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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

For the Young-at-Heart

Often children’s books are as entertaining and thought-provoking for adults as they are for children. Some books are known for their insight, providing enjoyable stories for children and thought-provoking ideas for adults. Examples of such authors include A. A. Milne who created the Winnie the Pooh stories, Charles Perrault who created a number of fairy tales still popular today including Cinderella, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Antoine de Saint-Saint-ExupĂ©ry's The Little Prince. Often times, books we hear or read as children stay important to us throughout adulthood, bringing warm childhood memories back when we see them again on a bookshelf, or read them to the children in our lives.

Do you have a favorite children’s book or author? Do your children have a favorite book that must be read over and over? Let us know.

Save This DateThe new City of Fairfax Regional Library will open to the public Saturday, Jan. 26, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new library is located at the intersection of Old Lee Highway and North Street (10360 North Street). Weather permitting, the festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a small book procession from the library’s former location (3915 Chain Bridge Rd.) to the new building. After the opening ceremony, which includes placing a time capsule in the new building’s walls, tours will be offered from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, music and children’s activities are scheduled during the day, including a children’s treasure hunt. Juggler and magician Jonathan Austin will perform at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. For reasonable ADA accommodations, call Karen Moore at 703-293-2140, TTY 703-324-8365.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My younger brother used to love The Monster at the End of This Book, in which Sesame Street's Grover tried to convince the reader not to turn the pages because there is a monster at the end of the book. He also liked Little Eagle Learns to Fly, in which a late bloomer ends up saving the day.