- This event has passed.
Story Time in the Gallery
Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 am - 11:00 amFREE
Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Kids will enjoy listening to a story related to art and culture of the region, investigating artworks, and exploring the museum using a gallery hunt. Registration required as each child will leave with a take-and-create bag.
Saturday, April 15 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
- Recommended for ages 5-9, but all are welcome!
- FREE | Pre-registration for children is required. *Each story time session will be limited to 25 children.
- Free admission for parents/guardians as well.
- There is free parking across the street (Diamond Lake Road) in the Mayflower Church parking lot.
There will be a family tour offered right after Story Time in the Gallery guided by a docent and TMORA’s very own special fox friend, Lisa. Lisa is TMORA’s friend and mascot for family programs. She will guide the docent around to her favorite artworks. Docents play the role of moderator – someone to start and keep the conversation going. These tours run 15-20 minutes long. Children can complete a gallery hunt after this tour.
Featured Book: Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco
Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but this Babushka Baba Yaga is a lonely old woman who just wants a grandchild–to love.
“Kids will respond to the joyful story of the outsider who gets to join in, and Polacco’s richly patterned paintings of Russian peasant life on the edge of the woods are full of light and color.” — Booklist
“A warm, lively tale, neatly mixing new and old and illustrated with Polacco’s usual energetic action, bright folk patterns, and affectionate characterizations.” —Kirkus Reviews
About Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 100 beloved and award-winning books to her credit, including Just Plain Fancy; Mrs. Katz and Tush; The Keeping Quilt; Pink and Say; The Blessing Cup; Chicken Sunday; and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She resides in Michigan.