Andes Library kicks off summer programs

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The Andes Public Library, 242 Main Street, Andes, kicked off its summer season of programs with an interactive beach party musical performance July 6. The show featured ocean and beach-themed songs for the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme.

Mondays at 10 a.m. through August Miss Pam’s Jamboree – Early Childhood Music and Movement class (outdoors weather permitting), for babies to age 7, . It is best to register for this program but drop ins will be accepted if there is space. Bring a blanket, water bottles and wear comfortable clothing. Natural insect repellent is recommended. Caregivers are expected to participate and model for their children. Families are welcome to stay and socialize or explore books with their children.

Wednesday, July 13, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet the Mini-Monsters of the Deep with Betty Boomer – A hands-on experience to get a c look at what lives in our ponds and streams. Betty will have a variety of wetland and marsh invertebrates.

Wednesday, July 20, 11:15 to 12:30 p.m. The Catskill Sea with local geologists Robert and Johanna Titus – they will describe the Catskill Sea that covered the Andes region 350 million years ago, its sedimentary rocks, and the fossils that local people can hope to find. Kindergarten through -third grade students at 11:15, and fourth grade students and older 11:50 – 12:25.

Saturday, July 23, 1 p.m. Green Golly Presents A Different Kind of Dragon - a musical comedy adventure about facing and slaying the dragons that kids have to face and slay every day. Join the Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning storytelling musicians Keith Torgan & Barbara Siesel for an adventure that is out of this world; all ages.

Wednesday, July 27, 11:15 to 12:30. Story Laurie’s Seven Seas Adventures – Meet a cast of worldly characters: a talking sea turtle who tries to fly, a young girl who sails the seas on a giant cabbage, and a deep dive into the midnight zone where vampire squids, flapjack octopuses, and a host of other-worldly creatures reside. A lively, magical journey shared through stories, songs, shanties and shenanigans.

Sunday, July 31, 1 – 3 p.m. Centennial birthday party for the Andes Library – The Andes Public Library turned 100 in 2022 - help us celebrate at the annual community party. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy sweet and savory dishes next to the stream or in the gazebo. Punch, water, coffee, and tea will also be provided. 

Saturday, Aug. 6 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August In Bloom Garden Tour - enjoy some of our community’s spectacular views and gardens. Come to the library first to pick up a views and vistas garden tour map - suggested donation, $15 per person (children 17 and under free). Leave dogs at home or in the car with proper ventilation when visiting the properties of those who have graciously agreed to participate.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Arm-of-the-Sea Theater performance, Community Day, Andes Central School auditorium. See this extraordinary theater group give a performance of DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil. Takes an extravagant journey of discovery into the great underneath. Live music and puppet figures from 12 inches to 12 feet tall. The show reminds earthly residents how essential is the ground beneath their feet. www.armofthesea.org.

Weekend performances and events are for all ages are free and open to the public. The garden tour and our centennial birthday party are fundraising events; the Wednesday youth series is funded by a Youth Grant from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and the Arm-of-the-Sea Theater performance on Community Day is funded by a Library Fund Grant from the Community Foundation of South Central New York. The early childhood Miss Pam’s Jamboree is sponsored by The Community Music Network, a non-profit dedicated to providing community music services to all ages living in economically challenged or geographically isolated areas.

For more information visit www.andeslibrary.org, email an.ill@4cls.org, or call 845-676-3333.

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