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Events for Saturday August 9, 2014

Family Craft Story Time

Family Craft Story Time

Saturday August 9, 2014
11:00 AM
Join us for stories and crafts for the whole family. Come listen to some stories and make a craft to take home. For ages 3 to 8. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Children's Book Author Reading

Children's Book Author Reading of The Day I Made the Sky Smile

Saturday August 9, 2014
11:00 AM
Children’s author Lashone Murphy will do a reading from her children’s book: The Day I Made the Sky Smile as part of a special story time at the library. The book tells the story of Savannah, who is ‘almost 10’ and her quest to find where she fits in her family and the world. Although it’s a fictional tale, Savannah and her older brother Kenny are based on real siblings from the Neighborhood House, where Lashone works.

“It’s important for children to know that we all have a gift,” says Lashone. “Just because your friends are good at something that you’re not, you can’t give up. You have to keep searching. It’s important for youth to know they have a gift, and they should have good self-esteem, and they should inspire other kids.”


Photo of Author Lashone MurphyLashone Murphy was born in Newark, New Jersey. She loves working with youth and looks forward to making a difference in their lives every day. She has been working with children for over fifteen years now in a variety of capacities; as a teacher, camp counselor, coordinator, and director. Most recently, Lashone was inspired to write her first children's book, “The Day I Made the Sky Smile.” She was inspired to write a story with a positive message which would impact the lives of her targeted young audience. The book also includes one of Lashone's passions, dance. As a new author, Lashone has become more focused on writing and exploring new ideas for future book projects. Lashone is a graduate of Kean University and currently works at Morristown Neighborhood House.


This program is supported by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.

Sat (Jul/Aug):

9:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 6:00
9:30 - 5:00
10:00 - 2:00
1:00 - 5:00

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