Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Annual Premier Children’s Literature Event to be Held in Red Wing, Minnesota

Save the date for a great event! WonderWeavers - Storytellers, LLC will be telling stories from 2 to 4 PM. Perfect for a family outing down the river to Red Wing, MN. Annual Premier Children’s Literature Event to be Held in Red Wing, Minnesota 15th Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators Scheduled for September 20, 2014

Teachers, librarians, parents, students, and readers of children’s literature rejoice! It is time once again for the Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators. Held annually at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, 2014 marks the 15th year the state’s premier event in children’s literature has occurred.

This year the Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at The Anderson Center located five miles north of Red Wing at the intersection of Highways 61 and 19. This exceptional event is free of charge.

The celebration will feature book signings and readings by authors, slide presentations and talks by illustrators, bookmaking workshops for children and parents, and an extensive gallery display of book illustrations. The Kerlan Collection will display rare manuscripts and illustrations. Mackin Educational Resources will have books available for sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Anderson Center.

Activities at the literary event will include Lauren Stringer hosting a “Deer Dancing” activity, John Coy challenging attendees to a game of Peach Basket Basketball, Stephen Shaskan teaching how to make paper bag puppets, Lisa Bullard playing Chicken Poop BINGO with children, and Catherine Thimmesh building a lunar landing. No registration is required for any of these activities.

Many of Minnesota’s finest authors and illustrators will be present at the festival, including: Eileen Beha, Lisa Bullard, John Coy, Brian Farrey, Mark Fearing, Bruce Giebink, Michael Hall, Bill Johnson. Chris Monroe, Chris Raschka, Joyce Sidman, Stephen Shaskan, Erin Soderberg, Lauren Stringer, Catherine Thimmesh, Mike Wohnoutka, and Douglas Wood. New this year, three of the winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Awards will present together and accept their Minnesota Youth Reading Awards: Rob Buyea, Sharon Draper, and Jake Parker.

For more information, please call the Center at 651-388-2009 or visit www.andersoncenter.org. The Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators is sponsored by the Anderson Center, Mackin Educational Resources, and the Red Wing Public Library.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Storytime at the Underground Music Cafe

We are so fortunate to have the WonderWeavers begin our new 2014-2015 season with P.J. Stories. Join us on Sept. 4th

P.J. Stories

A storytelling event which is just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—

a story on both sides, and lots of fun squished in-between.

Where: The Underground Music Cafe

1579 Hamline Ave. N.,Falcon Hts.

When: Thursday, September 4th



The WonderWeavers


Books Alive! Stories Alive!

September 4th: Do you have the end of summer brain slump? How about "Books Alive! Stories Alive!" Join the WonderWeavers - Storytellers, Tina Rohde and Colleen Shaskin, as they spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone. Using audience participation, props, songs and magic you will see old and new tales brought to life in aunique way. Fun for everyone!

Mark Your Calendars:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Fun!

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. We will be out sharing the fun. Listed below are some great spots to take your family to enjoy some special treats and maybe a trick or two! Kids are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes and join us for free tricks and treats and other fun activities. All events listed are free and open to the public and geared for families and children of all ages.

October 26, 2013

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Boo Blast will take place at many of the Lunds and Byerly's stores. We will be sharing stories, face painting and balloons at the Lunds Store, 3455 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN  55447 .

October 26, 2013

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Gibbon Public Library

Join Colleen as she shares favorite tales of Halloween delight. Wear your costumes and be part of the storytelling fun followed by a treat of balloon creations. Gibbon Community Center, Gibbon, MN.

October 27

Great Pumpkin Festival

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 Landmark Center, Musser Cortile 

The popular Halloween event returns with music, crafts, candy, a costume contest and more! Dress your best and get ready for some fun! Landmark Center is located at 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

October 31, 2013

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Vadnais Heights Community Halloween Party

Enjoy an evening full of entertainment & fun; Halloween treats, balloon animals, storytelling for the kids and refreshments at: Vadnais Heights Commons –655 E County Road F

Get into the Halloween spirit with this special community event.

This event is free and sponsored by
The Vadnais Heights Fire Relief Association, the Vadnais Heights Lions,
the Vadnais Heights Rotary Club and the City of Vadnais Heights.

And just for fun here is the link to a video Tina created for a digital storytelling class that goes with the season.

The Family Vine


Monday, November 7, 2011

PJ's with Santa and the Storytelling Elves

PJ’s with Santa
Come to the Annual PJ’s With Santa event featuring Santa, storytellers, games with prizes, face painter, cookies, punch and YOU!!
Sponsored by the City of Vadnais Heights.  Children of all ages are welcome. Parents are asked to accompany children throughout the event.
 (PJ’s are optional and your camera is welcome!)

       Date:          Friday December 2, 2011
       Time:           6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
       Where:         Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 E. County Road F
       Cost:         $5.00/child or $10.00 max per family (residents)
                           $10.00/child or $20.00 max per family (non-residents)

Deadline for registration – Monday, November 28 - Don’t Wait!!
Please complete this form with the child or children’s name(s) and parent’s name that will accompany the child or children to PJ's with Santa. Mail or drop off completed form to City Hall, 800 E. County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127. Please list additional children's names and birth dates on back of form. Thank you.

Child Name Age Birthdate / /
Parents Name
Address City Zip
Phone Number
Amount Paid Check # Cash
Activity Number  440131-1
Number of Children Attending Number of Adults Attending
Please make checks payable to: The City of Vadnais Heights

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Passport to Fun!

Let us bring a trip around the world to you! Our summer reading program is an interactive set of stories that have listeners traveling from one country to another. We are currently setting up tours in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Save on travel and lodging fees by booking an event around one of the tour dates or set up a new one. See what's been scheduled for 2011 so far...

June 6  1:00PM  Mason City Public Library, Mason City, Iowa
             3:30 PM Nissen Public Library, St. Ansgar, IA
June 7  10:30 AM Stacyville Public Library, Stacyville, IA
             1:30 PM Osage Public Library, Osage, IA
June 8  10:00 AM Dike Public Library, Dike, Iowa
             1:00 PM Reinbeck Public Library, Reinbeck, Iowa
             3:00 PM Kling Memorial Library, Grundy Center, Iowa
June 9  10:00 AM Sherman & Ruth Weiss Public Library, Hayward, WI
June 13 3:00 PM Big Lake Public Library, Big Lake, MN
June 15 10:30 AM Amery Public Library, Amery, WI
              3:00 PM Rice Lake Public Library, Rice Lake, WI
              6:30 PM Hawkins Area Library, Hawkins, MN
June 18 10:00 - 2:00 PM Summer Arts Festival - Storytelling and more Thief River Fall Public               Library, Thief River Falls, MN
June 21 1:45 PM Children's Literature Workshop, St. Cloud, MN
June 23 2:00 PM Monticello Public Library, Monticello, MN
June 28 2:00 PM Books Alive, 3:30 PM Kings, Queens and Other Royal Things
              VanHorn Public Library, Pine Island, MN
June 29 10:00 AM Fort Dodge Public Library, Fort Dodge, Iowa
              2:00 PM Erickson Public Library, Boone, IA
June 30 10:00 AM Fort Dodge Public Library, Fort Dodge, Iowa
              1:00 PM Clarion Public Library, Clarion, IA
July 6  10:00 AM Colfax Public Library, Colfax WI
July 7  2:00 PM Chisago Lakes Area Library, Chisago City, MN
July 13 4:00 PM Books Alive and project Campbell Public Library, East Grand Forks, MN
July 20 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM Jackson County Library, Jackson, MN
July 21 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM Lakefield Public Library, Lakefield, MN
              3:00 PM Heuron Lake Public Library, Heuron Lake, MN
July 26 10:30 AM Rondo Public Library, St. Paul, MN
July 27 10:00 AM 6:30 PM Storytelling Workshop Gaylord Public Library, Gaylord, MN
July 29 1:00 PM Appleton Public Library, Appleton, MN

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