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City Like a Song

21 Apr

Gather together a small group of kiddos in the Twin Oaks Branch Library, send in teaching artist Jean Caffeine and her guitar, and the result is a sweet song that captures the night energy of a bustling city. Quiet, dark, bold, and energetic — this song paints a beautiful portrait. Click here to enjoy!

City Night

Lights are twinkling (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
People are walking (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Full moon shining on midnight (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night
Tonight, it’s a city night
In the dark sky (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
See Venus and the stars (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Bats flying, dogs barking  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Bugs are buzzing  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Sirens flashing (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Dark slowly turns to light  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
People talking  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Cars are honking   (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
And I can’t sleep  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

Lights are twinkling  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

Lights are twinkling  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Tonight, it’s a city night  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

Lights are twinkling  (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

Halloween, Monsters & Candy Galore!

21 Apr

Spooky, scary, fun, and sugar! What began as a songwriting workshop at the Twin Oaks Branch Library ended with a Halloween-inspired song! Seven elementary-aged kiddos crafted this delightful and frightful verse with the help of musician and teaching artist Jean Caffeine. Click here to enjoy their creation!

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The Halloween Song

Creepy, scared, fun, boo!
Frankenstein and witches, too
Wolves howl at the moon
I’ll bet they come at us very soon

Walking up the streets at night…
Costumes give us a fright

Halloween, Halloween
Monsters, shadows, trick-or-treat
Halloween, Halloween
Call your friends so we can eat
Hershey’s, Reese’s, and much more
Candy, candy at each door
Jack o’ lantern, jagged teeth
Many monsters that we can meet

Pumpkin pie and apple treats
Yummy, nummy, good to eat
Kids running all around
Waiting, waiting to be found

Halloween, Halloween
Monsters, shadows, trick-or-treat
Halloween, Halloween
Call your friends so we can eat

Halloween, Halloween
Monsters, shadows, trick-or-treat
Halloween, Halloween
Call your friends so we can eat

Sophia, Shraya, Isabella, Kalia, Stephanie, Leeza, and Hazel