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Library Benefit 2017 NYC

Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to NOON
The New York Public Library, Schwarzman Bldg, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC

A fun-filled morning for parents and children alike, The Family Benefit transforms the Library’s historic Astor Hall in the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building into a literary wonderland. Families enjoy hands-on activities, animated readings, and music that bring these stories to life and spark children’s imaginations while encouraging a love of reading. Proceeds from the Family Benefit support children’s services and programs in the Library’s 89 neighborhood branches, including after school programs that aim to improve children’s educational achievement, as well as the purchasing of children’s books to enable and promote reading throughout the city.

For more information visit https://www.nypl.org/support/benefit-events/familybenefit

 

Treehouse Shakers’ Olive & Pearl: A Magical Story of Home

PUPPETRY WORKSHOPS AT 10:15 AM & 1:30 PM
Explore your creative side with Mara McEwin of Treehouse Shakers, FTH Space Grantee. Enjoy puppet-making with household objects, storytelling, and creative drama based on folktales, finger tales, and poetry of home. For ages 0-5 years.

FAMILY SHOWS AT 11 AM & 2:15 PM
Olive & Pearl is the story of a young girl, Olive, being lovingly raised by her granny, Pearl. Intimately staged, audiences sit within Olive & Pearl’s home, which is made out of a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares, and colorful fabrics. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive first performance for the very young. For ages 0-5 years.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/c17de736955ca330f80eb072a5aefefe