The Cloquet Public Library invites everyone to a special program Connecting Hearts program featuring Mary Linda Sather, author of “Boo Boo Bear’s Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear’s Adventures in Iraq” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19.
The book and the connecting hearts program is especially meaningful now because soldiers with the Cloquet-based Crazy Troop 1-94 Cavalry Unit of the Army National Guard are about to be deployed for a year to Kuwait and Iraq. All of the soldiers, their families and members of the community are invited to a free Boo Boo Bear’s Mission “Connecting Hearts” workshop at the Cloquet Library.
Sather will read the story she wrote about how her son and granddaughter stayed connected during a recent deployment. The retired educator will also discuss ways other families can stay connected when they have to be apart for a long time.
The real Boo Boo Bear, who went along on several missions while in Iraq, will be at the event. Original artwork from the book, created by the children of military families from throughout the Northland, will be on display. Books will be available for purchase.
If you go:
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2011, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:Â Cloquet Library 320 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL: 218-879-1531
COST: None – This is a free event