Library taking the fun outside

Published 5:48 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

Kick off the upcoming arrival of summer with a free outdoor movie and concert at city park in downtown Demopolis on Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. The Groove Club Kids, a children’s entertainment group from Nashville, Tennessee will perform at 6 p.m. After the sun sets, the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer will be projected for a movie under the stars.

The Groove Club is a one-of-a-kind collaborative with a mission to entertain preschool and early elementary age kids and their families. They are a group of young, dynamic performers who tour nationwide with a goal of bringing smiles to young children, encouraging audience participation and getting kids dancing! They help promote reading and the library’s summer reading program theme “Dream Big”. The Groove Club will perform on Thursday, May 18 at U.S. Jones and at John Essex School.

“Children’s librarian, Kelley Tarpley, came up with the idea have “A Movie Under the Stars” event here in Demopolis several years ago after seeing how successful it was in other cities and the need for family friendly entertainment here,” says library director Morgan Grimes. “It was successful, so we have tried to continue to do this event as part of our summer reading programming. Last year we partnered with Kirk Brooker, The Marengo County Historical Society, and Collins Communications and the event was extremely successful with over 100 people attending. The Two Rivers Arts Council has always thrived to bring arts programs into the schools and to Demopolis, so partnering with them for this event seemed like a natural fit for the Library.”

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The event is sponsored by The Two Rivers Arts Council, The Friends of the Demopolis Public Library, The Marengo Historical Society, Collins Communications, and The Chu Clinic. Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity will sell hotdogs from Foster Farms, chips and drinks. We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray to this free, family friendly event