Regular Virtual Story Times | Horas de Cuentos Virtuales y Regulares
Saturdays at | Sábados a 11am (English)
with Memphis Washington & guests! This is a virtual story time that features a few picture books and songs. It is both on zoom and livestreamed on the Word Up Facebook page.
Hora de cuentos con Memphis Washington e invitados! Esta es una hora de cuentos virtual que presenta algunos libros para niños y canciones. Está en zoom y se transmite en vivo en la página de Facebook de Word Up.
Third Saturdays at | Cada tercer sábado a 4:30pm (English & Spanish)
Join us for the Juneteenth edition of Mariel's bilingual story time. She is an engaging storyteller with years of experience. This weekend she will read books that touch on the Juneteenth and pride month. Don't miss it!
Únase a nosotros para la edición de Juneteenth de la hora de cuentos bilingües de Mariel. Es una narradora maravillosa con años de experiencia. Este fin de semana leerá libros relacionados con el mes de junio y el mes del orgullo. ¡No te lo pierdas!
In Person Story Time | Hora de Cuentos
10:00 - Opening Songs & activities | Primeras canciones y actividades
10:30 - Story Time w/ A Special Reader or An Author | Hora de cuentos con un navador especial o un autor
11:00 - Crafts | Artesanias
11:45 - Final story | Cuento Final
Bring your family to southern Highbridge Park and enjoy a summer of morning story times with Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria. Open to ages 0-8. This program is in English. Some story times will be bilingual or multilingual. Please send your questions, comments and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traiga a su familia al sur de Highbridge Park y disfrute de un verano de cuentos matutinos con Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria. Abierto para edades de 0 a 8 años. Este programa es en inglés. Algunas horas de cuentos seran bilingües o multilingües. Por favor envia sus preguntas, comentarios, y inquietudes a email@example.com.
Special Story Time with Rob Croll, Thursday, July 1, at 10 am
Rob Croll, translator of Juan Hormiga, written by Gustavo Boldán, will be joining us to read the tale of Juan Hormiga.
More about Juan Hormiga:
Juan Hormiga, the greatest storyteller of his entire anthill, loves to recount his fearless grandfather's adventures. When Juan and his fellow ants gather around for storytime, he hypnotizes all with tales of his grandfather's many exploits - including his escape from an eagle's talons and the time he leapt from a tree with just a leaf for a parachute. When he's through telling these tales, Juan loves to cozy up for a nice long nap. He's such a serious napper that he takes up to ten siestas every day! Though well loved by his ant friends, Juan decides telling tales and sleeping aren't quite enough for him - it's time to set off on his own adventure. With whimsical, irresistible illustrations, Juan Hormiga affirms the joys of sharing stories, and of creating your own out in the world.
More about Rob Croll to come...
Special Story Time with Megan Madison & Jessica Ralli, Wednesday, July 21, at 10 am
Join Jessica Ralli and Megan Madison at 10 am in Adventure Playground to experience their newest board book, Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (On sale July 13, 2021, pre-order below). Jessica and Megan write together on the First Conversations series. Being You acts as a resource for parents and kids engaging in their first conversations about gender identity, pronouns, stereotypes, and feminism.
The First Conversation series is a collection of children’s books inspired by new research that shows the benefits of discussing topics like race, gender, consent, and body liberation with children during their toddler years. This read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.
Jessica Ralli is the Coordinator of Early Literacy Programs at Brooklyn Public Library, where she develops and manages programming for BPL's award-winning First Five Years initiative. She received her MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and previously taught in schools, childcare centers, and museums. She has written about early literacy and library services for young children inSchool Library Journal(where she co-authors the "First Steps" column with Rachel G. Payne) and has presented on play-based learning at the American Library Association Conference, Young Child Expo, and the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature.
Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is a lifelong student of radical Black feminism and an early childhood educator. She holds an MS in early childhood education from Dominican University and a BA in studies in religion from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. When she's not working on finishing up her dissertation, she works as a trainer for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, the Human Root, and the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, facilitating workshops for teachers on race, gender, and sexuality.