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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Monday, May 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.

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Shakespeare's Ear

Friday, May 28, 2021
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Watch this historically-informed imagining of Shakespeare’s journey to become a playwright by William Ayot. The video production features musings on the magic of language, music, and theater. Neil Parsons of The Fourth Wall ensemble is Will, accompanied by music and dance from the Elizabethan era. You don’t know the Bard until you’ve experienced him through Shakespeare’s Ear.
Recommended for age 10 and up, but all ages are welcome. This video is available through May 26 on the Shakespeare's Ear Vimeo Channel.
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