Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hobbit Birthday Party

Leave it to a librarian to find what most people consider a normal day and turn it into a celebration complete with cake (because I really like cake). September 22 may be a regular day to most people, but to J.R.R. Tolkien fans it is the day the two most popular hobbits in history, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, celebrate their birthdays. For those of you who do not know, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins are main characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was made into a set of pretty awesome movies nearly a decade ago.

If your mind works anything like mine, you are probably still wondering about the cake I mentioned earlier. Our Hobbit Birthday Party is Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. Teens in grades six and up are invited to munch on ring shaped food (donuts and the like) as you learn how to write your name in Elvish before having your hands on a number of hobbit-sized activities, including hobbit bowling and orc archery. And at the end (I know you’re still wondering where the cake comes in) we will join so many other J.R.R. Tolkien fans around the country by raising our glasses for the 2010 Birthday Toast. And of course, there will be birthday cake because I love any excuse to give teens cake. There is still room to join in the festivities, but registration is required and dressing in hobbit gear is encouraged.

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