Library Events 2017-2018
 October 2017

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

Evi Papadopoulou, Vasilis Chrysikopoulos

“The Prince with the Three Fates”

 

Archaeologists Evi Papadopoulou and Vasilis Chrysikopoulos presented their tale, “The Prince with the Three Fates,” published by Martis, to students in section 4α. Using a legend and an oral tradition of the Egyptian people, the writers brought the children closer to the culture civilization and culture of these people in an interactive manner.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

Despoina Tselika

“Freedom and the Journey of the Greek Flag”

 

Animator Despoina Tsekika presented her book “Freedom and the Journey of the Greek Flag,” published by Porfyra, to sections 3β, 3δ, and 3στ.  A narration of the story and brief historical look at the flag was followed by a reenactment of scenes from the books by students and well as constructions that related to the theme.

 

 

 

Monday, October 16. 2017

 

Anna Papafigkou

“Cunning Alfie Atkins”

 

Each year, animator and publisher Anna Papafigkou makes a point of bringing our children in contact with Alfie, his experiences, his feelings and his own unique way of experiencing the world around him. The book, “Cunning Alfie Atkins,” published by Martis, gave students in section 1ε an opportunity to engage in a theatrical game.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

Konstantinos Dalamagkas
“Farfanela”

Author-actor Konstantinos Dalamagkas presented the story of “Farfanela” to children in sections 2γ and 3στ. The book, written by theatrologist Eleni Vlachou and himself, is published by Patakis. Using a theatrical game, the children were led to the realization that love, friendship and a warm embrace make us better people.

 

 

 

 

November 2017

 

November 7, 8, 13, and 16, 2017

 

Anna-Maria Vlassi

“Educational Program: Frank”

During Library period, publisher Anna-Maria Vlassi presented an educational program to all 2nd grade students based on the book “Young Frank, Architect,” published by Melissa,.  The children watched a video about the life and body of works of the author, viewed and commented on projects completed by great architects, and in the end, constructed a city using everyday materials (cans, lego pieces, aluminum foil, fruits and more).

 



 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

Anna Papafigkou

“Cunning Alfie Atkins”

 

Each year, animator and publisher Anna Papafigkou makes a point of bringing our children in contact with Alfie, his experiences, his feelings and his own unique way of experiencing the world around him. The book, “Cunning Alfie Atkins,” published by Martis, gave students in section 2β and 2γ an opportunity to engage in a theatrical game.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

Agnieszka Fibak
“Maddie”

 

Author Agnieszka Fibak presented the book series “Maddie” about the little dog that travels and describes the attractions from each of the cities it visits.  The presentation, in English, was to 4th grade English sections.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

 

Xanthi Mantela

«The White Dog with the Many Names”

 

Author Xanthi Mantela introduced her book, “The White Dog with the Many Names,” to all 2nd grade students as part of the “love of reading” program.  The children chatted with the author about responsibility, respect and love of animals.

 

 

Tuesday November 28, 2017

 

Katerina Kris

“Chaos, the Housekeeper”

 

Author Katerina Kris presented her book, “Chaos, the Housekeeper,” to students in section 2στ. The author “arranged” all of the children’s concerns by putting their fears in boxes and waiving off their duties and their compulsions, thus leaving the children free to feel the joy of playing and carelessness.

  


December 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Alkisti Chalkia

“Silan’s Box”

 

Author Alkisti Chalkia presented her book, “Silan’s Box,” published by Ikaros, to students in section 3ε. In a sensitive and tender manner, the author introduced a serious issue to the students: that of a child’s inclusion in a new homeland and school environment. Racism, xenophobia, cooperation, friendship and love were the values discussed using play and the process of reflection.

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Marietta Kontou
“Forlorn”

 

As part of the “love of reading” program, author-psychologist Marietta Kontou presented her book, “Forlorn» (publisher: Metaixmio) to all 6th grade sections, in the Theater.  She touched upon the issue of refugees and their difficult struggle to survive and integrate into their new homelands.

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

Frantzeska Alexopoulou-Petraki

“Poets’ Words”

 

Using literary texts and her book, “Poets’ Words” (Mamaya publications) as a point of departure, author Frantzeska Alexopoulou-Petraki spoke to students in section 3γ about poetry, the richness of language and the beauty of life.  Through an interactive activity, the children created their own words and poems.

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Tzeni Koutsodimitropoulou
“Soda Pop A.A.A.”

 

Writer Tzeni Koutsodimitropoulou presented her book, “Soda Pop A.A.A.,” to students in section 1α.  On the occasion of the book presentation, the children created a poster from recycled materials, and after chatting with the author about recycling, placed materials in the special recycling bins.

 

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Vasiliki Nevrokopli

“Night of Wonders”

 

While presenting her book, “Night of Wonders”  (Livanis publications), author Vasiliki Nevropokli spoke to students in section 3γ about the magic of Christmas and the value of love that fills our lives and makes us better people.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

 

Michalis Moulakis

“A Yellow Leaf”
 

Michalis Moulakis, through the adventures and journey of a fallen leaf from his book “A Yellow Leaf” (Iraros publications), described the cycle of life, the change of seasons, and experiences from every trip to children in sections 1α and 1β.  Lastly, he showed a video demonstrating how his book was created.

 

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

Anna Papafigkou

“Babushka” (The Old Woman)

 

Theatrologist Anna Papafigkou introduced the Christmas tale “Babushka” (Martis publications) to the children in section 1γ.  Babushka so very much wants to visit the newborn that she defies all risks and begins her journey that is filled with adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

Anna Papafigkou

“What Joy Alfie Atkins”

 

Theatrologist Anna Papafigkou each year makes a point of bringing our children in contact with Alfie, his experiences, his feelings and his own unique way of experiencing the world around him. The book, “What Joy Alfie Atkins,” published by Martis, describes an original Christmas tale that prompts students in section 1στ to take part in a theatrical game and to conjure up creative ideas.

 

 

January 2018

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

Avgi Vagia

“The Butter Cookie Giesgies”

 

Author Avgi Vagia, using her book “The Butter Cookie Giesgies” (Dioptra publications) as a point of departure, spoke to students in sections 1στ and 2β about self-awareness, acceptance of uncommon traits and habits in others and respect for diversity.

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 29, 2018

 

Christos Daskalakis

“The Snowflake that Fell in Love with Summertime”

 

Writer Christos Daskalis with his fairytale “The Snowflake that Fell in Love with Summertime” (Agkyra publications) gave the children an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on everything they love and want to constrain by making it their own.  Life’s journey and cycle, respect for nature and the fear of losing something are some of the issues that the author discussed with children in sections 1ε, 2α and 3ε.

 

  

February 2018

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 

 Maria Zacharioudaki

“Mr. Recycling and the Garbage Adventure”

 

Author Maria Zacharioudaki presented her book, “Mr. Recycling and the Garbage Adventure” (Agkyra publications), to section 3γ.  The story prompted a discussion about environmental protection, recycling and the development a responsible attitude towards nature.    

 

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

 

Chara Katsari

“Amelia, the Girl Who Learned to Fly”

 

Educator Chara Katsari presented the educational program “Amelia,” based on the book “Amelia, the Girl Who Learned to Fly,” to sections 3β and 3δ.  The children watched a video and viewed photos from the life and work of Amelia Earhart.  They talked about professions, constructed darts and played games designed to develop team spirit and cooperation.

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2018

 

Lena Terkesidou

“Odysseus’s Secret”

 

Writer Lena Terkesidou, together with her book “Odysseus’s Secret” (Minoas publications), took the children from sections 5β and 5γ on a journey to Syros and talked to them about the island’s beauty and peculiarities.   They were called upon to investigate, record and observe data, as well as to decipher puzzles, in order to solve the mystery.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2018

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

 

Panos Christodoulou

“Miracle! The Sharks are Dancing

 

Writer Panos Christodoulou introduced his book, “Miracle! The Sharks are Dancing,” to sections 5ε and 5στ.  The subjects discussed were racism, all types of intimidation, the value of team spirit and cooperation to achieve a good, equitable and pleasant climate in school, at home, and in one’s nation.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

 

Ulricke Rylance

«Penny Pepper»

 

German author Ulrike Rylance visited our School and spoke in the Theater to 5th and 6th grade German section students about her books.  After presenting her heroine in an interactive manner, the author answered the children’s questions, signed their books and gave them calendars in collaboration with the publishing house that organized her visit.  German section students from Bodossakeio School also attended the event.

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

 

Nikolas Andrikopoulos

“The Gang of Six Who Became Eight”

 

Author and illustrator Nikolas Andrikopoulos spoke to section 4β students about the value of letters and arts in our lives.  He spoke about the way letters and art help and complement one another, offering us culture and joy in everything around us. It was his book, “The Gang of Six Who Became Eight,” published by Saitis, which gave rise to the discussion.

 

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

Theodora Loufa-Tzoannou

“Talking with the Heroes of 1821”

 

As part of the “love of reading” program, author Theodora Loufa-Tzoannou presented her book, “Talking with the Heroes of 1821,” to all 6th grade students in the Theater.  The author spoke about the years of Ottoman domination and fielded students’ questions about the writing of a historical book.

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

 

Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

“My Dad… My Hero!”

 

Author Panagiotis Dimitropoulos presented his book, “My Dad… My Hero!,” to students in sections 4β and 4ζ.  Author and children then discussed the topics of friendship, acceptance of diversity, the power of family ties and parental love.   On the occasion of the book presentation, the children made a poster on which they wrote and drew about the important values in their lives.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ioanna Mpampeta

 

“I Discover Mythology”

 

Author Ioanna Mpampeta and her book series “I Discover Mythology” invited the children of section 3ε to become acquainted with the gods and heroes, traveling back in time.  With the use of images, puzzles and riddles, the acquaintanceship became even more exciting.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 

Don Quixote Theatrical Troupe

Play: “A Tale with No Name”

 

The Don Quixote Theatrical Troupe performed for students in grades 3 – 6.  They put on the play, “A Tale with No Name,” based on the book by Penelope Delta.

 

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

 

Giorgos Konstantinidis & Sotiris Mitroutsis
Educational Program based on the series “A Mystery for… MPOUFO”

 

Author-musician Giorgos Konstantinidis and illustrator Sotiris Mitroutsis presented an educational program to students in sections 3ζ, 4β και 4ζ on how books are created by introducing images and musical games from the book series “A Mystery for MPOUFO.”  Using his markers, Sotiris Mitrousis brought the book series’ hero to life, while the author assigned children to missions to solve the mysteries that they confront along their path.  Friendship, collaboration, artistic creation and diversity were the topics discussed in relation to the book.

 

 

 

April 2018

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 

Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

“The Golden Pit”

 

Panagiotis Dimitropoulos, with the help of the heroine of his book “The Golden Pit,” spoke to the children in sections 1α and 2δ about the value of healthy eating and family ties.  The children created drawings and expressed themselves creatively on how to adopt healthy habits, enjoy nature and incorporate exercise in their lives.

 

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

 

Marianna Psychalou

“My Grandfather’s Friend, the Giant”

 

Publisher Marianna Psychalou introduced the book “My Grandfather’s Friend, the Giant” to children in section 1ε.  The book prompted the children to discuss the values of acceptance, diversity and, above all, those of love and friendship that make each of us a better person.  The children drew a picture of a giant and wrote down his feelings, thoughts and wishes.  Afterwards, they posted the drawing in their classroom in order to emphasize the importance of collaboration and team spirit.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 

Agathi Dimitrouka

“If”

 

In order to celebrate International Poetry Day, in the Library we read Agathi Dimitrouka’s book, “If,” together with students in section 1α. The children then wrote and drew pictures of poems they wrote starting with the word “If.”  The activity culminated with a visit from Agathi Dimitrouka who spoke about poetry and read with the children the poems they wrote.

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

 

Nikolas Andrikopoulos

“The Gang of Six Who Became Eight”

 

Author and illustrator Nikolas Andrikopoulos spoke to all 3rd grade students about the value of letters and arts in our lives.  He spoke about the way letters and art help and complement one another, offering us culture and joy in everything around us. It was his book, “The Gang of Six Who Became Eight,” published by Saitis, which gave rise to the discussion.

 

 

 

May 2018

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

 

Giannis Ragkos & Panagiotis Pantazis

“Secrets of the Swamp” (graphic novel)

 

In their presentation, journalist Giannis Ragkos and artist Panagiotis Pantazis explained how they wrote and created the graphic novel “Secrets of the Swamp” by Penelope Delta.  Students in sections 6β and 6δ attended the presentation.

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

Ioanna Kyritsi-Tzioti

“The Bee’s Flight”

 

Writer Ioanna Kyritsi-Tzioti spoke to sections 2γ and 3στ about her book, “The Bee’s Flight.”  Solidarity, kindness, as well as the wonderful life and work of bees were the topics discussed.  Referencing art, music and nature, the author and children constructed bees, thus enlivening the story.

 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

Marianna Psychalou

“Rosa, the Little Monster”

 

Publisher Marianna Psychalou introduced the book “Rosa, the Little Monster” to children in section 1στ.  The book prompted the children to discuss the values of acceptance, diversity and, above all, those of love and friendship that make each of us a better person.  The children drew a picture of Rosa after looking at and carefully observing images and mementos from her journey to this world.

 

 

 

 

June 2018

 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Evi Gerokosta

“The Stone Carver of Asfontylitis”

 

Together with her book, “The Stone Carver of Asfontylitis,” author Evi Gerokosta took the students of section 4γ on a journey to places far away and long forgotten by relating a myth about Amorgos and the island’s stone settlement of Asfontylitis.