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Grand Isle Free Library

 Summer Program 2017 Events

  July 5th@ 10:00am. Ahoy! Ron Carter, aka Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate will be here on singing with his own guitar accompaniment and to backing tracks from my stylistically diverse albums “Give Me an RRR!” and “Pirate PaRRRty!”  Everyone welcome!

July 12th @10:30am – Yoga for kids! Join the amazing Tree House Yoga for a fun filled half hour of yoga for school age children 7-12 with adult. Learn traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques while having serious fun with your yoga buddies.

July 19th @ 10:00am – Gardening for kids! Come and paint your own flowerpot where we will plant our seeds and learn how valuable the soil is to everyone!

July 26th – 27th. LCATV, Filming and Editing Video Workshop, Ages: 10-16: Min. Students: 1 Max. Students:6 Description: This 2-day workshop will be divided into 2 parts.

Day 1: Participants will learn to set up a camera and tripod, go over basic camera shots and film short projects of their own creation after a short discussion about what makes a good video.

Day 2: Participants will have the chance to edit their footage from the previous day and learn editing techniques on Adobe Premiere Pro editing software.  We will go over removing mistakes or extra footage from your videos, rearranging footage that may have been shot in the wrong order, adding titles and sound effects, speeding up or slowing down footage and reversing footage so that it runs backward.  If participants have other editing effects that they wish to learn we will try to accommodate if the software and time permit.

August 1st @ 10:00 am. Marshmallow Challenge! Kids come and meet Jay Buermann (South Hero civil engineer) and learn all about what it takes to be a civil engineer. We will get to do a fun task …. in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Prizes will be awarded! Suitable for kindergarten on up!

August 1st @ 7:00- 8:00pm.  Willard Sterne Randall (author) North Hero Community Hall. Join Willard Sterne Randall as he discusses his latest book “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” – which challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Willard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade.

August 3rd @ 4:00-5:00pm. 18th Century Abenaki Traditions. Join Sharon Powers of the Isle La Ma Motte Preservation Trust. She will be bringing some of her Abenaki baskets and a wigwam for everyone to have a look at. She will be performing some traditional songs.

August 3rd @ 6:30pm, co-sponsored with North Hero Library, location at the North Hero Public Library.Come meet Bill Baron, retired forester talk about the Emerald Ash Borer! “EAB, although not yet detected in Vermont, has identified infestations in Ma, NY, NH and Quebec. We are surrounded and EAB will eventually find a pathway to Vermont.”

August 7th – 11th Island Tech Girls learn how to do programming & coding!

Schedule from 9 a.m. to Noon, except Wednesday when it will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This camp was created so that girls who live on the islands of Lake Champlain would have an opportunity to have a close-to-home camp that is interesting, fun, and worthwhile.

Islands Tech Girls will be using Sphero SPRK+ robots to learn about robotics, programming/coding, and what different careers there are that incorporate computer science and robotics.

The girls will learn how to drive the robots, how to make a basic program, how to incorporate the sensors, how to problem solve, and how to use the Sphero robots fully.

It costs $25 for per girl for the camp, and at the end, they will get to take home one of the Sphero SPRK+ robots, click here to see the Sphero SPRK+.

August 16th – 11:00am @ Camp Ingalls come meet the Reptile Man co-sponsored by North Hero Public Library.

Rainforest Reptile Shows’ one in a million-traveling program engages kids of all ages at a hands-on level. You will have the chance to come into direct contact with our live reptiles, artifacts, and their incredible stories.

All our shows that we offer run a full hour long. In each one of our shows our professional presenter will bring a “mini zoo” set up which is a table with 10-14 small reptiles, animals, and bugs, as well as many rare artifacts. After each one of our shows we also make sure every kid and adult, that wants to, has the chance to be hands on with some of our reptile and animal friends by either holding or just touching. We are full licensed and insured as educators, and all staff are CORI/SORI checked for your safety!