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Frank Carlson Library plans Fall Break events

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Children will have plenty of opportunities to have fun during fall break at the Frank Carlson Library.
The library will be hosting events beginning on Tuesday.
Renowned Kansas author and storyteller Shelly Simoneau will make an appearance at the library at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Simoneau's program will include “Grandma's Lids, Momma Said Lasagna” as well as the popular story of “Grasshopper Bubblegum.” The audience will make connections with learning from our mistakes, sharing and exhibiting courage.
Quirky character-building stories are Simoneau's speciality. She turns her own childhood experiences into lessons for the audience. As an accomplished storyteller, she infuses her tales with humor and drama that will keep children and their parents on the edge of their seats.
Simoneau earned a bachelor of science degree and master of arts degree in education and has taught in public schools for the past 20 years. She has a passion for sharing stories, which in turn helps her make connections with her audience and help them become actively involved in her stories. She doesn't just tell her stories, she visually illustrates them.
Simoneau's books, “The Cows are Running and The Horses Did Too!”, “Daddy Was a Carpenter”, “Grasshopper Bubblegum” , “Snake Tree”, “Tinker in the Tanker” and “Wash Creek” are available at the library. She will have books available for purchase.
The program is sponsored by Central National Bank.
Children are invited to attend Family Story Time from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Parents, caregivers and their children will tap their toes and lift their voices to the book “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves” by Lucille Colandro.
There will also be finger plays, easy fall crafts and music. No registration is required.
Children in grades K-6 will have the opportunity to build all sorts of structures using Legos, Tinker Toys and Widgets and other maker space activities from 10 a.m. -noon on Wednesday.


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