2019 Summer Reading Program Workshops

Registration for the Summer Reading Program is required before registering for these workshops.

You can register for the Summer Reading Program HERE.

These workshops require additional registration:

LEGO Robotics Workshop (Monday, June 17th & Monday, July 15th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Kids aged 8 and up will build LEGO robots with Lauren Hollenbeck.
Click here to register for LEGO Robotics Workshop.

LEGO WeDo Workshop (Mondays, June 3rd – July 22nd, 10:00 – 11:00 am)

Designed for ages 6-8, this unique combination of building with the familiar LEGO bricks, using easy-to-use coding software and engaging curriculum-relevant STEM challenges makes coding fun and relevant for elementary students. Basically, everything you need to help every student to succeed at STEM through coding.
Click here to register for LEGO WeDo Workshop.

National Music Museum Workshop (Thursdays in June, 10:00 – 11:00 am)

The National Music Museum workshop this year will deal with Holt’s The Planets. Facts about each planet in our solar system will be included, with a little bit about the mythology behind the names of the planets. Kids will listen to each movement of Holt’s work while creating their own 2D planets. They will also be making musical instruments of the type featured in each movement. Ages 4 and up.
Click here to register for National Music Museum Workshop.

South Dakota Shakespeare Festival Theatre Workshops (Thursday, June 6th, 2019)

Theatre workshops for Youth with the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival! Each time slot is separated into two age groups: 8-12 and 13-18.
Click here to register for SD Shakespeare Festival Workshops.

Workshop breakdown:

10:00 – 11:00 am: Creating Theatre Page to Stage (Ages 8-12)
Instructor: Siobhan Bremer | Location: Youth Room

In this workshop students will join together to play theatre games as a warm up to bring literature to life. We will use voice, body, emotion and creativity to enliven texts such as True Story and Where the Wild Things Are. Join this fun-filled hour with university theatre professor and professional actress Siobhan Bremer.

10:00 – 11:00 am: ‘Raven Creation Story’ (Ages 13-18)
Instructor: Skyler Davis | Location: Kozak Room

Come and join Skyler, a Tlingit actor from Alaska, and learn and help tell the traditional Raven Creation Story, of the Tlingit people. Passed down orally from generation to generation since the beginning of time.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break (Free Lunch for students 18 & under)

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Character Body Exploration (Ages 8-12)
Instructor: Shekendra Morgan | Location: Kozak Room

In this workshop we will explore the connection between body and character through improvisation and randomized prompts. The goal of this workshop is to help connect actors to a more physically connected performance.

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Crowning Around (Ages 13-18)
Instructors: Sabrina Egeland & Camryn Hirschfeld | Location: Youth Room

Participants will use floral wire, pipe cleaners and other found objects to design and create their own wearable crowns sure to make Titania and Oberon jealous.

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Crowning Around (Ages 8-12)
Instructors: Sabrina Egeland & Camryn Hirschfeld | Location: Youth Room

Participants will use floral wire, pipe cleaners and other found objects to design and create their own wearable crowns sure to make Titania and Oberon jealous.

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Approaching Shakespeare (Ages 13-18)
Instructor: Rachel Smith | Location: Kozak Room

Have you ever gone to one of Shakespeare’s plays and left feeling confused? Have you heard Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” and wondered why the characters talk this way? In this workshop, we’ll look at Shakespeare’s language and give you the tools you need to decode it! Using a monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you’ll learn how to understand and perform Shakespeare like a pro!

3:30 pm: Workshops End

6:00 pm: Pre-show music and vending (Prentis Park)

7:00 pm: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Prentis Park)

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