NORMAN — Sugar-Free Allstars to perform
Grammy award-winning musicians Sugar-Free Allstars will bring their music to Summer Reading with a tour of Pioneer Library System libraries.
The 2011 Grammy award was for Best Childrens’ Album for an anti-bullying CD compilation titled “All About Bullies Big and Small.”
The band will perform throughout the Pioneer Library System in June. “Tour” dates are:
Monday, June 18, 2 and 7 p.m. at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Tuesday, June 19, 2 and 7 p.m. at the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave.
Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Blanchard Public Library, 205 NE 10th St.; and 2 p.m. at the Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th St.
Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. at the McLoud Board of Education Building, 117 N. Main St.; and 2 p.m. at the Tecumseh Public Library, 114 N. Broadway
Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. at the Purcell Public Library, 919 N. Ninth St.; and 2 p.m. at the Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.
Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. at the Noble Public Library, 204 N. 5th St.
Thursday, June 28, 2 p.m. at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, 2201 SW 134th St.
The band got its break in the direction of family-friendly music in 2006 when the Allstars were asked to play a Show in the Myriad Gardens Twilight Series.
The rest is history.
They went on to record their first album of entirely children’s music in 2007, the same year they did their first tours with PLS and the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City.
This year’s touring performances in the Summer Reading Program are sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Hitachi, Sonic, the Pioneer Library System Foundation and the Pioneer Library System.
For more information, go online to the PLS website, www.justsoyouknow.us.
Light Up the Night program slated
The Norman Public Library will give teens ways to “Light Up the Night” through an outreach program with Science Museum Oklahoma, set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
The program is part of this summer’s series of activities for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge at the library, and features a fun activity called “light painting.”
Participants will use provided iPads and an app called “Slow Shutter” that allows light painting. They also will use LED lights in a variety of objects that will allow for light painting.
Program presenters will be taking pictures that later will be downloaded to a CD or put on an online Flickr account for download.
“Kids really don’t mind learning as long as it’s entertaining,” said Eileen Castle, coordinator of Outreach Programming for Science Museum Oklahoma. “These are mostly self-exploration things, all are hands-on at your own pace, and there are no tests at the end.”
Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information on the program, call the library at 701-2620 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/norman.
— Transcript Staff