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Celebration of the Young Child

Friday, April 28, 10 am – 3 pm

Celebrate with us at an event that is especially for young children! This event, which recognizes the important of early learning, includes easy crafts, a fire safety skit from the Oak Ridge Fire Department plus a chance to see their fire truck, information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, storytelling from Sammy the Skunk author Adele Roberts (and a chance to buy her books), Stranger Danger awareness from the Oak Ridge Police Department, information from Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, and more!  For a schedule and more information, visit our website.
This event is free with admission and registration is not required. The Celebration is held in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, which runs from April 24-28.  See more about this national program here.
See the Celebration of the Young Child flyer here.


Handmade Books 

The techniques are ancient.  The results are ageless.  This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the art of making books from everyday materials found around the house or the classroom.  You’ll make a blank book using pamphlet stitch binding, and if time allows, we’ll decorate the cover.   In the process, you’ll learn about book structure, paper preparation, folding, piercing and sewing.  No art background is necessary to learn these skills.

All the materials will be supplied, and tools will be shared.  However, if you have the following, please bring them to class:  scissors for cutting paper, sharp pencil and a bone folder or non-serrated butter knife. 

Date: May 10 or May 13

Time: 1-4pm for both classes

Fee:  Members: $15, Non-members $20

Length of Class:  3 hours  

Enrollment Cap:  8 participants,  for ages 16 and older.  Click HERE to register or call (865)482-1074.

Bio:  Barbara Mintmire is a founding member of the Stillwater (Oklahoma) Book Arts Group and has lead community art projects and classes in bookmaking, miniatures, stenciling, and chocolate appreciation.  She is also a writer and editor for the lifelong learning program at Oklahoma State University.  https://oakridgebooks.wordpress.com


Remember, the Museum is CLOSED ON MONDAYS until June.

Help raise funds for CMOR by doing your regular shopping.  Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is a parter of Kroger Community Rewards! Signing up is an easy way to support the museum.

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge has received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!

The museum has been awarded $137,108 for the Kids in Action! initiative. Read all about it at our new Kids in Action! page.


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