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Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities hosts successful fall programs

As part of the fall session, students at the Cook Library Center were given an opportunity to participate in a Project Fair. They wrote songs, made short films and took initiative as leaders.
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As part of the fall session, students at the Cook Library Center were given an opportunity to participate in a Project Fair. Participants worked on projects for anywhere from two days to a couple of weeks. When they were completed, students, library patrons, and volunteers had the chance to vote for their favorites.

"This project fair has helped many students become better problem solvers, work on time management, become leaders, take initiative and become accountable for themselves while achieving a goal," said Sandra Rodriguez-Ramirez, Elementary Coordinator at Cook Library Center. Winners of the fair are pictured in the photo on the right, picking out their prizes. 

Cook Arts Center Program Manager Kate Glossop said that her favorite moments of the fall session took place on Tuesday evenings.

"I could always hear the Rock Band classes writing songs upstairs. The rest of the building would get very quiet as most classes had ended. I could just listen from two floors away as the bands found their stride and practiced melodies over and over. It was very calming and meditative. Our instructor Fiona is so wonderful and has a magical ability to create safe creative spaces for students. I am also so proud of the dedication the students showed to their instruments and each other," Glossop said. 

Check out "The Iron Flash," a short film created by one of our students, Diego, during after school filmmaking class. 

Thank you to all of the families and sponsors who participated in this year's Trunk or Treat en el Barrio!

Show your support for Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities this #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018 by donating here.

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