Kids, as part of our Celebration of the Book festivities on Saturday, October 17th, come to the following.
11:00 a.m. Take a Native American Journey with Debra Muller. Explore the culture of local American Indian tribes through the tradition of storytelling, crafts, music and games. Participate in a craft project.
12:00 noon. Listen to Musical Folktales with the Storytellers. Musical Folktales is an upbeat concert of interactive stories, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with interesting musical instruments. Lively Caribbean melodies, familiar American songs, West African rhythms, Australian didgeridoo melodies, original compositions and more!
1:30 p.m. Get Fired Up with Firefighters! Future Firefighters come and meet the heroes of the Grand Rapids Fire Department and tour a fire truck.
2:00 p.m. Meet Mark Crilley, the author/illustrator of the Akiko and Miki Falls series. Between jokes and silly voices, learn the importance of putting conflict at the heart of a story and hear about his experiences as a writer/illustrator. Mark will also do live drawing demonstrations including the “Thirty Second Drawing.”
See you there!