Register for BOOKtopia Workshops at the Memorial Library - May 4-12
Saturday, May 12, 2012
BOOKtopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival, is an annual festival intended to promote literacy, celebrate language arts and cultivate creative thought in West Vancouver.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BOOKTOPIA EVENTS
Interested in attending a registered event? Drop by the WVML Youth Department or call 604-925-7408 to register.
Moving with Math and Literacy: It’s aRHYTHMetic! | Ages 4-7
With Kari-Lynn Winters
Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 am-12:20 p.m., WVML Welsh Hall
In this interactive workshop, students will use storytelling, movement, improvisation, puppets, as well as Kari-Lynn’s books, aRHYTHMetic and Count Us In (co-written with Tiffany Stone and Lori Sherritt-Fleming), in order to create deeper understandings about math and literacy. This workshop is full of giggles, reading activities, and math concepts. It offers dynamic and embodied strategies to bring books to life for young readers and writers.
When the Wild Things Visit Storytown with Kari-Lynn Winters | Ages 4-7
Saturday, May 5 at 1:30-2:20 p.m., Welsh Hall
What happens when the Wild Things start tearing up Storytown? Move like Wild Things, then participate in a town interview where students become important townspeople, and devise a range of ways to capture the Wild Things and convince them to stop destroying property. Students learn about reading comprehension through movement, active storytelling and oral presentations. This workshop is based on the classic book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Move Beyond Writer’s Block: Get Inside the Story with Kari-Lynn Winters | Ages 8-12
Monday, May 7 at 4:00-5:00 p.m., Storyhouse
What happens when Jeffrey gets carried away and starts to make Sloth do any number of things? Put yourself inside Kari-Lynn’ picture book story, Jeffrey and Sloth in order to connect to, predict, engage with, and infer the meanings it contains. Use role play to become a sloth, art to draw a new ending, or music to create a chamber of whispers and sounds. Participate in an imagined court case, and devise a myriad of artful ways to get these characters to stop being so controlling. Active storytelling, movement, songs, puppets, and oral presentations make this workshop a hit with students!
Illustrator’s Workshop with Julie Flett | Ages 8-12
Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00-5:00 p.m., Storyhouse
In Julie’s workshop for 8-12 year olds, she will do a brief introduction on how books are put together. She will present original sketches, collages, and finished artwork from her books as well as others. She will then lead a hands-on collage making session with the group with selections of materials, paper, magazines, paint and pencil crayon - and introduce the process of mixing text and images to make their own book cover (or revise a favourite book cover).
Fairy Tale Puppet Show | Ages 3+
Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall
Join our Youth librarians for a puppet production of a favourite children’s fairytale.
See BOOKtopia.ca for full festival details.
West Vancouver Memorial Library | 1950 Marine Drive | 604-925-7408 | westvanlibrary.ca