'Woodbury Reads' programs scheduled

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:24

Events set for adults and kindergarten through eighth grade students Highland Mills — Events tieing into the “Woodbury Reads” program, featuring “Three Cups of Tea One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time” by Greg Mortenson, begin March 6. An afternoon tea and presentation by guest scholar Nancy Mahar on “A Sip of Service: How starting small changes people and changes the world” will take place at the library’s Highland Mills branch at 3 p.m, On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the library’s Highland Mills branch, guest scholar Renuka Khanna will lead a book discussion on the book. There will be refreshments and a door prize. Books are available at both library branches. Additionally, two programs for young people will be a part of “Woodbury Reads” this year. On March 22 at 4:30 p.m. there will be a program for children in kindergarten through third-grade. “Listen to the Wind” is a picture book written about the story of Mortenson and “Three Cups of Tea.” Children will hear the story and make a collage. At 6:30 p.m. on March 22 a book discussion using the young readers edition of the book will be held for those in fourth to eighth grades. Books are available at the library’s Central Valley branch. There will be discussion and activities about the book and refreshments will be served. As a part of the “Woodbury Reads” program, the Friends of the Library will be collecting pennies for “Pennies for Peace” at both library branches. “Pennies for Peace” is a program of the Central Asia Institute founded by Mortenson. Call 928-2114 or 928-6162 to sign-up.