Shelter Island Library hosts tent week

Shelter Island Library. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter File Photo)

A much-anticipated summer event, Tent Week, kicks off today at the Shelter Island Library.

From Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 15, come enjoy a plethora of fun and educational programs under the big tent, from a magic show to an instrument petting zoo to musical performances.

All events are free, and many are appropriate for all ages. Call (631) 749-0042 for more information, or visit the library to pick up the full week’s schedule.

See some of the events listed below.

Friday, July 7

Suds and Song – Friends of the Library fundraiser, 6 p.m. 
Caroline Doctorow and the Steamrollers perform. Enjoy local beer, prosecco, brats, clams and more. Tickets are $40 at the circulation desk; $45 at the door.

Monday, July 10

‘The Write Stuff’ 5 p.m.

Author Matthew Quinn Martin moderates a panel of writers including Reed Farrel Coleman, Becky Cole, David Rich, Colby Marshall and more!

Tuesday, July 11

Prestino Magic Show 1 p.m.

An astonishing event great for all ages.

Family drumming circle 5 p.m.

Join Sarah and Sonomi using all kinds of hand drums and other percussion instruments in an energizing drum circle.

Wednesday, July 12

Perlman Music Program 3 p.m.

Friends from the PMP teach kids about classical music through songs and stories. Afterwards, enjoy an “instrument petting zoo.”

Music and picnic under the tent 6 p.m.  Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy the music of a pop rock duo the Tumbleweeds.

Thursday, July 13

Kids yoga 10:15 a.m.  Stretch, pose and bend with instructor Leith. Bring your own mat.

Lawn games and ices 2 p.m.  Play fun lawn games and enjoy refreshing Italian ices.

Family movie under the tent 8 p.m.  Relax with family while watching “Beauty and the Beast.”

Friday, July 14

Doggie costume social 11 a.m.  Prizes will be awarded for best costume; create homemade peanut butter treats to spoil furry friends

Power of Food, 4:30 p.m. 
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Saturday, July 15

Friends of the Library Tag Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Vendors, sign up for a table at the circulation desk — $25.