The library will be again taking part in Art on the Prairie this year. Art on the Prairie is an annual art festival in Perry held the second weekend in November. The festival is held in the Perry downtown district in five buildings, including the historic Hotel Pattee, Town Craft, Security Bank Building, Carnegie Library, and the Perry Public Library. It hosts more than 100 Iowa artists, musicians and poets for this two-day festival. The festival is free to the public on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The ibrary will feature Perry Elementary, Middle and High School student art exhibits, author presentations, Make Your Own Masterpieces art activities and local artists and craftsmen exhibits. It will be an exciting year, and the library is thrilled to be participating again. The public is welcome and all events are free.
Saturday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. Cindy Blobaum, children’s author and Dallas County Conservation’s Critter Cindy
Cindy Blobaum loves to make science fun and understandable through hands-on
activities. She has five books published so far, with more on the way. Her program, designed for kids and kids at heart, will feature experiments about gravity, rocks, sounds, snakes and more.
Noon – 2 p.m. Air brush artist creating temporary tattoos.
1 p.m. Duct Tape Creations
2:30 p.m. Julie Hamm, young adult author, “Because of Me.”
4 p.m. Magazine art
Sunday, Nov. 10
11 a.m: Kamishibai Theatre and Shadow Puppets
1 p.m. Ann Morris, children’s bilingual author. Ann (Ana for Spanish books) Morris has a deep interest in education. She knows children have vivid imaginations and an insatiable love of learning. Morris developed an interest in writing children’s stories with the intention of recording memorable experiences with young family members sprinkled with memories of her own youth. As a teacher and as a community worker, Morris has collaborated with and served people from many cultures new to our country, including our Latino friends. She speaks and writes Spanish as well as English. Her hopes are to encourage children and parents learning to read their native language, as well as to motivate language learners. She includes a positive adult role model, a curious child and a unique learning experience in each story. Ann (Ana) Morris is also the author of “Mommy and Mikel Go for a Walk/Mikel y Mami dan un paseo.”
2:30 – 4 p.m. Face painter.
Perry Public Library
101 Willis Ave. • 465-3569
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.