“Magical Safari” Show Available

Magician Mark Wood presents his zany family show “Magical Safari,” which combines comedy, magic, and juggling with an animal theme for this year’s “Tails & Tales” summer learning program!

Click here to view it any time from July 17 – August 18!

Mark has visited our library to perform magic shows many times, and we are happy to be able to still provide our patrons with his annual summer show, virtually this year. Enjoy!

Our Video for the Summer Learning Program!

Our annual Summer Learning Program begins on Monday June 14, and registration is already open!

Our children’s librarians have created a video with information about the program for kids and families. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/XWmFo2lLzx4

Find out details about the reading program for preschool through grade 12, and also get a sneak peek of some of our many other upcoming summer programs, both virtual and in-person! We hope that you join us this summer!

See https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/…/summer-learning…/ for registration and more information.

Columbus Children’s Theater Shows Online

Beginning next week, the Columbus Children’s Theater will post full performances of some of their touring shows, available for free on their website. The first show is The Three Little Pigs. More shows will be added on a regular basis, too. Check it out here!

Study guides are also available here for the posted shows, as well as for shows from the past few years.

The mission of the Columbus Children’s Theater (CCT) is “transforming families through the power of the stage. Through our programs, we foster self-esteem and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team-building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment. We promote access to theatre arts for families who do not have regular opportunities to appreciate theatre in their lives because of either economic, cultural, or other barriers.”

Available now: Erica Carlson’s Fantastical Magic Show!

Erica Carlson’s Fantastical Magic Show is now available for viewing! Go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/456029071 to see the show. It will be available at this link for one week.

Get ready for fun as you journey to a world of imagination! Erica and her fantastic audience of magicians will do tons of magic tricks as they try to find Sedgewick the Hedgehog! Will our creativity be enough to find Sedgie the Hedgie in this fairy tale world of unicorns, mermaids, and dragons? Watch and find out!

Storytimes from Space!

In honor of our Space Weeks, we want to share a fun website called Story Time from Space.

Families can listen to storytimes from astronauts in space! In each segment, an astronaut will read a story while aboard his or her spacecraft up in space!

Featured stories include Endeavour’s Long Journey, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, Khalifa And Amal Go To Space, A Moon of My Own, Mousetronaut, and Rosie Revere, Engineer, to name just a few.

The site includes more than twenty stories to choose from, as well as several “Science Time” videos in which astronauts perform science experiments while in space.

Story Time from Space is a nonprofit educational program.

Video: “How Nature’s Got Your Back”

Summer is a great time to talk about and enjoy nature with your children. This summer is certainly different from what we are used to, but it still provides plenty of time to get outside together.

Author and environmentalist Elin Kelsey has written several children’s books that incorporate nature into their stories, including You Are Never Alone, with illustrator Soyeon Kim. The book shows readers that even when they feel alone, they are surrounded by and supported by nature. Its appeal is especially relevant right now, when children may feel fearful of all that is going on in the world around them.

The author, along with OwlKids, has made a short video for children, entitled “How Nature’s Got Your Back”: