Upcoming NYC Public Library Events in Staten Island – A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

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St. George Library Center – Staten Island
5 Central Avenue near Hyatt Street
Thursday, June 9, 2011 @ 2pm
FREE -A Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration. “Children Sing and Celebrate all over the World”

An interactive musical fun-fest full of children’s sing along songs from America, Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico and Asia. For all ages.

Great Kills Branch – Staten Island

56 Giffords Lane near Margaret Street
Thursday, June 9, 2011 @ 2:30pm
FREE – A Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration. “Katcha and the Devil and Other Czechoslovak Tales”

Vít Horejš performs a one-man show of Czech fairy tales (in English) replete with kings, clever village maidens, witches and spirits. His marionettes speak in dozen voices, dance, play violin, swim and fly. The program will be composed of favorite Czech fairy tales such as “Salt over Gold” (a Princess who values her father “only” as much as salt, is banished, but returns to save her father when salt disappears), “The Snow Maiden Snehurka,” (in which a childless couple find a little girl in a winter blizzard) and the Wandering Egg, a Czech variation on the Bremen Musician Story. Recommended for ages 7 to 12.

Port Richmond Branch Staten Island
75 Bennett Street at Heberton Street
Thursday, June 9, 2011 @ 3:30pm
FREE – A Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration. “Criss-Crossing Border – The Panama Suitcase Show”

Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. This show portrays the kinship ties between animals and humans and between people living on opposite sides of a border. Presented by Arm of the Sea Productions in Spanish and English. For ages 4 and older.

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