6/01—7/20 Join us for a Summer-Long Read-A-Thon: Kids Ages 0-6th Grade Register here!! and stop by the Children's Library for your SRP 2018 Registration bag. When you participate in SRP 2018 you can help families in need around the world through Heifer International's Read to Feed program. The more you READ the more you FEED. Kids, read all summer and earn money to donate to families in other communities. Set a reading goal and ask your family and friends for sponsorship pledges. At the end of SRP 2018, we will calculate the amount of funds we raised together and select animals and gifts to send to families and communities around the world.
6/01—7/20 Libraries Rock! Teens Rock the Library!!: Teens Ages 12-17 Register here!! and stop by the TeenLibrary for your SRP 2018 Registration bag.
7/20—7/21 SRP Grand Finale: Celebrate Reading Success! Kids who complete the summer reading program, visit the Scholastic Book Fair and pick out your own book, sponsored by Friends of Camp Verde Library.
6/8—7/13 FRI @11:00a Fun w/Math & Science (weekly): A six week parent/child STEM-based program introducing fundamental concepts of math and science using play and books. In this fun, interactive series designed to align with the Arizona Early Learning Standards for Math and Science and Arizona’s School Readiness Framework, parents learn simple strategies to involve children from zero to five years old in science and math concept building activities. Topics covered are observation and hypothesis, our senses, sorting and comparing, cause and effect, patterns and sequencing, and geometry and measurement.
6/2—7/14 SAT @1:00p S.T.E.A.M. Time (weekly): Hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math projects centered around music—salt vibrations, echolocation, water xylophone, balloon speakers, and more...
6/7—7/19 THU 5:00p Rock Around the World: Discover music and musical instruments used by a variety of cultures in different countries—
- Panpipe/Ecuador—also knows as the rondador. Find out why this is considered the national instrument of Ecuador and make your own to take home.
- Rainstick/South America—Why did the people in South America make rainsticks and what did they hope these calming instruments would bring? Learn about the magic behind rainsticks and make your own to take home.
- Didgeridoo/Australia—Dewey isn’t the only thing from “down under!” Learn what the Aborigines of Australia used this for and make your own to take home.
- Ukulele/Hawaii—Where did the ukulele come from? You might be surprised! Come find out and make your own cardboard ukulele to take home.
- Wooden Spoons/Russia—Create spoon music and decorate your own to take home.
- Caxixi/Africa—What sound does a caixi make? Come find out and make your own to take home.
- Maracas/Puerto Rico—Were maracas always just a rattle to make music with? Find out and make your own to take home.
6/8, 15 & 29 plus 7/6 & 13 FRI @2:00p Movie Matinee: Featuring family musicals & RFEE popcorn!
- The Wizard of Oz
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Mary Poppins
6/5—07/17 TUE 11:00a Recording w/GarageBand (weekly): Join music-lover and Teen Librarian, Zack Garcia in learning, GarageBand, the free music app for Apple products. Each week, explore various functions and find out how to use the program to create beats and electronic music, use MIDI controllers, and record with instruments or microphones.
6/7—07/19 THU 5:00p Game Night w/Zack (weekly): Play a variety of games in the Teen Library. Get to know other teens, learn new games, get to know yourself!
6/8 FRI 11:00a Didley Bow/Cigar Box Guitars: Didley Bows and Cigar box guitars are home-made instruments played with a slide that many Blues musicians learned on before they could afford conventional guitars. Come build these one-stringed instruments and see just how versatile one string can be!
6/15 FRI 11:00a Music Share: People love different types of music for different reasons. Come share the music you love with others and learn about the music that is important to them. Music will be shared in several formats with a demo of Freegal, the app that give you access to tons of free/legal downloads.
6/29 FRI 11:00a Music Theory: Why do two notes sound good together, but two other notes sound terrible? Find out with an intro to Music Theory with Thomas Kusner.
7/6 FRI 11:00a The Shape of Sound: What does sound look like? When media such as sand is vibrated, certain frequencies produce geometric patterns in the sand. Come experiment with different pitches to create a visual gallery of sound.
7/13 FRI 11:00a Karaoke/Open Mic: Do you like to sing or play music? Come hang out and be a hometown rock star!!
We’re changing our program this year! Rather than compete for prizes like we have in the past, we are offering you the opportunity to pass on your love of reading by encouraging children ages 0-11 in Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. Kids will be reading 20 minutes to 2 hours per day with adults pledging pennies that will go to help needy families around the world. By sponsoring children to “Read to Feed” we hope to instill in our youth the intrinsic joy found in doing something that rewards others. Clike here to learn more about Read to Feed.
Heifer International's Read to Feed program teaches children to be everyday heroes. It is an incentive service-learning program that fosters in children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a motivation to help create a better world. Rather than donate a simple sum, we encourage you to sponsor a child's summer reading (we can match you up) so participating kids are encouraged to spend more time reading. It's easy to sponsor any child or multiple children. Simply fill out the form in your SRP 2018 Registation bag (or print and complete this one) for each child you wish to sponsor and return it in to Carson.
6/13 WED 2:00p Intro to Freegal Music: Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and learn how to download music using the Library's Freegal® Music App. Freegal® Music has a worldwide database of over 40,000 music videos and 15 million song holdings from over 40,000 music labels that originate in over 100 countries. Freegal (rhymes with legal) is not just today’s top hits, but it also has a strong retrospective collection going back to the 40s and 50s. You’ll also find over 1 million classical tracks, as well as strong collections in jazz, world music, country, alternative, blues, gospel, Christian, kids and many others. With over 200,000 songs added monthly, there will always be something new for you to discover on Freegal® Music
6/13-7/18 WED 5:30p Movies for Grownups: We will be showing Movies for Grownups on Wednesdays at 5:30p in the Terracotta Room. In keeping with our SRP 2018 theme, Libraries Rock, we have chosen a selection of biographical films about musicians. Selected from Rolling Stone magazines Top 30 Music Biopics, here is what we have scheduled:
- 06/13@5:30p: #30 Selena (PG) The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts.
- 06/20 @5:30p: #20 Get on Up (PG-13) A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
- 06/27 @5:30p: #19 La Bamba (PG-13) Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
- 07/11 @5:30p: #7 Walk the Line (PG-13) A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
- 07/18 @5:30p: #1 I’m Not There (R) Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
6/22 FRI 1:00p A special performance by the Kilted Man: Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences of all age groups with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, he charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional and rare Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones, mandolin, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE VERDE VALLEY (for your listening pleasure!)
Music in the Stacks: A monthly concert series that takes place the second Thursday of every month in the upstairs Fireside Room at Camp Verde Community Library located at 130 Black Bridge Rd. Music in the Stacks is a showcase of local and national musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month. Check our web site at www.cvlibrary.org 1-2 weeks prior to the concert for the lineup for that month.
Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park: The June 9th concert is performed on the new “View Deck” at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, the rest are performed from the Clarkdale Town Park Gazebo located at 1001 Main Street from 7 – 9pm
- June 9th: Sentimental Journey Big Band
- June 23rd: Cattywampus & Frenz
- July 7th: Trotters Wake
- July 21st: Thunder & Lightnin’
Cottonwood's Old Town Music & The Market: Concerts take place at the Farmer’s Market, located in the Old Town Activity Park at 187 E. Pima St. Cottonwood, AZ from 5pm until dark
- June 7th: Small Change
- June 14th: Cult 45
- June 21st: Sweet Baby Ray’s Blue Smoke
- June 28th: PK Gregory
Live Music at the Posse Grounds Pavillion: Concerts take place at Posse Grounds Pavilion 505 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, Arizona
- June 8: Rockin' Folk and Bluegrass featuring JR Robusto, & The Invincible Grins
- June 22: Funk and Reggae featuring Local Honey & Keith Okie and Rebel Sol