Celebrate with Music & Stories
Plan to spend Saturday, November 11th at the Main Library for stories, activities, and entertainment. The 16th Annual Open Book Family Festival boasts award-winning children's musician Jim Gill and an exciting dog demonstration by ECHO Club, Inc. The keynote speaker will be Laura Numeroff, bestselling author of the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series. Ms. Numeroff is an avid animal lover and visits educational conferences nationwide. Additionally, guests can work on craft projects and take photos with famous storybook characters to commemorate the day. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends with a 1:30 p.m. carnival experience. The planned schedule is listed below:
Laura Numeroff Presentation: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Book Signing: 10:45 a.m.
Jim Gill Performances: 1st Show: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
2nd Show: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ECHO Club, Inc. Dog Demonstration: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Little Pig's Fun Fair (Carnival games & Storybook reading by Laura Numeroff):
Storybook Character Appearances (Cat in the Hat, Clifford, Mouse, & Pig):
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Craft Activities: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Give a Teacher a Cookie: Laura Numeroff Presentation for Educators
Friday, November 10 | 4-6 p.m.
Join us for an exclusive, educators-only opportunity to meet Laura Numeroff, author of the popular picture book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other titles. Laura's presentation includes a question and answer session. A book signing will follow. Click here to register.
The St. Joseph County Public Library wishes to thank Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Meridian Title Corporation, the Friends of the St. Joseph County Public Library, and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust Foundation for their generous support of the 2017 Open Book Family Festival. With their help, SJCPL can continue to meet the educational and cultural needs of our community.