The Natchitoches Parish Library’s (NPL) annual Summer Reading Program is in full swing and will be entering its third week of activities and reading for prizes next week. Each week brings a new prize that can be one for children, teens, and adults! To win, patrons only need to complete two hours of reading after registering and filling in a bookmark reading log. Additionally completed bookmarks go towards the final grand prize drawings for each age group. So far, the NPL has played host to a musician and puppeteer, had a lip sync competition and name-that-tune game, and even a karaoke night!
First up next week is an activity that both teens and adults are invited to enjoy: the weekly fitness series “Yoga with Richard” on Monday at 6 pm. No pre-registration is required for this introductory-level yoga class that will leave you feeling relaxed even if you thought you could never perform a yoga pose in your life!
Both teens and adults will have a chance to build and play their own instruments at part one of “Rockin’ with Ed: Diddly Bows” on June 19 at 6 pm. The diddly bow is a single stringed American folk-music instrument which heavily influenced the development and unique sound of Blues. Participants will get to keep their instruments, however, materials are limited and sign-up is required prior to program participation. Those interested should contact the NPL via their Facebook page to register for this program or may visit the second-floor circulation desk.
Next week’s children’s performer will be musician Brian Kinder on June 20 at 10 am and again at 2 pm at the NPL’s Main Branch in Natchitoches. If you miss the first day’s performances, don’t “fret,” there will be a second day of performances on June 21 at 10 am at the Main Branch and at 2 pm at the City of Refuge Church in Campti.
Teens will have a second opportunity to spread positivity at “Kindness Rocks” on June 21 at 3 pm, by making their own custom colored cheer stones! And Saturday, from 11 am to 1 pm, artist Carlos Nieto will be presenting an Anime Workshop for teens who wish to try their hand at this Japanese inspired illustration style.
For a full schedule of Summer Reading Program events, you may visit natlib.org or the NPL’s Facebook page.