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.