Kids invited to bug out at Pratt's central branch
Bugs: They're ugly and they bite. And, according to Selma Levi, they also do the Charleston.
Levi will teach kids the "Ugly Bug Ball" dance steps (a. k. a. the Charleston) if time allows Tuesday afternoon during the debut of the Enoch Pratt Central Branch Library's July storytelling series. She's kicking the program off with a theme that matches the "Buggy About Reading" campaign taking place this summer at many area libraries.
The presentation will be about bugs - all kinds of bugs, Levi says.
"I'll be doing a spoof on the `Itsy Bitsy Spider' - the true story - for the older kids" says Levi, the head of the library's children's department, "and, with another librarian, I'll recite bug poetry in tandem in between stories. It's funny stuff."
The show, which features pest parables from around the world, is geared toward kids 6 to 12. The content will be varied, so the older kids aren't bored and the younger ones aren't confused. And audience participation - dancing, guessing which bug is being described and making up story endings - keeps them all engaged.
Free tickets are required and may be reserved by calling the library. Other storytelling sessions will follow July 17 and 31. At 1 p.m. in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Children's Garden, 400 Cathedral St., 410-396-5402.