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World Festival 2014!
This year we will celebrate World Tales – traditional stories from around the globe that are passed on through generations. Children’s Services will be the center of March storytelling activities, led by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Funding for the following activities is provided by the Jackie Spielman Storytelling Fund of the Port Washington Library Foundation.
Tales From Around the World – Friday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. Children in grades K and up with an adult are invited to a delightful, interactive performance with Jonathan Kruk. No tickets or registration required.
Story Makers Workshops with Jonathan Kruk – Friday, March 21 and Friday, March 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Jonathan leads two workshops for children in grades 4 through 6. Participants will turn a personal story or favorite folktale into a short performance piece and be asked to perform at the World Festival on March 30. Registration begins March 10 by calling Children’s Services at 883-4400, Ext. 150
World Festival – Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 6 p.m. Registered student Story Makers and volunteers will be invited to perform their favorite tales in the children’s room’s Jackie Spielman Story Circle throughout the Festival. Jonathan Kruk will be the storyteller Master of Ceremonies.
Early Literacy Kits
The Children’s Room is happy to announce that we have Early Literacy Kits to borrow. The different themed kits are; Transportation, ABC, New Baby, Counting, Colors, Down on the Farm, and Frog & Friends. These kits include themed picture books, audio CDs, interactive DVDs, lyrics to finger-plays and rhymes and more! Here are some guidelines for borrowing the kits:
- Kits may only be checked out and returned to the Children’s Services Desk
- Do not use Book Drop. Do not return to other libraries.
- Borrowers must be Port Washington Residents.
- The kits may be borrowed for 14 days, and may not be renewed.
April Vacation Week Specials
Tickets are required for the following programs and will be available beginning April 1. These programs are sponsored by the Children’s Advisory Council and funded by the Port Washington Library Foundation.
On Wednesday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. join Sammie and Tudie for a playful show filled with classic comedy and funny magic. Themes of cooperation and togetherness bring lots of surprises and silly struggles that only two clowns can create. For children ages 4 and up with an adult.
On Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. join Prismatic Magic for an amazing laser adventure to explore two ecosystems, the African Savannah and the Brazilian Rainforest. Learn how these ecosystems and their inhabitants have adapted to thrive in their unique climates. For children in grades 1st and up with an adult.