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One Book One Community 2020: Americanah: For Kids

2020 Community-Wide Reading Program

Let's Go Luna!

"Let's Go Luna! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the United States – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. The group's adventures take them through cities around the globe – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive. Episodes end with the kids back at the Circo Fabuloso and Luna back in the sky, with a reminder that there’s always more to see, learn and experience in every place they visit." -PBS Kids for Parents

Hair Love Short Film & Book

Library Programs

High Five Book Club at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19th will share books related to immigrant experiences--discussing unfamiliar events and the feelings experienced by the characters, then decorating their very own journal. Children ages 11 and under can choose from: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai; One Good Thing About America by Ruth Freeman; Maggie's Amerikay by Barbara Timberlake Russell; or The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman.

Children ages 4 - 11 can visit the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21st to learn about Nigeria through interactive crafts and puzzles using the book, The Countries We Come From: Nigeria by Rachel Anne Cantor.

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleishman is the story of an Italian immigrant who kept mementos of his life in matchboxes. After reading the book, children 11 and under will learn to fold a box to hold their own treasures at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21st.

Children ages 7 - 11 can Journey Across Africa at the Central Branch 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, where they'll make passports to fill out with fun facts about the countries in Africa. 

The Big Umbrella Storycraft at 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th at the Zachary Branch.

5 famous internet superstars will be passing through the local airport and we really want to get our picture taken with our favorite. There's only one problem, they are traveling incognito! Can you and your friends unravel the clues and figure out which person is which before the airplane leaves? Join us for an escape-room-like puzzle and interesting facts about Nigeria! Registration is required and limited to 16 children. Ages 9-11. Saturday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood.