Posted by – April 7, 2012
As we thought about Own the Night, the 2012 Teen Summer Reading Program theme, we figured many of you would go with the popular zombie, vampire, creatures of the night idea. We struggled at first with how to connect what we do with the theme because you don’t usually see juggling zombies! But when we refocused on our goal of helping kids discover new interests and skills that empower them, a variation on the theme seemed obvious: Take the Stage…Own the Night. Why not have teens learn new skills that provide them with the confidence and self-esteem to Own the Night.
We have compiled a variety of resources that start with teaching teens to juggle including DIY juggling balls that you can make with them on a shoe-string budget. But that’s just a starting point. Why not engage folks in your community to come in a do demonstrations on music, dance, storytelling, or other skills. We’ve also included ideas for showcasing teen talents from using them as opening acts for your SRP programs to a full talent show event. The materials have been developed with libraries in mind, but can easily be adapted for camps and afterschool programs.
All of these resources and more can be found at FlowCircus.com/OwnTheNight. Video contest coming May 1st. Join our mailing list to get details when available.
You can run these programs without us, but Flow Circus is available for family performances and teen workshops. Visit FlowCircus.com/library for more information.
Posted by – December 12, 2011
We have been busy fielding calls and emails about Summer 2012 and our tour schedule is taking shape. Paul is still working out the details for his Dream Big – READ! performance to fit this summer’s theme, but you can be sure that it will inspire children of all ages to discover new skills and interests at their library. To see how Paul used storytelling, juggling, and magic to highlight past SRP themes, visit our video gallery. We also offer engaging hands-on tween/teen workshops that will help Own the Night. For more information about these workshops, visit flowcircus.com/library.
Summer 2012 Tour Schedule:
Week of 6/4: Alabama
Week of 6/11: Western NC & Upstate SC
Week of 6/18: Pennsylvania
Week of 6/25: New York & Northern New Jersey
Week of 7/2: North Carolina
Week of 7/9: New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Week of 7/16: North and South Carolina
Week of 7/23: TBD (Available for a library tour of 10+ shows)
Week of 7/30: New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Week of 8/6 & 8/13: Northeast (NJ, NY, & CT)
to check availability for specific dates/times. The schedule above may change as we move forward with planning so feel free to contact us with your requests.