ZEPHYRHILLS — The Earthlings, the musical husband-and-wife team K.C. Jones and Ann Richards of Dunedin, entertained children and parents at the Alice Hall Community Center this week as part of the Zephyrhills Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
The program, called Earthling Science Song Soup, taught children about the science of sound — often using commonplace items.
Children became part of the band, keeping rhythm on the ridges inside of coffee cup heat sleeves and listening to the sounds made by a coconut shell when touched by a tuning fork.
“We educate through entertainment and demonstrations and song where kids can participate with instruments,” Richards said.
Wednesday’s lesson was about amplification, tone and frequency.
Richards plays a washboard and Jones plays a guitar as they form an impromptu band, with the children playing short or long tubes — demonstrating how the length of an “instrument” impacts the sound it makes.
For more information about the Earthlings, email them at earth firstname.lastname@example.org, call them at (727) 483-9986 or visit them at earthlingsmusic.net.
Two more Zephyrhills Public Library Summer Reading Program shows will be held in July.
Lyndel’s Fizz Boom Magic Show is scheduled for Wednesday, and on July 23, the Fizz Boom Read with Dr. Professor Wacky will be held. Both events will take place at Alice Hall Community Center from 10:30 to 11 a.m. For more information on the Summer Reading Program, call (813) 780-0064.