Stittsville Library celebrates Family Literacy Day with production of TWEET TWEET

(The Femmes du Feu perform TWEET TWEET A Forest Tale. The production goes online January 27 on the Ottawa Public Library YouTube channel. Photo: Femmes du Feu)

The Stittsville Library invites young families to join their Family Literacy Day Celebration with an online circus performance by Femmes du Feu, entitled “Tweet Tweet” on Wednesday, January 27th at 10:00 am. TWEET TWEET! is the story of a magical tree and two young birds that discover each other, play and learn to fly in its branches.

The piece follows two birds from sunrise to sunset. We watch the birds awaken in their nests on a spring morning, move through the dawn chorus, discover the tree and each other, play and search for food. The birds discover their wings and learn to fly. The world is enchanting, serene and peaceful, reminiscent of a forest. The set was created with as much reused material and as little plastic as possible.

TWEET TWEET! performed by the Femmes du Feu from the Niagara Falls region, is inspired by the urban Toronto environment, but could be any tree anywhere. The show will be available on the Ottawa Public Library youtube channel from January 27 – 31, 2021.

(TWEET TWEET A Forest Tale for children aged 0-3 is performed by the Femmes du Feu.)

The Library is a strong proponent of family literacy as a driver of learning and personal skill building. Year after year, OPL finds new ways to offer literacy programs and resources to meet the needs of new generations and to maximize literacy-building opportunities for the digital age.

The Parenting section of the OPL website features a wide array of digital resources to help parents, educators and teachers guide kids in their learning journey, such as Tumblebooks, Hoopla and much more. Available for some time now, Take Home Storytimes are an excellent way to recreate the magic of the OPL storytimes  from the comfort of your home.


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