Wed, June 16, 2021 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
New date: June 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Note: This event was originally scheduled for June 9, but had to be rescheduled due to rain. We hope to see you on June 16!
Kick off Summer of Wonder 2021 with a special visit from local author Stephany Coakley in Shakespeare Park! This event is geared toward school age children, but the whole family is welcome. Join us for a reading of Coakley's picture book Tye the Dreamer, followed by Q & A with the author! Attendees will receive free Summer of Wonder prizes & giveaways, and will have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book Tye The Dreamer.
About the book:
Tye The Dreamer is a story about a daddy’s girl who has a big heart and bigger dreams. She loves her cat, her friends, and her community. Tye lives with her father, who loves and supports her dreams unconditionally. One day he gives her a gift, and they couldn’t predict how the gift would influence her ambition. She learns that knowing what she wants and believing in herself are the cornerstones to joy. Tye The Dreamer is dedicated to all the dreamers who dare to dream, strive, fail, and persist in order to make their dreams a reality. It's Time to Start Dreaming!!!
About the author: Stephany Coakley is a life-long learner. She was born in the Bahamas, and now lives in Philadelphia. She wants to inspire the young, and the young at heart, to dream BIG, and take steps to make their dreams a reality. When writing Tye the Dreamer, she also wanted to celebrate the nurturing qualities of fathers. Stephany has worked with young people for most of her career, she is currently the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Mental Health, Wellness and Performance at Temple University. However, when this book was written she worked with children and adolescents who rarely dreamed about their futures because their circumstances. Inspiring and empowering others to dream and envision success energizes her.
Shakespeare Park is located directly across the street from the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street). Adults and Children over 2 years old, please wear a mask.
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