Creation and Imagination Come Alive at the Library

Date: Apr 19th, 2011

Saint Paul, Minn. (July 18, 2011) - Kids can express themselves through writing, art, and drama at free workshops this spring at Saint Paul Public Library. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Steppingstone Theatre, and authors and music experts work with kids from age 3 to 14 on fun projects including bookmaking, beat boxing, story jars, and creative dramatics. Call 651-266-7000 or check out www.sppl.org for more information.

Event line-up:

Story Jars
A writing workshop lead by author Stephanie Watson. Get your writing ideas flowing and put them on paper!
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, on May 7 @ 10:30 a.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., on May 14 @ 11 a.m.

Beat Boxing
Learn how to transform your voice into drums, trumpets, cymbals, and even violins. Then create your own unique composition as a group. For ages 10 to 14.
West 7th Library, 265 Oneida St., on May 10 @ 3:30 p.m.

Bookmaking
Make an original accordion pocket folder book with a bookmaking artist from Minnesota Center for Book Arts. For ages 6 to 11.
West 7th Library, 265 Oneida St., on May 12 @ 3:30 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library, W. 1558 Minnehaha Ave., on May 14 @ 2 p.m.

3D Bookmaking
Create your own pop-up books with artists from Minnesota Center for the Book Arts. For ages 10 to 14.
Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., on May 21 @ 11 a.m.
Hamline Midway Library, W. 1558 Minnehaha Ave., on June 11 @ 2 p.m.

Creative Dramatics
Explore the world of author Eric Carle through reading, creative dramatics
and an art project. For ages 3 ½ to 5.
Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., on May 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, on June 4 @ 10:30 a.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., on June 23 @ 11 a.m.