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.

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Jun
2
thru
Jan
1
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.)

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
19
Fri
All Day
For Families

Batik Gratitude Card

Create your own gratitude card using batik motifs.
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
9
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! 

Sep
10
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Aaron Becker

Listen to Aaron Becker read from his new book, One Sky, then experiment with light and color to create translucent artwork!
Sep
17
Sat
3:00 pm
For Families
Performances

Happier Family Comedy Show

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!
Sep
21
thru
Oct
30
All Day
For Families

Pop-Up Surprises

Share joyful suprises with friends and family by creating pop-ups and lift flaps. 
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!
Oct
3
Mon
6:30 pm
Online
Workshops

Whole Book Approach (2 sessions)

(Two sessions) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children in this interactive workshop.
Oct
7
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! 

Nov
2
thru
Dec
11
All Day
For Families

Habitat Drawings

Create your own nature-inspired drawing using oil pastels and colorful paper.
Nov
4
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! 

Dec
2
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! 

Dec
14
thru
Jan
22
All Day
For Families

Shape Sculptures

Create your own 3-D sculpture out of papers.
Jan
25
thru
Mar
5
All Day
For Families

Awesome Assemblages

Create your own 3-D artwork using paint and found materials.