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March 9th, 2010
Activities abound at library for spring break

030810marlarkeyActivities for spring break kick off at the library with a rousing family-friendly free concert with O’Malarkey Tuesday.

STAFF REPORT

It’s spring break for San Marcos CISD, and if the kids have run through their video games and need some active diversions, the San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, has come to the rescue with some free fun activities for all.

First, the free concert at the library Tuesday features the family-friendly rollicking Irish tunes of Wimberley’s O’Marlarkey at 7 p.m. The band will be playing a variety of jigs, reels and hornpipes to get attendees in the mood for St. Paddy’s Day. Be prepared for penny whistle tunes and sing-alongs, too.

Wednesday, Aaron Friend, local juggler extraordinaire will conduct a class on the rudiments of juggling at 11 a.m. Tossing those rings around not only looks cool, but increases hand-eye coordination as well. Kids aged nine and older are welcome. Register by calling the library at (512) 393-8200.

Thursday, the library puppeteers will present “Rainbow Goblins” at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. The tale is appropriate for children aged two and older. The colorful whimsical tale by Ul de Rico is chock-full of music and adventure.

The Spring Story Festival will be featured at the library on Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. The Texas State University Student Reading Council is presenting the event, which will feature stories, arts and crafts and other activities planned to delight children of all ages.

For more information on these events, call the library at (512) 393-8200.

030810goblins.jpg.“Rainbow Goblins” is a colorful puppet show full of imaginative adventure.

030810rings.jpg.Aaron Friend will teach the basics of juggling at a free class at the library.

030810juggleclassThe free juggling classes are always a bit hit with all ages.

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