See, touch, hear, play, create and eat — that’s right! — a variety of instruments at the Crestview Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library during our Instrument Petting Zoo on Tuesday, Aug. 27.


See, touch, hear, play, create and eat — that’s right! — a variety of instruments at the Crestview Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library during our Instrument Petting Zoo on Tuesday, Aug. 27.



Arrive any time between 6 and 6:45 p.m. for the zoo, which ends at 7:30 p.m.



Cub Scout Pack 799, Bear Den 11 and Tiger Den 4 will provide instrument-shaped snacks. Special thanks to them and to Upbeat Music and the Pelican Pickers for sharing their instruments.



Evening Library Time is for children as young as age 4 and young-at-heart adults. If you bring smaller children, please keep a close eye on them.



Registration is not required for this free event.



Questions? Call me at 682-4432.



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“I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson



One of my favorite silly food stories is “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson, with illustrations by Judith Byron Schachner. It’s a Thanksgiving story, but kids will enjoy it year-round.



The old lady who comes for Thanksgiving dinner has brought a mouthwatering pie — and a monstrous appetite!



To the horror of her flabbergasted hosts and the delight of their children — and readers — the ever expanding elder makes an unexpected contribution to the holiday festivities.



This book is the perfect treat for anyone needing a larger-than-life-size laugh.



Heather Nitzel is the Crestview Public Library's youth services librarian.