Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Director's Corner by Sandra Collins

The summer is just zipping by as usual – August is upon us and soon children will be returning to school. Northland will feature several special activities before the end of summer that focus on connecting families:

• Join us for lunch at our annual Hot Dog Day, Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, juice and Rita’s Italian Ice will be available for a reasonable cost. Just look for the tent on our south lawn.

• The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival follows on August 6 and 7. Featuring nationally recognized storytellers, including Pittsburgh’s own Joe Wos, the festival is a fun activity for all ages. Friday daytime tellers will feature stories for children 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday’s tales begin at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. and feature 2 different tellers every hour on 2 stages. Evening story concerts on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m., with ghost stories featured at a late night concert on Friday. For those interested in learning more about storytelling, workshops will provide the opportunity to learn from the master tellers. All programming, except the workshops, are free and you can attend as many as you want.

• The Northland Public Library Foundation is holding a Family Fun(d)raiser at Wildwood Highlands on Saturday, August 21 during normal park hours. The event will feature Freddie the Fire Engine, the Gymagic bus, raffles and a silent auction. A car cruise, with various prizes is scheduled from 5 to 8. Northland will receive 20% of all proceeds from food, tokens and attractions if those visiting the park that day present a Northland coupon to the cashiers. Coupons are available at Northland or on our website at www.northlandlibrary.org. All proceeds will benefit special library programs and services such as our bookmobile service and online tutoring program.
Please come and celebrate with us.

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