On Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we will celebrate the conclusion of our special month-long focus on reading with the Spring Into Reading DREAM BIG program as well as El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros—Day of the Child/Day of the Book! Throughout the day we will have activities, community education, games, special performers and a FREE/GRATIS book giveaway; all to celebrate the importance and joy of reading!
The day will begin with a performance by a local student violin group, welcoming all to this finale celebration. The main celebration will take place in the Youth Room with representatives from community organizations, including the Palm Springs Art Museum, the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Commission and Early Childhood Education, providing information and fun activities. There will also be a balloon artist creating fun balloon art and games for all ages to play. At 10:30 a.m. we will be dazzled by Swazzle, performing Dream Carver, a 45-minute bilingual, musical puppet show based on the children’s book of the same name written by Diana Cohn and illustrated by Amy Cordova. Through the experiences of the story’s hero, Dream Carver encourages young audiences to think creatively, try new things, and follow their dreams. Swazzle is a puppet company dedicated to the art of live puppetry. Swazzle’s talented puppeteers have years of live puppetry experience. They have trained professionally and performed puppet shows nationally and internationally.
Then at 1:00 p.m. we will conclude our celebration with an interactive performance of Bubble-ology 101, learning the ways of the Bubble! Learn about real-life applications of bubble technology; from military applications, to medical technology, nuclear physics and even the everyday light bulb! Then kids and adults will be invited to be inside a life-size bubble! At the end of the program, all youth and teens present will be given a FREE/GRATIS book, (age/grade appropriate) while supplies last.
All the events are FREE and open to the public, but seating at the performances is limited.