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Read It & Sleep: “Miss Rumphius” with Barbara Vita

Nov 27, 2020

Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for our monthly virtual pajama party and story time with special guest reader Barbara Vita! Hop into your PJs, grab a snack and a drink. We’ll be sharing a book for young readers and leading a simple family activity. FREE Virtual event:


Meeting ID: 977 5271 0069, Passcode: 129639

Miss Rumphius – Story and Pictures by Barbara Clooney – Winner of the American Book Award!

Alice Rumphius wanted to travel the world when she grew up, and then to live by the sea—just as her grandfather had done. But there is one more thing, he tells her: she must do something to make the world more beautiful. Young Alice does not yet know what that will be…

“From the Victorian rooms of childhood to the serene coastal views of old age this adventurous life is captured…with love and delicate brush strokes…dedicated to the belief that life and art are inseparable.”  The New York Times Book Review

Barbara Vita is pleased to be returning to Charter Oak’s Read it and Sleep series as this month’s guest reader! Barbara has been working with children and families for nearly twenty years. Barbara is passionate about helping leaders, teachers, parents, and children realize that they can achieve anything they set their minds to; she especially loves teaching parent education and literacy classes and playing, singing, and reading to little ones! Barbara holds a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University, where she also earned her certification in secondary education as an English teacher.

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November 27
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Charter Oak Cultural Center
(860) 310-2580