Literary Quote: From my point of view, which is that of a storyteller, I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art. -- Toni Morrison “Best wishes to all the graduates!“ Burlingame Library Staff
Literary Quote: Ever since I was very young, as far back as I can remember, I have loved making pictures. I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind. The lovely feeling of my pencil touching paper, a crayon making a star shape in my sketchbook, or my brush dipping into bright and colorful paints — these things affect me as joyfully today as they did all those years ago. -- Eric Carle
Activity: Make a Claymation video using the playdough you made yesterday and other household
Website: Family movie night. Check out and stream for free your favorite movie on Kanopy
Literary Quote: He had turned into a dragon while he was asleep. Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself. -- C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Activity: Make some magic! Make a wand and create some spells! Paint, decorate or color a paper towel tube and transform it into a magic wand. Use your imagination to create some magical moments
Literary Quote: And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. -- Roald Dahl
Literary Quote: It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is. - Paul Erdos
Activity: Play Charades! Have each person take turns acting out a character from books, movies, or TV for the others to guess.
Literary Quote: And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. --The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Activity: Use a magnifying glass to look at nature objects -- a leaf, a bug, flowers -- more closely.
Literary Quote: You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons. -- The Phantom Tollbooth
Literary Quote: Nobody knows how things will turn out, that’s why they go ahead and play the game… You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it’s hardly ever what you expect --Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Literary Quote: So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out in the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. --Matilda by Roald Dahl
Activity: Start a family gratitude journal and take turns writing what you are grateful for.