A garden gnome will help supporters of the Woodland Public Library celebrate philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s birthday at a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. The event is co-sponsored by the Woodland Library Rose Club, the Friends of the Woodland Public Library and the Calendonian Club of Sacramento.
The gnome, named “Andy C.,” will travel to all of the functioning Carnegie libraries in California. Yolo County residents are invited to have their photographs taken with Andy C. for 50 cents and their pictures will be added to the Facebook page that will track the adventures of this book-loving creature.
A program featuring the history of the Woodland Public Library and Scottish dancers as well as champion piper Erik Leiken will add to the birthday celebration featuring cupcakes, popcorn and beverages.
“Woodland is a lucky community to have such a wonderful library,” Rose Club member Valerie Johnson said in a news release. “The idea of having a garden gnome who likes to read and is willing to travel to the other Carnegie libraries just appealed to our membership, and the birthday party seemed to be a natural for launching the idea. We have a fun program planned for what we hope is a perfect Thanksgiving weekend outing.”