The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will begin its children and young adult programming on Tues., Jul. 3 with Jim Cruise, also known as The Spoon Man. The “Spoon Man” has been playing the spoons for nearly 32 years, having performed for the likes of former President Gerald Ford and Mikhail Gorbachev. He has also worked with a wide range of entertainers including Fred Roger’s, Charo and Charley Pride.
The first program, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, is designed for children from ages two to 11. Jim will entertain musically, performing a variety of impressions. The second program, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for youth from ages 10 to 17 will include a workshop teaching participants how to play music with two ordinary tablespoons.
Cruise, who is married with five children, recently produced the first ever instructional video on how to play the spoons, appropriately titled, “Music from the Kitchen.” He has also written a chapter book entitled, “Spoon Boy,” which tells the story of how Jimmy got started playing the spoons. For more information visit www.SpoonMan.biz.
Registration in the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program (SRP) is required to be eligible to attend all supplemental programs (which will also require individual registration), and all participants must have a valid Greenwood Lake Public Library card. The program is open to children from age two to those entering sixth grade, as well as for children in grades seven through 12. Children should have a parent with them for the summer reading registration and for getting a new or replacement card.
Each week children are encouraged to come in during reporting times and report on the books they have read. These dates are on Thursdays and Fridays from Thurs., Jul. 5 to Fri., Jul. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The summer reading program will conclude on Sat., Jul. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a Homespun Carnival, complete with refreshments, crafts, prizes, activities, and games. All children seven and under must be accompanied by an adult.
To register visit the front desk at the library, call the library at 477-8377 or visit www.gwllibrary.org.