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Beats And Rhymes
with Performing Artist, Beatboxer,
and Master Teaching Artist Mr. Root 

Family Art Moments

Join Jamaal ‘Mr. Root’ Collier, from Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist group Story Tapestries, for this interactive, Hip Hop–based program! Get involved with call-and-response and learn the basics of beatboxing, as Mr. Root explains the importance of expressing yourself and how some legends of Hip Hop culture, such as DJ Kool Herc, have done the same. Help complete Mr. Root’s “Breakfast Rap” with the downloadable Activity Pages, and continue the fun with a Storytime from Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)!

Plus, enter for a chance to win a copy of the book read in this Storytime through our weekly kids’ book raffle—see details below.

Learn more about Story Tapestries.

Beats And Rhymes
with Mr. Root

Virtual Read-Aloud with Heather

Activity Pages

FAM Activity Sheet FAM Activity Sheet

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Parents had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book read in this Storytime by sharing a picture of their child's Activity Page(s). This raffle is now closed and the winner contacted. Thanks to all who submitted!

Special Thanks: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated

Supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s Education Programs: D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program, Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman, Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg, Park Foundation, Inc., Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert, Pepco, An Exelon Company, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation, In Memory of Isaac Stern, Dr. J. Stephen and Mrs. Kathryn Jones, Mr. Peter Buscemi and Ms. Judith Miller, Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Milstein, Dr. Robert Misbin, Nationwide, Mr. Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg and the Schlosberg Family, Mary Jo Veverka, Ms. Betsy Scott Kleeblatt, Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin, Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa, Spouse of the Ambassador, Embassy of Bahrain, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coulter, Tom Gallagher, Graham Holdings Company, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Jones, Kanter Kallman Foundation, Washington Gas Light Company, George Wasserman Family Foundation, Inc.

Includes gifts of $5,000 and above.

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