Get ready for some "tail-wagging" fun! This summer, we will host thematic Story and Activity Times for our youngest patrons on Wednesday mornings in July and August. Our Family Fun Night Series featuring wildlife encounters, theater, sports, and more will kick off on July 7th with Southern Vermont History Museums "Wildlife Tales", and continue on Wednesday evenings for four weeks. And for one week in August, we will host an Acting and Improvisation Camp for 8-12 year olds. Also, you can enjoy our "Tails and Tales" Storywalk Series along the nature trail, changing throughout the summer months. Funded by VT Afterschool Programs are part of "Renew Your Summer" hosted in collaboration with Cabot Public Library and Cutler Memorial Library. Scroll down for all the details!
All our summer programs will be held outdoors and follow current public health guidelines. *REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR AFTERNOON SUMMER PROGRAM & THEATER CAMP* Register using our online form or stop in to the library. The same form can be used to register for programs at Cutler and Cabot. Please fill out a separate form for each child who wishes to attend.
Story and Activity Times - Kids birth to age 7 (all are welcome!) Wednesday Mornings at 10am - July 7 through August 18
Get ready for some "tail-wagging" fun! This summer, we will host thematic Story and Activity Times for our youngest patrons on Wednesday mornings in July and August, inspired by the theme "Tails and Tales". From safari adventures to wildflower wonderlands, these science, art, and nature based programs will encourage exploration and critical-thinking, and lots of fun! Funded by VT Afterschool and VT Dept. of Libraries,part of "Renew Your Summer" program.
This fun and playful camp is a great introduction to theater and acting, as well as an excellent way to further the learning of those with some previous experience! In addition to learning basic theater terms and concepts, we will explore the process of creating characters using the powerful tools of our bodies and voices. We will also emphasize the importance of working as an ensemble to build cooperation and communication skills and to create effectively together. Through a variety of acting and improvisation games, we will learn that theater is a fantastic way to express yourself, make friends, and gain confidence! Funded by VT Afterschool, part of "Renew Your Summer" program.
About Maren Spillane: Maren Langdon Spillane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and English from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in English Education from The Graduate College of Union University (now called Clarkson). Maren spent seven years acting in New York City and regionally before returning to her native Vermont. Recently, she has performed with Middlebury Actor's Workshop, Lost Nation Theater, and Greenroom Productions. In addition to teaching for Dirt Road Theater, Maren has taught acting classes and camps around Vermont, including with the Bridges Afterschool Program, Dog River Education, and ArtisTree Community Arts Center. She lives in Northfield with her husband and two kids, all of whom love theater as much as she does!