Have you ever walked the dog, rocked the baby in the cradle, or gone around the world? I’m sure many of us may have done some of these, but in a continuing library program you can do them all, and more. The South Branch Library will be continuing the Yo-Yo Club Meetups, which began last Spring, through the end of the year. Led by Ben Hewatt, a member of the National Yo-Yo League, he’ll be on hand on the third Saturday mornings at 10:30AM to teach you tips and tricks when it comes to the yo-yo.
Designed for ages 8 and older, our next meetup will be on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30AM at your South Branch Library. A limited number of yo-yo’s will be available to practice on at each session, or feel free to buy your own.
Although variations of the yo-yo have been around since 500 BCE, the first Yo-Yo Manufacturing Company in the U.S. opened in 1928 by Filipino immigrant Pedro Florex. A year later, Donald F. Duncan recognized the potential of this new fad and purchased the corporation. By 1946, Duncan Toys Company opened a yo-yo factory and the toy has been around ever since. It became such a part of our toy history that the Duncan yo-yo was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Although it can be a great feat to simply toss the yo-yo and retrieve it at its basic move, attending the Yo-Yo Club Meetups will allow you to learn that move and apply more techniques to grow your yo-yo abilities. Come visit your South Branch on August 19 at 10:30AM for our next club session, again for ages 8 and older, and feel free to continue attending through the fall on the third Saturday mornings of each month. For more information about this event, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.