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Free Virtual Saturday Storytime & Art Project with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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This Saturday May 8 2021 – Free Virtual Storytime!

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center in celebrating Lost Sock Memorial Day with an interactive reading of “Where do Missing Socks Go?” by Ian Klepetar. Bring your lonely sock – after the story, you’ll be making Lost Sock Puppets!

The fun starts at 10:30AM and is intended for ages 3 to 7. Register online here to receive the Zoom link.

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Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill; after the story, stay for arts activities and a ceramics demonstration video. Register here.

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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Spaces are still available in virtual youth theater classes!

Out of the Box – Virtual Theater Makers
Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm
For ages 9-12. (Late registration allowed until March 1)

Drama Adventures with Dr. Seuss
Tuesdays 4-4:30pm
For ages 5-8.

Learn more and register here.
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Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, February 8th, 2021

virtual storytime savannah cultural center free kids

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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Virtual Saturdays Storytime & Art Project with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Virtual storytime Savannah Cultural Arts free

 

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 13 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt. The craft this week is a “You’re a Star” affirmational jar.

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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Songbirds book art workshop for kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

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Order your copy of Songbirds and reserve your space to draw along with Songbirds Illustrator, Paige P. Byrne, Savannah teacher and owner of Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Spring is almost here and the birds are chirping!

Join Paige for a fun-filled morning of drawing and watercoloring birds from Songbirds Children’s Book, written by Shelton H. Shelton @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Songbirds art workshop @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah
Saturday March 20 2021
10-11AM
To sign up, email publisher Jody Dyer at dyer.cbpublishing@gmail.com

This is an opportunity for your child to meet a book illustrator in person and have fun learning new art techniques.

Space is limited due to COVID restrictions so reserve your space today.

Class Requirements:
*An open mind and a copy of Songbirds Children’s Book. Email Publisher Jody Dyer at dyer.cbpublishing@gmail.com to order your copy
*Art supplies and smiles included

Faith and friendship inspired author Shelton H. Shelton to write this special picture book. The message encourages children to celebrate their differences and consider their greater purposes in life.

Visit www.songbirdscreations.com for more information on the book.

Scribble Art Studio
212 E 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Free virtual storytime: What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

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Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Next storytime: Sat. Feb 13 2021 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt. Please register by Fri. Feb 12 @ noon to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and any additional art activity info. Register online here. 

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 13 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

And more to come!

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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Please register by Friday, Feb 12th, at noon to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and any additional art activity information. Registration information can be found at

Free virtual storytime with astronaut Scott Kelly

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Virtual storytime with astronaut Scott Kelly Mon. Feb. 8 2021 at 7PM on Facebook Live with Little Shop of Stories.

Put on your coziest PJs and join us to celebrate the release of Scott Kelly’slatest picture book, GOODNIGHT, ASTRONAUT!

The hardcover book is available for purchase here and copies from Little Shop will come with a signed bookplate.

Free & open to the public.

Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Virtual Storytime Savannah Cultural Arts Free kids

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 13 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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FREE Virtual Storytime featuring the Alliance Theatre’s show ‘Sit In’

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Your child is invited to a Children’s Virtual Storytime, Mon. Feb 1 at 1:30PM featuring a new piece from the Alliance Theatre called. “Sit-In.”

Register online here. 

Created by Atlanta’s bestselling author, playwright, and Civil Rights Activist Pearl Cleage, “Sit-In” follows three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues they–and we all–face today. This program was brought to you in part by PNC, the presenting sponsor for Black History Month programming at The Center.

At the completion of the story experience, you will be joined by Alliance Theatre Artist Maya Lawrence who will walk students through an art project themed to compliment the video.

An accompanying video will feature a pre-recorded conversation with the playwright Pearl Cleage and others to discuss thoughts and ideas for continuing the conversation with your children after they’ve seen the piece. Run time of the video is 30 minutes.

Register online here. 

The program is online and hosted by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

 

When You Trap a Tiger Wins Newbery, We Are Water Protectors Earns Caldecott at 2021 YMAs

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

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Winners announced during a virtual ceremony for the 2021 Youth Media Awards.

We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, won The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Goade made history becoming the first BIPOC woman and first Indigenous illustrator to win the prestigious award.

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller won the Newbery Medal, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri, which won the Printz Award, which annually honors the best book written for teens,

New middle grade graphic novel by Pooler comic book artist

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Lemonade Code Jey Odin Pooler comic book artist

New middle grade graphic novel by Pooler comic book artist Jey Odin.

Odin one half of the creative team behind the upcoming debut middle grade graphic novel “Lemonade Code, ” which will be published January 2021 by The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group.

“Lemonade Code” is about a middle-school super genius – Robbie Reynolds – who starts a lemonade stand to fund his top-secret project, then gets some competition when the new kid starts a rival stand across the street.

Details here.

Pooler Scholastic Book Fair open to the public @ Advanced Academics

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Scholastic Book Fair @ Advanced Academics in Pooler

You’re invited to Advanced Academics’ Scholastic Book Fair in Pooler in November. This event is open to the public.

The book fair will be @:
Advanced Academics
405 Highway 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

Book Fair dates and times:

Nov. 11, 12-6PM
Nov. 12, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 13, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 14, 9AM-5PM
Nov. 16, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 17, 11AM-6PM

Questions? Email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com or call 912-348-2017

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Advanced Academics in Pooler five-days a week Early Learning Program PreK & Kindergarten for ages 4 and 5 is $250 a month. Choose from English or Bilingual/Spanish. Learn more here.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler, as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

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Live Oak Public Libraries open with limited services

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

free Savannah things to do library Live Oak Live Oak Public Libraries will open with limited services starting Monday, June 15, 2020.

Limited Opening
All library locations will be open to the public, with the exception of Forest City Library, Port City Library, Tybee Library, W.W. Law Library, and West Broad Library, all of which are undergoing renovations.

Library hours are:
– Monday, 10 AM – 7 PM
– Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
– Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Express Services
At this time, available library services include:
Pick up / drop off materials: Customers may check out and return materials using self-checks and bookdrops. Front-door express pickup service is still available by appointment. Call your library location for assistance.
Public computers and internet: Customers may use a limited number of public computers for up to one hour per person per day. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wireless internet is also available both inside and outside of library buildings.
Print, copy, fax: Services are available by request. Fees apply.

Safety as Priority
The safety of customers and staff is the highest priority. As the library increases access to the community, adjustments to library operations are necessary due to concerns for public health.
There will be a limited number of people allowed in buildings at a time.
Signage will remind customers about symptoms, social distancing, and proper hygiene.
Services will involve little or no person-to-person contact at this time. Plexiglass shields are installed at service desks.

Library visitors are asked to follow these guidelines, in order to protect themselves and others:
Wear a face covering.
Limit visits to 1 hour per person per day.
Maintain a minimum 6 feet in physical distancing.
Stay home if you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Meeting room use, group gatherings, in-person programs, outreach services, and book donations are still suspended.

Library Accounts
While libraries are providing limited services, the library is offering greater flexibility with user accounts:
Overdue fees are waived and due dates are extended.
Library cards are renewed until September 30, 2020.
Digital-only accounts and new library cards are available.

Please be reminded that the quarantine of returned materials will result in a delay of items being removed from your account. You will not be fined for additional days that returned items are quarantined.

Virtual Programs
Live Oak Public Libraries provides virtual programs and services that all ages can enjoy at home. We invite you to visit our website and social media for the latest updates on activities this summer.
Summer Reading Program: Everyone can enjoy fun reading activities and prizes.
Grab & Go Meals: Free food service is at specific library locations in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
Take & Make Craft Projects: Available at participating libraries while supplies last.
Ready Resources: Assistance for jobseekers, small businesses, and lifelong learning.

Learn more on all of the above virtual programs here. 

JK Rowling releases The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children’s book, in free online installments

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

J.K Rowling The Ickabog free online children's book

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s chapter book – The Ickabog – will be published for free online here, in installments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time.

Rowling writes “It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.” The first two chapters, which went online on Tues. May 26, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.

Read it here.

The Ickabog book will be published in November 2020. Rowling writes: “I’m going to donate all my royalties to help people who have been affected by the coronavirus.”

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Illustration Competition

J.K. Rowling is inviting children ages 7-12 to help illustrate The Ickabog. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will offer suggestions for what to draw or paint to illustrate the story, then kids can enter drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.

Find details on how to enter here. 

Free online children’s bookfest

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

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Your kids can participate in a free online childrens’ bookfest via Scholastic Home Base on 3-5PM Thurs. April 2, 2020.

During that time, several authors will engage online during specific time slots.

Find author schedule here. 

Find more of our new free online things to do at home here.