Month-by-Month

If you like the programming and classroom activities you have found at Curious City DPW, here’s a guide to use our materials throughout the year!

*Indicates a holiday that moves throughout the year.

February

Chinese New Year* (Feb 8, 2017):

Nian Monster: Event Kit

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Reader’s Theater

Lantern Festival* (Feb 11, 2017):

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Reader’s Theater

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Feb, 26):

Good Night, Baddies: Story Hour Kit

Black History Month:

28 Days: Audio Performances Promote African American History

Words as Freedom: Poetry Workshop Based on Don Tate’s Poet

March

World Wildlife Day (March 3):

A Bear’s Year: Read Aloud & Celebration of the Seasons Kit

Wild About Bears: Nonfiction Game & More

Storytelling Day* (March 20):

The Storyteller: Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers

April

Cambodian New Year* (April 14, 2017):

Either the Beginning or the End of the World: YA Engagement Resources

National Poetry Month:

Words as Freedom: Poetry Workshop Based on Don Tate’s Poet

May

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:

Double Happiness: Origami Box & Poetry Activity

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Reader’s Theater

Nian Monster: Event Kit

Unidentified Suburban Object: Discussing Identity, Difference, & Cross-Group Friendship

Either the Beginning or the End of the World: YA Engagement Resources

June

World Ocean Day (June 8):

Vanishing Island: Nautical Adventure Event & Classroom Kit

World Refugee Day (June 20):

I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to Welcoming Immigrants

Anniversary of Title IX (June 23):

Book Ninjas: Event Kit & Ongoing Prizes for Readers & Librarians

July

Summer Reading & Book Clubs:

Keepers of the Labyrinth: Greek Mythology Trivia Game & Craft Kit

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Eleven and Holding: Discussion Guide for the Middle Grade

Princess Juniper: Book Club Kit

Evidence of Things Not Seen: Edgy Discussion Questions

Book Ninjas: Event Kit & Ongoing Prizes for Readers & Librarians

Searching for Silverheels: Book Club Kit

August

Friendship Day* (Aug 7, 2016):

Unidentified Suburban Object: Discussing Identity, Difference, & Cross-Group Friendship

The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters: Read Aloud Event Kit

My Dog is the Best: A Read Aloud & Canine Craft Kit

National Aviation Day (Aug 19):

Rosie Revere, Engineer: STEM Event Kit

National Dog Day (Aug 26):

Penny & Jelly: Slumber Under the Stars: Stargazing Activity Sheet

Penny & Jelly: The School Show: Talent Show Kit

My Dog is the Best: A Read Aloud & Canine Craft Kit

Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug 29):

Another Kind of Hurricane: Connecting with Communities in Need

September

Grandparents Day* (Sept 10, 2017)

Too Many Frogs: Cross Generational Event Kit to Save the Frogs

What a Beautiful Morning: Story Hour with Alzheimer’s Resources

Welcoming Week* (Sept 15-24, 2017):

I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to Welcoming Immigrants

Ancestors’ Day* (Sept 19-21, 2017):

Either the Beginning or the End of the World

International Coffee Day (Sept 29):

Eleven and Holding: Discussion Guide for the Middle Grade

October

National Cat Day (Oct 29):

Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

Cat’s Colors: Treasure Hunt & Story Hour Kit

Halloween (Oct 31):

Mitchell on the Moon: Lightning Wand Activity

Trick or Reaters: Haunting Halloween with Literacy

Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle: Event Kit

The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters: Read Aloud Event Kit

November

Adoption Awareness Month:

The Story I’ll Tell: Adoption & Arrival Writing Activity

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month:

What a Beautiful Morning: Story Hour with Alzheimer’s Resources

Eleven and Holding: Discussion Guide for the Middle Grade

Veterans Day (Nov 11):

Eleven and Holding: Discussion Guide for the Middle Grade

Thanksgiving* (Nov 23):

Sharing the Bread: Thanksgiving Read Aloud, Food Drive & Place Settings

December

Monkey Day (Dec 14):

Quick Little Monkey: STEM Story Hour Kit