Music, paleontology coming to local libraries

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  • Courtesy photo Quincy children got an up-close look at real fossils during the visit of the Burke Museum to the Quincy Public Library in summer 2018. The museum staff returns to Quincy, Ephrata and Moses Lake this summer, part of the North Central Regional Library summer reading program.

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    Courtesy photo Quincy children got an up-close look at real fossils during the visit of the Burke Museum to the Quincy Public Library in summer 2018. The museum staff returns to Quincy, Ephrata and Moses Lake this summer, part of the North Central Regional Library summer reading program.

  • Courtesy photo Quincy children got an up-close look at real fossils during the visit of the Burke Museum to the Quincy Public Library in summer 2018. The museum staff returns to Quincy, Ephrata and Moses Lake this summer, part of the North Central Regional Library summer reading program.

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    Courtesy photo Quincy children got an up-close look at real fossils during the visit of the Burke Museum to the Quincy Public Library in summer 2018. The museum staff returns to Quincy, Ephrata and Moses Lake this summer, part of the North Central Regional Library summer reading program.

WENATCHEE — Music, books and fossils will be the subject of special programs at Grant County libraries over the next two weeks.

The “Learning with Style” organization will bring its variety show, based on children’s books, to Royal City and Mattawa on Monday and Ephrata and Quincy on Tuesday. Learning with Style uses music to help promote children’s literacy, writing original music based on kids’ books.

The Royal City program is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday; the Mattawa show is at 4 p.m. Two performances are scheduled Tuesday, at 1 p.m. in Quincy and 4 p.m. in Ephrata. The Royal City library is located at 136 Camelia St., and the Mattawa library is at 101 Manson Lane. The Quincy library is at 208 S. Central Ave. and the Ephrata library is at 45 NW Alder St.

The kids “will hear a full concert of music inspired by the children’s books we all love,” according to the group’s website. “Our song list is always growing.” The songs are inspired by books ranging from Dr. Seuss to the Wizard of Oz.

The Burke Museum will be bringing its “Dig In” program to Moses Lake, Ephrata and Quincy during the week of July 22. Dinosaurs and fossils will be coming to Quincy at 10 a.m. on July 25, to Ephrata at 10 a.m. July 26, and Moses Lake at 4 p.m. the same day. The Moses Lake library is located at 418 E. Fifth Ave.

The “Dig In” program is designed for children in the second through eighth grades. The kids “examine real fossils, rocks and minerals, as well as cast replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants,” according to the museum website. The exhibit is designed to highlight the work of paleontologists and geologists. Museum staff travel with their own paleontological excavation, allowing kids to dig for fossils.

The events are part of the library’s annual summer reading program, which sponsors craft projects, family game nights, tech programs and a number of special events. The reading part of the program (different from library to library) usually includes prizes for kids who read books.

Cheryl Schweizer can be reached via email at education@columbiabasinherald.com.

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