NORWAY — “Creativity” is the theme of the Norway Memorial Library’s summer reading program. The Children’s Room offers arts activities for school-age children from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 11.

Tuesdays are geared toward independent readers entering grades two to six, with book sharing, crafts and games. Program themes for July and August are as follows: July 7, mural painting with artist Nikki Millonzi; July 14, “The Magical World of Harry Potter”; July 21, “All That Jazz”; Aug. 4, “Calder’s Creations”; and Aug. 11, “Norway’s Got Talent.”
There will be a special performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Little Red Wagon, a children’s theater troupe, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. The play is specially designed for children entering grades one to six and their parents. Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be picked up at the library after July 1. The play will be presented at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and is co-sponsored by the LOOK Program.
An arts sampler, featuring guest artists from the community, is being offered on Thursdays. These programs are generally geared toward children entering grades one to six. On July 2, musician and theater artist Katey Branch will lead children in a variety of theater games. Writer Lisa Moorewill  present WordPlay, an activity combining poetry and art-making, on July 16, geared toward children entering grades three to six who can write independently.
High school teacher David Knightly will lead children on a Mexican musical adventure on July 23. On July 30, homeschooling mother and quilter Nancy Grigg will offer “Three Times Around the Quilt Block,” a variety of activities inspired by quilts. Art teacher Brittany Brown will teach children to make Native American dreamcatchers and drums on Aug. 6. All activities have limited space and fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call the Children’s Room at Norway Memorial Library, 743-5308, or visit www.norway.lib.me.us.


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