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  • Saturday, December 12, 12:30 PM

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Collaged Quilt Tops

    Inspired by Rosie Lee Tompkins’s textiles, combine scrap fabrics with other found materials to collage a personal quilt top all your own!

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, December 12, 2:30 PM

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

    In a unique blend of prose and verse, Becoming Muhammad Ali vividly captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of this great American sports hero for young readers. Join us online to read it together!

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Saturday, January 9, 12:30 PM

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Exploring and Envisioning Structures

    Learn about architectural ways of drawing while exploring your own ways to represent imagined structures in this live virtual workshop with artist Greta Liz Anderson.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, January 9, 2:30 PM

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

    When Skunk plows into Badger’s life, everything Badger knows is upended. Enjoy reading this beautifully illustrated story of an odd-couple friendship with Jennifer Gordon and other kids!

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Presented Saturday, November 14, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Big Colors and Super Drips

    Inspired by Ron Nagle’s art, transform stream-of-consciousness drawings into 3-D forms in this Zoom workshop with artist Julia Sackett.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, November 14, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading Bilingüe: Las brujas / The Witches by Roald Dahl

    Author Roald Dahl has a way with words, and witches! Join us on Zoom to read this suspenseful tale in both English and Spanish.
    El autor Roald Dahl tiene un don con las palabras ¡y con las brujas! Acompáñanos en Zoom a leer este cuento de suspenso en inglés y en español.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up
    Recomendado para las edades de 8 años en adelante

  • Presented Saturday, October 10, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Making a Space Called Home

    Join artist Raphael Noz on Zoom to explore pattern, shape, and space as you imagine creating a beautiful home for someone who needs one.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, October 10, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia and Tamera Mowry

    How will tween twins Cassie and Caitlyn cope with their new home and their newly discovered superpower? Meet us on Zoom to read together and find out!

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Recorded Saturday, September 12, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Of Serpents, Ants, and Daily Life

    Combine photographs with drawing and making marks in ink to tell stories of your daily life in this Zoom workshop with artist Indira Urrutia.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, September 12, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: New Kid

    At his new school across town, Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Torn between two worlds, can he keep his neighborhood friends and stay true to himself? Read with us on Zoom to find out!

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Recorded Saturday, August 8, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Mithila Paintings and Your Sidewalk Stories

    Meet artist Kim Bennett on Zoom to learn about patterns and stories in paintings from the Mithila region of India. Then, “take it outside” to draw your own stories with patterns using sidewalk chalk!

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, August 8, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: The Dragon Thief

    Somewhere in Brooklyn a dragon is missing. Will nine-year-old Jaxon succeed in finding it? Start reading this exciting sequel to Dragons in a Bag with us, then continue at home to find out what happens!

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Recorded Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Visual Rhythms in Rosie Lee Tompkins's Quilts

    Meet artist and educator Kaya Fortune on Zoom to look at exciting and colorful quilts by Rosie Lee Tompkins, then discover your own visual rhythms using materials easily found at home.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: Chester and Gus

    Read the beginning chapters of this affecting story about a dog and his boy, told from the dog’s point of view, then receive a copy of the book in the mail to finish at home.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Presented Saturday, June 13, 2020

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: As If by Magic

    Join us as we look at Ron Nagle's captivating small sculptures. Then, make a sculpture of your own inspired by his imaginative approach!

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Presented Saturday, June 13, 2020

    Virtual Roundtable Reading: The Season of Styx Malone

    Read the beginning chapters of this suspenseful summertime adventure story aloud with other kids and Cragmont Elementary librarian Jackie Overlid, then receive a copy of the book in the mail to finish at home.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up 

  • Family Guide: Rosie Lee Tompkins

    This guide invites you to look closely at the art of Rosie Lee Tompkins and do related hands-on art activities!