July 19 – 25: Our Stories

From legends to our everyday lives, stories shape who we are.

Hear traditional stories from east African, European, and Native American storytellers. Then, explore the stories we tell about ourselves. How do stories impact our identity? Wrap up the week with a poetry reading and self-awareness writing activities with grand Rapids based poetry group The Diatribe.

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Don’t have a printer? MLC will be distributing activity books for this week on July 21 at Development Centers-McKenney Location, 19750 Burt Rd, 48219.

Pre-K - Grade 2

Get this week’s activities for Pre-K – Second Grade learners.

Grades 3 - 6

Get this week’s activities for Third – Sixth Grade Learners.

Events

Curious Crew bubble science roadshow

Bubble Science with Curious Crew

Virtual Event from WKAR on July 20 at 10am

The diatribe Poetry event with Michigan Learning Channel

Poetry Empowered by The Diatribe

Online Event on July 22 at 10am

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  • Farms
    Lesson 9

    Farms

    Pre-K

    Wimee sings a goofy song about farm animals; Wimee and friends write a story about a lunch-stealing chicken; Brock joins us in the Wimage Lab; and our key stor…

  • Friends
    Lesson 10

    Friends

    Pre-K

    Wimee and Moby both sing and share about their friends; Wimee and friends write a story about a flying sandwich; Nia creates our story illustration in the HBCU…

  • Our Stories Part 2
    Lesson 110

    Our Stories Part 2

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    On today's episode of Extra Credit we meet a teenager who owns his own business, get fit with cardio kickboxing, and learn about self-portraits.

  • Our Stories Part 1
    Lesson 109

    Our Stories Part 1

    4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    On today's episode of Extra Credit we learn how to draw a rooster, get tips on how to tell an interesting story, and so much more!

  • Artist Demonstration: Rachele Baker
    Lesson 3

    Artist Demonstration: Rachele Baker

    Art2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Rachelle Baker, a multi-disciplinary artist from Detroit, Michigan. With a background in relief printing, illustrat…

  • Wildlife Adventure Stories: We are all Connected
    Lesson 1

    Wildlife Adventure Stories: We are all Connected

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Listen to the story "We are all Connected" with storyteller David.

  • Meet the Helpers: Unfairness
    Lesson 6

    Meet the Helpers: Unfairness

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    We can all be helpers by speaking up when something is unfair.

  • 30 Days of Clay: Bumble Bee
    Lesson 1

    30 Days of Clay: Bumble Bee

    Art3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Follow along as staff from the Ann Arbor District Library make cute little animals with just a bit of polymer clay!