Spring break is a great time to spend time doing family activities. If you haven’t got a trip planned for that second week of March, consider going on an African adventure at the library!
Lannaya Drum & Dance kicks off the week on Saturday, March 10, with a presentation of Rhythm & Movement of West Africa. Afterwards, we will make Guinea-inspired pom pom dance belts.
On Monday, local artist and Master Naturalist Barbara Atwell will join us to make rainsticks, musical instruments that sound like falling rain (for ages 5 and up, limited to 50 attendees). Later in the afternoon, storyteller Elizabeth Kahura will present the Colors of Africa, sharing the the cultural richness of East African village lifestyle.
On Tuesday, storyteller Bernadette Nason shares African Delights, including Why the Sky Is Far Away about respecting our natural world, and Lee Lee Goro, the silly tale of Antelope, Leopard, and Elephant, and their quest to fetch fire.
Barbara Atwell returns on Tuesday to make zebra paintings with shaving cream, food coloring, and a bit of swirling! This is for anyone 5 and older.
Tuesday evening, our Family Night guest is Len Barnett of Percussion Things who will lead an all ages Drum Circle using a variety of percussion instruments. Percussion Things returns on Wednesday morning for a performance of Stories My Grandmother Told Me, tales of West Africa and the Caribbean fused with energized percussion.
The Austin Petting Zoo Wild Things Zoofari brings animals to the library on Wednesday afternoon. This program is recommended for ages 3 & up, and admission may be limited by room capacity (250 people and animals).
On Thursday, our movie matinee is Lion King. Bring your pillow or blanket, we’ll supply the popcorn and lemonade.
Of course, we will also have our regular storytimes and adult programs throughout the week, and Heartsong will join us for Wednesday morning storytime at Westbank.
Book mark this link for the complete schedule.
See you there!