Join CPTV for Kids’ Days at Barnes & Noble in Blue Back Square on November 14 and 15

Release Date: 10/14/2008

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 14, 2008) – CPTV and Barnes & Noble Bookstoreare teaming up on Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15, 2008, for two daysof reading and fun at the Barnes & Noble located in Blue Back Square, 60Isham Road, West Hartford.

This special two-day event, beginning at noon on Friday,November 14 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, willfeature meet-and-greets with characters from CPTV’s popular lineup ofchildren’s programs, including SuperWHY!,Curious George, Sheira and Loli’s Ditty Doodle Works and Martha Speaks. Other activities include live stageperformances by Mr. Steve, who appears on CPTV in themornings during PBS Kids segments, singing his “SteveSongs, as well as Sheiraand Loli’s Ditty Doodle Works sing-along, and a performance by The HartfordChildren’s Theatre Discovery Company Players. Plus, there will be story timesand book signings with children’s authors Janet Lawler, reading her book If Kisses Were Colors, and Kathleen Kudlinski, author of youngadult science picture books, historical novels and biographies. “CPTV Kids”coloring and crafts activities, face painting and raffle drawings also will beavailable to participants. 

Proceeds from the event benefit CPTV, with apercentage of sales being donated to CPTV to benefit its children’s programming and other educationalinitiatives. At the time of purchase on November 14and 15, customers can simply tell the cashier that they’d like to support CPTV,and a donation will be provided to the station. 

CPTV Kids’Days Event Schedule

Friday, November 14,Noon to 5 p.m.
Noon              Meetand greet with SuperWHY!
2 p.m.
            “SteveSongs”and meet and greet with Mr. Steve
3 p.m.
            Face painting 
                      Meetand greet with Curious George and Martha the Dog from Martha Speaks
3:30 p.m.       “SteveSongs” and meet and greet with Mr.Steve

 

Saturday, November 15,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m.           Storytime and book signing with Janet Lawler
11 a.m.
           Meetand greet with Curious George, SuperWHY! and Martha the Dog from MarthaSpeaks
Noon               Sheira and Loli’s Ditty Doodle Workssing-a-long
1:30 p.m.
        Face painting
2 p.m.
              Storytime with author Kathleen Kudlinski
3 p.m.
              Hartford Children’s Theater DiscoveryCompany Players 

Coloring, craft tables, and raffle drawings willbe available on both days.

 CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut PublicBroadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org).It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of qualitypublic television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, originaldocumentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as aleader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role inbringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™, and Thomas & Friends™ to public television.  The station offers 11.5 hours of positive,nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000households daily.

Ready To Learn is CPBN’s statewide pre­schoolliteracy initiative outreach program designed for early childhood professionals,parents and others who care for young children. It provides training workshops for both parents and child careproviders, including continuing outreach that includes educational materials,free children’s books and special events.

TheConnecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate ofNational Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media.WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut,New York, and Rhode Island with news and information. Itsaward-winning local programming includes TheFaith Middleton Show and Front andCenter with Ray Hardman. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum ofpublic affairs, entertainment, sports, and educational programming to viewers,listeners, and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org

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