Early Learning Starts Here
Programs for Pre & Early Readers
Summer at UDPL: Special Events
Wednesday, 6/26, 7p
Community Rooms (upstairs)
Silly Joe is going to Rock the Universe! With Silly Joe you will swim with sharks, walk the plank, quack like a duck, and dance with underwear on your head! Silly Joe knows how to get kids moving while making them laugh, think, and even read.
Performer: Silly Joe
Wednesday, 7/3, 7p
Aliens: During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!
Marian and Friends
Wednesday, 7/10, 7p
Both children and adults will love these interactive, rib-tickling shows featuring Marian, her daughter Jenny, and their cast of memorable puppet characters.
Performers: Marian & Friends
Bollywood Dance Assembly
Wednesday, 7/17, 7p
Get a cultural overview of India and learn about some of the major festivlas and traditions across the country. Ethinic and handicraft items will be on display. Our presenter, Swati from the Community Bollywood Dance Project, will answer questions and listen to your stories about India. Then we dance! You will learn the basics of Bollywood dancing and a piece of choreography. We will end with a group performance.
Saturday, 7/20, 1-3p
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of of the Apollo Moon landing with us. Get suited up and test your physical and mental abilities.
Magic of the Gustafsons
Wednesday, 7/24, 7p
Circus of Magical Mysteries! Enjoy the magic and humor of internationally-acclaimed entertainers who have appeared on stage and TV. This program is just plain fun, including a hilarious Multiplying Bottles routine, Art Hath Charm, and much, much more, all accompanied by fun and laughter…and mystery.
Presenters: The Gustafsons
18th Annual Kid’s Talent Show
Thursday, 7/25, 7-8p
Performers Ages 4-12 & Families
Do you have a special talent that you want to share? Join us for our 18th Annual Talent Show! You can sing, dance, perform a magic trick, tell a joke, or play an instrument. Registration for performers is required by July 22nd. No keyboard/piano is available.
Traveling Musical Instrument Museum
Monday, 7/29, 10-11a OR 11:15a-12:15p
Learn about, see, hear, and play a variety of musical instruments. We will be singing, dancing, and enjoying a musical instrument petting zoo!
Register starting 7/1.
Wednesday, 7/31, 7p
Join Miss Jenn for an out of this world family storytime. Stories, marionettes, and fun will be had by all.
Grace the Pirate
Wednesday, 8/7, 7p
Kit’s Interactive Theatre Presents: Grace the Pirate! Navigate by the stars with Grace the Pirate in this rollicking interactive play where the audience is cast right into the show. Performance will include astronomy, history, dance, improv, music, and a boat-load of humor.
Performer: Kit’s Interactive Theatre
Book Snack presented by Giant
Thursday, 8/22, 10-10:30a
Ages 18 months-5 years
Join Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN, nutritionist for Giant to make a healthy snack inspired by books. We’ll learn important kitchen skills and create a delicious and nutritious treat. Appropriate for ages 18 months to 5 years with a caregiver. Caregiver attendance required.
Register starting 7/1.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Way to Go Party!
Friday, 8/30, 10-10:45p
Join Miss Jenn and friends to celebrate your reading success. Whether new to the 1,000 Books program or if you have finished, all participants are welcome. We will be dancing, singing, and having a blast while celebrating books! There will be activites for all ages invited. You may register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the party.
No registration but must be part of 1,000 Books before Kindergarten to attend.