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Art of the Story 2015 performer spotlight - Kuniko Yamamoto

News & Events - Fri, 2015-04-03 15:45
Kuniko YamamotoA native of Japan, Kuniko Yamamoto started performing in her hometown of Osaka. After performing on Kansai National TV in 1985, Kuniko studied in the United States with Tony Montanaro. She then toured with Leland Faulkner’s Light Theater, bringing ancient Japanese tales to life with shadows and magic.

Since creating her solo show, she has appeared at Epcot Disney, The Kennedy Center, and the National Storytelling Festival. To date, Kuniko has performed at over 2,000 theaters, schools, colleges, and festivals from Alaska to Florida.

Kuniko Yamamoto will be performing at the following 2015 Art of the Story events:

Here is a video of Kuniko's work, created by Jon LeClair.

Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2015-04-03 10:30
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Have a tablet, eReader, or other gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Do you have questions about your computer or another tech topic? Swing by the library for help! Patient and knowledgeable volunteers and staff will available to answer your questions. Registration is not required, but there is limited space each session. También le podemos ayudar con la tecnología en español.

A Jobseeker's Workshop at the Tualatin Public Library

News & Events - Thu, 2015-04-02 08:30
WorkSource Oregon and the Tualatin Public Library present A Jobseekers’ Workshop on Thursday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar to learn an overview of the available services at the Tualatin Public Library and WorkSource Oregon. Representatives from the Library and WorkSource Oregon will provide information on the resources, training opportunities, and tools that can help you land your next job.  No reservation required.  Free.

Bilingual Tech Help

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2015-04-01 17:15
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Come join us every Wednesday for free individualized technology help at the Cornelius Public Library! You can bring your cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc. or use one of our laptops or e-readers to gain technological proficiency. ¡Venga a visitarnos para ayuda gratuita individualizada con la technología! Puede traer su teléfono celular, su laptop, su tableta, u otra cosa tecnologíca o puede usar uno de nuestras computadoras o e-readers para ganar más experiencía technologíca.

Cuentos en español

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-03-31 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentan las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Todas las edades. Listen to stories in Spanish that will encourage early literacy skills.

Intercambio

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-30 19:00
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library

Art of the Story 2015 performer spotlight - Sam Payne

News & Events - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:58
Sam PayneSam Payne is a storyteller, songwriter, and jazz musician who has performed in places as far away as Bulgaria, Japan, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Sam holds an English degree from Weber State University, and a Master's in Education from Southern Utah University. An award-winning radio writer and host for over 12 years, Sam currently hosts The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories, a radio program broadcast nationally on the art of storytelling.

Sam co-directed Soundcheck Series, a program for independent songwriters, and is the director of Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts in American Fork, Utah.

Sam’s stage presence, craftsmanship, and soaring voice have established him as favorite with audiences and critics alike. The Deseret News said of Sam’s work, "Let's talk about storytelling: Sam Payne is a master at it."

Sam is performing at the following 2015 Art of the Story events:

Job Seeker’s Tech Tune-Up

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:00
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Are you looking for work, but need to brush up on your computer and technology skills? Come by the library Monday afternoons! Our patient and knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to teach you tech tricks specially designed for job seekers. Learn about subscription databases, software tutorials, scanners, and other technology available at the Library. Registration is not required but space is limited in the Computer Lab. La ayuda también se ofrece en español.

Busquedas en el Internet

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-28 13:00
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Use su conocimiento del internet para buscar informacion. Perfecta para el principiante, esta clase se repite el 4to sabado en Marzo, Mayo, Julio, Septiembre, y Noviembre.

Hora de cuentos en Español

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-28 12:00
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: ¡Pase una hora divertida con cuentos, canciones, y rimas para toda la familia! ¡Colorín Colorado…Nos veremos el sábado!La hora de Cuentos es patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de Cornelius.Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 10am a 7pm; Sábado de 10am a 5pm; Domingo de 12pm a 5pmBiblioteca Pública de Cornelius1355 N. Barlow St.503-357-4093www.cornelius.ci.or.us/librarywww.Facebook.com/CorneliusPublicLibrary

Intercambio

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-28 10:30
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Come practice your English or Spanish in a relaxed, conversational setting. Venga a mejorar su español o inglés en un ambiente relajado y divertido.

Actividades de Descubrimiento para la Niñez Temprana

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-28 10:00
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Biblioteca de la ciudad de Forest Grove: ¡Venga con sus niños de 18 meses hasta 6 años de edad para compartir con juguetes y libros especiales,conocer otros padres y madres y ayudar a su niño en su crecimiento! Visítenos entre 10am-12pm durante estos sábados:7 Marzo- Cuenta Conmigo 18 Abril- Los Servidores Públicos14 Marzo- Mamá Oca y Amigos 25 Abril- Juego de Colores28 Marzo- Mundo de Agua 9 Mayo- Juego con los Trenes4 Abril- Hagamos el A-B-C 16 Mayo- Amigos de la Granja

Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:30
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Have a tablet, eReader, or other gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Do you have questions about your computer or another tech topic? Swing by the library for help! Patient and knowledgeable volunteers and staff will available to answer your questions. Registration is not required, but there is limited space each session. También le podemos ayudar con la tecnología en español.

Learn American Sign Language at the Tualatin Public Library

News & Events - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:21
Join the Tualatin Public Library for a ten week series of classes to learn American Sign Language (ASL) beginning Saturday, April 4 – Saturday, June 13, 2-3pm (no class 5/23).  Presenter Jonah Eleweke, American Sign Language Coordinator at PSU, will introduce us to the basics of ASL.

Among hundreds of signed languages around the world, up to two million people speak ASL in North America alone -- the 3rd or 4th most used language in the U.S. after Spanish and English.

 American Sign Language (ASL) is the sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico. Because it is a manual and visual language that does not require normal hearing, deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages can easily receive and communicate information, thoughts, and feelings through ASL.

Art of the Story 2015 Performer Spotlight -- Chetter Galloway

News & Events - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:01
Chetter Galloway is a storyteller whose focus is on African and African-American tales. Originally from Suffolk, Virginia, he now calls Portland, Oregon home. Chetter is an accomplished interpreter of living history and has also worked as a museum curator and educator, developing educational outreach programs for schools.
Chetter Galloway
Chetter began his storytelling career at Carters Groves Historic Site in Colonial Williamsburg, where he told the stories of the lives of free and enslaved Africans in the 18th century. He continued this work Historic Brattonsville in Rock Hill, South Carolina and the Atlanta History Center, and has gone on to engage audiences at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival; Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site; The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Arts Festival; The National Storytelling Conference; The Smithsonian; and on CNN.

In 2003, Chetter entered East Tennessee State University’s Masters of Storytelling Program. While at ETSU, Chetter honed his craft and developed a one man piece, "Free at Last, Not let me Fly," that he adapted into an educational school assembly program.

Since 2014, Chetter has quickly become involved in the local storytelling scene. He is an active member of the Portland Storytellers Guild, has performed with the Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers, and at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Chetter will be performing at the following 2015 Art of the Story events:

Egg Carton Critters

Servicios y programas en Español - Thu, 2015-03-26 14:00
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Create your own creepy, crawly critters usingegg cartons! For children 5 and up. While supplies last. ¡Haz tu propios bichos espeluznantes usando cajas de huevo de cartón! Paraniños desde los 5 años. Mientras duren los materiales.

Art of the Story 2015 performer spotlight - Chetter Galloway

News & Events - Thu, 2015-03-26 11:00
Chetter Galloway is a storyteller whose focus is on African and African-American tales. Originally from Suffolk, Virginia, he now calls Portland, Oregon home. Chetter is an accomplished interpreter of living history and has also worked as a museum curator and educator, developing educational outreach programs for schools.
Chetter Galloway
Chetter began his storytelling career at Carters Groves Historic Site in Colonial Williamsburg, where he told the stories of the lives of free and enslaved Africans in the 18th century. He continued this work Historic Brattonsville in Rock Hill, South Carolina and the Atlanta History Center, and has gone on to engage audiences at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival; Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site; The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Arts Festival; The National Storytelling Conference; The Smithsonian; and on CNN.

In 2003, Chetter entered East Tennessee State University’s Masters of Storytelling Program. While at ETSU, Chetter honed his craft and developed a one man piece, "Free at Last, Not let me Fly," that he adapted into an educational school assembly program.

Since 2014, Chetter has quickly become involved in the local storytelling scene. He is an active member of the Portland Storytellers Guild, has performed with the Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers, and at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Chetter will be performing at the following 2015 Art of the Story events:

Grupo de lectura (Spanish Book Group)

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: El grupo de lectura, 'Más libros, más libres' se reúne el 2ndo y 4rto miércoles del mes. El enfoque del grupo son los cuentos cortos de México y Latinoamérica. El cuento se distribuye durante la reunión, se lee en grupo, y después platicamos sobre la lectura.

Bilingual Tech Help

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:15
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Come join us every Wednesday for free individualized technology help at the Cornelius Public Library! You can bring your cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc. or use one of our laptops or e-readers to gain technological proficiency. ¡Venga a visitarnos para ayuda gratuita individualizada con la technología! Puede traer su teléfono celular, su laptop, su tableta, u otra cosa tecnologíca o puede usar uno de nuestras computadoras o e-readers para ganar más experiencía technologíca.

Cuentos en español

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-03-24 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentan las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Todas las edades. Listen to stories in Spanish that will encourage early literacy skills.
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