On February 7th we celebrate the birthday of much beloved American writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. She is best known for her Little House series of books, which were based on her experiences as a child in a pioneer family.
Life in a pioneer family was very different to the life that we know today. There was a great deal of hard work and young Laura had to help out in many ways. She gathered woodchips, helped her parents butcher animals, preserved meat and worked in the fields and gardens.
There was time for some fun in amongst all the hard work – Laura and her siblings loved to listen to their father play his fiddle, Laura enjoyed playing with her special doll named Charlotte and the whole family joined in community dances to celebrate harvest times.
We’re celebrating the life of this wonderful children’s author at Handley Library on Wednesday February 5th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Join us in the children’s room for stories, music, games and butter making! You’ll also get the opportunity to make your own scented sachet. This is a free program for elementary school aged children.
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We look forward to seeing you at our Laura Ingalls Wilder celebration.