Family Programs

Captain Bill Pinkney

Black History Month Film Series: 'Captain Bill Pinkney'

Bill Pinkney was the first African American to sail around via Cape Horn the World alone, completing in 22 months.  During his journey at sea, he kept in touch with students in Boston and Chicago, teaching them about Math and Geography and teaching them to reach for their dreams. This project grew to touch over 30,000 students in Boston and Chicago. "To encourage kids to excel in the world, Bill Pinkney sailed around it." 46 minutes; Rating: NR Best for ages 10 and older.

Celebrate Black History

A reading and activities based on the amazing true story of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself across the country! For ages 5-12.  

Valentine's Party

Kids, make a card and decorate a cookie for your sweetheart, or keep your treats for yourself!  Event courtsey of Teen Advisory Group, our fabulous teen volunteers.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Happy Happy Chinese New Year book cover

Chinese New Year Celebration

Join us in the storytime room 4-5 p.m. as we welcome in the Year of the Sheep! We'll learn about Chinese New Year traditions, make a New Year's craft, and wish each other xinnian kuaile.
quilt

Women’s History Quilt Project

As part of Women’s History Month, children and tweens can make a paper quilt piece about women in their lives or famous women in history. The pieces will be put together as one quilt and displayed at Rosedale for the rest of March.

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