- By Don Dwiggins
- Posted Monday, January 12, 2009
2009 Books Alive Program
Stories will again come alive at the Lewisville Library when Kay Smitherman demonstrates how kids can act out their favorite book. Children in K-3rd grade are encouraged to gather the last Saturday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at Lewisville Library. Each session starts at 10:30 AM with a two-minute "actor's warm-up," followed by reading the book-of-the-month, where kids will then get on their feet and learn by doing.
"Our hope is to encourage children to take what they read and act it out or apply it in some way to everyday life," says Smitherman. "And the biggest hope is to get them hooked on library visits and books, and become familiar with where to find books on the shelves."
TOPICS AND DATES FOR THE YEAR:
- Scientists on Stage - featuring George Washington Carver and his amazing peanuts
- The Secret Garden - plant the garden, BE the garden
- Poesy Poses - Our annual celebration of National Poetry Month!
- Memorial Day - History, poppies and memories of your ancestors. Ask your parents! I'll bring the cannonball.
- Lazy Days Charades - We'll act out book titles and famous characters.
- BEACH TRIP! Be ready for imaginary surf and sand! Look out for sharks!
- Dog Days - Carl, Dogku, and Biscuit keep us busy!
- School's In - Acting Grammar? You bet, with Ruth Heller's fabulous rhymes.
- It's Halloween! We'll be in Hot Pursuit of costumed creatures. Wear your own or borrow ours.
- Turkey Relief