Story Sunday May Book Selection

Story Sunday: What’s a Cup?


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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Alyssa Velazquez, the curator of Locally Sourced, and Barbara Litt, Senior Lecturer in Japanese at Carnegie Mellon University, as they read What's a Cup? by Oki Sato, founder of the Japanese design studio Nendo. Join us in our first-ever bilingual Story Sunday featuring Nendo's first graphic picture book.

The story follows a cup with no spoon who tries to solve the problem of how to stir coffee. In doing so, the cup transforms—changing itself into different forms as it searches for a solution.

Nendo, in Japanese, describes a modeling clay like Play-Doh. The story will be followed by a cup-making activity for children ages 12 and under.

The materials list for this activity is as follows:

  • Three to four colorful square pieces of paper per person (5x5 or larger)
  • One pair of scissors to share
  • Glue stick

Zoom links will be sent via email upon registration, followed by a list of materials needed for the activity.

This bilingual reading is being presented in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages.

Want to attend this program but can't make it? Register now, and you'll receive an email after the event is over with a link to watch it any time on-demand!