Adventure into the wild world of the arts with Stillwater Public Library’s “NEA Tails and Tales” 2021 Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will take place virtually and explore a wide range of the arts, with performances and workshops on topics like dance, music, writing, songwriting, acting and more. Participation in the SPL’s annual Summer Reading Program is free and registration begins May 24, with reading challenges and online activities running through July 31. Readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up and join the fun.
“Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), we are able to include performances and workshops with our summer reading program again, a long-standing tradition that we all truly missed last year,” said Elizabeth Murray, SPL’s Children’s Librarian. “We’re excited to have found a new way to continue this community-favorite element of our annual program in a way that allows the whole community to continue to participate,” This year’s focus on the arts gives children, teens and even adults a lot of fun options to participate in programs and workshops highlighting various artistic endeavors.
Adults are invited to enjoy this summer’s Arts extravaganza with their own special programs.
- Saturday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m.: “OSU Art Walk” – Explore the art on campus with a guided tour.
- Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m.: “Butterfly Walk” – Enjoy a walk, led by members of the Payne County Audubon Society, through the OSU Botanic Gardens to look for butterflies and other pollinators during International Pollinator Week.
- Thursday, July 15, at 6 p.m.: “Author Visit with Will Thomas” – Local Oklahoma Victorian mystery writer of the “Barker and Llewelyn” series talks about his books and answers questions.
- Saturday, July 24, at 6 p.m.: “Library StorySLAM” – Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours! Attend a StorySLAM, a live storytelling competition popularized by “The Moth.”