Book Explorers: Spin the Globe for Literary Adventures

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At our Book Explorers, we traveled to Poland, Cambodia, and Puerto Rico! In Poland we learned all about Warsaw the capital of Poland, children had the opportunity to try a Polish dish of open-faced sandwiches with peas and eggs on top, and got to try their hand at creating their own piece of art following the traditional folk art of Polish paper cutting called Wycinanki. It was a lot of fun decorating our paper art roosters with colorful patterns.

Polish Open Faced Sandwich: with creme fresh, peas, and hard boiled egg

On our next adventure, we jetted off to Cambodia where we learned how they celebrate Chinese New Year, met the animals of the zodiac, made our own lanterns, and enjoyed a traditional Cambodian dish of sweet dumplings. Did you know they fill their dumplings with sesame seeds? They do, and it is tasty good!

Chinese New Year Lantern's made of paper

Even after those two adventures we were eager for more and hopped over to Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico abounds with colorful streets and some of those same streets even have blue cobblestones. We explored the fortress of San Cristobal, listened to Puerto Rican salsa music, and even made our own maracas so we could keep on dancing with an authentic twist. Then we enjoyed fried plantains with cinnamon sugar. It was de-lic-ious!

Card board and paper marracca's

Our adventures keep getting better! This week we spun our globe and landed in Nigeria. We learned about the different ethnic groups that live there including the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. We learned about geles, and ate some tasty akaras. Then we got creative using cassava flour paste to make designs for our adire fabric dyeing.

Hands using cassava flour starch paste to make patterns on fabric

Next, we go to England. Join us for High Tea, Conker’s art, and a look at the Tower of London. Monday, August 5, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Pamlico County Library.