Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Rainbow Company

We enjoyed a fabulous performance of The Rainbow Company yesterday. The Rainbow Company folks are familiar favorites with Fauquier County families-many patrons remarked that they look forward to their performances in the summer. Not only are they funny and talented performers, they are also library fans and genuinely nice people.

The Rainbow Company is a storytelling troupe, but not just any storytelling troupe. Their performances are rich with audience interaction. Before the story begins, they ask for child volunteers from the audience. The children get to to wear costumes and are prompted lines/actions by the storytellers.

This year, The Rainbow Company presented Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Laughter and applause rang through the John Barton Payne building. Among the volunteers was a small boy with an impressive roar and the cutest three year old redhead fairy I've ever seen. Those not chosen-or those a bit too bashful to volunteer-were not left out, as they were given prompts and instructions throughout the program.

Our weekly programs begin this week. Teens, we'll have a movie for you at the Warrenton branch tomorrow, June 18, at 7 pm. We also have a sand art project on June 20th that you'll want to attend. If you're interested in learning card games, dominoes, dice games, or playing old favorites, come to the Warrenton branch every Friday at 3 pm. After that, we'll have board games, card games, and puzzles that you can play with your friends.

If your local branch is the John Marshall branch, you can catch a movie on June 19 at 6:30 (teens only).

The Bealeton branch will have games for all ages every Monday at 2, followed by free play games. Teens can also enjoy a "Coffee House" program-bring your poetry to read aloud,your favorite books to discuss, and meet new friends.

Teen events are geared for students *entering* the 6th grade and up.

We have many programs for children as well. Please check our summer reading program page for more details.

Remember to track your books online every week here. If you haven't signed up yet, you can sign up online or at one of our summer reading program kiosks at our branches. If you register online, pick up your materials during your next library visit.

Looking forward to seeing you this summer at the library!

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