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CAPA Partners with Columbus Metropolitan Library to Present the “Books on the Move” Free, Online Children’s Series

Posted: April 7, 2021

CAPA and Columbus Metropolitan Library invite central Ohio families to enjoy the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) free, online children’s book-reading series featuring NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry. This spring, CAPA will present three children’s book readings free of charge on its Facebook page. No RSVPs or codes are needed. Families need only to tune in during the specified window of time to watch the readings on-demand.

The featured books are as follows:

Nighttime Symphony
Saturday, April 17, 9 am, through Monday, April 19, 9 am

Written by Timbaland, featuring Christopher Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers and Kaa Illustration. As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm, the beat of passing cars, and the music of the city create a cozy bedtime soundtrack.

Saturday, April 24, 9 am, through Monday, April 26, 9 am

Written by Misty Copeland. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl’s faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

Mambo King
Saturday, May 1, 9 am, through Monday, May 3, 9 am
Written by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. The inspiring true story of Tito Puente and his road from Spanish Harlem to the GRAMMY Awards. This bilingual program will allow young listeners to enjoy dance steps and drum rhythms of the mambo and cha-cha.

About the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Located in downtown Newark, NJ, NJPAC is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state and world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive arts education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted 10 million visitors (including more than 1.8 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. njpac.org