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Winter Stories Program Dec. 9


Mittens and a Warm Heart
18th Annual Winter Stories Program for Children of All Ages
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Refreshments, Main Lobby
5:15 p.m. Music and 5:30 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 962-4207

Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at Friends of the Library‘s 18th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 9 in Wilson Library.

This year’s program, with the theme “Mittens and a Warm Heart,” will feature tales from Japan, Nigeria, and other locations around the world, along with live instrumental music and sing-alongs.

Storytellers will be Brian Sturm, associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS); Amy Sayle, adult programs coordinator at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium; Dave Pcolar, systems specialist at the UNC Library; and SILS students Karen Crenshaw, Stephanie McKee, and Kimberly Hirsh.

Instrumental music will be provided by guitarist and SILS library assistant Kate Barnhart; fiddler and SILS student Beth DeBold;  guitarist Eric Martin; harpist and SILS PhD student Ericka Patillo; flutist and music library assistant Terry Patrickis; cellist and SILS student Hannah Pierce; and fiddler Steven Wiggins.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently-used children’s book to contribute to a book drive for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children’s books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. In 2009, the campus book drive gathered 2,377 books.

This year the need is especially great for English and Spanish-language board books, the sturdy picture books that can withstand repeated use by very young children.

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