Sept. 26, 2017 Newsletter – Author Alastair Heim Visits Storytime

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Alastair Heim Visits Storytime
Today and Tomorrow!

Alastair will be reading with us at Storytime!

TODAY, Sept. 26th at 10:30am – Corinth Square
TOMORROW, Sept. 27th at 10:30am – Park Place

Alastair HeimFinishing up our special Storytime Goes Local series this week is Alastair Heim.

Alastair Heim, a Missouri resident just across the state line, is the author of three delightful picture books No Tooting at Tea, The Great Puppy Invasion (Arriving October!) and Love You Too.

Alastair is also the dad of three delightful children who are often the inspiration for his book ideas.

No Tooting At Tea bookTake No Tooting at Tea – Alastair was attending an imaginary tea party hosted by his children. All were proper and demonstrating appropriate tea party etiquette until somebody TOOTED! The tea party hostess exclaimed “There is NO TOOTING AT TEA!” and a story idea was born!

Kids and grownups love this silly, cleverly written classic with its humor and delightful language inspired by a tea party gone wrong. The back of the book includes a page of fun tea party ideas too.

Get to know Alastair: If Alastair had to pick his favorite sound it would be laughter! If he had to pick a favorite color it would be purple.If he had to pick a favorite food – anything cooked by somebody else!

Alastair is passionate about children’s books. When he’s writing a book, he imagines the parent/child experience the book will bring. That’s because his love of children’s books grew as he enjoyed books with his own kids.

We’ll keep you posted about Alastair Heim – he’s got two more books out in 2018 including No Peeking at Presents, a prequel to No Tooting at Tea!

Visit Alastair’s website or follow him on Twitter.

Come see him read this morning!
Sept. 26th at 10:30am – Corinth Square

Sept. 27th at 10:30am – Park Place

Thank you to the wonderful group of local children’s book authors who have visited Storytime this month including Kathy Wolff, Bridget Heos, and Jody Jensen Shaffer.

October events include more local authors, family activities, and fun events. Read on to find out what we have in store for you in October!

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October Events…

Pug and PIg Trick or Treat

Saturday Oct. 7th,10:30am Corinth Square: Welcome the season and our favorite holiday with our special guest, local children’s author Sue Lowell Gallion as she shares her new book, Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat! We invite you to wear your costume to this special story time and booksigning full of tricks and treats!

Walk for Lupus

Saturday Oct. 14th, Corinth Square: Corinth Square Shopping Center hosts the Greater Kansas City Superhero Walk with Us to Find a Cure for Lupus. Come walk with your friends from the Learning Tree!
For info and sign-up click here..

To The Cider Mill by Danna York

Tuesday Oct. 17th, 10:30am Corinth Square: Our regular Tuesday Storytime will be extra sweet today! We’ll welcome special guest and local author Danna York to celebrate the season with apple activities and her special interactive coloring storybook, To The Cider Mill.

Wednesday Oct. 18th, 10:30am Park Place: Local author Danna York is back, this time at our Park Place location! Come join us!

Spooky Storytime at Park Place
Wednesday Oct. 25th, 10:30am, Park Place:

Get ready for Halloween with a Special Spooky Storytime at Park Place! Halloween Hoopla and stories will delight our Learning Tree friends.

Be sure to wear your costume!



Saturday Oct. 28th, 5:00-7:00pm, Park Place:

Come visit the Learning Tree Haunted Toy Store! Our Park Place store will be transformed into a friendly Halloween adventure complete with squishy eyeballs and Tricks and Treats. The perfect Halloween outing for little ones looking for a one-stop adventure.

Drop in for free activities and fun!

Miss Elaine's Halloween Party

Tuesday Oct. 31st, Halloween Events:

10:30am, Corinth Square: Miss Elaine’s Annual Halloween Party! Regular storytime friends, goblins, ghosts and fairies you’re invited to start this special day with Halloween stories, crafts and cookie fun! Wear your costume if you want.

Corinth Square Trick or Treat

Tuesday Oct. 31st, Halloween Events:

4:00-6:00pm Corinth Square Trick-or-Treat: Make the loop around the Corinth Square Shopping Center, stopping in at your favorite shops to fill up your goodie bag! It’s a nice early activity for wee Treaters or a great place to start for those Tricksters who will be playing long into the night!

Silhouette Artist Clay Rice Returns October 28th & 29th

Make your Silhouette Portrait appointment today!

Clay Rice, silhouette artist

We happily welcome back internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning, silhouette artist and children’s author, Clay Rice at Corinth Square, Saturday, October 28th and Park Place October 29th.

With a few snips of Clay’s magic scissors, a silhouette becomes a timeless memory. Framed, a silhouette of your child becomes a treasured gift.

A silhouette sitting is $42 for two copies of the same child. Separate appointments must be made for each individual child.

Call 913 385-1234 for a Saturday October 28th appointment at Corinth Square.

Call 913 498-1234 for a Sunday October 29th appointment at Park Place.

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities.

Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Beth at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square, Drop In/$5





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