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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Disney’s Legacy

Tomorrow marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated animators and entrepreneurs - Walt Disney. From the release of the full-length animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1938 to the recent movie “Enchanted” Disney’s imaginative creations still capture our imagination more than 40 years after his death. For more on this creative and complex man, see:

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse by Eve Zibart

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms
by Christopher Finch

The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life by Steven Watts

Don’t Miss . . .Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Sounds of the Season. Festive open house with musical performances and craft activities for children at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., 703-830-2223.

Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.
Jamestown Colonial Fiddler. Michael McDonnell, a fiddler and historian with Hidden Oaks Nature Center, plays tunes from the Jamestown era at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 703-256-3800. Age 5 & up.

Sunday, December 9, noon – 3 p.m.
Season’s Serenade. A holiday open house featuring music and activities at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 703-256-3800.

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