Saturday, April 18, 2015

THE EARTH IS OUR HOME: Celebrating Science with Children and Families at the Los Angeles Public Library

In the Children's Literature Room at the Los Angeles Public Library
On April 3rd  I was a guest speaker at the Saturday Family Program in the Children’s Literature Department at the Los Angeles Public Library in downtown Los Angeles. It was a fun afternoon with a lively group of children and their parents. We met in the Story Theater. April is Science Month and Earth Day so the focus of the program was on protecting the Earth. Librarians Mara Alpert and Linda Israelson began the program with three songs–This Land is Your Land, E-A-R-T-H (to the tune of Bingo) and This Old Earth, and reading two picture books–The Earth Book by Todd Parr and The Earth and I by Frank Asch. Then I gave a presentation about my books, focusing on animals and how worms help the garden grow. I read my book Wiggle and Waggle and at the end of the hour, the participants took home some Wiggle and Waggle activity sheets. I thank FOCAL (Friends of Children and Libraries) for sponsoring my participation. Throughout the year FOCAL will sponsor more author visits to the Central Library Saturday programs.

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