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May 2020

What: Bob Ross Paint-Along with Certified Ross Instructor Nic Hankins
When: May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online Event

Looking for some serenity right now? Let Bob Ross help you escape.

Georgia Public Broadcasting and KQED join to bring you a free virtual watch party for a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting!

If you have a canvas, paints, and brushes at home, follow along as Bob paints some "Royal Majesty," featuring a secluded waterfall deep in the mountains, standing tall and proud. During breaks, we'll be joined live by artist Nic Hankins, a Certified Ross Instructor, to go deeper into Bob's techniques and answer your questions.

Or just unwind, let Bob's cheerful spirit and assurance wash over you, and chat with fellow fans about the magnificent mountains and all the happy little accidents!

 

What: Eating Up Easter Virtual Screening & Talkback
When: May 26, 2020 - 8:00pm | www.gpb.org/easter

Threatened by climate change and globalization, tiny Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges Rapa Nui faces, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and environment against a modernizing society and booming tourism trade. 

What might we learn from Rapa Nui, as we confront this uniquely global problem? How can we collectively support one another, our communities, and our earth? 

Come together on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8pm ET for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up online screening of Eating Up Easter featuring a talkback with filmmakers Sergio Mata’u Rapu and Elena Rapu and United Nations Association of the USA Executive Director Rachel Bowen Pittman. Afterwards, join community-led breakout discussions on topics such as responsible tourism and our National Parks, environmental sustainability, and more.

What: GPB Summer Learning Series: Pinkalicious & Peterrific
When: May 22, 2020 - 10:00am | Online Event

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Peter is excited when a pink duckling mistakes him as its Ducky Daddy, but he and Pinkalicious soon learn that having a duckling follow them around is not all it's quacked up to be.  

 

What: Virtual Talk | Stephanie Danler featuring GPB's Virginia Prescott
When: May 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | The Atlanta History Center

Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. Join GPB’s Virginia Prescott for a free live virtual discussion with Stephanie on Thursday, May 21 at 7pm. They will discuss her new memoir, Stray, and her journey to uncover hard truths about her parents and herself during which she explores whether it’s possible to change the course of her history.

This is a free virtual talk, presented as part of the Atlanta History Center Author Talks program.

 

What: GPB Summer Learning Series: Super Why!
When: May 21, 2020 - 10:00am | Online Event

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. 

Super Why!

Jill keeps knocking down Pig’s tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the big bad wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.

 

 

What: GPB Summer Learning Series: Molly of Denali
When: May 20, 2020 - 10:00am | Online Event

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour.

Molly of Denali 

Molly, Tooey, and Trini are convinced giant ice worms are responsible for a power outage at the Trading Post, thanks to a spooky story from Grandpa Nat. The kids head to the library to learn more about the ice worms and find out if they’re real or if they’re fake.

 

 

What: GPB Summer Learning Series: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
When: May 19, 2020 - 10:00am | Online Event

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. 

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum 

Yadina finds her brother sitting amongst a sea of tiny airplane pieces, overwhelmed.  Xavier wants to build his new model plane, but has no idea how to even get started. To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet someone who knew how to get things cooking: Julia Child. Julia invites our kids to make jam with her, but quickly realizes that a recipe will be needed if they want it to taste any good. Watching Julia have a lot more success following a step-by-step recipe encourages Xavier to do the same with his model plane -- and it works! Turns out, you can do anything if you take it one step at a time.

 

 

What: GPB Summer Learning Series: Arthur
When: May 18, 2020 - 10:00am | Online Event

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. 

Arthur: “When Carl Met George”

George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about… well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome - a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends - and perhaps even learn from each other? 

 
What: Virtual Talk | Mary Beth Keane
When: May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | The Atlanta History Center

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city in the 1970s. In vivid, often blistering prose, Mary Beth Keane paints a family portrait over 40 years: of Francis and his wife Lena, Brian and his wife Anne, and also of their children, Kate and Peter, whose attachment is immediate and lifelong, blossoming from friendship into love, and tested in ways large and small over the years. In ASK AGAIN, YES, Mary Beth Keane explores questions that are old as fiction itself: what does it mean to forgive? Do past mistakes define us? Does family define us? What does it mean to be strong and what does it mean to be weak? What, exactly, is the cumulative effect of the ordinary moments of life? Join GPB’s Virginia Prescott for a live virtual discussion with Mary Beth Keane on Tuesday, May 12. This is a free virtual talk, presented as part of the Atlanta History Center Author Talks Program.

 

What: GPB Asian Americans Preview
When: May 7, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm | www.gpb.org/asianamericans

Join GPB for an online preview of ASIAN AMERICANS, a new documentary film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played shaping the nation’s story. 

GPB is pleased to partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Wake Up Atlanta for this online, interactive screening and discussion. 

 

 

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