Fauquier County Public Library

Reading Riot: Kick Off Summer with a Rock Concert

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MaddiMae guitarist in fieldThe library has lots of free, fun events to keep you entertained and reading throughout our Summer Reading Program (SRP).  We will kick off SRP with a concert by local musician Maddi Mae, who will sing and play her guitar on the steps of the Warrenton library. Then Maddi will have repeat performances at the Bealeton and Marshall branch libraries.

With her soulful voice Maddi’s original indie folk-rock music feels eerie and powerful. As a musician, Maddi uses her own vulnerability and authenticity to encourage others to self-empower and self-express. Hoping to inspire girls through music, Maddi will discuss her life story and how she followed her musical dreams. Also a music teacher at Drum & Strum in Warrenton, she has invited some of her students to perform at the SRP event. The show will include cover songs and original material.

Stop by the library and prepare to be inspired to write your own music or play a musical instrument!

This event is aimed at rising 6th graders and above but adults and families welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.

Other special events for 6th graders and up include fitness and yoga classes, computer coding and cartoon drawing, crafts, games and movies! Stop by your nearest branch to pick up a schedule of events or check it out online.

If you need more incentive, attending these teen special events earns you chances to win the grand prize. The more programs you attend, the more chances you have to win!

Of course, SRP is also about reading so complete weekly game card activities for a spin of the wheel and the chance to win special prizes throughout the summer. And complete a book review to be eligible for more prize drawings!

The possibilities to win are boundless when you Read for the Win!

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

Want to stay informed about books, websites and events for teens and young adult readers? Check out more from Reading Riot.

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