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Saturday Spanish Storytime

Saturday, Nov 1, 10:30 am

Spanish StorytimeCome to Red Balloon for a special Saturday edition of Spanish Storytime, brought to you by Language Sprout Learning Centers! Sing songs, say rhymes, and hear stories, all performed en Español! Enjoy a themed craft to complete the fun. Ven, te esperamos! (Recommended for ages birth-3)

Since 2003, the Language Sprout Learning Center has partnered with children, parents, and schools throughout the Twin Cities to revolutionize multilingual education in Minnesota. Start learning a foreign language today! www.languagesprout.com

 

Silhouette Portraits by Clay Rice - now scheduling

Mon, Nov 3, 3:30-6:00 pm

Clay RiceSchedule an appointment to have your child’s silhouette portrait created by award-winning artist Clay Rice, considered the finest silhouette artist in the world. Clay will cut a silhouette of your child in one minute and will amaze you with his speed and accuracy. Silhouette portraits make a special, personal holiday gift! Call 651-224-8320 to schedule your appointment today and capture your child’s profile for years to come.

Clay Rice’s silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His work has been featured in several publications, including Country Living and the Washington Times, and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum. Clay is also the recipient of the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. http://ricegalleries.com/

 

Musical Storytime with Clay Rice, author of The Lonely Shadow

Mon, Nov 3, 6:30 pm

Clay RiceJoin acclaimed silhouette artist, author, and musician Clay Rice for a special musical storytelling event as he reads and sings from his award-winning books, The Lonely Shadow and Mama, Let’s Make a Moon. A polished storyteller and tunesmith from his days as a Nashville songwriter, Clay's eloquent musical portraits of his boyhood in the South Carolina Low Country captivate audiences young and old alike.

Clay Rice’s silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His work has been featured in several publications, including Country Living and the Washington Times, and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum. Clay is also the recipient of the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. http://ricegalleries.com/

To schedule a silhouette portrait session at Red Balloon Bookshop on Mon, Nov 3, 3:30-6 pm, please call 651-224-8320.

 

Navajo Rodeo Storytime

Saturday, Nov 8, 10:30 am

Navajo Storytime

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a Navajo Storytime featuring author Nancy Bo Flood and musician Brewster Bell. Children will join in singing favorite wrangler songs and trying their hand at lassoing. Readings from award-winning Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo and The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built, with author Nancy Bo Flood, will introduce Navajo life in the Southwest as children join in, howling with Trickster Coyote. Music by Brewster Bell includes Native American/cedar flutes, guitar, Native drums, and more! It’s an event of celebration for the entire family.

Nancy Bo Flood writes and teaches on the Navajo Reservation where she hikes, rides her bike, and attends local rodeos. She is the author of several award-winning books including The Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons (Arizona Book of the Year), and Warriors in the Crossfire (Colorado Book of the Year).

Brewster Bell has performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, with musicians and singers from several of the world’s cultures. Locally, Brewster has entertained children and their families throughout the Twin Cities area, at such venues as the Ordway McKnight Theatre, Walker Art Center Auditorium, The Historic State Theatre, and Edinborough Park Amphitheater/Centennial Lakes, as well as libraries, parks, and schools.


Third Annual Red Balloon Bookshop Poetry Party with Joyce Sidman

Saturday, Nov 8, 2:00 pm

Joyce Sidman

Join Red Balloon Bookshop for our Third Annual Poetry Party featuring Joyce Sidman and her new book, Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. This year's theme is “Poems about Winter”. Come and explore all the snuggly ways animals adapt to cold weather and create a booklet of your favorite winter words. Refreshments served.

Poet Joyce Sidman won the Newbery Honor Medal for Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night and continues to write poetry for children that has been called "fresh," "inspiring," and "accessible," to her young audience. She is intrigued by the idea of "words of power"--chants and charms that were once believed to have real influence in everyday life. www.joycesidman.com

 

More Upcoming Events... Details coming soon!

 Fri, Nov 14, 7:00 pm - Caragh O'Brien, The Vault of Dreamers 

Sat, Nov 15 - Red Balloon Bookshop's 30th Birthday Bash!

Mon, Nov 17, 6:30 pm - Teens Read Book Club 

Thurs, Nov 20, 6:30 pm - Chapter & Verse Book Club

Thurs, Nov 20, 7:00 pm - Guys Read Book Club 

Sat, Nov 29 - Small Business Saturday and Indies First - authors as personal shoppers!

Sat, Dec 6 - Grand Ave's Grand Meander 

Sat, Dec 6, 2:00 pm - Kate DiCamillo, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up 

Sun, Dec 7, 3:00 pm - Stephanie Ruble (illus.), Ewe & Aye - Launch Party! 

Sat, Dec 13, 10:30 am - Saturday Spanish Storytime

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00 pm - Lori Evert, The Christmas Wish - Family Storytime

 

 

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