Vail library hosts magic show Tuesday
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What: Ann Lincoln’s Alien Space Show for kids going into first through sixth grades.
Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.
When: Tuesday. Summer reading program starts at 1 p.m., show begins at 2 p.m.
More information: Call 970-479-2187.
What if a space alien crash landed at your library? What if she started juggling “planets” and then collecting “specimens” from an empty bag to take back to Mars? Finally, what if you saw her live bunny rabbit magically “beam down” into a see-through “teleportation cube”?
See this and more if you come to the performance at Vail Public Library on Tuesday at 2 p.m. when Ann Lincoln presents her “Space Alien’s Big Bang Magic and Juggling Show.” Lincoln’s juggling, magic and comedy performance will be a big part of the fun for this year’s summer reading “Fizz, Boom, Read!” theme. The show is free and open to the public but anyone interested in attending should contact the library directly at 970-479-2184 for complete information.
“Being the crazy Martian character lets me touch on science, science fiction and outer space themes in this show,” Lincoln said. “I also get to joke with the kids about being a superior space traveler, but I still need the books in their library to help me learn things!”
Lincoln said she hopes by acting so extremely silly and being so enthusiastic about reaching for a book to find out about a subject, that she will inspire the kids to use the library’s resources to learn more about their favorite things. To that end, Lincoln will provide a suggested reading list to all interested audience members after her performance. The information even includes several books that she herself read in order to prepare for that day’s entertainment.
‘At The Top’
“Children who join a summer reading program at their public library keep their brains stimulated all year long and go back to school at the top of their game. It is important to never stop learning,” Lincoln said. “I regularly check out library materials in order to keep growing and improving in my work and all areas of my life, and I sincerely want to encourage that in future generations also.”
Lincoln has been a full-time professional entertainer for nearly 30 years. She will be performing at libraries all across Colorado and beyond this summer.
“Fizz Boom Read” is this year’s theme of the Vail Library’s annual summer reading program, held from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon through Aug. 5. Elementary students entering first through fifth grades, locals and visitors alike, are encouraged to join this free reading program. Weekly events include a read aloud story, art activities, games and then the special presenter. Local teen volunteers team up with the library’s children’s team to provide an enriching program. The goal is to keep students reading with fun activities and even a prize store for reward-based incentives.
This event is free and registration is available online as well as at the event. Parents are always welcome.
For more information, visit: http://www.vail library.com or call 970-479-2187.