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Art&Seek Jr: Weekly Adventures Just for Kids (And Their Entourage)

by Therese Powell 6 Mar 2012 2:35 PM

Looking for a spring break diversion? Check out these two fun, free events at two different Dallas Public Libraries.


Art&Seek Jr. is one mom‘s quest to find activities to end the seemingly endless chorus of the “I’m Bored Blues” while having fun herself.  Impossible you say? Check back on Tuesdays for kid-friendly events that are fun for adults, too.

Origami anyone? Try it at the library.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE supporter of our North Texas public libraries.  In addition to being able to being able to check out more books than your small fry can carry out (I know this because Rose currently has 43 books and 5 movies checked out) they also put on some really cool events that are FREE!  Here are a couple that caught my eye.

Up first, the Children’s Center at the downtown public library is hosting Origami Fun on March 15 at 2 p.m.  Sponsored by the Crow Collection of Asian Art, kids can make their own folded friends to take home. Seriously, folks, if you haven’t been to the Children’s Center at the downtown library, now is the perfect opportunity.  Many of us will be heading into day four of spring break and the little cherubs are bound to be getting antsy and in need of a field trip. The library is easy to find at the corner of Young and S. Ervay. Just park in the underground parking and head up to the second floor. Easy-peesy, Rice and Cheesy.

The second event is a truly unique art exhibition currently on display at the Oak Lawn library.  The show is called, “It’s All Just A Story” and is the brainchild of local artist Robb Conover. Conover assembled 30 area artists and gave them the task of creating their own interpretation of a classic fairy tale.  The artists wanted to give something back to the children in the Oak Lawn community and to use their talents to create a collection of work that can inspire children to read and the community at large to appreciate favorite classic stories.  The result is a wonderful collection of artwork both you and the kids will enjoy.

Rose checks out "Goldielocks Has a Back Up Plan"

It was hard to pick a favorite, but “Goldilocks Has a Backup Plan” is definitely one not to be missed. Rose, on the other hand,  loved the  Van Gogh-esque tribute to “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”.

To kick-off the exhibit, costumed characters will read fairy tales and children’s stories this Saturday from noon to 3, if you can’t make it then, don’t worry the exhibition will be on display through March 31.

Therese Powell is an Art&Seek calendar coordinator and KERA-TV producer.  She spends most of her free time seeking out adventures for her 6-year-old daughter, Rose.