Unleash your inner cowboy at the eighth annual We Love the Library Day and the very first Cowboy Day. It's a full day of activities for the whole family provided by the Friends of the Dunwoody Library.
When you come in, stop by the Welcome Desk to receive a souvenir for all who arrive in Western attire. The desk will be open all day. If you're not in Western attire, stop by anyway for information on the day's activities, joining the Friends, and on library services available to you.
The day's activities officially begin at 10:15 AM with story time for ages 5-9 by children's librarian Heather Maddux in the children's room.
At 10:30 the ponies from Briarcliff Stables will be ready for riding in the parking lot corral. Free rides will be available until 1:30.
Check out the photo opportunities and balloon crafts in the Spruill Lobby from 11:00 to 1:00. You can take your picture next to a giant balloon cactus and learn to make balloon cactus flowers. You can also picture yourself on a WANTED poster.
From 11:15 to 1:45 you can compete in the Family Fun Rodeo in the Williams room. Your team can win individual events while competing for the overall championship. There will be special grand prizes for the three highest-scoring teams. Team winners will be announced and prizes awarded at 2:00 PM and then we have to skeedaddle out of the room so that the Back in the Saddle Band can set up for their 2:30 concert.
The Back in the Saddle Band is an Atlanta Western swing band with great vocals, a lot of fun chatter and nostalgic cowboy music. When is the last time you heard Ghost Riders in the Sky or Back in the Saddle Again? You can check them out at their website backinthesaddleband.com to get a sample of their music in video performances. You can also buy their new CD. Hear them live at 2:30.
Yes, you can cover every activity in one day and if you find some free time, you can bid on exciting items in our silent auction, shop for Western books and videos of all kinds at our book sale table and taste some unique snacks. When is the last time you tasted prairie dog or cow flops?
So polish up your boots, shake out your fringe and practice your swagger because its Cowboy Day at the Dunwoody.