One World 2020 (online!) — Information and Registration
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
Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11 (Tuesdays)
Where: Online only
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon (Eastern)
Signup: See individual registration links below for each date
It’s time for the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 15th annual One World program—a series of free art and cultural events targeted for children ages 4–12.
This year’s program is designed for everyone to explore online— from homes, summer camp, or any place there’s a computer screen!
This exciting online program series will happen weekly over six Tuesday mornings. Together we’ll learn about a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Italy, Mali, Peru, Lebanon, Haiti, and Wampanoag Nation. Events include live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, storytimes, and complimentary book giveaways.
Daily Introduction: “Big Blue Earth” Sing-along
Tune in each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT and help open the day’s program by participating in an interactive sing-along. We’ll sing the children’s song “Big Blue Earth,” which is usually featured in the Mapparium exhibit. In fact, “Big Blue Earth” originally inspired One World—the name comes from this line in the song: “I see you, you see me, all one world, one family.” This song teaches us about peace and how to care for our global family.
July 7: ITALY
- 10:10 a.m.: Italian-inspired arts and crafts.
- 10:45 a.m.: Commedia dell’Arte theatre performance, by Pazzi Lazzi
- 11:30 a.m.: Storytime: All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel, by Dan Yaccarino. Presented by Bianca Renzoni
July 28: LEBANON
- 10:10 a.m.: Lebanese-inspired arts and crafts
- 10:45 a.m.: Lebanese folk dance performance, by Amal Simon
- 11:30 a.m.: The Olive Tree, by Elsa Marston