April 30, 2010
Ninety-nine people gathered in the Children's Library last Saturday to meet author Craig Pierce and his Greyhound, Honey. Honey lounged during the program (Greyhounds sleep about 18 hours per day!) while Craig talked about dogs and the many jobs that dogs have in our world. We learned about rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs--and racing dogs. Honey was a racing Greyhound until she was three years old, when she was adopted by Craig and his family.
Craig read from The Greyhound's Tale, a story about Gator, his first Greyhound. At the end of the program, Honey made the rounds, greeting people and receiving lots of love. Many people commented on how soft her fur was--"Just like a kitten's!"
Craig and Honey also presented a program at the Woodson Art Museum, in collaboration with the two exhibitions of dog photographs currently on display at the Museum.
Another exhibition at the Museum displays the original illustration artwork from children's book creator William Steig. We'll have story times featuring William Steig at the library in Wausau April 28 & 29 at 10:30, and Saturday, May 1 at 10:30. Come and check out some Steig books, then visit the Woodson to see the original art!