Libraries around North Central Washington are offering several great activities for kids over spring break this year.

First — Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will perform the book “Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions” at several North Central Regional Library branches during spring break week.

The free performance brings to life the children’s book by Chris Barton which tells the story of Lonnie Johnson, who’s love of rockets, robots and inventing became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer. Among other things, he is the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, an idea he came up with by accident while trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners.

The theater group will perform the show at the following libraries:

  • Cashmere, April 5, 11 a.m.
  • Chelan, April 4, 3 p.m.
  • Curlew, April 3, 2 p.m.
  • George, April 5, 11 a.m.
  • Leavenworth, April 4, 11 a.m.
  • Manson, April 2, 1 p.m.
  • Moses Lake, April 6, 3 p.m.
  • Omak, April 2, 6:30 p.m.
  • Republic, April 3, 10 a.m.
  • Soap Lake, April 6, 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Abby Osborn at 663-1117, ext. 130.

ALSO this spring break — North Central Regional Library is bringing the Knights of Veritas to several of its libraries. The free program the week of April 2-6 features interactive, educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry.

“Our mission is to make history exciting and relevant to today’s audiences, and show that even great warriors had a code of conduct that was expected of them,” said Knights of Veritas Director Eric Slyter. “We love getting kids excited about learning and reading!”

The program includes accurate replica arms and armor, an examination of the culture of the middle ages, common myths and misconceptions, accurate combat based on period manuscripts, rare antiquities, the Code of Chivalry, and more.

They will perform at the following libraries: 

  • Chelan Public Library: April 2, 3 p.m.
  • Entiat Public Library: April 2, 11 a.m.
  • Ephrata Public Library: April 5, 10 a.m.
  • Okanogan Public Library: April 6, 3 p.m.
  • Oroville Public Library: April 6, 11 a.m.
  • Quincy Public Library: April 5, 2 p.m.
  • Wenatchee Public Library: April 3, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m

For more info about library programs, go to ncrl.org.

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