Youth Briefs: 10-31-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:07
'Fancy Nancy' illustrator Glasser visits library
Families are invited to meet the "Illustrator Extraordinaire" of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, at the Wood County District Public Library on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.  
Everyone is encouraged to dress fancy in top hats or tiaras, feathers or frills, satin or silk and embellish a cupcake.
Glasser will be autographing her books. The Friends of the Library will be selling a selection of her "Fancy Nancy" titles.  
There are over 50 titles in the series, written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Glasser.  Recently, the series expanded to include chapter books for older readers titled, "Nancy Clancy."
In addition to "Fancy Nancy," Glasser has illustrated additional best-selling picture books by Judith Viorst, radio star Garrison Keillor, poet Elizabeth Garton Scanlon and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Glasser received an ALA Notable Book Award for "You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum" with author Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, and collaborated on three books with the former vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney.  
Glasser will also be presenting earlier in the afternoon on Thursday at Crim Elementary. She will be a featured presenter at the Mazza Museum Weekend Conference Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Findlay.  
For more information call the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Create tree decorations
Families are invited to the Wood County District Public Library to help create Christmas tree ornaments for the Bowling Green Community Tree.
The drop-in "Trim-a Tree" activity will be in the Children's Place Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  
Ornaments will then be hung on the tree, located on the library's front lawn, prior to the tree lighting ceremony Nov. 22.   
For more information, contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

See fall colors in the prairie
The Children's Place at the Wood County Public Library and the naturalist of the Bowling Green Park and Recreation Department invite families to join them for a fall-color walk in the prairie at Wintergarden Park on Nov. 7.   
Meet at the park, l615 S. Wintergarden Road, at 4 p.m. The group will read stories, then check out the prairie plants.
For more information, call the Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Indoor trick-or-treat option
The Stroh Center will be hosting trick-or-treat tonight at 7 as the Bowling Green volleyball team hosts Miami .
All elementary and middle school children who attend the match in a Halloween costume will receive free admission. BGSU student-athletes will be giving away candy to all trick-or-treaters in the Stroh Center.

Fun basketball program planned for BG children
Bowling Green fifth and sixth-grade boys and girls can play basketball in a non-competitive environment.
The program begins the week of Nov. 16 and runs through Jan. 25. There will be an afternoon/evening practice each week in the gyms of Conneaut, Crim and Kenwood schools. Boys and girls may practice separately or together. Games will be Saturdays at the Bowling Green elementary and middle schools.
There are no fees or tryouts.
For more information e-mail Demetria Graham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 419-372-2337 or 419-806-2910.
Volunteers are also needed.

Little People show at the zoo
TOLEDO - The Toledo Zoo welcomes the Fisher-Price Live from Little People Place show, Nov. 9 and 10, at the Indoor Theatre inside the zoo's Museum of Science. This musical presentation is free with regular zoo admission.
Little People friends, Eddie, Tessa, Sofie, Koby and Mia and their teacher, offer a live, interactive show at Little People Place, where friends come to learn, play, sing, dance and discover. Learn about each new friend and what they like to do.
Show times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and seating is limited; doors will open 20 minutes before show.
The zoo also features an award-winning year-round children's zoo, Nature's Neighborhood, where children learn through play as they encounter animals of all types and develop a lifelong love of the natural world.
The zoo's annual tree-light ceremony is Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. The zoo lights its 85-foot Norway Spruce with more than 35,000 LED lights. Learn more at This is free with regular zoo admission.
New to the zoo's holiday celebration this year is an outdoor ice rink (bring your own skates or rent them on-site). The Walleye hockey team will skate with visitors on Nov. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The giant snow globe will also open next month.  Other activities include carolers and ice-carving demonstrations on selected evenings, rides on the Safari Railway and African Animal Carousel, and making gifts for the family animal friend at Santa Paws Workshop, or just enjoy the sights.
Santa Claus will hear children's wishes in the museum through Dec. 23.
The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day) and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail. For more information, visit or call 419-385-4040.

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