:: A Selection of Special Events 2014 ::
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: starting to book Farmers' Market Events, and Library Programs for the year and will add them as confirmed :
January 31st: Storyteller Moon will be sharing a story of Imbolic from the Barefoot Book "Celtic Memories" with Irish and Scottish fare to follow, Celtic music, and the weaving of Bride's Wheels. $25 per person, pre-registration required.
March 2nd: Read Across America Day - Begins a week long program of Dr. Suess stories!
March 7th: World Read Aloud Day
March 12th - 16th: Maine Ag Week. Storyteller Moon will be part of the Read ME program again!
March 20th: Eric Carle's Birthday
April: Shel Silversein month
April 2nd: International Childrens Book Day
April 3rd: Annual Literacy Connections Conference, Thomas College Waterville. Presenting a session as Storyteller Moon at this conference. You may also wish to visit my booth! The theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrate Family Literacy”.
April 5th: Spring Healing Arts Festival 10am - 5pm Fairfield Community Center. The Autumn Healing Arts Festival will feature psychics, mediums, and practitioners who specialize in wellness modalities for the mind, body and spirit. There will also be vendors with healthy, organic, and ecologically-friendly products.
April 12th: D.E.A.R. "Drop Everything and Read" National D.E.A.R. Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. D.E.A.R. stands for "Drop Everything and Read" and April 12th, the birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary is the official event date. Ramona Quimby, the program’s official spokesperson, is responsible for spreading the word and the love of reading. Storyteller Moon will be participating of course...stay tuned for updates!
April 12th - 17th: National Library Week! To find a local library here in Maine to visit with your child, please see http://www.mainelibraries.com
April 21st: HOPE Festival, Orono
April 23rd: Hoping to be chosen as a "book giver" for World Book Night again this year!
May 11th: Annual Stone Mountain Arts Center Mothers Day event! You'll find a lot of my fiber and wood arts available at my booth.
June 2nd : Unity Barnraisers Community Market 9am - 1pm
July 27th: Maine Artisans Bread Fair, Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Storyteller Moon will be at the Maine Artisan Bread Fair in Skowhegan with a small variety of items for sale as well... and 20% of all sales will be going to the Maine Farmland Trust! Come see me!
August 5th & 6th: The Western Maine Storytelling Festival: celebrating the art of storytelling in downtown Farmington, Maine. Show me a copy of the Storyteller Moon ad from the festival program, and receive a 20% discount on any Storyteller Moon event booked in August.
All of September: Roald Dahl stories featured
September 8th: International Literacy Day
September 13th: Roald Dahl Day!
September 20th, 21st & 22nd: Common Ground Fair, Unity. Performing while "roving"
September 29th: Puppets for Peace Day! International Puppets for Peace Day was initiated after the events of 9/11. The inspiration for it was the image of many hearts and hands around the world focusing on the good. You are invited to join the many others on six continents and celebrate Peace through Story and Puppetry. There can be puppet shows big and small, in public venues, in the quiet of your home, in classroom, school community, well practiced, or spontaneous. They all contribute to the powerful joy-bringing healing of the world. Sharing puppet stories that let goodness shine out, that bring to life cooperation between people, that warm our hearts and make us laugh with the wonder of life, can become story seeds that help us understand the world, and all that is unique and universal in it's people. It is held on Michaelmas Day, September 29th, a day to remind us we can be courageous in the face of chaos, and the "dragons" of the world.
October 5th: Read for the Record Day. Readers around the world will attempt to breal the world record for largest shared reading experiance in history. Something I look forward to participating in each year, so be on the look-out, Storyteller Moon may be coming to a school or library near you!
December 7th: Annual Stone Mountain Arts Center Holiday Event!
:: Monthly Story Hour Themes featuring Barefoot Books ::
January: The Barefoot Storyteller will be sharing a Celtic Tale from the Barefoot Book "Celtic Memories". Learn a story of Imbolic and the weaving of Bride's Wheel
February: Reading "The Great Race" for Chinese New Year. Later in the month, sharing Fairy Tales from one of the Barefoot Books.
March: "What's This? The Story of a Seed"
April: Vegetarian cooking class with the kids and other activities along with a reading of the Barefoot Book "Herb the Vegetarian Dragon"
May: Fairy tea party with the kids and other activities along with readings from Barefoot Books.
June: "An Island in the Sun"
July: "Whole World" Sing around the planet, from high in the mountains to low in the valleys, in every town and every city, and with all the fish and birds, trees and flowers!
August: "My Granny Went to Market"
September: "The Beeman"
October: "The Giantic Turnip"
November: "The Story of Diivali"
December: "Fireside Stories"
:: Other Monthly Story Hour Themes ::
(following the school year )
September: "Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night" by Joyce Sidman
plus favorite Roald Dahl stories
October: autumn themed stories
and "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
November: harvest themed stories
and "Wild Child" by Lynn Plourde
December: winter themed stories
and "Winter Waits" by Lynn Plourde
January - February: please see the Jan Brett page
March : Celtic themed stories
and "Spring's Sprung" by Lynn Plourde
and it's also Dr. Suess month!
April : gardening and growing stories
May: fairy stories
June: "Summer's Vacation" by Lynn Plourde