Join us this month and every 2nd Sunday for:

A lively interactive family storytime for all readers ages! Families and reading buddies will enjoy bonding together over beautifully written and read cultural stories and fun folktales performed by professional storytellers! This lively event for all ages includes an art project and sometimes, weather permitting — a lively parade down the Joseph sidewalk to the Lincoln Library where we “Get Lit” with our instruments and positive chants in the parking lot!

So much fun and totally FREE — just bring a smile, sense of adventure, warm heart, and your listening ears! Healthy snacks provided through our partnershp with Foodlink and the Avenue Children’s Theater Project Healthy Living Initiative.


– Nov. 10 – Black Is Beautiful, Uh Huh!

Featured Book: Beautiful Black Bird by Ashley Bryan Read By Shirley Stephens Thompson

– Dec. 8 – THEME: Kwanzaa

Featured Book: The Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Madearis

– Jan. 12 – THEME: MLK

Featured Book: I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (illustrated by Kadir Nelson)

– Feb. 9 – THEME: Afros and Cornrows

I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley AND

Featured Book: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

– Mar. 8 – THEME: Women Leaders

Featured Book: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

– Apr. 12 – THEME: Children’s Poetry Open Mic

Featured Book: Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins

– May. 10 – THEME: Mothers

Special Mother’s Day Second Sunday Storytime Brunch

Featured Book: A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

– Jun. 14 – THEME: Fathers

Featured Book: In Daddy’s Arm, I am Tall: African American Celebrating Fathers by Javaka Steptoe

There will be featured readers, storytellers and a whole community of readers of all ages ready to slip onto the mat and read.

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Avenue Blackbox Theatre
780 Joseph Avenue
Rochester NY