Last week we released Alice James, the biography of Henry and William’s sister, by Jean Strouse. Alice is most famous for her Diaries, which present her witty and insightful opinions on life around her. She has often been considered a feminist icon: struggling through her multiple illness…
Winnie-the-Pooh shares my husband’s birthday! Perhaps, for their joint birthday, we should go to the bridge nearest our home and play a rousing game of Pooh-sticks.
Hooray! Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this summer! (On August 21, to be precise.) If you’d like to send Winnie a birthday card, we have a mailbox at the Children’s Center @ 42nd Street and are accepting cards on Winnie’s behalf. After all, the original Winnie-the-Pooh doll set — including Winnie, of course! — is at the Library, on view in the Children’s Center, in a special room surrounded by art of the 100 Acre Wood! If you haven’t seen the darling little figures, stop by and take a look!
Not only are we collecting cards for Winnie, but we are also making cards in a Family Crafts program on August 9 (for ages 3-12 years; preregistration required). On Saturday, August 20, the Library is having a big Winnie-the-Pooh birthday bash. It starts at 3 pm, and there will be face painting, balloon animals, crafts, and more.
It’s a Winnie-the-Pooh summer! He’ll only turn 90 years old once; celebrate with us!