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Date Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   2 hours
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The Vienna Moms Spring Storybook Festival is an exciting event that promises to captivate and delight attendees of all ages. Hosted on the Vienna Town Green on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, this festival offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the enchanting world of children's literature. The festival features four talented local authors, each bringing their own unique stories and perspectives to the table. Leah Moser, a new Vienna author, will kick off the event with a reading of her debut picture book, "I Am a Thundercloud," which explores the importance of understanding and accepting one's emotions, even the most turbulent ones. This heartwarming tale is sure to resonate with both children and adults, encouraging them to seek help when needed and find ways to tame the storms within. Next, author Pat Tanumihardja will take the stage with her picture book, "Ramen for Everyone," a beautifully illustrated story about Hiro's quest to recreate his father's delicious ramen. This charming narrative not only celebrates the joys of learning from one's mistakes but also highlights the beauty of individual creativity and uniqueness. The festival will then welcome former Bards Alley bookseller Kathy Ellen Davis, who will captivate the audience with a reading of her book, "Ta-Da!" This lively story, filled with irresistible onomatopoeia and action-packed sequences, is a celebration of imagination, conflict resolution, and the power of collaboration. Closing out the event is author Gabriella Aldeman, who will share her book, "Paula's Patches," a story that follows the problem-solving protagonist, Paula, as she patches her own pants and teaches her peers the wonders of reusing and recycling clothing. This thought-provoking tale is sure to spark discussions about consumerism and the importance of sustainable practices. Throughout the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging crafts and activities, further immersing themselves in the enchanting world of children's literature. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or simply a lover of stories, the Vienna Moms Spring Storybook Festival promises to be a delightful and enriching experience for all who attend. So mark your calendars and join the Vienna Moms group for a morning filled with captivating tales, creative crafts, and the chance to connect with your community in a truly magical way. Don't miss this opportunity to inspire your little ones and reignite the wonder of storytelling within yourself.

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