A representative from Congressman David Valadao's office will hold Mobile District Office hours at the Avenal Branch on Tuesday, August 11th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
World music and contemporary percussion master Ray McNamara shares his unique musical perspective, performing a blend of soca (soul of calypso) and jazz on the Steel Pan Drum.
Learn a little of the history and evolution of this surprisingly modern 20th century instrument, which was originally resourcefully created out of found objects. The audience will be treated to the magical island tones of the Steel Pan and have the opportunity to try out instruments and be part of a drum circle.
Magician Marshall Magoon is in demand as an illusion designer for the San Francisco Ballet, Hollywood films and Broadway shows, yet he relishes his role as a family entertainment Magician who creates unforgettable magical experiences for children and adults alike with his special blend of magic skill, music, and comedy.
The Fratello Marionettes produce high quality marionette shows where every last detail is designed and built by the performers themselves. 'The Vaudeville Follies,' a marionette variety show, is presented in the spirit of the old time music hall. The puppeteers perform in full view of the audience with marionettes that can be up to three feet tall, and include singers, dancers, clowns, trick marionettes, and a trained dog!
A staff member from the office of State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) will hold Mobile District Office hours at the Avenal Branch on Thursday, July 23rd from 12pm - 2pm.
One World Rhythm creates an interactive, in-the-moment music experience by placing a drum, percussion, or melodic instrument into the hands of every participant, then guiding them through an adventure to find their own rhythm and make music together.
Travis Brooks, local musician from the band Saltwater, formerly of Doc’s Holiday, will be facilitating a music workshop just for teens. Teens will have the opportunity to build their very own cigar box guitar and take it home.
CelloJoe is the world’s only beatboxing, long distance bicycling, looping cellist, who has created his own unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm.
Stop by the library this week to sign up for the "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Friends of the Kings County Library! The "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Program will take place Monday, June 8 - Friday, July 24 and events will be held at all Kings County Library locations.
Celebrate the holiday season with us! Join us at the Avenal Library from 4pm-6pm for holiday entertainment, crafts, raffle, and refreshments! See attached flier for more information.