NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art –          Art Journaling

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art – Art Journaling

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE ART JOURNALING KIT:

  • Log into Creative Bug using your library card & PIN number
  • There are many instructional videos around Art Journaling. We especially like this one – Daily Art Journal Challenge with Get Messy, Chapter 3 – Put Feeling to Paper
  • Use the materials in your packet to tell a short story!
NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Poetry

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Poetry

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE POETRY KIT:

Begin in one of three ways.

  1. Cut out words from the magazines that spark some meaning for you. Attach the words to the magnetic strips and then use them to create a poem.
  2. Write a simple poem. Use the magazines to find the words to create a set of magnets that will let you express your poem.
  3. Instead of cutting words out of a magazine, type or write out the words that you’d like to include in your set.

Share your poem! Refrigerator, cookie sheet, white board – wherever you feel comfortable sharing your words!

April is National Poetry Month! Explore these resources about writing and sharing poetry.

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NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Embroidery

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Embroidery

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE EMBROIDERY KIT:

  • Learn about Hmong Embroidery
  • Log into Creative Bug using your library card & PIN number
  • Watch the video “Kid’s Embroidered Pillow” – this will give you some great ideas on how to tell your story through embroidery!
  • Use the materials in your kit to try your hand at “telling your story” (or a part of your story!) through embroidery.

Turtles – SRP Week 12

Turtles – SRP Week 12

Here we are in the middle of August already! While the deadline for turning in summer reading logs is over, our Story Packets continue! Our Summer Packets will continue through “Week 14” and then we’ll begin some fall fun!

If you’re a turtle fan, you’ll want to check out some of these fun links: