Nutcracker Ballet Storytime

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Nutcracker Ballet Storytime

Now through Jan. 3, 2021.

This year’s Nutcracker Ballet storytime from Ballet Brazos will be virtual with a video that includes BCSPLS children’s librarians reading from the Nutcracker storybook and excerpts from last year’s ballet performance.

We hope you enjoy this online take of a traditional holiday classic.

Spooky Writing Contest Entries

Read Mounce Library's kids and teen spooky writing contest stories, winning stories noted

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos - Click here to watch

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, Clara B. Mounce Public Library is proud to present:

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos - Click here to watch

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos

Starting Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and running through Nov. 1.

Carolina will excite, enthrall and educate your children with her distinctive bilingual style of storytelling that shines with poetic intensity (and bilingual subtitles).

Carolina Storyteller is a Texas Commission on the Arts performer who brought to life a wide repertoire of myths and traditional tales from Hispanic and Latin America. Her performances find common language and meanings to convey powerful images in her tales.

Come join us virtually to share in the wonderful bilingual folktales come to life through puppetry, songs, and more!

Please submit feedback about the performance for a chance to win a special Dia de los Muertos themed prize for kids. Prizes will be given to the first feedback entries submitted to jstadler@bryantx.gov. Supplies are limited so be sure to watch the video and submit your feedback as soon as possible!

For more information, contact the Mounce Library youth services desk at (979) 209-5600.

Horcrux Hunt

Larry J Ringer Library Horcrux Hunt

Larry J Ringer Library Horcrux Hunt

During the month of October we are on the hunt to find and destroy Voldemort’s dark horcruxes!  To join us in this scavenger hunt, that takes place around the City of College Station properties, pick up or print out a clue sheet and record the codes that you find at the location of each horcrux.  Return the sheet to the Larry J. Ringer Library when you are finished and be entered into a Harry Potter themed prize drawing!
Clue sheets may be downloaded in pdf format and are available at the Ringer Library starting October 5th and must be returned to the library by 7PM on November 2nd.

Maps of Imaginary Places Scavenger Hunt

portion of Adventure map from Cushing exhibit

portion of Adventure map from Cushing exhibit

TAMU Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives will host a virtual exhibit on the Maps of Imaginary Places. Come join in the virtual fun with a map scavenger hunt for all ages! The deadline has been extended to August 15.The scavenger hunt is open to all ages. Everyone who participates will be entered into a participation prize pool. Email your answers (best guesses are okay) to Jenny Stadler.

Instructions:

  • Go to the Scavenger Hunt webpage created by the Cushing.
  • On that page, click the Scavenger Hunt Maps drop-down menu (top left section of the page).
  • Select one of the maps (Fairyland, Zombies, Wizard of Oz, Adventure & Voyages, or A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • On each map page, scroll down to see the Map Clues.
  • Each map page has a small picture of a map. Click the four outward arrows to expand the map image.
  • Email your scavenger hunt answers (best guesses are okay) to Mounce Library youth services librarian Jenny Stadler at jstadler@bryantx.gov.
  • The deadline has been extended to August 15.
  • Everyone who participates will be entered into a participation prize pool.
  • Jenny will contact winners in August.

For more information, contact Jenny Stadler at jstadler@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-5600.

The scavenger hunt is part of the Bryan+College Station Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program.

Fantasy Character Sheets

Fantasy is a great genre to use to escape and the characters can make or break a good story.  Have you ever tried to create your own fantasy character?  Here’s your chance!  Pick-up or print our a character design sheet on July 21st!  Contact Ms. Liz with any questions.

Fantasy character sheet – blank (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – dragon (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – feminine (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – masculine (pdf)

Print these out on your own or come to Ringer Library on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, to pick up a copy. The library will be open 9 AM to 1 PM. For more information, contact Ms. Liz at earthur@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

Chemistry Road Show

Chemistry Road Show Texas A&M University Chemistry

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, Clara B. Mounce Public Library is proud to present:

Chemistry Road Show with Dr. Jim Pennington

Starting Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. | One Week Only

Dr. Jim Pennington of Texas A&M University’s Chemistry Department is providing a recording of the Chemistry Road Show performance from SXSW 2017.

The Chemistry Road Show uses chemistry to educate and entertain. It is a public service that Texas A&M University provides to schools and public libraries.

Dr Jim Pennington of TAMU Chemistry Road Show holding metal object from experiment Chemistry Road Show Texas A&M University Chemistry

Come join us virtually to watch Dr. Jim Pennington demonstrate exciting chemistry experiments.

The video’s introduction is a little long, and the actual show starts at 1 minute 26 seconds.

This performance is a part of the Bryan + College Station Library System’s Summer Reading Program and will be available for one week only.

Grandma Bobbee: Story Songs

Bobbee Pennington

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, Clara B. Mounce Public Library is proud to present:

Grandma Bobbee

Starting Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. | One Week Only

Grandma Bobbee is a library legend in the Brazos Valley.

Bobbee Pennington spent 15 years working as a storyteller and family literacy librarian with Clara B. Mounce Public Library until she retired in 2019. But don’t let that fool you. Bobbee is still very active in literacy and storytelling.

A member of the Tejas Storytelling Association, Bobbee is the program coordinator for the Brazos Valley Literacy Coalition and she performs and tells stories in schools, libraries, and museums.

She is also now a registered trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System certified in the following areas:

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Development Through Play
  • Emergent Literacy: Reading and Writing
  • Language and Communication: Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary
  • Supporting Skill Development

Come join us virtually to listen to Grandma Bobbee take us on a storytelling adventure.

This performance is a part of the Bryan + College Station Library System’s Summer Reading Program and will be available for one week only.

Elizabeth Kahura: African FolkTales

Elizabeth Kahura African Folk Tales virtual storytelling performances

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, Clara B. Mounce Public Library is proud to present:

Elizabeth Kahura

Starting Wednesday, June 17 | One Week Only

Elizabeth Kahura presents two virtual storytelling performances of FolkTales from Africa. Click the images below (or copy the links) to go to exclusive unlisted YouTube videos that will be active for one week only.

Elizabeth Kahura is a Texas Commission on the Arts storyteller who educates the public through music, performing arts, and storytelling the rich culture and history of Africa. Audiences learn how good moral values is shared from one culture to another. Concepts like the power to dream, character development, and self-empowerment come to life during the performances.

Come join us for these amazing virtual performances, brought to you by Mounce Library! Performances will be posted for 1 week, starting June 17.

These performances are a part of the Bryan + College Station Library System’s Summer Reading Program and will be available for one week only. The performances were funded by a grant to Mounce Library from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by funds from the Friends of the Library.

Harry Potter Puppet Pals

Harry Potter puppet pal example

Liz will be posting a video on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, demonstrating how to make Harry Potter puppet pals.

Here are some patterns you can download to make your own. There are blank and labeled versions of each. Click a link to pull up its full-size pattern (jpg file).

For more information, contact Ms. Liz at earthur@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

Harry Potter puppet pal example