First Fridays at Martin Library Return September 1st

First Fridays return!

This September 1st marks the return of Martin Library to First Fridays. We took a summer hiatus to focus on all that is wild and wonderful about SummerQuest. We hope you had a blast getting in your 800 minutes and finding all the clues on GO York! hikes.

In September, we’re featuring local children’s book author Debra Tanguy during our evening activities.

Who doesn’t love the wonder of the real-life magical transformation of caterpillar to butterfly? Local children’s book author Debra Tanguy Herlocker has captured that magic in her two books, Caitlyn’s Adventure and Who Kidnapped Sheb Woolly? Both are illustrated by award-winning artist Valeria Bouthyette. Now Debra and Martin Library will share a variety of caterpillar fun with you, your family, and your friends for downtown York’s September First Friday!

September 1st, 5-7pm: First Fridays return at Martin Library after a summer hiatus!

From 5-7pm:

Now, school has started, and Labor Day weekend is bringing us into fall. Martin Library has planned a creative and engaging evening of family-oriented activities. At our crafting stations, you can color in a butterfly bookmark and help a clothespin caterpillar get its wings. At our activity tables, look for more caterpillar and butterfly hands-on fun! Throughout the available library space, you might even need to put on your detective hat to look for clues on a scavenger hunt!  The activities will be available throughout the evening, from 5-7pm, before, during, and after the time with the author.

At 5:30pm:

At 5:30pm, come to the Quiet Reading Room! Our visiting author Debra Tanguy Herlocker will read from her books, answer questions, and sign copies of her books. (Copies will be available for purchase). Learn a little more about Debra below!

Getting to know the author

Debra Tanguy Herlocker has been writing creatively since grade school. Her nieces and nephews got to listen to her stories when they were little; that was when Caitlyn the Caterpillar was born. There are two Caitlyn books: Caitlyn’s Adventure and Who Kidnapped Sheb Woolly?. Award-winning artist Valerie Bouthyette illustrated both books.

Debra lives in York with her husband, Jack, in a house with a backyard filled with special (and not always very bright) wild neighborhood creatures. She is involved with her neighborhood church and community. She does not put a religious theme in her stories, but she always tries to create the sort of moral examples that were passed along to her when she was growing up.

Learn more on the website for the “Caitlyn” books: visit the website here.

Doors will open at 5:00pm on Friday night, September 1st.

This event is free to attend. No registration required! Stop on by.