The Yadkin County Public Library has announced its programs for the 2016 Summer Reading Program and summer movies. Reading programs are held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., while movies are shown each Monday at 1 p.m.
On June 13, the library will show the movie “Sandlot” PG 101 min. Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru takes Smalls under his wing and soon he’s part of the local baseball buddies. Adventures ensue, including inevitably dealing with a legendary ball-eating dog called the Beast.
On June 15, MadCap Puppets presents “Monsters of Baseball.” The sign at the ball park says “No Monsters Allowed!,” but that doesn’t stop Roscoe from sneaking a little monster named Gus in to see a baseball game. It seems they’re not alone as more monsters begin slipping into the ball park to join the fun. Giant puppets bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems. There’s room for everyone, including the audience, to celebrate America’s favorite past time.
On June 20, “The Big Green” PG 100 min will air. An underdog sports team of misfit kids learn to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises.
On June 22, the Yadkin Family YMCA “Kid FIT” will be presented. A fitness program specifically geared towards kids on learning ways to stay active throughout the summer. Have fun while getting healthy.
On June 27, “Little Giants” PG 106 min will air. Becky O’Shea recruits the help of her father, Danny, to coach a pee-wee team after being excluded, despite her being the best player, from playing on her Uncle Kevin’s pee-wee league team. Danny accepts in an attempt to show their town that Kevin is not invincible and that there is another O’Shea in town.
On June 29, ReVonda Crow, storyteller, will present “Folktales, Fairytales & Jacktales.” Southern storyteller, ReVonda Crow, loves keeping traditional stories, such as Brer Rabbit, Irish fairy tales, folk tales, ghost stories, and local lore alive. She tells stories with an energy and enthusiasm that brings them to life, and captivates audiences of all ages and illuminates their imaginations.
On July 11, “Angels in the Outfield” PG 102 min will air. Roger Bomman lives in a foster home along with his best friend J.P. When Roger’s dad comes to visit him, he has high hopes that he might go live with his dad, but they are quickly dashed when he tells him that they can be a family again when Roger’s favorite baseball team, the California Angels, win the pennant. The team is currently in last place in their division so Roger prays to heaven and asks if the angels can help his team win the pennant so that he can have the family that he always wanted.
On July 13, Dinosaurs with Ed Bounds will present “Dakota & Friends.” A fun and an interactive educational experience, featuring Dakota the lifelike Deinonycus and his family of dinosaur friends, including a gang of moving, blinking, skating Triceratop, a “real” baby Tyrannosaurs Rex and much more.
On July 18, “Space Jam” PG 88 min will air. Michael Jordan joins forces with the Looney Tunes characters to play an alien basketball team, determining their freedom.
On July 20, The Balloon Lady, Donna Pruett will present “It’s a great day to be alive.” Professional balloon artist, Donna Pruett, provides a unique, kid-friendly experience that incorporates her award-winning balloon creations, music, storytelling and engaging magic tricks.
On July 25, “3 Ninjas” PG 84 min will air. Three young brothers, who have been trained in ninja techniques from an early age, learn that they possess powers which evil crooks would like to control. When a kidnap is attempted, they must defend themselves using all their skills.
On July 27, a musical concert with Jack & Kitty will be held. An Emmy Award winning folk duo that perform and record music specifically aimed at two unique audiences: adults and kids. Based out of Minnesota, Jack and Kitty describe their unique sound as “organic vaudeville folk.”