Posted on February 12th, 2014 by admin in General
Tags: Black History Month, Children and Teens, Families, Fun, School vacation week
A flurry of programs will take place at the Central Library and branches throughout school vacation week. Many of the offerings are in commemoration and celebration of Black History Month. Highlights include:
- Celebrating Black History with Music. Boston musician Bill Lowe connects audiences with Black History Month through music throughout February. For children ages 6-12.
- The Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children. Michelle Chalmers reads from her rhyming picture book The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and conversation about skin. Children ages 6 and up learn about the sun and the diverse beauty of humanity, followed by a craft. Ms. Chalmers travels to nearly a dozen branches this month.
- Winter Olympics Competitions: Play as your chosen country in various Winter Olympic Wii events during the week at 3 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch. Prizes will be awarded on Friday to the countries (players) with the most medals. The Uphams Corner Branch will test your speed and skill on Friday, February 14, at 2 p.m. in the following events: bean bag toss, hula hooping, paper plane flying, book search, and frisbee throw. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.
For the complete list of programs at the Central Library and branches, visit www.bpl.org/calendar.
Posted on February 11th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases
Fun, educational events available for children of all ages
BOSTON – February 11, 2014 – Boston Public Library offers numerous programs for children, teens, and families during school vacation week; including Olympic-themed events, musical performances, Black History Month commemorations, and more.
Saturday, February 15:
- Third Annual Boston Storytelling Festival on Saturday, February 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Learn to Knit on Saturday, February 15, at 11 a.m. at the Faneuil Branch, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.
- Chess Instruction on Saturday, February 15, at 11 a.m. at the Honan-Allston Branch, located at 300 North Harvard Street in Allston.
- Creating Textile with Adinkra Symbols on Saturday, February 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch, located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue. Read more »
Posted on January 30th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases
Nínive Calegari lecture begins series on February 6
Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins Thursday, February 6, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall and features an appearance from Nínive Calegari, the co-founder of 826 National, which she helped grow from a local tutoring program into an influential education phenomenon that partners with organizations across the country. The series runs through May, welcoming highly acclaimed writers, illustrators, and educators in the children’s literature field.
A former teacher, Nínive Calegari is the president of the Teacher Salary Project; the co-author of Teachers Have It Easy; and the co-producer of American Teacher, a documentary by Oscar-winning director Vanessa Roth, with narration by Matt Damon. With Dave Eggers, Ms. Calegari started 826 Valencia, a student writing program that has spawned 826 National as well as many other local 826 chapters. She received her teaching credential at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and spent her first year teaching in a classroom setting at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Read more »
Posted on January 27th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases
Programs honor achievements and milestones of African Americans
Boston Public Library will observe Black History Month in February with a series of activities and events for all age groups. Highlights from the month’s programming include a variety of music programming, crafting, and themed talks:
- Celebrating Black History with Music. For children ages 6-12, Boston musician Bill Lowe connects audiences with Black History Month through music at thirteen branch locations throughout February: bit.ly/1jBe1Q9
- The Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children. Michelle Chalmers reads from her rhyming picture book The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and conversation about skin. Children ages 6 and up learn about the sun and the diverse beauty of humanity, followed by a craft at eleven locations: bit.ly/1jXcd1o Read more »