Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Jim Gill's Family Room Tour

What a great time was had by all when Jim Gill came to the Van Deusen Auditorium! Jim performed audience favorites while children and families clapped, danced, and sang along. When he presented his new picture book, A Soup Opera, the whole audience had the chance to be opera singers complete with sound effects and a musical soundtrack.

Jim Gill leaves people feeling like they attended something more than a concert. With wordplay and movement opportunities, Jim leads families in playing together with music and movement. He has a unique ability to get everyone in the room participating in songs and musical movement games. Videos of more concerts at KPL are available in the Live Concert Archive.

Take a look at upcoming events for children and families at the KPL children's program calendar.

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Sid

Sid “The Rock” Ellis was at the Alma Powell Branch on Tuesday, February 22 and he was phenomenal! Everyone enjoyed his storytelling and puppetry. His puppet show enthralled the kids. And young and old were entertained by his Anansi folktales. The Anansi, the spider, folktales originated in West Africa. Anansi is a rascally spider that is devious and wise. He spends his time weaving ways to get out of work or take advantage of something or someone. These ancestral tales go way back and are still shared around the campfire.

Thanks, Sid, for sharing your time and outstanding talent with us.

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Sid “The Rock” Ellis
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