Super Tuesdays: Randy Kaplan Concert

Rock out with award-winning singer and songwriter Randy Kaplan. He blends American roots music, country blues, and comedy in this family concert that's not just for kids! 

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for the 1 p.m. program and should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Tuesday, June 26,

1 p.m. Miller Stone Building,

6:30 p.m. Helen Warner Branch

Super Tuesdays: Taiko Japanese Drummers

Experience the dramatic and exciting Japanese art form of drumming with performers from the Great Lakes Taiko Center. You won’t want to miss this high-energy show!

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for this program at the time they plan to attend. Groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Tuesday, July 10,

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.,

Miller Stone Building

Super Tuesdays: Summer Concert With Laura Doherty and Friends

Chicago-based Laura Doherty acoustically rocks kids’ worlds with breezy folk-pop tunes from her four Parents’ Choice award-winning CDs, which feature her adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Pinky the Fish, and Domingo the Flamingo. Laura also will be performing songs from her brand new "High Five" album. This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura's original catchy tunes!

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for the 1 p.m. program. Groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program

Tuesday, July 17,

1 p.m. Miller Stone Building,

and,

6:30 p.m. Helen Warner Branch

Super Tuesdays: Sing and Dance With Kevin Kammeraad and Friends

Kevin Kammeraad and his friends will inspire kids to get their creativity flowing with poetry, puppetry, music, and movement. Get ready to sing and dance!

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for the 1 p.m. program. Groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Tuesday, July 24,

1 p.m. Miller Stone Building,

And,

6:30 p.m. Helen Warner Branch



Super Tuesdays: Bichini Bia Congo

Take a trip to the Congo with Bichini Bia Congo, an energetic, joyful, and expressive dance theater company whose performances offer a celebration of African culture with Congolese dancing, singing, instrumentation, and drumming.

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for this program and should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Tuesday, July 31,

1 and 6:30 p.m.,

Miller Stone Building

Super Tuesdays: Lakeview High School Step Team

Get ready to see an amazing performance by Lakeview High School's Step Team. Stepping is where participants use their bodies as instruments to create rhythm and sound with their feet, hand claps, and/or spoken word.

Day cares and camps with six or more children must register for the 1 p.m. program and should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Tuesday, Aug. 7,

1 p.m. Miller Stone Building,

6:30 p.m. Helen Warner Branch

Read With Me

Each week, we will share a new novel selected just for Willard families. Listen to the first few chapters of a great book then each family will receive a copy of the book to take home to finish reading together. This program also counts as time entered on the Summer Reading Program reading logs.

The schedule will be:

  • June 22: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  • June 29: Monsters Unleashed by Cullen Bunn
  • July 13: Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
  • July 20: Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel
  • July 27: Shark Week—Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald
  • Aug. 3: About Average by Andrew Clements
  • Aug. 10: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

11 a.m. Fridays,

Helen Warner Branch

About the Miller Stone Building

Many Super Tuesday programs take place at the Miller Stone Building, 77 Capital Ave. NE, to accommodate larger audiences. The building is located across Van Buren Street from Willard Library. Please enter on the side of the building on North Avenue.

Miller Stone Building - Map and Parking