March's book is Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven. While we discuss the book, we'll make a simple knitting loom using a cardboard paper roll, tape and popsicle sticks. Our looms will then be used to finger knit a colorful snake. In addition to reinforcing the concepts of the book, finger knitting is a great way to practice small motor skills, pattern recognition, creativity, listening and following instructions. Supplies and snacks are provided. For more information, please call the Children's Department at 236-5208. Our librarians developed this program for children in grades 3 - 5.
Lower Level Tech Lab
February 26: Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven
As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs.