Events

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Daily Happenings

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Film Screenings

Watch a short film in our Auditorium during your visit. We feature animated versions of new and classic picture book stories and family-friendly documentaries about illustrators. Several different films are shown each day.
Families sitting together for a storytime

Storytime

Led by staff trained in the Whole Book Approach, visitors will share stories through movement, song, and play while looking closely and learning about the art and design of picture books.

An adult and child making a collage in the Art Studio

Art Studio

Visit the Art Studio to enjoy the Everyday Art Project. Art Studio team members welcome you to the space, share project ideas, and answer questions. Take your artwork home, or leave it for others to see.

Special Events

Artists & Authors
For Families

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Join author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels as she reads from her latest picture book, Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge, the second adventure in the Hector Fox series.

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Jan
2
thru
Dec
31
All Day
For Families

Storytime

Move, sing, play, and learn about the art and design of picture books. (Wednesdays - Fridays at 11:00 am; Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm.)

Jun
22
thru
Aug
7
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Let's Make a Collage

Create your own textured, patterned papers and turn them into collages.
Jul
9
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Astrid Sheckels

Join author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels as she reads from her latest picture book, Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge, the second adventure in the Hector Fox series.
Jul
14
Thu
10:30 am
For Families

Yoga for Kids!

Children ages 3-6 will explore movement and fun inspired by the beautiful nature found in Bobbie’s Meadow. Space is limited.
Jul
15
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!
Jul
17
Sun
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Kyle Lukoff

Join Kyle Lukoff as he shares his new picture book, a powerful memoir of transgender activist Gavin Grimm.
Jul
18
Mon
6:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Materials: Paper

Collage, sculpture, wearable art, and more! Celebrate the creative possibilities of paper.
Jul
29
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Garden of Verses with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for this gentle, joyful introduction to creative movement for toddlers and their caregivers.

Jul
30
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime with Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis

Join us for an original adaptation of a Middle Eastern folktale exploring values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and more!

Aug
5
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for creative movement inspired by picture books. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Aug
10
thru
Sep
18
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Watercolor Resist

Explore watercolors and wax crayons resist in the Art Studio.
Aug
13
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Robert Broder

Join author Robert Broder as he shares his book about cleaning up the ocean and turning trash into treasure.
Aug
19
Fri
10:30 am
For Families

Yoga for Kids!

Children ages 3-6 will explore movement and fun inspired by the beautiful nature found in Bobbie’s Meadow. Space is limited.
Aug
26
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Garden of Verses with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for this gentle, joyful introduction to creative movement for toddlers and their caregivers.

Sep
8
Thu
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr, and The Busload of Books

Join Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson for a storytime and talk about their cross-country “Busload of Books” tour. And get a peak of their tiny home school bus!
Sep
22
Thu
8:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

Tapioca Stories: Latin American Artists in Conversation

Join Tapioca Stories’ authors and illustrators for a conversation about Latin American picture books.

Sep
25
Sun
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families
Online

Tapioca Stories: Draw-Off!

Join Tapioca Stories illustrators for live drawing games that are fun for the whole family!