Kids summer reading program
The Key West library offers summer reading for children this year around the theme "Reach for the Stars."
The Children and Young Adult Department will host special Saturday programs from July 7 to Aug. 4 that will include the themes Dream Big, Martian Mania, Starry Nights, Fairy Tales and Monster of the Night. Teen programs will follow.
Storytelling, games, crafts, prizes for reading and more will be offered. Pick up a reading log at the library, 700 Fleming St., or print one online at www.keyslibraries.org.
For more information, contact Senior Children's Librarian Nancy Howanitz at 305-292-3595 or email@example.com.
1-night stand performances
The Studios of Key West will offer two "One Night Stand" performances on July 7 at the Armory, 600 White St.
The first show will be at 7 p.m.; the second at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale at The Studios
It's a "madcap theatrical performance" in which participants must create four brand-new 10-minute plays within 24 hours. Groups of actors, writers, directors, and artists and others write scripts, rehearse, plan blocking and create sets. The public is invited to see the results of the frenzied annual event. Tickets are $20 for general seating. Buy them from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the box office.
Tour cistern ecologies by bike
Join The Studios of Key West Artist in Residence Laurencia Strauss for a Saturday bike tour of cistern ecologies on the island, followed by a conversation with the city's sustainability coordinator, Alison Higgins.
"We will visit cisterns that are functioning, adapted, planned, or abandoned to appreciate the history of ingenuity on the island and to recognize current inventive rainwater harvesting strategies," the press release states.
The Cistern Ecologies Bike Tour will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the talk with Higgins will be from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Meet at The Studios, 600 White St., at the Armory. Participants must bring their own bicycles.