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Wednesday, 28 June, 2017


Dance @your library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


On Friday the James Sewell Ballet will perform at the Reif Center. A few years ago I went to their performance at the Reif Center and it was fabulous. Check out some of the materials the library has about dance!


Young Adult Fiction

The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance. A 4-book fiction set by Megan Atwood. Description of the first book (from Novelist): Madeline, a new student at the Quincy dance school, sneaks out after curfew with a group of other girls and discovers a network of hidden passages underneath the building. A series of disturbing coincidences begins to follow the girls afterward, and Madeline suspects that the school may be haunted."


Adult Nonfiction

“Choreography: a basic approach using improvisation by Sandra Cerny Minton, “The Classic Ballet: Basic technique and terminology” by Lincoln Kirsten and Muriel Stuart, ”Dance” by Jack Anderson. “Social Dance: Steps to Success” by Judy Patterson Wright, “Folk Dances and Singing Games” by Elizabeth Burchenal.



“First Lessons in Ballet” by Lise Friedman, “The World of Ballet” by Kate Castle, “The Ballet Book” by Darcey Bussell, “Ballet” by Kate Castle.



“Dancing with the Stars. Dance off the Pounds” Pro dancers Kym, Lacey, and Dmitry lead viewers through the Swing, Jive, and the Quickstep. Each routine gets the body warmed-up with the signature moves of the featured dances before progressively adding on to create complete, calorie-blasting workouts, so viewers can learn with ease and get dancer-fit all at once. No partner needed.

“Save the last Dance”  When her mother suddenly dies, Sara must abandon her plans to become a ballerina and join her estranged father on Chicago's gritty South side. She feels out of place until she is befriended by a black classmate and her handsome brother, Derek. Sara and Derek's shared love for dance leads to romance -- and opposition from their families and friends.



Upcoming Programs @your library

Tuesday, April 18, 3:30 p.m.: Lego Club. Are you a kid who likes to build? Join us for our next Lego Club! Lego Club is open to everybody! Lego creations are displayed in the Children’s Library between programs.  We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination! Come build with us!


Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.: State Parks Close to Home. Presenter: Jordan Schaefer. Are you ready for hiking, roasting hotdogs or pitching a tent not far from home?  Maybe you want to take summer guests to learn more about the forest history, geography or mining lore of our area. Learn what Minnesota State parks have to offer within just a few miles of Grand Rapids. Park Manager, Jordan Schaefer talks about features of Schoolcraft and Scenic State Parks and answers questions about Hill Annex Park. Get ready to enjoy the area’s great outdoors!


Saturday, April 22: Saturday Story Time. At 10:15 and 11:15, it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the story circle for stories, rhymes and songs.  Then move to the community room for a snack and a craft.  Open to all ages. No registration required.  Story Time attendees earn one Baby Steps coupon per family per Saturday.