Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 • 10am–3pm
ADMISSION: Admission is free for two adults when accompanied by a visitor 18 and under, or a transition youth 18-22, on Family ArtBash Sundays
Join us as we celebrate books and reading at The CJM’s annual family day in partnership with the SF Public Library and the San Francisco Unified School District. Create miniature books, listen to stories alongside dogs from SF SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales, visit the SFPL Green Bookmobile, view the books created by the students in the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Celebration, and listen to the tunes of Alphabet Rockers.
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales, Support for Families with Children with Disabilities, SFUSD, Golden Gate Mothers Group, and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
The CJM is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our family audiences. To request ASL interpretation for storytelling and musical performances, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance.
Learn to make a fun Miniature Accordion Fold Book and print a letterpress cover with C. K. Itamura from the Book Arts Roadshow Project.
Relax, read, or play in a quiet and less-crowded space.
Play with our roving gallery guide and a collection of games, materials, and hands-on activities.
Come meet and do activities with folks from the San Francisco Public Library, Support for Families with Children with Disabilities, and Golden Gate Mothers Group.
Visit the Green Bookmobile, get a new library card, and continue your exploration of books. Look for them in front of The Museum on Mission Street.
Come hear Cristian Rosas, a member of Building Communities Through Alternative Communication (BCTAC), tell stories using his high-tech communication device.
Come view the enchanting collection of books created by San Francisco public school students, from kindergarten through grade 12.
Alphabet Rockers make learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves and community of hip hop.
Listen to a variety of children’s books, and meet the lovable canines from the SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales.
Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families and professionals of children with any kind of disability or special health care need in San Francisco.
Golden Gate Mothers Group (GGMG) was founded in 1996 by a group of San Francisco moms. GGMG is a completely volunteer-run organization whose mission is to “nurture ourselves, our children, our partners and our community, and to create an environment of support, information sharing and connection.”
Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. Known as the preeminent children's hip hop artists to focus on social change and racial justice, we are consciousness in motion. We spark an intergenerational conversation about the world through music and dance. Partnering with thought leaders on anti-bias and child development, we create empowered, engaging concerts and activities for young children, families, and educators. Each performance, song, video and exchange is an energetic, authentic hip hop experience. Get moving to music that moves you! Engage in the conversation with Alphabet Rockers through community, connection, and hip hop.
The Green Bookmobile runs on 20 percent biodiesel and is specially equipped with 4 solar panels, Fantastic Vents for green AC, skylights for natural light, sustainably forested wood, recycled content in carpet, and a hybrid generator (turning off when fully charged and back on when charge gets low). It has a special Green Stacks collection as well as a variety of juvenile, teen and adult materials available for check out with an SFPL library card. The mobile library is able to circulate materials, create library cards, and provide the public with information about library services and programs.
San Francisco SPCA's Puppy Dog Tales Reading (PDT) Program promotes literacy in at-risk youth populations and works closely with school and library staff to stimulate a love of reading in children. Reading to an adult may seem overwhelming, so participants in this program read to therapy dogs. Reading becomes a sustained, individual activity that children eagerly anticipate.
C. K. Itamura is the Creative Director of Phineas & Company, the Founder of the Book Arts Roadshow Project and an artist member of The Center for Book Arts.
Cristian Rosas is an adventurous young man who enjoys music, dancing, and outdoor activities. He likes snow skiing, playing baseball, and loves to go surfing every summer. He participates in the group Building Communities Through Alternative Communication (BCTAC) where he educates others about his use of a high-tech communication device as he is unable to speak. He currently participates at Ability Now, an adult program in Oakland, CA and gives presentations at conferences about his life experience using augmentative and alternative communication.
To learn more about Bridging Communities Through Alternative Communication at the Bridge School, visithttp://www.bridgeschool.org/outreach/bctac/
To learn more about Ability Now Bay Area, visit https://www.abilitynowbayarea.org/
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides education, training, advocacy and community for blind individuals in California and around the world. Founded and based in San Francisco since 1902, the LightHouse is one of the largest and most comprehensive blindness organizations in North America, with diverse programs to suit a wide variety of needs, as well as a rich network of blindness advocates and professions.
Family Programs are made possible with major support from Bank of America and the Koret Foundation. Patron support is provided by The Bavar Family Foundation. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Norman Berkman and by Naomi and Jeffrey Caspe. Additional support comes from Blick Art Materials.
Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Toole Family Charitable Foundation and The Morse Family Foundation.
Support for the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Celebration is provided by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.