Books and Music with the Kids’ Orchestra

Collect new musical skills! Discover new library books! Learn new dance steps! Kids’ Orchestra invites children, ages 5-11, to an experiential program that combines library books with music education. Each month, children will explore a theme as they learn about an instrument, sing a song, explore a dance, and play a game – all inspired by a book in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library collection. Have you ever created a song? Some songs have such powerful messages that they become famous. In the year 1900, in a segregated school in Florida, 500 African American children sang a new song to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. It was called “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. Today, we know it as the Black National Anthem. Come to the library and learn about the two brothers who wrote the words and music. Sing along with illustrated books and study the beautiful poetry! Create your own moves! As an added bonus, we will do the “Rhythm Stick Dance” with some percussion instruments. See below for opportunities to attend this fun program! All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

  • Saturday, January 6 at 3 p.m. Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
    To register, call 274-4460.
  • Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m. Main Library at Goodwood
    To register, call 231-3760.
  • Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. Bluebonnet Regional Branch
    To register, call 763-2260.
  • Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. Jones Creek Regional Branch
    To register, call 756-1160.

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