Spring break at many North Central Regional Library branches next month will feature medieval knights, a theater production and ukulele lessons. Two libraries will also be offering virtual-reality demonstrations.
Here’s a lineup of programs scheduled at the libraries:
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents “New Shoes”
In this live theatrical performance based on the picture book by Susan Lynn Meyer, Ella Mae and her mother visit a shoe store to buy a new pair of shoes only to be turned away because she is black. Determined to fight back, Ella Mae and her friends collect and restore old shoes and then hold their own shoe sale, giving African American members of their community a place where they can be treated fairly and buy shoes.
♦ 11 a.m. Monday, Leavenworth Library
♦ 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wenatchee Library
♦ 1 p.m. Tuesday, Entiat Library
♦ 4 p.m. Tuesday, Manson Library
♦ 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Twisp Library
♦ 10:30 a.m. April 5, Soap Lake Library
All-Ages Ukulele Class
Micah and Me of Portland will offer a one-hour, high-energy class that offers a working and practical knowledge of ukuleles. Bring your own instrument if you have it. Register in advance to borrow a ukulele. Micah and Me is a “kindie” rock band made up of stay-at-home dads who write and play music to inspire and engage children of all ages.
♦ 3 p.m. Monday Ephrata Library
♦ 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wenatchee Library
♦ 6 p.m. Tuesday, Chelan Library
The Knights of Veritas
The program features interactive, educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry.
♦ 11 a.m. Monday, Entiat Library
♦ 3 p.m. Monday, Cashmere Library
♦ 10 a.m. Tuesday, Waterville Library
♦ 11 a.m. April 4, Quincy Library
♦ Noon April 5, Bridgeport Library
♦ 4 p.m. April 5, Chelan Library
♦ 3 p.m. April 3-4, Wenatchee Public Library. Register in advance.
The special programs are in addition to the normal story and craft times that most libraries host weekly. Visit ncrl.org to view a full calendar of events at the libraries during spring break.
Michelle McNiel is the community relations specialist for the North Central Regional Library.