‘Imagination Storytime’ at Target Free Family Saturday

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Target Free Family Saturday, with “Imagination Storytime” as the theme, will be held on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.

reading frogTransport yourself into magical and faraway worlds through storybook readings and exciting performances.

Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and receive a prize. (Prizes will be given while supplies last. Costumes with masks, sharp objects, toy guns, or other weapons are not allowed.)

If you could build an imaginary place to live, what would it look like? Get creative with construction materials and create your own dream home.

Make and decorate a secret “book” to hide your treasures.

Make a Father’s Day card at Ruthie’s Origami Corner.

Help write a silly and unique tale at the community storytelling corner.

Bring a book to donate and take one with you.

Relax in the Book Lounge and read from a selection of children’s books.

Scheduled activities:

12 p.m.: JANM staff members read from Marissa Moss’ “Barbed Wire Baseball.”

12:15 p.m.: Brian Won reads from his book “Hooray for Hat!”

12:30 p.m.: Interactive reading of the classic Japanese tale “Under the Cherry Blossom Tree” with JANM volunteer Rodney Kageyama.

1–2 p.m.: Live storybook characters will be on hand for mingling and picture-taking.

1–3 p.m.: Have your picture taken (while film supplies last) and share a story about your name. Submissions will be published on the Discover Nikkei website in conjunction with the Nikkei Names stories project. For more details, visit 5dn.org/name.

2 p.m.: Katie Yamasaki reads from her book “Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family’s Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp.”

2:30 and 3:30 p.m.: Join Claire Mills for two unique performances that blend classic folk tales, popular songs, and interactive costumes.

3 p.m.: Loriene Honda reads from her book “The Cat Who Chose to Dream.”

For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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