This Month

September Second Saturday Story Time

Date: September 10, 2022                                                                                                                                Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                    Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Save The Land by Bethany Stahl.
 
Discover the importance of trees with Amari and Momma as we learn about the Great Green Wall!

Upcoming

October Second Saturday Story Time

Date: October 8, 2022                                                                                                                                  Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                            Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta
 
What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin’s genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.

 

November Second Saturday Story Time

Date: November 12, 2022                                                                                                                              Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                          Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories by Dorinda Nicholson
 
War not as seen through the eyes of soldiers but through the eyes of children who survived the bombings, the blackouts, the hunger, the fear, and the loss of loved ones caused by the war. The author shares her own recollections of being able to see the faces of Japanese pilots as they headed for the naval base at Pearl Harbor to drop their deadly bombs on unsuspecting American ships and soldiers, then shares her feelings at having to leave her father behind as the rest of the family is evacuated to the U.S. mainland.

December Second Saturday Story Time

Date: December 10, 2022                                                                                                                              Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                                Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Spies, Code Breakers and Secret Agents: A World War II Book for Kids by Carole P. Roman
 
From spy schools and ciphers to sneaky tools and secret armies, this guide takes you on a declassified tour of the undercover operations that helped decide the outcome of World War 2

 

Past Stories

August Second Saturday Story Time

Date: August 13, 2022                                                                                                                                  Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                  Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels By Linda Skeers
 
Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they’re rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure―many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you’ll WANT to know!

July Second Saturday Story Time

Date: July 9, 2022                                                                                                                                         Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                 Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection:  Save The Butterflies by Bethany Stahl
 
From educational to heartwarming, Save the Butterflies tells the story of Holly, a butterfly, Cho, and her dad, who work together to discover how people can help plant a butterfly garden as well as raise and release butterflies!
July’s Storytime Selection: Save The Butterflies by Bethany Stahl
 

June Second Saturday Story Time

Date: June 11, 2022                                                                                                                                                                   Time: 10-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                             Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: 50 Fearless Women Who Made American History by Jenifer Bazzit read by TBD. 

From Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson and abolitionist Harriet Tubman to Hawaiian Queen Lili‘uokalani and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this engaging guide to American history for kids takes you on a fun and fascinating journey, one fearless woman at a time.

May Second Saturday Story Time

Date: May 14, 2022                                                                                                                                                                  Time: 10-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                        Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: Save The Bees by Bethany Stahl read by TBD. 

Save the Bees tells the story of three friends working together to make Clover’s pollination route easier!

April Second Saturday Story Time

Date: April 9, 2022                                                                                                                                                             Time: 10-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                            Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: Accidental Inventions That Changed Our World by Riddleland read by TBD. 

Accidents happen. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Did you realize cheese puffs, Coca-Cola, bubble wrap, and the Post-it note were all invented by accident? This book covers fascinating origin stories of every-day items that were invented by accident; that is, the inventor did not expect to make the product when the product was discovered.

March Second Saturday Story Time

Date: March 12, 2022

Time:10-10:30 a.m.
Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: The Story of Inventions by Anna Claybourne and Adam Larkum read by TBD. 

Describes the evolution of inventions and technology which many people use in daily life, including means of transportation, household items, food, clothing, and medicine.

February Second Saturday Story Time

Date: February 12, 2022

Time:10-10:30 a.m.
Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

 

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell’s Talking Machine by Monica Kulling and Richard Walz read by TBD.

It’s 1875 and the whole country is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States. The biggest party is in Philadelphia at the World’s Fair, where the latest and greatest inventions are on display for all to see. Alexander Graham Bell is headed to the fair to demonstrate his invention – a talking machine he calls the telephone. But will anyone come to see him at the world’s most important science fair? And more importantly, will his machine work?