Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Join us for fun-filled activities in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!:
(Refreshments will be served.)
Salem Church Library: Friday, March 1, 4-5pm
in partnership with the Spotsylvania Education Association
Headquarters Library: Saturday, March 2, 2-4pm
in partnership with the Fredericksburg Education Association, Lee Hill Elementary, Hugh Mercer Elementary, and Blue Gray Therapy Dogs
Porter Library: Saturday, March 2, 10am-noon
in partnership with the R-Board of Stafford County, Blue Gray Therapy Dogs, Mountain View High School and Colonial Forge High School.
Newton Library: Saturday, March 2, 11am - noon
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Here are some activities to do to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday all month long!:
-Of course, read Dr. Seuss books!
-Download the Cat in the Hat audiobook and listen to it with your family.
-Play games online at Seussville (there are things to print out too)
-Make one of the Dr. Seuss crafts or play a game from About.com
-Make green eggs and ham for dinner, or another recipe from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook (here for samples).
-Have a contest to see who can speak in rhyme the longest.
And remember, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss any day. "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one!"
Who was Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss's real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, and he was born on March 2, 1904. He started writing under the name "Dr. Seuss" while he was in college, and continued to do so afterwards. Geisel was an illustrator for magazines and a political cartoonist for newspapers during World War II. The first book he wrote was And To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street in 1937. He wrote several more in the '50's, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and If I Ran the Circus. In 1954, Geisel was challenged to write a beginning children's book using just 250 pre-selected words. After several months of work, he produced The Cat in the Hat, which was one of his most famous works.