Monday, March 22, 2010

Summer Sparkle 2010: Summer Workshops and programmes for kids and adults

Hello everyone! This is going to be a fantastic summer and our calendar for the months of April and May looks very exciting.

Our Library will be open 10.00 am to 7.00 pm right through the vacations. From the ladybird and early-reader books to our entire range of Enid Blyton, Indian fiction, Asterix, Amar Chitra Katha and mystery and detective series; there really is no excuse not to read anymore! And of course all our library members have access to our games corner with scrabble, pictionary, chess, carom and monopoly vying for attention.

Our special Summer workshops on offer combine variety, quality, fun and learning at the hands at some of the finest teachers and mentors. Here’s what Summer Sparkle 2010 has in store for the month of April!

Age group
Date and Time
Special information
Creative Corner
Ages 7 yrs and above
A fun filed art and craft camp where kids can try their hand at making lamp shades, fabric painting, embroidery, ceramic art, sponge flowers, jewellery making and plenty more.
Starts: 6th of April 2010 and is on till mid-May 2010.
Time: 5.00 to 6.30 pm
Kids can sign up for any 12 days and choose what they wish to make
Mixed Bag

Ages 3 to 6 years
A 10 day session for kids that combines music, craft, stories, games, yoga/exercise and science to give the little ones a great start to the vacations.

Dates: 12th to 23rd April Time: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Note: The Story Club and Phonics club will continue to meet at the designated days during April.
Discovering Georgia O'Keeffe
A two-day Art workshop for Adults
This workshop on will take participants through a hand’s on step-by-step process of understanding O’Keeffe’s style of painting while finding one’s own expression. Participants will paint on canvas and take home their work by end of Day 2.
Dates: April 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday) from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm

This workshop will be mentored by noted by trained faculty from LS Raheja, Mumbai and MS University, Baroda.

Quiz Club
For ages 8 to 12 years
A week long workshop that gets the kids quizzing and looking up facts and figures. Mildly competitive workshop that will focus on building Gk and quiz skills.
Dates: 19th to 24th April. Time: 4.00 to 5.00 pm

The Joy of Haiku
Open to all ages: Adults from all professions and backgrounds and children above the age of 10 yrs.
 A great opportunity for teachers and students to learn and hone the fine art of creative thinking and writing
The most compressed poetry in the world, haiku has more than a four hundred year old Japanese tradition behind it. A season’s poetry or call it nature poetry, it often looks deceptively simple. This haiku workshop would present in simple easy steps how best to write one and get published too, if you pursue it with full vigour and passion.  
In short you’d come to experience The Joy of Haiku and what it is to share this joy with others!!
Dates: 3 day session from April, 20th to 22nd
Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
This workshop will be mentored by none other than Kala Ramesh who presently heads the World Haiku Club in India.

Kala is the deputy editor-in-chief of The World Haiku Review; is a member of the editorial team of Modern English Tanka Press’s new anthology, Take Five: The Best Contemporary Tanka 2008/2009/2010, is on the panel of the literary e-journal Muse India, for the areas of haiku and short verse; and was the in-house editor for Katha, New Delhi for the book Seeking the Beloved: The Poetry of Shah Abdul Latif (2005).

Since April 2009, she has acted as Katha’s Poetry Editor and, in this capacity, edited an e-book of haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, and haiga encompassing the work of 35 Indian haiku poets--the first such book to come from an Indian publishing house!

Please feel free to email for more information on course content and fee structure. Looking forward to some fun times at the Library! Here's to a sparkling summer! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Summer workshop for kids ages 3 yrs to 5.5 yrs

The summer vacations are almost here!

Announcing a Summer workshop for kids ages 3 - 5.5 yrs. This 10 day workshop will combine music, craft, science, language, stories and games to give the kids a great fun filled start to the vacations. Please note the details below


Dates: 12th April to 23rd April 2010
Time: Every day 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Max No. of participants: 15
Registrations will close once the first 15 kids enroll with us. 

Please feel free to write to us ( for further details on programme and fee structure.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coloured Hues

This weekend was a truly special one at the library. The art workshop saw a fantastic group of vibrant, intelligent women come together for an afternoon of fun and learning. Thank you to our mentor for a great workshop that allowed complete freedom with colours and form and gave such great output at the end of it all. Ladies, thank you all for being such a forthcoming and wonderful group willing to experiment and share ideas so willingly. We do hope each one of you immensely enjoyed the time you spent with us.
Some pictures that capture all the concentration, chatter, laughs and joy!