all ages

Habla Espanol? A Special Storytime!

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Take advantage of your child's natural language learning abilities: bring him or her to this special storytime in Spanish presented by Cynthia Fraga-Canadas from Mount St. Mary's University. Sing songs, listen to stories, and introduce your child to another language! Ages 2-5, with an adult.

Community Toy Swap

Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Are you ready for spring cleaning? Drop in during our community toy swap and freshen up your toys without spending a dime. Bring a new or gently used toy and swap it for another. Any leftover toy donations will be donated to Goodwill. Advance drop-offs are being accepted now!

Guidelines: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Games and puzzles must include all pieces. Please launder cloth items (i.e. stuffed animals, etc) before bringing in. Books and DVDs are accepted, too.

Windows and Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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This Frederick Reads event is at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center’s Gardiner Hall, 40 South Carroll Street, Downtown Frederick. Call 301-695-2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com to register.

Meet authors - including Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, and Caroline Richmond - from We Need Diverse Books, a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.

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