Welcoming children of all ages to join us as we celebrate national poetry month and national jazz month with a variety of children’s poetry books, Colorado Springs and Pueblo poets, and a musical guest!
On April 17, Lil’ Miss Story Hour will partner with the African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs for an engaging National Poetry and Jazz Month Story time event.
Book selections will include, "Little Melba and Her Big Trombone” by Kathryn Russell-Brown, selected biography poems from “Shaking Things Up” by Susan Hood, selected musical poems from “Feel the Beat” by Marilyn Singer, and selected poems from “Thunder Underground,” by Jane Yolen.
Special guests will include, CSU-Pueblo professor, poet, editor, and publisher, Juan J. Morales; Colorado Springs Poet, Educator, and Marital Artist, Andrew Ziegler; Poet and Activist, Goddess Tyescha; and Solo Violin Performer, Cellist, Pianist, and Multi-instrument Instructor, Harriet Landrum! Following the book readings and guest artist performances and appearances, there will be craft activity and Lil’ Miss Story Hour merchandise, tote bags, stickers and temporary tattoos will be available for purchase!
This event is taking place both virtually and in-person.
Mark your calendars and bring the kiddos! This event would not be possible without the support of the following businesses, organizations, and community members: the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Knob Hill Urban Arts District, Plume Graphic Design, Kapow Comics and Coffee, Colorado Springs Community Acupuncture, Humanitou, Big Bang Jewelry, Omm Office LLC, Hooked on Books, The Little Cockroach, Miss Vanessa’s Piano Studio, Served, Lisa Simmons and family, Sue and George Mulhern, Lisa Pence, Nicole Frazier, Jennifer Yancey, Sylvana Christopher, Nithin Coca, Lindsay Maroney, and Erin Bergquist.
The event is open to the public, however, donations are encouraged. Suggested donation is $5 and up. Donations will be accepted on site for in-person attendees.
Virtual attendees may donate via any of the following platforms:
Virtual attendees, please visit lilmissstoryhour.com to register. In-person attendees, please reserve your tickets HERE.