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Centennial Events

  1. Library Program: An Afternoon with Lois Lenski & Strawberry Girl - 2:30 PM

    March 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lake Wales Public Library

    In 1945 children’s author, Lois Lenski, wrote the fictional account of a Polk County childhood in her Newbery award-winning book, Strawberry Girl. The book tells the story of ten-year-old, Birdie Boyer, who moved to western Polk County with her family. The Boyer’s adventures and mishaps in Florida’s harsh backwoods are described through Birdie’s eyes. Two special March library programs will focus on this classic children’s novel. The Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library will host “An Afternoon with Lois Lenski & Strawberry Girl”, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 19. Anna Cotton will portray Lenski and Nicole Curtis will perform as Birdie Boyer, Strawberry Girl. Their program will include conversations and fictional shared correspondence between Miss Lenski and Strawberry Girl. Woven into the program is a history of Florida in the mid-20th Century for Polk County poor farmers.

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Library Youth Events

  1. Library Program: An Afternoon with Lois Lenski & Strawberry Girl - 2:30 PM

    March 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lake Wales Public Library

    In 1945 children’s author, Lois Lenski, wrote the fictional account of a Polk County childhood in her Newbery award-winning book, Strawberry Girl. The book tells the story of ten-year-old, Birdie Boyer, who moved to western Polk County with her family. The Boyer’s adventures and mishaps in Florida’s harsh backwoods are described through Birdie’s eyes. Two special March library programs will focus on this classic children’s novel. The Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library will host “An Afternoon with Lois Lenski & Strawberry Girl”, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 19. Anna Cotton will portray Lenski and Nicole Curtis will perform as Birdie Boyer, Strawberry Girl. Their program will include conversations and fictional shared correspondence between Miss Lenski and Strawberry Girl. Woven into the program is a history of Florida in the mid-20th Century for Polk County poor farmers.

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