The Stories We Tell
Hosted by: Millvale Community Library
May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until May 24, 2018
In early 2007 the idea of a library was born, and by August of 2013 our doors were officially open. The Millvale Library was built from the ground up by a team of hard-working volunteers. Many of those volunteers are from right here in Millvale, and it’s their generosity and their tenacity that keep us moving and growing today. Here at the MCL we consider ourselves more than a library: we’re an agent for positive change. What does that mean? It means that we see it as our job to support our community economically, ecologically, and socially. It means that we’re working day and night to make the Borough of Millvale a nicer place to live and learn.
For remake learning days, our programming will focus on youth voices through the digital media arts: how do we tell our stories? We are devoting three days to storytelling – one day, we will hold a stop motion lab where we kids can used various materials (clay, cardboard, construction paper, pipe cleaners, etc.) to create a short stop motion film depicting an impactful scene from their own life. Another day, we will hold a “storytelling through music” workshop, where we will experiment with instruments, electronic beat making, and lyric-writing. Finally, we will hold a day dedicated to constructing audio journalism pieces, in the style of NPR. On this day, we will invite kids to record themselves telling a story or talking about an issue that is important to them.