Monday, August 4th at 11:00 AM Dan the Snakeman will be returning to Solvay Library and bringing some of his unique collection of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates!
Dan’s shows were created to educate people of all ages about reptiles, helping the audience better understand and appreciate the special nature of these animals and their importance to the environment. His program offers a unique opportunity to experience many species of exotic reptiles. The audience is invited to interact with the animals on an up-close and personal level; viewing, touching, and asking questions are highly encouraged.
Ever wondered why Pop Rocks pop and soda goes fizz? The MOST brings you an exciting selection of experiments that fizz, boom and pop! You will be amazed, and dazzled as you learn the science behind them. This 45 minute interactive show is for people of all ages and designed to encourage further scientific experimentation!
Thursday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m.
Dinner and a Movie: Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:00 p.m. We provide the movie, you bring all the snacks and beverages you desire. This week we will be showing Heaven Is For Real. A young boy suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven in this earnest inspirational drama based on the best-selling book of the same name. When their young son Colton (Connor Corum) enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness, devastated parents Todd (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) and Sonja Burpo (Kelly Reilly) are uncertain whether he will make it out of the operating room alive. But in what Colton’s doctors credit as ‘a miracle,’ he survives — and with an incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven. Later, despite Colton’s accurate and intimate revelations about people he has never encountered — including his sister who died in utero and his late grandfather — skeptics hastily dismiss any possibility that the young boy’s fantastical claims could be true. Meanwhile, his astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside down.
Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library and read it aloud to a furry friend. Dogs love all kinds of books!
Our PAWS friend is named Webber and he will be at Solvay Library the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Also present will be Bill Coe, Webber’s friend and handler.
Children ages 5 and older can practice their reading skills in a safe, friendly environment. Reading sessions are 10-15 minutes. The program is free and registration is required.
Join us Sunday, June 8th for a free showing of the movie Monuments Men at 2:00 p.m. Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel’s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler’s death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes Clooney to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star.