Friday, July 14, 2017

Create And Record A Song At NE Library Event Tomorrow

Write and record a song inspired by Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s 'The Darkest Dark'

The Northeast branch of the Seattle Public Library (6801 35th Avenue NE) is having an event tomorrow called "Write and record a song inspired by Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s 'The Darkest Dark' " for ages 6-12, from 11-noon.   

The information says:

Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education will help you create and record a song inspired by Chris Hadfield’s “The Darkest Dark.”Hadfield is a famous Canadian astronaut who was the commander of the International space station.  
STYLE teaching artists will bring a professional musical performance to you, guide these readers to the creation of a song inspired by the book and will be record the song to be made available to the whole audience.  
This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities to encourage reading and activities about science, technology, engineering, arts and math geared to  early learners, children and teens.

To participate in the Reading program, families with young children ages birth to 5 years old can pick up a bingo card filled with reading and learning activities to do together with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. For every five completed squares in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal), children can get their name on the Wall of Space Voyagers at their home library. The Early Learner bingo card is available online and in various languages.  
Children will receive a free Mission Log packed with fun space-related learning activities. There will be three levels for participants to complete of daily reading and activity missions. Level 1 finishers will be entered into the grand prize drawing and will get one prize from the prize box, and will also have their names placed on the Wall of Space Voyagers at their home library. Level 2 and 3 finishers will win additional prizes from the prize box and entries into the grand prize drawing. 
Teens will receive a free Teen Book Bingo card. Participants who complete a Book Bingo card can bring it into the Library, or post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #SPLteenbookbingo2017 for a chance to win an iPad Mini or free movie theater passes.  Examples of Book Bingo squares include: book you judged by its cover, turned into a movie, banned, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, a book you finish reading in a day or read outdoors, and a comic or graphic novel.  
The Library has partnered with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to offer free family admission, for up to two adults and four children, when families present a completed Mission Log or an Early Learner flyer from July 1 to Oct. 31, 2017. 
The Library offers summer programming because research shows that during the summer young people can forget a certain amount of what they learned during the school year. Educators call that the "summer slide." The Summer of Learning program mitigates the summer slide and teaches children and teens 21st century learning skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking and digital skills. 
Children and teens can learn to program robots, play a ukulele, create videos, write songs, take digital photos, practice calligraphy, design sound effects and more. Some classes require registration, which will open up online two weeks before the first class begins at each Library location.  
The Library will also celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 with programs, events and displays and by distributing free eclipse glasses in late August.  Go here for more information. 
The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens. All programs are free and open to the public. Go here for more information.

For more information about Summer of Learning, go herecall The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or go to Ask a Librarian.

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