Saturday, August 26, 2017

Art @ the Library

Remember how fun elementary school art class was? You’d walk in and find stacks of manilla paper, pots of paint, or maybe clay at your table. Every class was an adventure.

Now you can reclaim that feeling of artistic exploration through a series of art workshops offered at Candor Free Library. 

Local artist and book illustrator, Johanna Husband is offering ART Splash workshops for ages 8 to 108, though children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

“We’ll paint, draw, sculpt, make collage, and create fiber art,” says Johanna. “It’s an opportunity for adults to rediscover the artistic kid inside themselves, and for younger people to try new things.”

ART Splash workshops will be on the third Sunday of each month, beginning September 17,  from 1-3 p.m. There is a nominal $5 to cover materials, and participants are asked to bring their own smocks or aprons. To register, call Johanna at 659-7375.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eclipse Party @ the library

Monday, from 1 - 3 pm we'll have an eclipse-viewing party at the library. Bring your special solar eclipse glasses (we've got a few to give out) and if you made a cereal box or shoebox projector, bring it, too.
We had fun sharing eclipse science and art on Saturday at the "Feed the 5000" picnic. Don't we look cool in these shades? Regular sunglasses won't do for solar eclipse viewing - they have to have special filters.

The safest way to watch the eclipse is to not look at the sun at all, but use a projector. You can make them out of boxes, mailing tubes, chip cans, paper plates, pizza box from the recycling bin, post card, a spiral notebook cover...

Want to make a projector out of a cereal box? Here's how.

Want to make a projector out of a mailing tube?
Or a chip can? Here's how.

We'll be doing hands-on science stuff down at the library as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. How can a small body (moon) block out such a huge sun? Come find out.

IF you are looking for activities to do at home, you can download a copy of the Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet.

Be safe!
Have fun!
See you @ the library!
Thank you to Anne Stout for photos.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Eclipse is Coming!

On August 21 the sun will go out. At least part way, and for a couple hours (unless you head south to where they will experience total eclipse). So Candor Library is getting ready to celebrate this not-everyday event. We have new books about stars and eclipses, folk tales and science... even Curious George!

To get ready for the eclipse, the library is hosting two events:
 Saturday, August 19 - we'll be at the “Feed the 5,000” event at the Candor Fire Hall pavilion. From 12 noon to 2 p.m. you'll find us at a table sharing activities and information about the solar eclipse. Come decorate your own solar-viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer, learn what the eclipse is all about, and take home some prizes.

Monday, August 21 - join us for a Solar Eclipse party at the library from 1 – 3 p.m. If you have solar eclipse glasses and viewers, bring them – or make some here. Decorate solar cookies, watch the eclipse, and do some hands-on science. If it rains, the party will move inside and we’ll watch the eclipse via a feed from NASA. 

Cool eclipse links: