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Free magic shows, juggling, yo-yo tricks: ABQ libraries

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Kids and grown-ups who are children at heart will love the free magic shows being shown throughout the summer at Albuquerque Bernalillo County (ABC) Libraries. Magical Michael Steele entertains the crowd with fun performances. He will perform magic tricks to capture the attention of the audience with mysterious unsolvable maneuvers. Kids will be amazed at the wonders of magic and illusion. Michael is also a 'Duncan Yo-Yo Professional' and can perform up to 60 yo-yo interesting yo-yo tricks. You can also look forward to a neat juggling performance as well as a 'Name that Tune' activity that he plays on his flute. Magical Michael used to be teacher so he knows how to engage the kids and incorporate learning into fun activities.

Children who attend this show and participate in the Summer Reading Program will be able to take home their very own yo-yo after attending this performance. They will then be able to practice the yo-yo tricks they learned during the show. This is part of ABC Library's Summer Reading 8-week program which encourages children to read in the summer while not in school. It also is a great way to show how reading is fun. The kids can earn prizes weekly for reading and filling out their reading passports. One of the prizes is books so they can continue their love of learning. Those who visit 5 libraries and get it stamped in their passport can enter to win a Birthday Party for 8 to iT'Z Family Fun Center.

Magical Michael Steele will be performing his magic show, juggling and famous yo-yo tricks at the Cherry Hills library on Thursday, July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cherry Hills Library is located at 6901 Barstow NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Be sure to check out the ABC Libraries event page for upcoming shows taking place, including more magic shows, live bird shows, puppet shows, story-time, movies and much more. All of these events are free. While visiting the library, ask about the Summer Reading Program and get your child or children signed up to earn prizes for reading books this summer.

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