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ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – December 2018 Events

Saturday, December 1st – Monday, December 31st

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-1481 • www.abbotlibrary.org
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

“Patti-Baker-Baskets”: Nantucket Baskets by Patti Baker, 2018 Holiday Pops Logo Artist
On view Monday, November 5th, through Wednesday, December 19th

By popular demand, the November exhibit featuring Nantucket Baskets by Patti Baker will continue through Wednesday, December 19th!

On Tuesday, November 6th, Baker unveiled the logo art she created for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops Concert, at a public reception in her honor. Guests are invited to visit her exhibit titled “Patti-Baker-Baskets”, currently on view in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery, through Wednesday, December 19th.

Baker is an award-winning basket weaver, and has made hundreds of baskets in an array of shapes and sizes. The exhibit will feature a variety of her best work. Baker just received two blue ribbons at the 2018 Topsfield Fair for entries in both the Home Arts and Nantucket Baskets categories.

Patti Baker is an accomplished craftsperson, and has made baskets for many years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Marblehead Arts Association, and is involved with a variety of programming and fundraising activities there. She also continues her art, making custom baskets to order for a wide range of clients.

Baker is drawn to basket weaving because of its long tradition. Her designs follow Nantucket basket weaving styles. She enjoys the precision of the craft, while exploring and creating new shapes and designs. Her baskets are skillfully made, and are charming examples of New England contemporary craft.

 

“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke and Their Influence on Guest Poet Clem Schoenebeck
Sunday, December 16th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

The December 16th Poetry Salon will be devoted to Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his influence upon Swampscott poet, Clem Schoenebeck. Rilke (1875-1926), known for his mystical writing of poetry and prose, has become a popular and bestselling poet in the United States. Writing in both German and French, he is known for his Duino Elegies as well as his Sonnets to Orpheus. Through his wife, the sculptor Clara Westhoff, Rilke developed a relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin and served as Rodin’s secretary in Paris for 12 years. This bond taught Rilke the value of objective observation and his “thing-poems” rejuvenated his poetic vision. Clem Schoenebeck has published a memoir, Dancing with Fireflies, as well as a book of poems, Where the Time Went, from Encircle Publications. He names Rilke as the most significant influence on his poetry. The Salon runs from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and will be moderated by Claire Keyes. It is free and open to the public. Please join us!

 

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, December 18th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

The December Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, December 18th, at 10:00 am in the upper level Marblehead Room to discuss Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s Shadow Child. All are welcome to attend!

A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast.

Twin sisters Hana and Kei grew up in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s, so close they shared the same nickname. Raised in dreamlike isolation by their loving but unstable mother, they were fatherless, mixed-race, and utterly inseparable, devoted to one another. But when their cherished threesome with Mama is broken, and then further shattered by a violent, nearly fatal betrayal that neither young woman can forgive, it seems their bond may be severed forever–until, six years later, Kei arrives on Hana’s lonely Manhattan doorstep with a secret that will change everything.

 

Winter Reading Bingo
All of December
Pick up a Bingo Sheet at the Circulation Desk

Winter is an excellent time to cozy up with a book! Finish up last year’s reading resolutions in time for the new year with Abbot Public Library’s Winter Reading Bingo. Teens and Adults are all invited to participate. Anyone who gets Bingo wins a prize!

 

FRIENDS OF ABBOT LIBRARY HOLIDAY MINI BOOK SALE
Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, December 8th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for our 3rd annual Holiday Mini Book Sale. We will have almost new and unique books for children and adults. Pick from fiction, nonfiction, cooking, crafting, gardening, travel, sailing and many other categories. If you didn’t find a gift at the Christmas Walk, you will find it here!

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Sculpting with Spice for Teens
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th
Drop in 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Room (Lower Level)
For grades 7-12.

Cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, pine, and many more delicious scents are all hallmarks of winter holidays. Drop in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December to sculpt ornaments and candle holders from spice-scented clay and immerse yourself in holiday scents!

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
in the Lower Level Teen Room
For grades 7-12.

This group of teen volunteers helps the Teen Librarian plan events, choose items for the collection, decorate the Teen Room, and complete work projects in the Library. The Teen Room is YOUR space – come help us make it awesome!

 

Take and Makes are back!
All of December
Pick up in the Teen Room
For grades 7-12.

No time to come to a program in the Teen Room? No worries! We’ve restocked the Take and Makes! Just grab a baggie containing materials and directions for a craft you can do on your own time at home. Options range from Origami to Friendship Bracelets, and there’s something for everyone!.

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, December 3rd and 10th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration needed.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, December 4th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Stories with Ryan & Speedy
Wednesdays, December 5th and 19th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our monthly Wednesdays with our Library Assistant Ryan and his puppet friend Speedy the Sea Otter for stories and a craft. Caregivers must attend – no registration needed.

 

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, December 7th and 14th, 10:30 am

Children from birth to 5 years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration needed, but caregivers must attend.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Author Moment with Amanda Paine
Tuesday, December 11th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Local author Amanda is the author of Balloon Breath, a story to help children deal with their feelings, especially during the busy holiday season. The program is designed around meditation and yoga for children ages 3-7. Activities will include the “Balloon Breath” activity in the book, a gratitude activity, a craft, and some happy dancing. Caregivers are required.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Wednesday, December 12th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on a Wednesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club Winter Tournament
Monday, December 17th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be conducting a winter chess tournament on Monday, December 17th, from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm for children in second grade and up. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, December 21st, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! The program is ideal for ages 2 to 5. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 


 

ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS – November 2018

Thursday, November 1st – Friday, November 30th

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-1481 • www.abbotlibrary.org
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

 

Click here to download a PDF of this month’s calendar:
November 2018 Calendar

 

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

“Patti-Baker-Baskets”: Nantucket Baskets by Patti Baker, 2018 Holiday Pops Logo Artist
On view Monday, November 5th, through Tuesday, November 27th
Public Reception and Unveiling of Holiday Pops Logo Art: Tuesday, November 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Patti Baker will unveil the logo art she has created for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops Concert, at a public reception in her honor on Tuesday, November 6th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Guests are invited to gather in the Library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery for an exhibit of examples of the art of Patti Baker. The exhibit is titled “Patti-Baker-Baskets” and will be on view from November 5th through November 27th.

The unveiling of Baker’s Holiday Pops piece, entitled “Marblehead Mailbox”, will take place at the November 6th reception. Baker is an award-winning basket weaver, and has made hundreds of baskets in an array of shapes and sizes. The exhibit will feature a variety of her best work. Baker just received two blue ribbons at the 2018 Topsfield Fair for entries in both the Home Arts and Nantucket Baskets categories.

Patti Baker is an accomplished craftsperson, and has made baskets for many years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Marblehead Arts Association, and is involved with a variety of programming and fund raising activities there. She also continues her art, making custom baskets to order for a wide range of clients.

Baker is drawn to basket weaving because of its long tradition. Her designs follow Nantucket basket weaving styles. She enjoys the precision of the craft, while exploring and creating new shapes and designs. Her baskets are skillfully made, and are charming examples of New England contemporary craft. Visit her website at www.oldtownnantuckets.com to learn more!

 

“Women of Southie: Finding Resilience During Whitey Bulger’s Infamous Reign”
Author Talk by Phyllis Karas
Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 pm
Lower Level Meeting Room

Women of Southie tells the story of six women, who grew up in and, in most cases, still live in their beloved town of South Boston, a place sadly and most notably recognized as the home of James “Whitey” Bulger, the organized crime boss captured in 2011 after 16 years on the run, and sentenced in 2013 to life in prison for 11 murders. But while Bulger might have been ruling the town with an iron fist, as depicted by Johnny Depp, in Black Mass, what the town ought to have been recognized for are the far braver women who ruled their own lives and their families with equally strong but far more beneficial hands.

Six of these women are depicted in this book, each of whom faced hurdles more frightening than mobsters. Death of loved ones, suicide, murder, addiction, abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the demons they faced. Yet, none of these women ever backed down from an important fight, each one emerging, on the pages of this book as a shining light of what love and courage and an indomitable spirit can accomplish.

The stories of these women, whose ages range from 40-67, are filled with honest details, some heartbreaking but all ultimately courageous and inspirational. Talking always honestly, about their children, their men, their losses, and their successes, they are shining examples that, in today’s world, it is the words of strong women that offer the antidote to loss and pain. Two of these six women, who lived-and outlived- a criminal reign, all the while fighting the rarely-celebrated battles of romance, motherhood, grief and continuing hope, along with her co-author Anna Weeks, wife of former Bulger lieutenant Kevin Weeks, will accompany Phyllis at her talk.

Phyllis Karas was a professor of journalism at Boston University and a stringer for People Magazine, and is the author of eleven books. Brutal was a NYT bestseller; The Onassis Woman was the subject of a Dateline NBC Special; An Actor and a Gentlemen tells the story of Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine and Moment Magazine. She has been interviewed on Extra, Hollywood Access, Fox and Friends, and Hard Ball. She lives in Marblehead with her husband, Jack, and where they raised their two sons Adam, who now lives in Middleton with his wife, Amy, and two sons, Jason and Danny; and Josh, who lives in Marblehead with his wife Chalese and daughter Belle.

 

“WOMEN: Finding Your Voice:
What Women Need to Know for Financial Security”
Presented by Guest Speaker Rebecca Linhart
Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00 pm
Lower Level Meeting Room
Co-sponsored by the Abbot Public Library and 3 Voices

Financial Advisor Rebecca Linhart will address financial issues of special interest to women during the next “3 Voices” session, on Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 pm.

“I don’t know about you, but I was taught to never, ever speak about money. Without giving away my age too much, I was also told that a man should be my financial plan,” Linhart says. “Well, thank goodness, life turned out differently! Finding my financial voice has been a lifesaving, confidence-building, momentous occasion in my life. So much so, I changed careers at a late age to pass my new-found skills onto others.”

Linhart explains that decades ago it was normal for a woman to be chiefly a caregiver, housekeeper or wife. It was the husband who would give weekly allowances to the kids. The resulting lack of confidence about personal finance decisions has long been a source of frustration for women, hindering their ability to take greater control of family finances and, ultimately, retirement.

But today’s women need to be more confident about finances for a variety of reasons, Linhart emphasizes. First, she notes, women have spent fewer years in the workforce. Due to their role as caregivers, many women could only work part-time. Second, women are living longer than men. And third, marriages have a 50 percent chance of lasting, according to researchers.

By taking a more active role in their financial decisions, women will gain more clarity, confidence and control of their lives.

Linhart’s presentation will begin with the basics: How can you determine your financial snapshot? How much do you need to live your current lifestyle? How much do you need to save for emergencies? What financial goals do you have and how will you fund them? How much do you need to save for retirement? How does credit fit into your life? Will you have enough money to live the rest of your life without having to impose on your children? Should you invest? What can you expect from your investments? Does it make a difference when you start Social Security? How can you sort through the Medicare options? How can you detect financial abuse and what can you do about it?

This session is a special opportunity for women of all ages to come, share experiences, bring questions and review together what you can do to find your financial voice.

Following the formal program, there will be light refreshments and an opportunity for conversation.

Rebecca Linhart is a financial advisor located at 295 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. She offers securities and advisory services as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, A Registered Investment Adviser. She can be reached at 978-943-6393 or at becky@sharplinhart.com, or visit her website at www.sharplinhart.com.

This session concludes the “3 Voices” 2018 fall series. Programs will resume in the spring. 3 Voices seeks to empower women of all ages to speak and act with authority by providing coaching in multiple formats to varied audiences. For more information about 3 Voices, contact 3voicesmhd@gmail.com or visit 3voices.org or 3 Voices Marblehead on Facebook.

 

“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Israeli Poet Yehuda Amichai and Their Influence on Guest Poet Carol Seitchik
Sunday, November 18th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

On November 18th, the Abbot Library’s Poetry Salon will continue its exploration of poetic influence with the work of two poets: Yehuda Amichai, the creator of a modern Israeli poetry, and guest Carol Seitchik, Beverly poet and art curator. Amichai was described by Ted Hughes as “a truly major poet” whose work constituted “the undersong of a people.” In Jerusalem he was the only poet who could crowd arenas and his work was a favorite of rock musicians, who set his lyrics to music. His poetry is pungent, ironic, tender, playful and despairing by turns and is marked by the energy of its language. Carol Seitchik, with family in Israel, has deep familiarity with the country and with its major poet. Amichai has influenced her. The Salon on November 18th brings her poems and Amichai’s into the same conversation. Claire Keyes, Salem State University Professor Emerita, will serve as moderator. Please join us at the Abbot Public Library on November 18th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

 

“Conversations on Race: What is Racism?”
Monday, November 19th, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Abbot Public Library
Main Level Reading Room

It is easier to discuss racial justice when we have a clear understanding of what racism is and how it is distinguished from prejudice and discrimination. After discussing these differences, we will have a dialogue about racism and where we see systemic racism in our own lives and community. By sharing these insights, we become more aware and thus better able to address racism locally and in the larger community. Please remember this is a place for respectful dialogue and constructive discussion about creating a more just community.

Join us as we deepen our understanding of systemic racism at our “Conversations on Race,” on Monday, November 19th, at the Abbot Public Library, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The discussion will be facilitated by members of the Marblehead Racial Justice Team. Join us to listen, learn, and talk openly with others striving to move racial justice forward.

Never been? Come at 6:45 pm to ask any questions you may have about the process of civil conversations. Bring a friend!

 

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 20th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

Join us on Tuesday, November 20th, at 10:00 am to discuss Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. All are welcome to attend!

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
in the Lower Level Teen Room

TAG is starting up again, and we’d love to have you! This group of teen volunteers helps the Teen Librarian plan events, choose items for the collection, decorate the Teen Room, and complete work projects in the Library. The Teen Room is YOUR space – come help us make it awesome! This program is for teens in grades 7-12.

 

How To RPG: An Adventurer’s Guide
Friday, November 9th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop role playing games are tons of fun, but sometimes it can be hard to start or keep a campaign going. At this event, experienced gamers will go over their tips and tricks to starting your own campaign. We’ll talk different game systems, strategies for getting a group together, and tips for the beginner Game Master. Then we’ll put our newfound knowledge to the test by creating our own mini-dungeons.

All levels welcome – no experience necessary.

 

DIY Fidgets
Tuesday, November 20th, drop in 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Need some zen? Some texture? Some sparkle? Join us! We’ll spend the afternoon making our own fidgets including moon sand, glitter jars, stress balls, and slime!

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, November 2nd and 9th, 10:30 am

Children from birth to 5 years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration needed, but caregivers must attend.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Fun Day Mondays Playgroup
Mondays, November 5th and 26th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration needed.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, November 5th, 19th, and 26th
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for children in second grade and up. The first session is for beginners and the second session for advanced players. Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, November 6th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes long and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Stories with Ryan & Speedy
Wednesdays, November 7th and 14th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our weekly Wednesday with our Library Assistant Ryan and his puppet friend Speedy the Sea Otter for stories and a craft. Caregivers must attend – no registration needed.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, November 16th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! The program is ideal for ages 2 to 5. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Drop-In Playtime
Monday, November 19th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 1-4 are invited with caregivers to visit and make a craft to take home. This fall all of our drop-in crafts will feature an easy seasonal theme. Kids can also play with our musical instruments, puzzles, and toys while background music plays and adults chat. There will be no performer for this program – just an informal playtime!

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Wednesday, November 21st, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Spanish Story Time with Paola
Wednesday, November 28th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 4-5 are invited to come to a new Spanish Story Time with program leader Paola Lugo from Colombia.

Learn fun words in Spanish. Aprende palabras divertidas en español. Here is Paola’s invitation:

“We are going to learn and reinforce words your kids know or they want to learn; also we are going to share and have a fun moment listening to Spanish music and some stories with other kids here in the library.

Vamos a aprender y a reforzar palabras que sus hijos saben o les gustaría aprender; también vamos a compartir y a pasar un momento divertido escuchando música en español y algunas historias con mas niños, aquí en la biblioteca.

I am Paola, I am from Colombia, and I love to spend and share my time with kids and teach them about my culture and the South America culture in general.

Soy Paola, nacida en Colombia, me gusta compartir y pasar mi tiempo con los niños y enséñales sobre mi cultura y la cultura de Sur America en general.”

 

Montessori in the Morning
Friday, November 30th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tereza Swanda, an experienced home Montessori facilitator, will lead a monthly parent/child education group in Montessori learning works. The meetings will each cover a different topic; Grace/Courtesy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. The age range for this program is children 3-6 (younger children are welcome but caregivers have to watch for small objects in the Montessori works,) with their caregivers.

Tereza will bring in one work at a time, demonstrate it to the children and then spend the time doing parent education and teaching how Montessori can be taught at home or in small groups. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.