Join us at Oak Park Library for a screening of three young international children's short films for ages 3-6+ The theme of the films "We are All Connected in Our One Earth" will teach children about this topic in a fun and engaging way. Discussion and fun, interactive activities will be offered. Action opportunities will be available from JR Herps (who will bring reptiles for the children to "meet"), The Oak Park Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Facilitator: Wendy Negron, Early Childhood Educator.
The Lion and the Mouse/ Africa/ 10 min. In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling. Combined with a rich soundtrack featuring traditional African vocal music and natural sound effects, Pinkney's stunning pictures speak volumes.
The First Snow of Winter/ United Kingdom/ 29 min. Winner of a BAFTA award for Best Animation at the 4th British Academy Children's Awards. Many other awards followed. Starring the voices of the late Dermot Morgan (Father Ted), Miriam Margolyes and Sorcha Cusack.
The Magic of Life/ India/ 6 min. Piku is a young boy who loves exploring his garden and is always up to all kinds of mischief. But one night a fairy comes to him and things change forever.