Storytime tops slate of activities in Formentera libraries this October

foto biblio oct019 3The culture department of the Consell de Formentera has unveiled the Formentera libraries' activities programme for October. Returning Tuesday the 1st and scheduled for repeat appearances every first Tuesday of the month are storytime sessions for newborns to four-year-olds called Contes per parlar amb la lluna (Tales for talking with the moon). The 5.30pm sessions take place at Marià Villangómez library until December.

The family storytime sessions are designed by Xènia Fuertes as a meeting space for families and a way to bring children into contact with books and spoken storytelling. The goal is tap into the magic of tale-telling to give very young children the opportunity to discover the pleasure of reading. Families who are interested in signing up should send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pet workshop
From 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Monday 7 October, the Sant Ferran library connection, or punt de lectura, will host an all-ages workshop on pets that is backed by Acción Francisco Formentera.

Intended to impart a sense of the value of pets and keep animals off the streets, the educational initiative consists of a first part designed to help children build connections with animals through body language. The second portion involves a bit of theatre and a drawing activity.

Storytime
Monday 14 October at 5.30pm the Marià Villangómez library will host another storytime, En construcció: Contes curts i absurds (Under construction: Short, silly stories), for children four and up. Gemma Moll builds up fables as one would a fun joke. To the non-conformist, they will ring out like provocations, stirring listeners to ask themselves Why...?

Book launches
On Wednesday 16 October at 8.00pm, Marià Villangómez library welcomes author Íñigo Franco Benito (Ifrabe) for a presentation of his book No con tu hija. Moderated by Vicent Ferrer Mayans.

A second presentation—this time of Alessandra Rossin's Hola, soy tu niño interior—is in the works as part of celebrations for International Library Day on Thursday 24 October. Unfolding at Marià Villangómez library, the event runs from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and will be moderated by José Luis García Guerricagoitia.

The launch will also include a workshop. Hola, soy tu niño interior is Rossin's third work, and starts with a section that alternates between theoretical concepts and practical examples, mixing anecdotes and short stories in for good measure. The second section comprises practical exercises and meditations to help readers put the first in practice. The second section will be the basis of an introductory workshop.

Halloween mask-making workshop
On Wednesday 30 October between 5.00pm and 7.00pm, the Sant Ferran punt de lectura will host a traditional Halloween mask workshop for children aged four to ten. This year's workshop will be led by artist Maristela Campana.


25 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera