I never cease to be amazed by the Friends of the Dunwoody Library. Their energy is boundless. Fresh off a January book sale, they’re holding their tenth annual “We Love the Library Day” on Saturday, Feb. 22. This year, they’re celebrating “Wings and Wheels.” Join them for a day of activities from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

Don’t we all have an inner child buried somewhere beneath our outward adult layer? Sure we do. The good news is there will be activities for kids of all ages at this event. Bring your child and your inner child to the Dunwoody Library where you’ll be able to operate model trains, explore a race car, check out a police car and get to know parrots. 

You can also enjoy themed refreshments, participate in crafts, and find photo opportunities galore — including one with a giant balloon biplane. Everyone will also get a souvenir to take home.

Here’s a schedule of activities:

10 – 1:30 Welcome desk with giveaways for all Choose from a car, a glider, a bird stamper or racing-related notepads.

10:15 – 10:45 Storytime Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch will share stories with children, with added activities by Youth Services Librarian Heather Maddux.

10:15 – 12:30 Photos with balloon biplane Sallie Spain will work balloon magic with a giant photo opportunity.

10:15 – 1:15 Silent auction featuring merchandise, restaurant dinners and more.

10:30 – 12:30 Operate model trains with four different model train layouts presented by the North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club.

10:30 – 12:30 Cars on display featuring a vintage soapbox derby car. 

11 – 12 Explore a police car An officer from the Dunwoody Police Department will showcase the tools and technology our police use every day. Visitors may even have a chance to sound the siren!

11 – 1 Wings and Wheels refreshments Behold food magic with theme-related treats by Sharon Follmer.

11:15 – 12:15 Pinwheels Create your own functioning and beautiful pinwheel with Nan and Iona.

1:30 – 2:30 Parrots Parrot Productions will present a special parrot show. Converse with them, hold them and share a photo op while learning all about these smart, colorful birds.

Just think, you’ll find “wings and wheels of all kinds!” And if the library fairy can take time out from sprinkling magic dust on the library books, she may even put in an appearance.

You won’t want to miss this fun-filled day presented by the Friends of the Dunwoody Library and free to the public.

Dunwoody Library is at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Its number is 770-512-4640.

Kathy is a Sandy Springs resident. Find her books, “Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch” and “The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday,” at the Enchanted Forest and on Amazon. Contact her at inkpenn119@gmail.com and/or follow her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/KathyManosPennAuthor


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