Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Making musical instruments during Musical Mondays

The kids made kazoos and cymbals during Musical Monday this week. They also sang karaoke and a few brave souls tried out some jump-rope rhymes (despite the heat.) We host Musical Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday during Summer Reading. Every week, we’ll … Continue reading

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Derf Backderf on censorship, counterculture & ‘My Friend Dahmer’

John “Derf” Backderf — the graphic novelist who wrote My Friend Dahmer, Trashed and the comic strip, The City — visited us earlier this month. Derf also allowed us to interview him. He discussed: getting fired from his first job “for general tastelessness.” counterculture (In … Continue reading

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A Mad Hatter Tea Party for Fathers Day

We celebrated Father’s Day with a Mad Hatter Tea Party for dads and their kids. The families decorated top hats and crowns, played games, and enjoyed a light (and slightly mad) tea at the library. 5 wondrous facts about Wonderland The … Continue reading

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We’re throwing a throwback party

Pull the laces out of your shelltoes. We’re throwing a throwback party! Teens can celebrate the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Jam to the music, make sweet buttons, and play retro video games on the classic video game consoles like PlayStation, Gameboy … Continue reading

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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Summertime

We love video games at the library, so we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with a 64-bit bash. Kids can decorate their own Kokiri cap, solve ancient puzzles, and catch a fairy. They will also … Continue reading

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