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StoryTellers Guild Welcome Back Meeting
The StoryTellers Guild, a sponsored group of The Community House will hold their Annual Welcome Back Meeting on Thursday, September 13 from 9:30-11:30am at The Community House.
Anyone who enjoys great stories and children’s literature is welcome to join returning members. Connie Ilmer, Baldwin Library’s Director of Youth Services, will introduce her favorite children’s literature of 2012. Everyone in attendance will receive a 2012 reference list of titles. All lovers of stories for children are welcome. There is no fee for this event.
The StoryTellers Guild meets monthly from September to June. All programs are free with the exceptions of our fundraising events. Past programming featured popular children’s authors and illustrators, nationally recognized storytellers and informational talks at museums and libraries in the greater Detroit area.
This year’s calendar includes spooky Celtic tales by a local storyteller, a trip to Book Beat, an independent bookstore in Oak Park, a workshop about using puppets to tell stories and our fundraiser luncheon featuring the director of the MAZZA Museum. The StoryTellers Guild calendar can be found at www.tchserves.org
The mission of the StoryTellers Guild is to enrich the lives of children through the art and love of storytelling. There are many opportunities for members to be involved in support of our mission. Members attend programs and share encouragement, work on fund raising projects and serve in Council positions. Currently more than twenty trained members read and tell stories in Pontiac, Oak Park, Southfield, Hazel Park and Warren Woods. The StoryTellers Guild donates hundreds of books to the schools in these districts. The Guild is always looking for new members who share the love of connecting children and literature.
For information about the StoryTellers Guild please call Carlotta Blue at 248-644-5832 at The Community House, check www.tchserves.org or join the Guild for the September 13th meeting at 9:30 am at The Community House, 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham 48009.
More About The Community House
The Community House has been a hub for Birmingham residents since 1923. Founded as a location for dances, meetings, concerts and plays, the Community House is a place for all that and more. A nonprofit organization, the Community House strives to provide residents programs, services and educational opportunities to enrich their lives.
The Community House offers classes in fitness and yoga, food and wine, gardening, art and theater. Youth classes and programs are also available. Residents can also use the Community House to book travel arrangements and packages.
The Early Childhood Center at the Community House offers child care and preschool services for children 6 months to 5 years old. The center emphasizes learning through play with the High Scope curriculum. Meals are provided, as are access to Community House programs.
Community members can also take advantage of the Community House Dance Academy, with classes in ballet, pointe, modern, creative dance, jazz, contemporary, tap and ballet workout. Founded in 1964, the Dance Academy is led by a renowned faculty of instructors and choreographers.
The Community House is also a popular location for banquets, corporate events and weddings. Rooms can accommodate 10 to 350 people, include all audio and visual set-up, and feature large windows and a fireplace. The Community House also offers catering options, from continental breakfasts to multicourse meals for special events. Groups can also book the Van Dusen Terrace.