Library Storytelling Morning activity forJune

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

June 2011 storytelling around the book:

“The Hunterman and the Crocodile” by Baba Wague Diakite

Saturday, June 18th 2011

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.

(For Intermediate English level learners)

“Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

(Donso, un cazador del oeste africano, aprende la importancia de vivir en armonía con la naturaleza y la necesidad de ubicar a los hombres entre, y no por encima, el resto de seres vivos.)

From Internet Archive.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/viewWorkDetail.do?workId=1752

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-590-89828-7

http://www.babawague.com/

Library Storytelling Morning activity for April

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

April 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Anansi the Spider” by Gerald McDermot 

Saturday, April 17th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.”

From Macmillan.com

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://anansi-web.com/anansi.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/index.html 

http://www.kinderkorner.com/spiders.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

March 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India” by Paul Galdone

 Saturday March 13th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“The Jatakas are Indian fables relating the former births of the Buddha in various animal guises. In this retelling, he is a clever little monkey who twice foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.”

From Barnes & Noble

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109945/The-Monkey-and-the-Crocodile

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/activities/parentactivity/crocodiles.pdf

http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-folktales/panchatantra-tales/monkey-and-crocodile.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for January

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) at biblioteca@iie.es and wait for our confirmation reply.

January 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter

Saturday January 30th

At 11 a.m. – English Version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m – Bilingual Version (In English, using some Spanish to help understand)

“Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song’s directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that’s compelling. A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”

From Randsom House.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org

http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/followthedrinkinggourd.htm

Library Storytelling Morning activity for December

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited, entrance is open until full capacity.

December storytelling around the book:

“White Snow, Bright Snow” by Alvin Tresselt & Roger Duvoisin

Saturday, December 19th 2009 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

“When the first flakes fell from the grey sky, the postman and the farmer and the policeman and his wife scurried about doing all the practical things grownups do when a snowstorm comes. But the children laughed and danced, and caught the lacy snowflakes on their tongues. All the wonder and delight a child feels in a snowfall is caught in the pages of this book — the frost ferns on the window sill, the snow man in the yard and the mystery and magic of a new white world. Roger Duvoisin’s pictures in soft blue half-tones with briliant splashes of yellow and red emphasize the gaiety and humor as well as the poetic quality of the text.”

From Harper Collins.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/birthbios/brthpage/09sep/9-30tresselt.html

http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/353.html

http://familytlc.net/issues/january2007/books_4_1288.html

http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/wintersnow.htm

October Storytelling Session for Adults

Listen to the selected stories published in The New Yorker followed by workshops to analyze and improve your oral skills!

Free monthly activity (from September to June) usually the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30, with Brian George as storyteller. Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

Find the stories on The New Yorker website or at the library.

October Storytelling about the story:

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“The Brief History of the Dead” by Kevin Brockmeier

Meeting: Wednesday, October 28th 2009 at 19:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/09/08/030908fi_fiction?printable=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Brockmeier

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3722

http://www.webdelsol.com/Literary_Dialogues/interview-wds-brockmeier.htm

New Storytelling Session for Adults

Free monthly activity (from September to June) usually the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30, with Brian George as storyteller. Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

Be ready to listen to selected stories published in “The New Yorker” and analyze and improve your oral skills (in English or Spanish).

Find the stories on the web http://www.newyorker.com/fiction or also at the library ready to be printed.

September Storytelling about the story:

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“Childcare” by Lorrie Moore

Meeting: Tuesday, September 29th, 19:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/07/06/090706fi_fiction_moore?currentPage=all

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorrie_Moore

http://www.lacentral.com/recorridos?idr=14578