On Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. children ages four and up and their caregivers are invited to kick off the summer with “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” Li Liu presents a one-woman acrobatic performance. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2000 years. Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, foot juggling, and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation. A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. Educational connections are made with the Chinese language and culture. Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese New Year, teaches the audience some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.
All Wheeler Library children’s programs are for children with an adult caregiver. Weather policy: all programs are held rain or shine unless otherwise noted. All events take place at Wheeler Library unless otherwise noted. Summer Fun programs are free and open to the public thanks to Friends of Wheeler Library. Wheeler Library is located at 101 Main St., North Stonington, CT 06359. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
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Wheeler Library is an association library that serves the community of North Stonington, CT. The library offers a wide variety of great programs, materials, and services for all ages throughout the year. Originally created and funded by the Wheeler family, the library remains a private institution that is free and open to the public. Borrowing privileges are extended to all residents of North Stonington as well as to library cardholders from other Connecticut towns. Wheeler Library is the cultural center of our community and the place North Stonington residents turn to for the discovery of ideas and the joy of reading.
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