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Playing with Words

Celebrate spring with free music, rhymes, poetry, stories and more.


The Alphabet Soup Show

Presented by Eric Ode.
Ages 2 to 4.
Singing the alphabet is a tasty recipe for fun! Join us as we sing songs and enjoy stories, puppets and poems with this award-winning children’s author, songwriter and poet.
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Brother Coyote and Sister Fox Puppet Show  

Presented by Thistle Theatre.
Ages 3 and older.
In this humorous adaptation of a Mexican folktale, Brother Coyote wants to catch and eat one of Doña Conchita's plump chickens but Sister Fox is always one step ahead of him to keep all the chickens to herself. 
Presented in English and Spanish.
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Poetry Alive!

Presented by Poetry Alive!
Ages 6 and older
When poetry becomes theater, poems come alive. Two actors use movement and verse to present a theatrical production that transforms poetry into scripts and the audience members into fellow actors.
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Finding Ourselves in Our Family Stories: A Story-Sharing and Publishing Workshop

Presented by Janet Wong.
Ages 12 and older
Join us in this story-sharing workshop, where we will give each other the gift of story. Discover some essential steps for pre-writing and work together to find the stories that make us unique.
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Creating a Place of Joy Writing Workshop

Presented by Janet Wong.
Ages 8 - 18
Images can inspire powerful writing, and there are books of poems inspired by art. Discover ways to create poems after viewing a wide selection of images, including landscapes, animals, food and more.
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Intro to Bookbinding Art Workshop

Presented by Seattle ReCreative.
Ages 12 and older.
Always wanted to learn bookbinding? Here’s your chance to learn two methods: Japanese Stab-Stich and Accordion bound books. These are perfect projects for anyone who would like to create their own journals, poetry chapbooks or scrapbooks. 
Please register.
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Best Practices and Formatting for Self-Publishing 

Presented by Gerri Russell. 
Age 18 and older.
Have you written a book but don’t know how to self-publish it? You will after you attend this "how to" workshop that includes things to consider before you self-publish, how to prepare your manuscript for conversion, then steps for producing a converted document to load on the various distribution platforms.
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World of Words: A Poetic Afternoon

Presented by Carol Barnett, Raul Sanchez and Jacque Larrainzar.
Ages 10 and older
Discover poetry in a variety of ways and write your own! Write Post-It poetry, sidewalk poetry, Mad Lib poetry, or work backwards with blackout poetry in the library lobby with poet Carol Barnett from 1-4pm. At 2pm, listen to poets Raul Sanchez and Jacque Larrainzar perform poetry and music in the style of flor y canto, which began as an Ancient Mexican style of poetry. Then at 2:45pm, attend Raul’s poetry workshop and find your creative voice writing about where you’re from. Workshop portion for ages 10+.
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Poetry Coffeehouse 

All Ages Welcome
Read your poetry and win prizes at the Redmond Library Poetry Coffeehouse - an open mic/competition hybrid. There are Children’s, Teen and Adult categories. For more information contact the Teen Services Librarian, szero@kcls.org
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Performers and presenters may contact programming@kcls.org.

Last Updated: 04/25/16