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    I Feel ExhibitI Feel: Understanding Emotions Together

    February 21 – April 7
    Main Library, Youth Services Department, 4th Floor

    The exhibit is based on The Way I Feel Book Series written by Cornelia Maude Spelman.

    The exhibit fulfills an important need in the community by helping young children recognize and cope with their feelings, and by helping parents and caregivers better understand the inner emotional life of children. By initiating parent-child dialogue about feelings, this exhibit helps parents and children develop a vocabulary to identify, describe, understand and manage their emotions. Professional educators can use this exhibit to generate discussion to facilitate this learning process.

    I Feel: Understanding Emotions Together is designed by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and created in collaboration with Cuyahoga County’s Office of Early Childhood/Invest in Children with the support of The Treu-Mart Fund, a supporting organization of The Cleveland Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

    Illustrations from the books, including: When I Feel Angry, When I Feel Sad, When I Feel Good About Myself, When I Care About Others, When I Miss You, When I Feel Jealous, When I Feel Scared, and When I Am Worried are enlarged into visually stunning and informative, resource-filled panels. Corresponding real life play environments, complete with imaginative props, will promote costume, physical and object play, all encouraging the caregiver and child to act out their version of the particular scenario.

    William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday!

    March 22 - April 30
    Main Library, Literature Department, 2nd floor

    Getting a head start in March, and running throughout the “Shakespeare Month” of April, the Literature Department & Ohio Center for the Book will host an exhibit of costumes & artifacts from Great Lakes Theater productions, as well as Shakespeare materials from the Library’s collection.