Storytelling: All programs 45-60 minutes
Magical, interactive tales about dragons, magic pots, mysterious paintings and riddles allow children to dream big, as they create rain sounds, suggest objects for a magical pot or guess a riddle.
Tales of Asia and the Pacific Islands
Folktales from China and Hawaii (or just from China). Good year-round, and especially suitable for Chinese New Year; Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and other Asian holidays or celebrations.
Fun and not-too-scary stories, suitable for families and young school age children.
Supernatural tales from China, Mexico and the United States, suitable for 11 years and older.
One World of Many People
A magical journey around the globe through a delightful mix of stories from the peoples of China/Asia, Latin America, Africa and Native America
Stories from the jungles of the world
Growing up Chinese-Cuban-American
Program of personal stories for a grown-up audience
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Craft Workshops: All supplies included. Max.: 20-25 participants
KNOT It! 2 hours See bracelets made by tweens & teens
In this Young Adult hands-on workshop, tweens and teens learn one to two macramé knots and get to make a custom-sized hemp bracelet that’s fun, easy-to-do and great to show off! Most suitable for ages 11 and older – for Young Adults only.
BEAD It! Workshop I 1 hour See beaded projects made in libraries
It’s fun to be creative & express yourself with colorful beads! Kids get to make their choice of either a beaded bookmark or a jeans/backpack dangle. Suitable for ages 8 and older, including tweens and teens
Magical Charm Bag 1 hour See charm bag projects
For centuries, people around the world—from Native Americans to Ninjas—have carried small amulet bags to hold their favorite or lucky charms for protection and good luck. Now kids and young adults can make their own magical charm bag to hold favored trinkets for smooth sailing in their lives! Suitable for ages 8 and older.
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop (NEW!) 1 hour Available May 1, 2012
Kids (and even parents, too!) quickly learn to recognize and read Chinese characters as they are introduced through two brief stories. Then they learn to write the characters, after an explanation and demonstration of the strokes and stroke order. In just an hour, they will learn 22 to 24 basic Chinese characters…It’s easy and fun!