Wednesday, June 26, 2002

 

 WINONA PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Happy Birthday to Charolette's Web and Peter Rabbit
Two of the most endearing books in Children's Literature are celebrating their birthdays. Charolette's Web by E B White was written 50 years ago. Wilbur, Fern, and even Templeton have touched our hearts and those of children in Grades 1-3 with their trip to the fair.
Beatrix Potter introduced us to Peter Rabbit, Mr. McGregor, Flopsy, Mopsy , Cotton-tail and camomile tea 100 years ago.
Please come down to the library to renew your friendships with these wonderful books.
COLORING CONTEST
Enter our Summer Reading Program Coloring Contest for ages 1 to 12. Pick up the coloring sheet at the Children's Department Help Desk. Crayons or magic markers may be used. Each entry needs to be colored by only the entrant. All entries need to be turned in by Wednesday, July 24. The names of the winners will be posted on Wednesday, July 31, in the Children's Department. One entry per person. A gift is given to each child who returns a completed entry. At the end of the summer, a prize will be awarded to each winner in each of the age categories.
Time Out Teams with Winona Public Library!
When you buy books at Time OutCreative Stuff For Kids at the Winona Mall, they will keep track of your purchases. When you get to $75 worth of book purchases you get to pick out a book from their shelves and they will donate it to the Winona Public Library's Children's Department in dedication to anyone you wish. A special section at the library has been set up so that you can come to the library and see your books on the shelves. For more information, please contact Time Out at 454-4050 or the Children's Department at 452-4592. Seven new books have already been added to the Children's Department collection through this wonderful partnership.
Summer Reading Program
The 2002 Summer Reading Program's theme is "Discover A Hoppin' Place @ Your Library". Registration is required to attend all of the summer reading story times, group activities, and special events. Registration began on Wednesday, May 15, for all of the Summer Reading Program Events. Please call 452-4592 or stop by the Children's Department Help Desk to register for our:
Reading Incentive Program for All Children Ages 1-18
Coloring Contest for ages 1-12
Wednesday's Special Events for Children Entering Kindergarten to Grade Six this fall
Among the special events scheduled are the free performances, many of which are sponsored by local businesses and organizations as a benefit to the youth in our community. A special display is set up in the library that lists this year's sponsors. These 45 -minute events will feature some of your favorite regional musicians and artists. These performances will take place in the Art Room at the Winona Public Library. Registration is required. Seating is limited to 100 persons in Grades K-6. Two performances will be held on each day. The times will be 10:15-11:00 and 11:30-12:15. The performers will be:
July 3-Jack Pearson: Mr. Song-Strummin' Storyman!
July 10- Jim Jayes, Magician: "Magic World of Books"
July 16-The Zoo Man from the Prairie Winds Zoo-two special evening performances for families at 6:45 and 7:30 p.m.-sponsored by Motor Parts and Equipment
July 17-The Zoo Man from the Prairie Winds Zoo-sponsored by Motor Parts and Equipment, Inc.
July 24-Stuart Stotts, Singer and Storyteller, sponsored by Merchants Bank
July 31-Schiffelly Puppets
Special Family Performances on Tuesday, July 16 by The Zooman
The Children's Department invites families to sign up for the special family performances by Brent Mielke, The Zooman from the Prairie Winds Zoo. The program will feature many live animals, props, and skits. The two 45 minute programs will be from 6:45-7:30 and 7:30-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 and are being sponsored by Motor Parts and Equipment, Inc.
The Dennis Warner Kids Concert
Dennis Warner's Kids Concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on Wednesday, June 26, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. These 45- minute concerts are free and are for children that will be entering Grades K-6 in the fall.
From small village gatherings in Alaska to huge auditoriums in Florida, recording artist Dennis Warner has earned a well-deserved reputation for being an outstanding entertainer for children. Since 1992, Dennis has become one of the most loved and respected children's performers available to schools and other community events.
His many credits include hosting Jammin' with Dennis Warner, a special live radio show broadcast by National Public Radio affiliates. Dennis has been featured on numerous regional TV and radio programs, as well as national broadcasts of NPR's Great Acoustics, Live! and River City Folk. He has also been honored with an invitation to perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
His special Kids Concert is in constant demand as he brings his young audience into the spotlight with involvement and participation. Geared towards children in Grades K-6, his show consists of songs that the kids know with music from today's country, rock 'n roll and folk. If they don't know it, they quickly learn it! And with Dennis' acute sense of timing and humor, the show is kept upbeat and positive.
Please call the Children's Department at the Winona Public Library at 452-4592 to register your child for a whole lot of fun!
Jack Pearson Concert at the Library on July 3
Jack Pearson's Kids Concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on Wednesday, July 3, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. These 45-minute concerts are free and are for children that will be entering Grades K-6 in the fall.
Jack Pearson, award winning Minnesota musician and storyteller, will be bringing his special blend of songs and stories for kids here to the Winona Public Library, so mark your calendars! July 3! Jack is well-known around the Upper Midwest and the West Coast for his vocal and instrumental skills on guitar, banjo, and fiddle. Your kids may have heard him at school , at camp or on the radio. Jack will be sharing his trademark songs and stories and rumor has it that he'll even be playing his almost famousamplified toybox lid??! The kids in your life won't want to miss this one!
Jack Pearson, Minnesota musician/storyteller, will be performing for kids here at the Winona Public Library on July 3. Jack is well-known in schools, churches and camps in the Upper Midwest and around the country. His new album for children, "To All Purple Tree Trunks," won a Parents' Choice Silver Honor. Those of you who may have heard Jack will remember his engaging style of music and storytelling, and first-timers are in for a real treat! His fiddle, banjo, and guitar will have children all tapping and singing along in no time. Don't let your children miss this special time of songs, stories and plain old fun!
In addition to performing, Jack's recordings are gaining an ever-widening audience. His kids' album, "Singin' in Our Own Backyard," won a Parents' Choice Gold Award as well, and his latest for kids, "7 Stories Tall," won a Storytelling World Honor award. Jack's music can be heard on family-oriented radio stations around the United States. He has also recorded four albums for grown-ups.

Please call the Children's Department at the Winona Public Library at 452-4592 to register your child for a whole lot of fun!
Jim Jayes Concert on July 10
Jim Jayes' kid's concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on Wednesday, July 10, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. These 45-minute concerts are free and are for children that will be entering Grades K-6 in the fall.
In this all new magic program, "The Magic World of Books", students will learn all about the care and "feeding" of books, the importance of being a life-long-learner, how a library is an imagination, information and recreation station, and even the difference between fiction and non-fiction. This show is packed with lots of fun, original magic illusions and puppetry.
For over 30 years, Jim Jayes has been entertaining children of all ages with his unique combination of Magic and Puppetry.
This Sacramento, California native, who makes all of his own puppets and props, has performed in almost any situation you can name, including: schools (preschool to college age groups), comedy clubs, circuses, fairs, shopping malls, business trade shows, family parties and libraries. "One reason I perform in libraries," says Jim, "is to get kids into libraries. If you don't have kids you won't have library patrons in the future." The libraries in the surrounding areas also have benefited from his talents to entertain more than four hundred people in a single performance.
In 1997, Jim moved to the Austin, Minnesota area where he lives with his wife Cindy and their two daughters. He is also a designer and inventor of magic effects, which are currently in the programs of countless performers around the world.
Stuart Stotts Concert on July 24
Stuart Stott's Kids Concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. These 45-minute concerts are free and are for children that will be entering Grades K-6 in the fall. These two concerts are being sponsored by The Merchants Bank.
Award winning singer and storyteller Stuart Stotts will be appearing in a concert at the Winona Public Library on July 24. The concert promises to be a fun event for children. Come prepared to sing, laugh, and maybe even dance.
The concert is part of the summer library reading program, and is titled "Go for the Gold: Read." Stuart will sing songs, tell stories and celebrate the joys of reading. There will be lots of chances to join in for everyone.
Stuart travels throughout the Midwest performing over 250 concerts a year for schools, nursing homes, festivals and community groups. He plays guitar, National Steel Guitar, rainstick and water drum. Stuart is an enchanting storyteller, with a repertoire of both folktales and personal stories. He is an expert at getting Stuart Stott's Kids Concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on audiences involved through singing, movement and laughter. Stuart is also the author of "World Citizen" and "Music in my Mother's House", and many other songs which are being performed by artists around the country. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Ronnie Gilbert, the Chenille Sisters, Tom Hunter, Tom Pease and many others.
Stuart has six recordings available for sale: "Good Friends" with Laurie Neustadt in 1985, "One Big Dance", "I'm Not Scared" and "Are We There Yet?", tapes for children and families, and "I Carried the News," for grownups. His newest recording is "Celebrate" with Tom Pease, a resource collection of songs for young children and those who sing with them. He is also the co-author of The Bookcase Ghost: A Storyteller's Collection of Wisconsin Ghost Stories available from Midwest Traditions. "One Big Dance," was awarded the 1996 Parents' Choice Seal of Approval. Recordings and books will be available for sale at the concert.
Please call the Children's Department at the Winona Public Library at 452-4592 to register your child for a whole lot of fun!
Schiffelly Puppets Concert on July 31
The Schiffelly Puppets Kids Concert will be held at the Winona Public Library on Wednesday, July 31, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. These 45-minute concerts are free and are for children that will be entering Grades K-6 in the fall.
Jim Schiffman holds a B.S. in Theatre from Mankato State University and has performed in over 35 theatrical productions in Minnesota. Jim is responsible for the creation of original voices and puppet characters seen in all Schiffelly Productions.

Sue Schiffman holds a B.A. in Preschool and Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphous College. She is employed during the school year with Burnsville School District as a preschool teacher. She has been working with Schiffelly Puppets for 10 years in various capacities. And yes, she is married to Jim!!!
Schiffelly Puppets' Entertainment Programs bring the art of puppetry to community groups and organizations throughout the Upper Midwest. Comic situations, original puppet characters, and morals are added to classic fairy tales creating an action-packed entertainment extravaganza. These humorous and fun-filled shows run approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for grades K-6.
Schiffelly Puppets has worked with a variety of television and video producers including: The Walt Disney Company, CBS affiliate WCCO-TV, Tele-Producers, Video-Link, the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance as well as many other groups and organizations.
Please call the Children's Department at the Winona Public Library at 452-4592 to register your child for a whole lot of fun!
In The Adult Department
Winona Public Library provides training on the use of the new electronic catalog from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Space is limited, so call the reference desk at 452-4860 to sign up for a session. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.
The summer hours of the Winona Public Library are in effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Library Hours

Mondays noon to 6 p.m.

Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The library's telephone number is 452-4582.


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