Houston… We Have a Program

NPL– Is it July already!?! That means there are only two weeks of Children’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) performances left! We’ve already had magic, music, science, animals, and stories, and now the Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) is ready for movement and theater!

The NPL will host Stories in Motion with Liz Bragdon, Wednesday, July 26 at 10am and 2pm, and again Thursday, July 27 at 10am, then at 2pm at City of Refuge Church in Campti. Stories in Motion incorporates movement into the storytelling process, inviting kids to take part in these tales with a twist. This the story time kids have been craving, where they become part of the story!

Finally, NSU’s improve troupe, “Out on a Limb” will return with their unique, entertaining, and fun interactive theater. Shows will occur July 17 at 10am and 2pm at the NPL, and July 18 at 10am at the NPL and 2pm at City of Refuge Church in Campti.

And if your children haven’t been registered for summer reading, it’s not too late! Those enrolling this month still have the opportunity to read for past rewards and catch up. The reading portion of the program will end Saturday, August 10.

Adults will have a special virtual reality game night July 9, from 5-7pm. Anyone 18+ is invited to try out one of several VR systems on a game truck that will be at the NPL. Play for 5 minutes or an hour, you won’t believe how cool it is until you try it! No sign-up is required for this event.

Adults and teens may attend a joint-July “crafternoon,” July 11, 3:30-5pm, where they will be making their own bath bombs and moon necklaces! This will be followed by another evening of art for adults on July 16, with “Starry Night Painting Class,” taught by Annabel Jones, from 6-8pm. Sign-up is required.

Patrons are invited to view the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing on its 50th anniversary, Saturday, July 20 from 2-4pm. Learn more about the NASA space program of that time and share your memories. Open to the public, no registration required.

Join NPL staff at Cane River Brewery for “Brews and Boards” on July 26, from 7-9pm. There will be a variety of board games and teachers for you to quickly learn the rules. Come by and try something new and make some new friends. No registration required.

Teen programming will continue at the NPL in July as well, with “Messy Science: SLIME!” on July 12, 11:30am-12:30pm; Star Wars Fandom on July 18, 6pm; and Sci-Fi Filking July 25, 3:30-5pm. These events do not require registration.