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One World (online!)

By The Mary Baker Eddy Library

One World performers (left to right), Pazzi Lazzi Commedia dell'Arte Italian theatre troupe, New Inca Son Peruvian folk dance and music group, and Joh Camara Malian drumming and dance master!

It’s time for the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 15th annual One World program—a series of free art and cultural events targeted for children ages 4–12.

10am – 12:30pm

.: 10am – 12:30pm, 10am – 12:30pm, 10am – 12:30pm, 10am – 12:30pm, and 10am – 12:30pm.


Please email our Educational Programs Coordinator, Marie Palladino for further program details:


Teddy Crecelius for registration info:

Additional information

To register via zoom please visit the Library's One World webpage link listed on this page and scroll to the schedule section to register for multiple dates! You can also email, or Please note that for security purposes registration via zoom is required!!

One World Webpage:

This year’s program is designed for everyone to explore online— from homes, summer camp, or any place there’s a computer screen!

This exciting online program series happens weekly over six Tuesday mornings. Together we’ll learn about a different corner of the globe, with cultural activities from Italy, Mali, Peru, Lebanon, Haiti, and Wampanoag Nation. Events include live performances, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, and storytimes.


Daily Introduction: “Big Blue Earth” Sing-along
Tune in each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT and help open the day’s program by participating in an interactive sing-along. We’ll sing the children’s song “Big Blue Earth,” which is usually featured in the Mapparium exhibit. In fact, “Big Blue Earth” originally inspired One World—the name comes from this line in the song: “I see you, you see me, all one world, one family.” This song teaches us about peace and how to care for our global family.

July 7: ITALY
Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Italian-inspired arts and crafts.
10:45 a.m.: Commedia dell’Arte theatre performance, by Pazzi Lazzi
11:30 a.m.: Storytime: All the Way to America: The Story of a Big
Italian Family and a Little Shovel, by Dan Yaccarino. Presented by Bianca Renzoni

July 14: MALI
Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Malian-inspired arts and crafts
10:45a.m.: Performance: Malian drumming and dancing performance, presented by Joh Camara
11:30 a.m.: Storytime: Malian folktales, presented by Len Cabral

July 21: PERU
Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Peruvian-inspired arts and crafts
10:45 a.m.: Peruvian music and folk dance performance, by New Inca Son
11:30 a.m.: Storytime: Up and Down the Andes, by Laurie Krebs, presented by Asociación Peruanos Unidos

July 28: LEBANON
Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Lebanese-inspired arts and crafts
10:45 a.m.: Lebanese folk dance performance, by Amal Simon
11:30 a.m.: Storytime: The Olive Tree, by Elsa Marston

August 4: HAITI
Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Haitian-inspired arts and crafts
10:45 a.m.: Haitian traditional and modern dances, by Jean Appolon Expressions
11:30 a.m.: Haitian folk stories, presented by Sadada Jackson

Zoom registration link:
10:10 a.m.: Art activities, in collaboration with guest wampum artist and educator Elizabeth Perry
10:45 a.m.: Social dances and songs, by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
11:30 a.m.: Storytime: When the Shadbush Blooms, by Carla Messinger and Susan Katz, presented by Leah Hopkins


  • No transportation provided.

This is an entirely online event! So it will be taking place on Zoom.

For whom

Ages 3 to 12 and Adult. Grades Preschool through 6th grade.



Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Please click the Zoom links to register. Registration is required for security purposes for both groups (camps/out of school time programs) and families alike.

Email for more info!


July 7 Italy


July 14 Mali


July 21 Peru


July 28 Lebanon


August 4 Haiti


August 11 WN