Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lonsdale Public Library

Lonsdale has a beautiful new library with a large activities room. The library is connected to senior assisted living, which makes it handy for the seniors to use library facilities and attend any programs the library offers. The result was that we had quite a few of the seniors attend our show, A Farm Country Picnic,  in the library's activity room on July 12, 2011.
Before the show, Library Director Diana Tallent introduced me to the audience. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and seems to enjoy her role as library director at Lonsdale.

Audience members were a mixture of the very young to very senior, and they provided lively comments and responses throughout the show. It was a fun 45-50 minutes for me as they listened to me show them the real-life farm elements in each of my books.

After the show both Nancy and I answered lots of questions as people stayed to chat. Questions came from adults and from the very young. Since the library is conveniently located near family housing, young children and their parents walked to the show. Some young children came on their own. A wonderful child named Angela came with her little brother Jonathan and visited with me as I signed the book she purchased with her own money.

Nancy and I want to thank Kym El-Wailli for arranging our visit and helping us set up and Director Diana Tallent for greeting us, giving us a tour of the library, and ensuring that we had everything we needed. We had fun visiting with both ladies as we prepared our equipment before the show.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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