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Tyler Public Library to host balloon artist

Friday marks the end of Summer Reading Club activities at the Tyler Public Library as Balloon artist, Mister Jazzz, sees the summer out with a bang at 1:30 and at 3 p.m. as the final Fab Friday entertainer for the summer.
Mister Jazzz is a balloon twister unlike any other. Through the magic of balloon-wear, he can turn people into pirates, dragons, fairies and even aliens.
With a host of other unique and fun balloon animals and items in his repertoire, laughter and smiles abound with Mister Jazzz.
Other activities at the Library this week include:
Fables and Films, this week featuring picture books and stories about kid science, plus a short film, Normie’s Science Project.  The story hours begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Movie Matinees for elementary children continue Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. This week’s feature film, The Pagemaster, tells the story of a timid boy who enters an empty library and is swept away into a place of wonder and discovery where legendary characters from literary classics come alive.
On Thursday, at 1:30 and again at 3 p.m., is ArtsBooksCrafts—“Dig into Science!” During the hands-on experience, children in grades 3, 4 and 5 will dig out the science behind the magic. Children will perform simple, science experiments with physics teacher and magician, Tom Young. Registration for the program is limited; please contact the Library to register.
Throughout the summer, kids, teens and adults can “Dig Up a Good Book!” at Tyler Public Library. Using time logs available at the library and online, children, teens and adults track the hours they spend reading in June and July. After logging 20 hours, readers turn in completed time logs to the Library Information Desk and pick a free book from the Dig Up a Good Book Cart.  Children who are not reading independently may still participate by being read to for 20 hours. The final day to turn in reading logs is July 29.
Groups, summer camps and childcare facilities are welcome to attend events but must register by contacting the Library. Families and individuals do not need to register for any events except ArtsBooksCrafts, for which there is a 50-child maximum.
All summer programs are free and open to the public and take place in Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College, in downtown Tyler. The Texas Reading Program is made possible through the Friends of the Tyler Public Library with additional support from Target.
For more information, call the Library at (903) 593-7323 or check out the Summer Reading Club page online at www.tylerlibrary.com.

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