Thursday, November 4, 2010

Miller Library 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday

Wendy, a Laurelhurst Mom, would like to let the neighborhood know about the big 25th Anniversary Celebration at Miller Library (3501 NE 41st Street) on Saturday.

This free event is from 9-3pm and everyone is encouraged to drop in anytime to take part in the festivities and all the fun activities.

The invite says:

"Learn more about this amazing 'best kept secret; in Laurelhurst – come explore all of the many books and services the library has to offer."

Here are some of the activities:
  • enter a free raffle for choice plants
  • watch a slide show of the Miller library history
  • take a tour and learn about all of the great resources available to you.
  • at 10:30am - hear a story; story program for children ages 2-8. Oranges, apples, and pears will be explored and the librarian will teach a silly song and the children will make and taste applesauce.
    enjoy a piece of cake and a glass of punch
  • sign up to borrow books
  • learn more about the amazing horticulture collection which includes over 15,000 books and 500 periodicals on gardening techniques, selecting and growing ornamental plants, vegetable and herb gardening, pests and diseases, garden design and history, gardens to visit, horticulture in urban environments, botany and plant ecology, environmental science and native floras from around the world
  • view beautiful botanical illustrations by Linda Ann Vorobik

Also, every month there is a children's storytime with a different theme including crafts. The next storytime, following the event on Saturday, is November 20 and the theme is Incredible Insects.

Here are the books that will be read this Saturday:
APPLE BATTER by Deborah Turney Zagwÿn
AN ORANGE IN JANUARY by Dianna Hutts Aston

The Miller Library, which is part of the UW Botanic Gardens, is always free and open to the public.


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