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This popular holiday exhibition features storytelling, music, dances, art, and cooking from countries all over the globe.Travel to Africa, Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and Antarctica through objects. Each guest receives the Nutcracker Sweets Activity and Cookie Book, sponsored by Pueblo Community College in partnership with the PCC Diversity Club while they last. Masks, nutcrackers, origami, and more, all under the tallest teddy bear tree in town. Celtic Knots by PSAS students, Japanese writing, paper flowers from Mexico and more. Santa will be here with Mrs. Claus for the Jingle Bell Band. Sparky the Art Dog, Tacky the Penguin and Santa’s elves add to the festivities. Craft traditional Nutcrackers, find Rudolph in the Enchanted Forest, or turn yourself into a virtual snowperson in PlayMotion’s, “Snow-Biz!’! Plus- YOU can star on stage in “The Mountain King”, a Scandinavian story adapted from Henrik Ibsen by Colorado author and educator, Allison Flannery.
Thank you to our sponsor: Pueblo Rotary 43 Foundation
In Partnership With: Pueblo Community College
Storytellers in Residence:
Most FRI and SAT from 12-2 pm
Travel the globe and never leave Pueblo! Be transported by holiday tales from around the world. Pueblo City-County Librarians will be sharing stories to inspire, laugh and learn.
Tacky the Penguin
Event Week Saturday, DEC 28, 2013 & JAN 2,3,4
In cooperation with Houghton- Mifflin Harcourt
Have a very Tacky New Year! The wonderful books by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger are on hand to start the 2014 off right. Good cheer abounds with singing, dancing, and merry making. Tacky the Penguin will be here for photo ops and plenty of black and white penguin fun. Don’t forget to take home a book from our gift shop as a memento of your family time together with this winning book. Hawaiian shirts encouraged! Bring your camera!
COOKIES AROUND THE WORLD
SAT, NOV 16, 12-2 pm
Stories of Dragons & Japanese Wisdom
Using traditional storytelling techniques of Japan, storyteller Mr. Mike from the Pueblo Library will share some favorite tales of dragons, bravery & Peace. Taste Japanese Pocky biscuit sticks.
SAT, NOV 23, 12-2 pm
Cindy Reyes is here from Cinfully Delicious to share tales and treats from her culture. Enjoy Biscochitos fresh out of the oven! Take home the recipe to make your own memories at home.
SAT, NOV 30, 12-2 pm
Build a gingerbread house!
A German tradition - the Gingerbread House! Sift through the graham crackers, frosting and candy pieces to create a mini-gingerbread house to add to your holiday décor.
SAT, DEC 7, 12-2 pm
The Mountain King
Meet author, Allison Flannery. She’s here to sign her book, “The Mountain King” and perform this Ibsen tale and Grieg opera with you. Act it out and then scoot into the museum to enjoy a Scandinavian cookie treat.
SAT, DEC 7, 14, 21, 12-2 pm
It’s the Jingle Bell Band with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Make your list and check it twice, get in your request for the Big Night and enjoy some sing-a-long fun, too.!
SAT, DEC 14, 12-2 pm
What is a Pizzelle?
Strider Swope is here from the PCC Diversity Club to cook up some Italian Pizzelles and share what is special about the wonderful country of Italy.
SAT, DEC 21, 12-2 pm
Do you have your Seasonal Spritz?
Jennifer Kemp shares the European cookie known as Spritz. Hear her family story and try your hand at twisting and squirting fun and tasty holiday shaped cookie treats.
SAT, DEC 28, 12-2 pm
A Penguin in your mouth!
Make cookies from the continent of Antarctica - penguins of course!
FRI, JAN 3, 12-2 pm
Make your own Orange Drop Cookies
Executive Chef, James Cowdery, transports your taste buds to Russia with Orange Drop Cookies. Get the recipe, secret tips to make them and a yummy bite of this cultural dessert.
Holiday 2013 School/Group Tour
Bake Me A Story – Holiday Tales and Treats from Around the World
THROUGH JAN 4, 2014
Reservations are filling up fast! Call (719) 583-6217 for this popular holiday exhibition tradition featuring storytelling, music, art, and cooking from countries all over the globe.Travel to Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas through objects. Follow your passport to Antarctica and penguins! In the Helen T. White Galleries, on view are Mexican Masks from the collection of Charles Trent as inspiration for your own mask making. Plus - your students can star on stage in “The Mountain King”, Scandinavian story adapted from Henrik Ibsen by Colorado author and educator, Allison Flannery. Marvelous costumes, scenery, music and more. Each group receives the Nutcracker Sweets Activity and Cookie Book, sponsored by Pueblo Community College in partnership with the PCC Diversity Club while they last. Pueblo City Schools and School District #70 are pre-paid. Tour Admission is $5/per person and includes tour plus mask-making and on-stage theater experiences.
This field trip addresses the following standards:
- Write and speak for a variety of purposes
- Read and understand a variety of materials
- Apply thinking skills to reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking
- Understand political, economic, cultural processes and interactions
- Apply knowledge of people, places, and environments to past and present
- Understand that societies are diverse and have changed
- Knowledge and application of materials, techniques and processes of art
- Knowledge and application of visual arts components
- Recognition and use of visual arts as communication
- Relate visual arts to history and culture
- Analysis and assessment of characteristics, merits and meaning in arts
- Create music
- Explore various cultures through music and music history
- Knowledge of cultural literacy
- Understand relationships and connections between movement and other arts
- Script writing and planning
- Directing dramatizations
- Recognizing role of theatre, film, TV and electronic media
Please view our class brochure for other great opportunities to learn and have fun. (Click to enlarge)