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NEA Big Read "A Wizard of Earthsea" Youth Art Exhibit

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Deltona Regional Library
Teen Zone

"The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest."

The Volusia County Public library invites young artists to participate in  A Wizard of Earthsea art exhibit as part of the NEA Big Read program.

Artists ages twelve to eighteen may submit a piece of artwork inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s fantasy novel, A Wizard of Earthsea for display in Volusia County Public Libraries during the NEA Big Read event, January 19th through February 28th.

All artwork must be 8.5” x 11” or smaller and must be submitted with a typed document with the artist’s name, the title of the piece, and a description of no more than 150 words explaining how the piece relates to the novel.

Artwork and description document must be submitted to a Volusia County Public Library branch by 5:00 pm, Monday, January 7th.


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Sea Tales Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
John H. Dickerson Heritage Library
Meeting Room
Starts with 15 minutes of music & movement followed by sea & beach tales, songs, & flannel stories. A simple craft with colored sand immediately afterwards.
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Drums and Dragons with 3rd Wheel Drums

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deltona Regional Library
Scrub Jay Auditorium

Learn the ancient art of drumming with Mark DeMaio of 3rd Wheel Drums.  Stay to create your own dragon armband.

For teens grades 6-12 only.

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Creative Visions Art Aces

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A

Art Aces is a fun-filled art program in which students enjoy guided projects in a creative atmosphere.  For grades K-6. 


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Fanciful Listen Up

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A
Listen and learn while the librarian shares fun and funny books and songs.  Each week has a different theme to explore.  Parents and children enjoy a special time reading together, while waiting for "Shake it UP!" to begin.  Children 2 – 6 years and their caregiver.
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Flight of Fancy Shake it Up!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A
An exciting program with movement and activities set to music.  Children learn to play together using the balance beam, tunnel, bean bags with music and musical chairs.  For children 2-6.
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Master Chanter

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John H. Dickerson Heritage Library
Meeting Room
"Where Words Fail, Music Speaks" These words quoted by Hans Christian Andersen are embodied in the musical selections from classical, to jazz, to hymns performed by keyboardist, Abdias Pelicieux
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TA*DA!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Port Orange Regional Library
Auditorium

An original play by Karen Poulsen for the NEA Big Read Original Play Series

Step right up, folks, and take a good look at our one and only “Sizzling Sideshow” from 1904! You’ll meet the fascinating “Talker” – Mademoiselle Marveline (Tosha Williams), Foley (Ryan McNally) – a roustabout turned stumbling magician, and Elly (Valerie Orzel) – a ticket taker and anxious magician’s assistant.

 

Watch as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade from the amazing Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (Wes Jones), who is known as the father of modern magic from the 1850s.

 

This mismatched group of performers will attempt to entertain the audience after they discover that all the regular side-show performers have disappeared.

 

 




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Master of the Groves: Ender's Board Gaming Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A
Choose from our library's board game collection or bring your family's favorite to play. We'll even have some giant board games set up for larger-than-life fun!  For children, teens and their families.
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Movie: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (NEA Big Read)

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
DeLand Regional Library
Auditorium
Our Fantasy Film series kicks off with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, a 1988 film based on the tall tales of 18th century German nobleman Munchausen and his exploits against the Ottoman Empire. Starring John Neville, Eric Idle, Jonathan Price, Uma Thurman, and Robin WIlliams. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards. Rated PG. Runtime 2 hours 7 minutes. 
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TA*DA!

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Port Orange Regional Library
Auditorium 1

An original play by Karen Poulsen for the NEA Big Read Original Play Series

Step right up, folks, and take a good look at our one and only “Sizzling Sideshow” from 1904! You’ll meet the fascinating “Talker” – Mademoiselle Marveline (Tosha Williams), Foley (Ryan McNally) – a roustabout turned stumbling magician, and Elly (Valerie Orzel) – a ticket taker and anxious magician’s assistant.

 

Watch as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade from the amazing Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (Wes Jones), who is known as the father of modern magic from the 1850s.

 

This mismatched group of performers will attempt to entertain the audience after they discover that all the regular side-show performers have disappeared.

 

 



 


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Journey Through Earthsea

All Day
Port Orange Regional Library
Children's Area
What is the importance of a name? In the world of Earthsea, knowing a name makes all the difference. Explore this world in the Port Orange children’s room through a scavenger hunt, crafts, and other fun hands-on activities inspired by the importance of names. 5th grade and under only.
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NEA Big Read Essential Oils - Master Herbal and Healing

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DeLand Regional Library
Auditorium

Practice the healing powers taught by Master Herbal. Learn holistic benefits to help you regain a sense of balance and harmony. Presented by Felicity Van Meggelen of doTERRA. Registration is required as space is limited. Free and open to the public. Contact: DeLand Regional Library, 386-822-6430 ext. 20762.


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Spells and Shadows: A Game of Earthsea

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ormond Beach Regional Library
Auditorium
These life-size and tabletop games were created by library staff to celebrate the book. You can become Sparrowhawk, Ogion, Serret, Hoeg, Yevaud or Harrekki as you journey from Gont to Iffish. You will enjoy landing on the Spell cards, but watch out for the Shadow cards along the way or you might get sent to one of the outer island and be stuck in The Kargad Lands!
Cast spells to conquer the Shadow as you journey through the land of Earthsea taking part in these life-size and tabletop games
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Whimsical Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A

Traditional Storytime for your little ones; reading, finger plays, music and activity songs.

An age appropriate themed craft provided.  For ages 2 -5 years.


 


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Master Herbal

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John H. Dickerson Heritage Library
Meeting Room
Volusia County Master Gardner Lillian Shelton will present an introduction on growing herbs. Covering why you should grow an herb garden, how to grow an herb garden, and the ease of growing one.
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NEA Big Read Fable Writing Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
DeLand Regional Library
Auditorium
Fable Writing Workshop taught by Stetson Professor and published author Michele Randall. Learn the differences among fables, fairy tales, myths and legends. Afterward, you can write your own fable. Registration is required.
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NEA Big Read - Classic Movies - NEA Big Read Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytona Beach Regional Library
Auditorium
The movie for today is: Dragonheart

During the NEA Big Read Event, the Daytona Beach Library is proud to present popular fantasy movies.
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Stardust

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ormond Beach Regional Library
Auditorium
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
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Dreamscape Lego Challenge

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
Auditorium A
"Imagine it?  Build it!" with LEGO blocks.  Participants will be challenged to build different creations at each program.  LEGO constructions will be displayed in the library throughout the week.  Grades K-6
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Launch in the Library

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Daytona Beach Regional Library
Launch Pad
Join us in the Launch Pad each Tuesday afternoon for crafts, STEAM and other interesting activities.  Space is limited to 24 participants.  Children will sign in the day of the program.  The program is aimed at children in Kindergarten through 5th grades.  Today's Activity:  Wind Sock
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THE KNIGHT AND THE DRAGON SHADOW PUPPET SHOW

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DeBary Public Library
Auditorium
The Knight and the Dragon Shadow Puppet Show - A BIG READ PROGRAM

Watch a classic Tomie DePaola book come to life behind a shadow screen and then         stay for a simple knight and dragon craft project.

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LITTLE READERS STORYTIME

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
DeBary Public Library
Auditorium

Today's theme is A Big Read Event: Knights and Dragons

Join us for storybooks, flannel board rhymes, fingerplays, music, bean bags and more.  In a group setting, children improve listening and pre-reading skills, vocabulary and language development as well as attention span and so much more!
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NEA Big Read - Genealogy Databases Available at VCPL

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Daytona Beach Regional Library
Auditorium

Are you interested in tracing your family history?  Do you need help getting started? Volusia County Public Library has four databases, available for free, to help you do just that!  In this one-hour program, you’ll learn what’s available in the databases, as well as how to access and use them. No registration is necessary.


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Robotics for Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ormond Beach Regional Library
Auditorium
Adults will spend two hours (with a half-hour of free play built into the end) discovering how to code using Ozobots. Space is limited. Registration is required.
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