Saturday, February 02, 2013

Pirate Sightings South of the River!

Westover Hills Children's Services Associate Kim Smith reports:

Shirley Tellefson (in white) loves to teach
 children about her birds.
The Westover Hills Library turned up the heat with a Caribbean theme at its annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday, January 19.  Cap’n Clay Dishon, assisted by first mates Ellen Wolf, Pat Jones, and Kim Smith and an able crew of volunteers, presided over the morning’s festivities.  Neighborhood resident Shirley Tellefsen delighted patrons big and small with her beautiful exotic birds, including cockatoos, cockatiels, and parrots.  Shirley educated her audience in the care of exotic birds and gave patrons the opportunity to hold and be photographed with them.  Younger library visitors also enjoyed creating pirate-themed crafts and watching “Muppet Treasure Island.” The Caribbean flavor extended to the snacks as well, featuring pineapple upside-down cake, goldfish crackers, and fruit “kabobs.”
First Mate Kim Smith

The staff at Westover Hills would like to thank the wonderful members of the Westover Hills Library Advisory Group who made Winterfest possible: "Arrr, me hearty! Fine gentlemen o' fortune be ye!"  **

Learn to speak Pirate on the RPL website.
** That's Pirate for "Great, my friends. You are fine pirates!"  Pirate is one of the many languages taught by Mango Languages, available from the website on the Online Library page.

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