Article provided by Kaitlyn Arford, Milford Public Library
The Incredible Dinosaur Show visited Milford Wednesday, June 19, as a part of Milford Public Library’s summer reading program.
Approximately 81 people attended to watch the prehistoric world of dinosaurs come to life.
The presenter began his show by using rings to help his audience understand that everyone is connected, even if they can’t see it, much like the connection humans have to dinosaurs. He then did a magic trick involving dysfunctional wands and a flower bouquet that wouldn’t blossom.
To give his audience a better impression of the size of a dinosaur he called a volunteer from the audience to help him measure. Together, they discovered that half of a tyrannosaurus rex would fit in Milford Community Building.
Another volunteer was needed to help with a T-rex puppet. As the puppet pretended to eat the little girl, the audience erupted into giggles. More laughter was heard when the magician had two participants dress as cavemen and hit him with clubs.
To conclude his program he read through a dinosaur book and had children identify what dinosaur it was. He also mentioned there are many dinosaur books to be found in the library, under the 567 nonfiction section in the children’s department.
Dominica Brito, a participant, said the show was “cool and funny.” Other children enjoyed it as well, leaving with smiles on their faces and stories about dinosaurs.
The next program is Food and Fun Dino Day on Wednesday, June 26 and will feature a dinosaur egg craft and other dinosaur related activities. Please come to Milford Public Library or call 574-658-4312 to sign up for a time.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So begins one of the most-loved stories of all time, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Come and celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27. There will be lots of eats and drinks, games, and music. Dress up like a hobbit if you like. If you are a fan of the books, movies or just hobbits in general, you don’t want to miss this event!
Special Events for Summer Reading Program
On Friday, June 28, storyteller, Margaret Cousin’s, will entertain families with stories about Numbers and Counting. Listen to Ten, Nine, Eight, by Molly Bang and other books about numbers. You may still sign up for Story Time in the Children’s department of the library.
Summer special programs have been going very well, so do not miss the next one which is Mark’s Ark. The program includes discovering interesting facts about animals that dig. Some of the animals featured include rabbits, rat snakes, a blue tongue skank, chinchillas and others. The program is on at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Milford Community Building.
Computer Classes at MPL
A library volunteer will be available for one-on-one computer instructions at MPL. Instruction will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays afternoons. If interested, please call the Milford Public Library at 574-658-4312 to get on the schedule. You can find out how to download an Ebook or Etsy, a website where you can purchase homemade items like candles and jewelry.
Life is worth scrapbooking! The MPL Scrapbooking Club will meet again from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Milford Public Library’s meeting room. Our cricut shape cutting machine will be available to all participants.
Whisper the Dog
If you missed “Whisper the dog” in June … don’t worry! He will also be at the library at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Children can relax on the giant bean bag chair and read to Whisper for 20 minutes. Sign-up in the children’s department.