Day of the Dot - Scoville Memorial Library

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Day of the Dot: Making art and making messes

September 15 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We will: read “The Dot”, wear dots, eat dots, draw dots, frame dots, connect the dots, and, finding inspiration from artist Yayoi Kusama, we will decorate the children’s library with dots. All ages.
September 15th marks the anniversary of the publication of best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds’ The Dot, a “story book for all ages.” Starting in 2009, a group of educators began celebrating this date as International Dot Day — a day for classes to explore the story’s powerful themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression. The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way. In Peter’s book, the teacher dares a very resistant Vashti to “make her mark.” Vashti’s breakthrough begins with a simple dot on a piece of paper. Encouraged by her teacher she sets off on a journey of self- discovery, letting her creativity bloom and, ultimately, inspire others. Since the first Dot Day in 2009, the numbers of participating educators and students around the globe have skyrocketed.

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