Stillwater News Press

June 16, 2014

The Library Shelf 06-17-14

Ventroliquist lends voice to programs

Stacy Delano
Stillwater NewsPress

— On Sunday, we had a fabulous Father’s Day program with about 60 dads and kids taking apart recycled machines from the city’s Convenience Collection Center and making some rather fascinating creations.

Next week’s programs start on June 24, with ventriloquist Gary Owen at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Gary’s amazing voice earned him his own radio show, voice appearances on PBS and a guest spot on “Good Morning America.” Kids are going to love his adorable critters Zippo, Pepto Bizmol and Sparky the Dyno Dog.

On June 25, young adults going into 6-12 grades get to try out their quick wit and acting skills during “Mega Mash-up Comedy Improv” at 2 p.m. OK Improv is visiting to show teens the art of improvisation. We are really looking forward to the troupe and the teens performing raps on the fly. No worries if you are shy and don’t want to perform — just sit back and watch the hilarity.

June 26, Summer Cinema at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. features a rated G Disney animated film. Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin’ frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can’t save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

Last, we have just a few more spaces open for adults who want to attend the June 28, Hypertufa Workshop at Multi Arts Center. The free program starts at 1:30 p.m. You’ll learn how to make lightweight flower pots and other decorative garden objects. The program is limited to 20 adults, so sign up soon on the link at our webpage.  

Stacy DeLano is an Adult Services Librarian for the Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. To register for any programs, email For information, contact  at 405-372-3633, extension 8124, or visit