Local illustrator Aaron DeWitt, who collaborated with writer Amy Ludwig VanDerwater on the new children’s book Dreaming of You, shares its gentle bedtime story about what animals dream. And he leads an illustration workshop for kids.
In the latest installment of the Library’s popular Script-in-Hand series, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival offers a unique performance of The Taming of the Shrew. All characters switch genders – Katherine becomes a male (Kit), Petruchio a female (Petruchia) – lending the battle-of-the-sexes comedy new context.
Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, discusses the value of game-based learning – the incorporation of digital, video, board, and other games into school curriculums. Students tend to be more engaged. Test scores rise.
Hip-hop is now America’s most popular music genre, supplanting rock. In a discussion of his new book, Davidson College sociologist Joseph Ewoodzie examines its roots, going back to hip-hop’s creation by Clive Campbell – DJ Kool Herc – at a birthday party in New York’s West Bronx in 1973.
New York-area pianist/vocalist John Bauers portrays legendary lyricist Johnny Mercer (“One More for My Baby,” “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses”), sitting down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III in a tune-filled installment of Meet the Past.