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Winterfest 2009

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News

Just wanted to let everyone know that we now have the Winterfest 2009 event calendars available in the YA section and downstairs on the bookcase besides the ramp. This year’s Winterfest is from Saturday, February 21 and runs until Sunday, March 1, 2009. Again, we dominate the calendar with something going on each day here at the library. One feature:

Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 pm Musician Paul Warnick – In the hopes to avoid turning people away like last year, I have asked Paul and he has agreed that if we get a large crowd, he will add another show beginning at 2:45 pm. So, we are going to count out in one color 175 tickets (the number of seats in the auditorium) and hand those out on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are still more people left, then we are going to count out in another color another 175 tickets for the second show. So the show is at 2:00 pm, and if warranted by the numbers of people who show up for the first show, there might be second show. We have already been getting questions about this show, so we probably can expect a huge crowd.

Another program that has been added after the calendar was printed but could be equally as big is:

Thursday, February 26, 10:00 am, Emily Elizabeth Library Tour. So, who is Emily Elizabeth? Have you heard of Clifford the Big Red Dog? Yep, that Emily Elizabeth. She is real, she does exists. Her father, Clifford author Norman Bridwell, wrote the stories about her. Shocking, I know! We did not know this either. Anyways, she is coming to visit us on the above date. It is a free show that is locally sponsored. They will be giving away to the first 100 kids copies of Clifford Goes to Washington. Emily Elizabeth will be reading the kids Clifford stories (of course) and answering questions in the auditorium. After that, she will be in the Winchell Room for autographs and pictures. They have promised that they will stay until each child has an autograph and picture. We will probably have a big crowd for this. This same tour will be in Nashua on Tuesday.

Another program that didn’t make it on due lack of room was:

Monday, February 23, 7:00 pm, Internet Safety for Parents – Even though this didn’t make it on the official listing, we have sent out copies of the flyers to each and every school, preschool and day care center. As well as a press release. The Office of Youth also knows and will help us by ‘talking it up’ for us. So I’m hoping that we will get a good crowd for this presentation.

I think that is about it. Be prepared to be busy even though it is school vacation week. We’ve heard that last year that we were the most popular for the kids to visit during school break. With everything that is going on for all ages, we hope be that again as well!

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