August 7, Saturday,
Babies says it best: "Every day, everywhere,
babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and
rocked and fed - and completely adored by the
families who love them." We would add: "And they
are brought to baby storytime at The Red Balloon
Bookshop." We are pleased to announce two new Red
Balloon babies: Finn Beckett, son of Red Balloon
bookseller Maureen Sackmaster-Carpenter, and
Giovanna Marie, daughter of Red Balloon
storyteller Sara Waters. Congratulations! Come to
baby storytime and enjoy!
August 7, Saturday,
BACK ON THE
with TV/DVD Producers Chuck
Strinz and Paul Markland
Chuck Strinz and Paul Markland
will present their DVD Back on the Mississippi,
Hidden Trails, Offbeat Tales, based on their
PBS program of the same name. They will talk about
the experience of travelling the Upper Mississippi
River to film and gather facts for the production.
Find out about little-known Mississippi River
stories such as the Minnesota birth of water
skiing, how Wisconsin became known as the "Badger
State," and how river pollution sparked the Black
Hawk Indian Wars over 150 years ago, as well as
many more true facts and tales. Chuck and Paul are
enthusiastic presenters. So, expect an exciting
August 14, Saturday,
her COMO ZOO FRIENDS
Japanese kitten, Yoko, from the beloved Rosemary
Wells books Yoko and Yoko's Paper
Cranes, will be visiting The Red Balloon. She
had hoped to bring cranes like the ones her
grandmother had fed in the pond at the end of the
garden, but they needed to stay in Japan. In their
place Yoko will bring some wonderful frogs from
Como Zoo. Come and discover the importance of
frogs in our world. Yoko will have a frog treat
August 18, Wednesday,
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
SUMMER TEA IS BACK!
Yes, we will have another of our
now-famous Summer Teas! See our separate page for
the time, location, and price. We will begin
taking reservations on July 19.
August 21, Saturday,
Stomp! Stomp! The dinosaurs are coming! But Never
Fear! Kim Faurot is bringing them. This Toddler
Storytime will feature Paul Stickland's
Dinosaur Roar! and Dinosaur Stomp!
and Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say
Goodnight? Kim's a great dinosaur tamer and an
even better storyteller, but as always she needs
some pre-school friends to help her. Kim will
bring the stories, some puppets, plus her good
friend Honker. You need to bring your energy,
excitement, and a parent or two.
August 28, Saturday,
10.30 - 2:00 p.m.
9th Annual Little House
It's back and as good as ever! See
our separeate page for all the times and events.
And don't forget to dress up!