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April Vacation Activities at BPL

We've got a busy week planned for April vacation! All activities are free and no sign-up is required. We hope you'll join us at some of these fun events!

Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm - Patriot Fife and Drum Duo musical presentation

David Vose and Sue Walko are seasoned musicians, having performed music for over 40 years between them. David Vose is a full professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1999, he was inducted into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Sue Walko is an experienced fifer, having grown up in the hot bed area of fifes and drums in the state of Connecticut and playing in various fife and drum corps. Vose and Walko teamed up to perform fife and drum music from the 17th and 18th century and also play music for special holidays.They have been seen on Fox television, CBS television, and are regulars at the Paul Revere House in Boston. They also have presented their concert for nine years running as part of the Patriots Day weekend in Ogunquit, Maine and have even performed for presidential candidates. They are motivating, high energy, informative, and perform fully costumed.

Friday, April 20th at 10:30am - Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime

Bring your favorite stuffed animal into the library for this special event! We will be reading books about Maine animals, singing songs about them (and their scat!) and celebrating the diversity of nature in our area. The stuffed animals are invited to sleepover at the library and take part in some special after hour activities. Photos will be taken and shared with the owners, who will be able to come and pick up their animals on Saturday, April 21st. Owners may come as early as 10:00 a.m., just in time to read to Belichick the Reader Dog and stay for the special program from the Center for Wildlife at 11:00am!

Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 11am - Belichick the Reader Dog

Belichick the Reader Dog will be at the Berwick Public Library for children to come in and visit with! The Reader Dog program, which is offered as part of the Humane Education program at Cocheco Valley Humane Society, provides a relaxed and "dog-friendly" atmosphere for children to practice their skills at reading! Bring your favorite book to read to her or borrow some of ours! Can't make it this day? Belichick is one of two reader dogs that visits our library every month. Visit our website or check out our monthly newsletters for the latest dates.


Saturday, April 21st at 11am - The Center for Wildlife Presents - Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals!

The Center for Wildlife will present their very special line up of animal, reptile, and bird ambassadors at the Berwick Public Library! Focusing on animals that live in Maine, the Center for Wildlife will provide an in-depth introduction to the unique differences between raptors, reptiles, and mammals. Do snakes have fur? Do rabbits have scales? Are birds "cold-blooded"? Why do opossums have pouches? How do each of these animal groups adapt to our changing seasons? Using live animals and interactive displays, the answers to these and other questions will be revealed.


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