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Camden County Library Presents ‘Community Rocks’ with Sara O’Brien

Programs for different ages offered at all eight branches this fall

NEWS RELEASE September 8, 2015
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

– Local singer and song writer Sara O’Brien returns to the Camden County Library with her ‘Community Rocks’ programs at all eight branches starting in Sept. (Camden County Library Photo)

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 8, 2015 – The Camden County Library will offer a series of programs presented by local singer, songwriter and teacher Sara O’Brien during September and October. Community Rocks, a nonprofit organization established to educate, strengthen and connect communities through the arts, will visit each branch and present workshops based on three different themes.

Read, Write, Rock Band

A workshop designed to improve literacy and build community through reading, writing and collaborative music activities. Students will transform books, classroom lessons and current events into skits and songs. Working together they will create their very own COMMUNITY ROCKS! Band. The program for students in grades four through eight is offered at two branches:

Gloucester Township: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Haddon Township: Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.

Rhythms, Rhymes and Exercise

To achieve academic and personal success, we must be healthy. Kids will dance to the rhythms and sing to the rhymes as they exercise their way to healthier, happier lives. This workshop incorporates cardio exercise, yoga and nutrition information to empower childrento make healthy choices. This is offered at four branches:

Merchantville: grades pre-k to five Wednesday, September 16, 3:30 p.m.
Ferry Avenue: Wednesday, September 23, 4 p.m.
Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: ages six to 12, Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m.
Voorhees: ages five and up, Saturday, October 24, 10:30 a.m.

Being Weird is Cool

This is an anti-bullying workshop inspired by the songs, “Being Weird is Cool,” and “Little Ladies, Little Men,” teaching children to be a good friend, respect differences, celebrate uniqueness and embrace weirdness! This workshop gives children tangible tools to channel positive power, boosting their own lives and is offered at two branches for different ages:

South County: for grades three to six, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Bellmawr: for all ages, Monday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m.

All the workshops are free but registration is required. Call the local branch or register online at www.camdencountylibrary.org/events .

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

 

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