Enjoy a story hand-picked and read aloud by Anna Mae Blankemeyer, the owner of Uptown Westerville's Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn
. A craft or activity will be included and refreshments will be offered. About the Presenter
Shirley's Popcorn grew out of the extreme popularity for their hot buttered and freshly popped popcorn at the Shannon Theatre in Bluffton, Ohio before expanding to Westerville. Shirley (the business' namesake) loved to read and share books with our youngest customers. In honor of her tradition, Shirley's Popcorn has joined their customers to present thousands of dollars in support of literacy programs in the community and nationwide. About the Series
Meet people from all walks of life and hear their unique personal stories. Throughout the year, community members with diverse backgrounds are invited by the library to encourage acceptance and promote respect while providing an enjoyable literacy experience.
Future and past presenters include: A ballerina from BalletMet, an English Learners Community Outreach Liaison for the Westerville City Schools (Lula Abdull Mohamed), a drag queen and comedian (Nina West) and the 7-year-old founder of Tiger Mushroom Farms (Te'Lario Watkins II)
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