Travel from Puerto Rico to Germany, Mexico to Poland and then Italy! It’s possible at International Storytimes now at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). Also offered at Cordova Library, International Storytimes offer families the same great cultural experiences from around the world, without leaving the City!
Stories from each country will be followed by arts and crafts, music, and refreshments – all from the featured country. Children’s librarian and program organizer Phyllis Taylor said International Storytimes are a fun way to celebrate our expanding multicultural society. “Kids meet students from other cultures every day at school,” Taylor noted. “They can play together without being cognizant of their friends’ skin color or nationality. This storytime allows Library customers of all ages to celebrate our differences, while noticing our many similarities,” she said.
The schedule of storytimes at Central Library will continue throughout the year. 2016 Dates:
- January 30th – INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FILM EVENT
- February 27th – INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FILM EVENT
- March 26th – PAKISTAN
- April 23rd – JAPAN
- May 21st – TURKEY
- June 18th – RUSSIA
- July 16th – HUNGARY
- August 27th – INDIA
- September 24th – BULGARIA
- October 22nd – SAUDI ARABIA
- November 19th – LIBERIA
- December 3rd – INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FEATURING VARIED COUNTRY TRADITIONS & CELEBRATIONS
The whole family is invited to attend these cultural celebrations! For more information about International Storytimes at Central Library, call (901) 415-2739.
For a schedule of International Storytimes at Cordova Library, call (901) 415-2764. See you there!