Mister Rogers' Birthday Celebration

Main Library

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"It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood! A beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine?"

Those first words to the theme song of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood greeted children at the beginning of every show, which was broadcast from 1968 to 2001 and is still featured today on many local PBS affiliates via syndicated reruns.

Celebrate the life of one of the great educating heroes of our time. At 2pm in the Main Library Auditorium, we will feature a screening of the documentary film Mr. Rogers and Me (appropriate for all ages). A kids craft and Daniel Tiger himself will be available outside the Auditorium. We will create a "chain of hands"—a chain made from paper cutouts of attendees' hands as a show of solidarity between people in our neighborhoods and communities. "Won't you be my neighbor?"

The Preschool Storytimes (dates/times vary) at each branch the week preceding this event will be Mr. Rogers-themed, with the idea of “meeting your neighbors” being the premise.

This event is presented in partnership with KUED, and is a family event for all ages. Originally conceived as an event to commemorate Fred Rogers' birthday (March 20, 1928), this year's March 22 occurrence coincides as closely as possible with that date.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200