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Wilsonville Library filled to the gills for summer entertainment

Comedic juggler Rhys Thomas and Mad Science open the first two weeks of shows with a flourish


by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Tiffany Musgrove of Mad Science leads Henry Findtner of Tualatin and Chase Crouch of Wilsonville in a science experiment July 3 at the Wilsonville Library.The Wilsonville Public Library has now held its first three weeks of entertainment as part of its summer reading program for kids, and the Spokesman was there to record the fun in photographs during the previous two shows.

The June 26 show featured comedic juggler Rhys Thomas, who thrilled three sold-out performances with his antics and ability to keep large, heavy objects moving through the air. Then, on July 3, Mad Science opened the long Independence Day weekend for local youngsters interested in learning more about science and chemistry. With a variety of chemical reactions and other experiments on tap, multiple shows featuring Doctor Silly was also very well attended.

In coming weeks, the library will play host July 10 to Border Collies International, rescued dogs that now play soccer and chase a frisbee with the best of them. Then on July 17, the library's own Brad Clark will present music, comedy and stories.

Then, on July 24 join the Reptile Man, Rich Ritchey, at Murase Plaza for the library's summer reading celebration party. There will be a picnic lunch and a show with Ritchey and his wide array of snakes and lizards.

Finally, "Naftali, Story Voyager" will wrap up this summer's lineup July 31 wtih an original stage adaptation for children. This presentation features old world folk tales written by Nobel prize winner Issac Bashevis Singer.

For more information, visit http://wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Below is a photo gallery from the June 26 and July 3 shows taken by Josh Kulla:

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Tualatin resident Henry Findtner joins Wilsonvilles Chase Crouch (right) in a science experiment July 3 at the Wilsonville Library, part of a Mad Science show for the librarys summer reading program.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Comedic Juggler Rhys Thomas packed the Wilsonville Library June 26, with three sold out shows filling the Oak Room with children.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Caden Mesdag of Wilsonville tries to spin a tray with a cup of water on it as a demonstration last week at the Wilsonville Librarys presentation of Mad Science.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Comedic juggler Rhys Thomas performs at the Wilsonville Library.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Tiffany Musgrove of Mad Science performs July 3 at the Wilsonville Library.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Basic chemical reactions are a core part of Mad Science and its presentations for kids. Here, Ayanna Keys of Wilsonville (left) and two other volunteers watch a chemical reaction unfold before their eyes.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Comedic Juggler Rhys Thomas entertains a room full of children June 26 at the Wilsonville Library.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville girl Kami Gore takes part July 3 in an experiment in centrifugal force as part of the Mad Science summer show at the Wilsonville Library.



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