on Saturday, solo puppeteer Jonathan Keezing and his Caravan Puppets led the children around the world with tales new and familiar.  Here young volunteers assist Jonathan in telling the tale of the 3 Little Pigs.  Later in the afternoon Delta Blues guitarist Erin Harpe presented an introduction to the Blues for teens and young adults.

Debbie O’Carroll is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library.  Andy Fish is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.  The Green Golly Project and Caravan Puppets are sponsored by the Boston Public Library.  Erin Harpe is sponsored by the Boston Public Library in collaboration with Artists-at-Large, Inc.

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Comic Art Workshop

Calling all manga fans!  Get the 4-1-1 on manga history and do a hands-on demo of the art form with graphic artist Andy Fish, creator of comic book character Adam Bomb, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, starting at 11am.  Registered participants will use demonstrated techniques to draw their own original manga.  For ages 12 and up, please!  Pre-register at the branch circulation desk in person or call the branch, 617-361-2524.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Free computer workshop for beginners

Want to know about computers and how to use them?  A 4-week Computers for Beginners workshop series for adults and seniors will be presented on Fridays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2011, from 10:30am-12pm, at the branch library.

Please call the branch library at 617-361-2425 to sign up for this free series or for more information.