Kenyon College

Children’s Storytime with My Heart Fills With Happiness

October 26, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm

Stories help bring art to life. We invite our youngest art aficionados for special storytimes thematically linked to the art on view. We’ll open early and have a hands-on activity just for kids. The galleries remain open after we’re done so that attendees can walk through the exhibitions at their own pace. All age groups are welcome, but book selections are geared towards Pre-K to Grade 2.

Saturday, October 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

An Image of the cover of the book, My Heart Fills with Happiness

Expanding upon themes of healing found in Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, our second storytime honors First Nation cultural traditions and families. Monique Gray Smith’s My Heart Fills With Happiness supports indigenous families by focusing on experiences that promote wellbeing. A story of resilience and strength, When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson gently introduces young readers to the painful legacy of Indian Residential Schools as a child asks her Nókom (Grandmother) innocent questions.

An image of the cover of the book, When We Were Alone.

About Family Program at the Gund Gallery

Art connects, inspires and transforms people of all ages and walks of life. Always free and open to the public, the Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are also a regular centerpiece for special activities designed for families and children. Join the fun and discover new ideas and perspectives. This semester, we invite you to join us for Family Day and monthly Storytimes.

Free and open to the public. 

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


My Heart Fills With Happiness image courtesy of Orca Book Publishers.

When We Were Alone image courtesy of HighWater Press.