Virtual Summer Events for Kids & Teens
We have some great virtual programs for kids and teens this summer. Here are a few of our featured online events ... for more virtual programming of all kinds, please checkout our events calendar, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.
Animalogy: A Day in the Life of Animalogy Animals!
Imagine your story through the eyes of live animals! Join our friends from Animaloyg/NHECM for a Facebook Live event. You will spend a "day in the life" of Animalogy animals, inspiring a lifetime of stories, fables, mythology, and tall tales. Bound around with a Patagonian Cavy (and a possible appearance by his friend the Red Kangaroo), soar the skies with an Eurasian Eagle Owl, slither with a Burmese Python, crawl the earth with a Rose-haired Tarantula, and visit with a Hedgehog and Prairie Dogs! For all ages, you can view the recorded program here
Musician and Storyteller Aaron Fowler
Imagine Your Story: Everyone Has One! is the theme of this special event! Join musician and storyteller Aaron Fowler for a fun afternoon that will have you singing and dancing! Ms. Bella, a 4 1/2-year-old classroom therapy dog, will be joining the festivities as well. Mr. Fowler is from Wichita, Kansas and has been touring and performing in schools, libraries, festivals, and house concerts since 1995. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary
Stevens Puppets present Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, June 17, 2 PM https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZH1dPy3Ey1nVvIaCLi97s47YSKtFCzI1/view?usp=sharing - Available to view June 17 through July 2
Get ready to experience Beauty and the Beast in a new way with Stevens Puppets! This timeless story about looking beyond the surface and beyond our differences to find the truth and dignity within each other, a strong and unselfish heroine sacrifices for her family and saves a man trapped in a prison of his own making. Join Beauty on her journey from her good-natured acceptance of her family’s changing fortunes to her adventurous stay in the Beast’s castle as she teaches him to love himself and share that love with others. Vibrantly colorful hand-painted scenery showcases hand-carved wooden marionettes who appear and disappear mystically through the magic mirror. Young and old alike will marvel at the science and technology which brings this magic to life. Support for this program is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZH1dPy3Ey1nVvIaCLi97s47YSKtFCzI1/view?usp=sharing
Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show: A Magical Fairytale
Wednesday, July 8, 2 PM, Facebook LIVE
Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show is back with a new show, A Magical Fairytale! This magic show is a unique blend of laugh-out-loud comedy coupled with sensational magic, all combined with an educational approach that is all about having fun with books. The show features Tommy as a big kid who shows up at your event to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform a magic show. When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over! Unfortunately, Tommy has never done magic before, so he enlists the kids’ help following the instructions in the huge Magician’s Handbook. The magic works in wacky and unexpected ways, making Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show educational fun for the whole family. This event will be available for viewing until July 15, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=718549548929698&ref=watch_permalink
Not Quite Snow White: A Virtual Storytime with Author Ashley Franklin
Thursday, July 9, 10 AM, Facebook LIVE
The Fort Smith Public Library invites you to join us at 10 AM on Thursday, July 9th for Not Quite Snow White: A virtual storytime with author Ashley Franklin on Facebook LIVE! Not Quite Snow White tells the story of Tameika, who is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part. This book is very popular at the library, and we can't wait for you to meet the author! Ms. Franklin will read her book, answer questions, and talk about her writing process. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2726175694328578&ref=watch_permalink Content will be available through Thursday, July 23rd.
Frio the Dragon: Quest for Fire! Online! with Mad Science of Greater Kansas City
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 – 7:15 PM - Zoom Meeting: Registration Required!
Mad Science presents, "Frio the Dragon: Quest for Fire! OnLine!" Join Frio the Dragon as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist! Log in and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore: catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, ever FIRE! Will Frio ever find his way? Registration required and is limited to 100. Zoom link and password will be emailed to registered participants the day of the show.
Please register at at our events page at https://www.fortsmithlibrary.org/events/mad-science-presents-frio-dragon-quest-fire-online-zoom
Aaron Acosta Magic Show
Wednesday, July 22, 9 AM (Available for viewing, 7/22 – 8/31) Facebook post link to YouTube
Get ready for high-energy magic, comedy, and lots of fun with the Aaron Acosta Magic Show! Aaron Acosta is a multi-award-winning professional magician from Arkansas and Memphis that specializes in children and family entertainment. This event will be available for viewing on YouTube with the provided link until August 31, 2020.