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.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class meets on Zoom only. New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to get started. Age 18 and up.
This musically compelling and visually stimulating chamber opera by Ben Allen-Kingsland & Chappell Kingsland takes audiences on a journey around the world, exploring fire myths of three different cultures: “Rainbow Crow” from the Lenapé people of North America; the story of Prometheus from ancient Greek mythology; and “Murilé and the Moon-Chief” from the Chagga people of Kenya and Tanzania. Prepare to voyage with a cast of colorful characters! Sung in English, the opera will be presented as a 30-minute video with time afterward to ask questions and talk. Please register with a current email address. The link to the Zoom session will be emailed to you upon registration. All ages.