One World 2018 — Information and Registration

One World 2017 at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Beloved children, the world has need of you, — and more as children than as men and women:
it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, uncontaminated lives. 

— Mary Baker Eddy

It’s time for the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 13th annual One World program—a series of free art and cultural events targeted for children ages 4-12. Each Tuesday morning, we’ll explore a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Cambodia, Portugal, Ethiopia, Wampanoag Nation, Haiti, and Peru. Events include live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, face painting, and book giveaways—in addition to free admission to the Mapparium®.

To register your group of 10 or more, go to the “Register & Reserve Your Space” tab below. Walk-in visitors/families are welcome daily. No need to register with less than 10 children.

Program highlights
  • July 10: CAMBODIA
    Performance: Cambodian dances and music by Angkor Dance Troupe
    Storytime: The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope by Daryn Reicherter
  • July 17: PERU 
    Performance: Peruvian dances and music by Inca Son
    Storytime: The Llama’s Secret by Argentina Palacios
  • July 24: PORTUGAL
    Performance: Portuguese folk dances by Rancho Folclórico Escola Portuguesa de New Bedford
    Storytime: Stone Soup by Cas Willing 
  • July 31: ETHIOPIA
    Performance: Ethiopian dances by Ethiopian American Community Association
    Storytime: The Perfect Orange: A Tale From Ethiopia by Frank P. Araujo
    Performance: Social Dances and songs, by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
    Storytime: When the Shadbush Blooms, by Carla Messinger with Susan Kat, and Thanks to the Animals, by Allen Sockabasin. Read by Guest Educator Leah Hopkins.
  • August 14: HAITI
    Performance: Haitian dance performance by Jean Appolon Expressions
    Storytime: Tap-Tap by Karen Lynn Williams
Directions and parking


  • Find driving and public transportation directions to the Library here.
  • Limited $15 parking is available to Library visitors at the Christian Science Plaza Garage. Please validate your parking ticket at the reception desk when you leave the Library. You must exit the garage within 20 minutes of validation. Entrance to the underground parking lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, next to Horticultural Hall (enter off Huntington westbound or Massachusetts northbound).
  • Free three-hour bus parking is available on Huntington Avenue westbound (State Route 9), adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza. Drop-off is at the Library’s main entrance, 200 Massachusetts Avenue.
Registration information
  • Due to the format of this program, supervision by attentive chaperones is necessary. Please review our Chaperone Guide here.
  • We request that one chaperone is provided for every five youth.
  • The Library’s Mapparium will be open for self-guided tours.
  • Staff-lead tours will not be scheduled for the duration of this program.
  • Families and walk-ins welcome!
    • No need to register with less than ten children.

All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • All groups of ten or more must be registered.
  • Spaces fill quickly and there is limited pre-registration.
  • Although all children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, group registration is for children only—please do not include adults in your final registration count.
  • Timely cancellations allow the Library to make this educational opportunity available to other groups and families. Thank you for your consideration.

To inquire about registration for groups, waitlisting, or cancellations, please contact the Library’s Group Tours Coordinator:
Francesca Famosi
[email protected]

For further information on educational offerings in connection with this program please contact the Library’s Educational Programs Coordinator:
Marie Palladino
[email protected]

Educational Programs Coordinator:

Marie V. G. Palladino
[email protected]
(617) 450-7203

Registration (for groups 10 or larger):

Francesca Famosi
[email protected]
(617) 450-7330

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