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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Shreve Memorial Library presents SRP “Oceans of Possibilities” Musical Shows

Shreve Memorial Library presents SRP “Oceans of Possibilities” Musical Shows

Shreve Memorial Library Summer Reading Program continues.  Readers of all ages can expect to enjoy more varieties of live, interactive musical shows inspired by the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program theme.  Over the next several weeks, audiences will experience the rhythmic beats of Drum Circle with Noel Community Arts Program (NCAP) and “Drum Roll Please” with Lady Chops, along with the music of Marshall Mitchell and his Clean Water Ranger songs. Programs will take place in library branches throughout Caddo Parish. The programs are free, and no registration is required.

Musicians and performers of the Noel Community Arts Program (NCAP) will visit Shreve Memorial Library branches and guide teens on a musical journey. NCAP is an outreach program that provides education in music and art, with a goal of facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between artists/musicians and students in order to spread a love and appreciation for the arts. Teens will share beats with NCAP as they learn about hand drums and percussion, while participating in a drum circle. The program takes place at the following branches at the designated times and date.

  • Tuesday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2105 Hollywood Avenue
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue

Everyone in encouraged to experience “Drum Roll Please” as Shreve Memorial Library welcomes Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops. “Drum Roll Please”' is energetic, interactive and fun for all ages with over 15 different instruments incorporated, including buckets, body percussion and the Cajun rubboard. Lady Chops, a talented percussionist whose past work includes performing in the hit show 'STOMP,' is performing her one woman drumming show at several library branches. The programs takes place at the following branches on the listed dates and time.

Tuesday, July 5

  • 10:30 a.m. at the North Shreveport Branch, 4844 North Market Street
  • 4:00 p.m. at the Belcher-Wyche Branch, 409 Charles Street, Belcher

Thursday July 7

  • 10:00 a.m. at the Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue
  • 2:00 p.m. at the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2105 Hollywood Avenue
  • 4:30 p.m. at the Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch, 8303 Line Avenue

Saturday, July 9

  • 10:30 a.m. at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
  • 2:00 p.m. at the West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road

Children are also encouraged to experience the music of Marshall Mitchell. Mitchell will entertain with several Clean Water Ranger songs, including some of his favorites from “Cowboy Music for Children.”  Children are encouraged to imagine what they can do to care for the rivers, lakes and streams in their own neighborhood as they learn about water's journey downstream, into the "Oceans of Possibilities.” The programs are as followed.

Monday, July 18

  • 11:00 a.m. at the Hosston Branch, 15478 U.S Highway 71, Hosston
  • 3:00 p.m. at the Blanchard Branch, 344 Alexander St., Blanchard

Tuesday, July 19

  • 10:00 a.m. at the Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue
  • 2:00 p.m. at the Oil City Branch, 102 Allen Street, Oil City

Wednesday, July 20

  • 10:00 a.m. at the West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road
  • 2:00 p.m. at the Means Branch, 7016 Magnolia Lane, Ida

Thursday, July 21

  • 9:30 a.m. at the Main Branch (outdoor courtyard), 424 Texas Street
  • 3:00 p.m. at the Rodessa Branch, 10093 Main Street, Rodessa

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