Summer Learning Track: The Young Traveler
This Summer, challenge your children to see the world! Find the beauty in all the different cultures of the world by reading inspiring books, watching foreign films, and gaining new experiences by attending multicultural children's programming at the library! Get started by using this sample learning track, or develop your own! The challenge begins on May 30th, and goes through August 16th.
An Afternoon of Stories with Donna Washington for ages 6 and upEnter the fables and folktales of the globe with the captivating voice of nationally-acclaimed storyteller Donna Washington.3 p.m., Thursday, July 16 -- MainSay Hola to Stories for all agesJoin us for this monthly bilingual storytime and enjoy songs and stories in both Spanish and English!10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, June 3, July 8, and August 12 -- Main10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 4 -- St. Andrews
Healing Force for familiesWith storytelling and song, booming drums and shaking gourds, this family shares a rousing celebration of African culture. Get ready to sing and dance in this high-energy performance!10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 16 -- Main3 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 -- St. AndrewsCriss Cross Mangosauce for familiesExplore Latin-American folktales and songs that take you from Mexico to Argentina, the Caribbean Sea to the Andes, and the Amazon to Patagonia.11 a.m., Friday, June 26 -- Ballentine3 p.m., Friday, June 26 -- BlythewoodAfrican Songs and RhythmsJoin local art phenom Seitu Amenwahsu for drums, stories, songs and more.1 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 | Hyatt Park Recreation Center | 927 Jackson Avenue, Columbia, 29203Egbe Kilimanjaro African DrummersJoin EGBE Kilimanjaro, a family of African Drummers and Dancers, and learn about the culture of the Gullah Geechee community through the art of drumming.10 a.m., Wednesday, July 22 -- Blythewood (To accommodate a large group, this program will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church gymnasium across the street from the library in Blythewood)3 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22 -- Southeast
Enjoy taking a trip to anywhere with these great multicultural books and world music for children!