On Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 12:00-5:00 p.m., the Anderson Center, along with the Red Wing Public Library and Mackin Educational Resources, will host the 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival: A Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators, the state’s premier children’s book festival and one that has received national acclaim for its efforts to promote literacy and the joys of reading among young people.
The event will offer book sales by Mackin Educational Resources, book signings and readings by authors, PowerPoint presentations and talks by illustrators, and bookmaking workshops for both children and parents. Also appearing will be the ever-popular balloon-artists David and Heather Olson, Minnesota marble champion Tom Fletcher, and Henna tattooing by Linda Niebling. Other features include storytelling sessions with the Wonder Weavers storytellers at the top of the iconic Tower View water tower, music by Jack Pearson, peach basket basketball with John Coy and the Red Wing YMCA, workshops with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and fun-filled family activities with Family Fun Twin Cities, Read and Walk through MOO!, Read and Walk through Red, Bruce Giebink the Bug Guy, ArtReach, the Red Wing Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO), the Universal Music Center, and many other local and regional organizations.
Lunch and other refreshments by Le Chien Bleu will be available. This wonderful, one-of-a-kind event is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking! For more information, please call the Anderson Center at (651) 388-2009
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