Thank you for spending the day with us! You came and filled our halls and meeting rooms with laughter and excitement, making our family festival a success. We enjoyed seeing your smiling faces light up with wonder & joy throughout the day.
We started the day off with a famous toe-tapping Jim Gill Family Room Tour. Then, Victoria Kann shared about her Pinkalicious book series and signed many books for you. Madcap Puppets kept us entranced with a rousing rendition of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We ended the day with tons of Pinktastic fun and sweet treats at the Pinkalicious Party. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Thank you to our amazing presenters who shared their talents with us: author and illustrator Victoria Kann, musician Jim Gill, and puppeteers Madcap Puppets. Thank you to our volunteers who donated time and energy, and everyone who worked hard to make Open Book great!
We look forward to seeing you again next year on November 5, 2016!
St. Joseph County Public Library's 14th Annual
Celebrate with Us!
Fun for the entire family! Free exciting events for all ages!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:30am - 3:30pm
St. Joseph County Public Library
304 S. Main Street
Schedule of Events
Meet and Greet Your Favorite Storybook Characters!
3rd Floor Lobby
9:30am – 1:30pm
One or more of these characters will be here to greet you:
Cat in the Hat, Clifford, Curious George, Huckle Cat, Lady Bug Girl, and Pinkalicious Girl
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Jim Gill's Family Room Tour 2015
Lower Level -- Humphreys Multimedia Room
1st show: 10:00 – 11:00am
2nd show: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play!
In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo and his friend Don Stille plays the accordion while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that they create.
This year's Family Room Tour celebrates Jim’s five awards, over 20 years, from the American Library Association. This includes an honor for his most recent release, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes.
Victoria Kann, author of Pinkalicious
Lower Level -- Colfax Auditorium
11:00am – 12:00pm
Book signing 1:00 p.m. Lower Level –- Molloy Room
Victoria Kann is the award winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character, Pinkalicious. Victoria co-authored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious and Purplicious, and co-wrote the play, Pinkalicious: The Musical. She wrote and illustrated the New York Times best sellers Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, and Aqualicious. Currently she is working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious. Readers can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
The Pinkalicious character was inspired by Victoria's real life daughters – two girls with vibrant imaginations who love cupcakes, dress up, playing princess, and all things pink.
Madcap Puppets Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Lower Level -- Colfax Auditorium
1:00 – 2:00pm
The lanky schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, can't decide what's worse in the glen of Sleepy Hollow, the headless horseman or the silliest of ghosts, the horseless headman. Join Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati, Ohio in their engaging performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. All ages will enjoy the “larger than life” size puppets and their spin on this classic tale.
First Floor -- Café
Think Pinkalicious when you choose your outfit for our party. Pink, Aqua, Gold…what will it be? Enjoy sweet snacks, interactive games and crafts. Author and illustrator Victoria Kann will lead some of the fun. Small prizes awarded for a few of our activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 8.
Relax in the Family Picnic Room
Lower Level -- Dickinson Room
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pack your lunch and relax for a quick break between shows. We will provide water. Vending machines with drinks and snacks are available in the 1st Floor Café.
Craft Activities for Kids
3rd Floor -- Storytime Room
10:00am – 1:00pm
St. Joseph County Public Library wishes to thank the Friends of the Library and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust Foundation for their generous financial support of this annual event.
Books and CDs by featured authors and performers will be available for sale in the Lower Level Lobby, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.
For further information, contact Children's Services at 574-282-4607. Times and performers are subject to change without notice. Rooms have limited seating.