Meet the book's creators at the
Landmark Holiday Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 2, 5:00–7:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am–Noon
75 Fifth Street West
in downtown Saint Paul, MN
The historic Landmark Center hosts a classic holiday bazaar with over 60 regional fine artists and artisans. Stop at the Ramsey County Historical Society's booth (at the hours shown above) to meet the creators of Grasshoppers in My Bed: author-historian Terry Swanson on Friday and illustrator Peggy Stern on Saturday. Together, they imagined the personal stories and drawings that young Lillie Belle Gibbs could have made. A signed copy makes a charming gift for young readers and history buffs of all ages. Booth 3 is just inside the Fifth Street entrance.
St. Nikolaustag on the Farm
Saturday, Dec. 10, Noon–5:00 pm
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2179 County Road D East
Bring children and gather 'round for a story! As you browse the old-fashioned traditions at the Heritage Farm, join author Terry Swanson for "Lillie's Christmas-Birthday Wish," the imagined prequel to Grasshoppers in My Bed. Kids of all ages can join Terry in trimming Lillie's tree and making an orange slice ornament to take home. (She'll sign a book for you, too.) Story times: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30.
Hosted by the Maplewood Area Historical Society, the day features tours of the historic house and farm, a mini-Christmas market, hayrides, games and live music, hot drinks and food trucks, a Christmas Tree Forest... and Saint Nikolaus himself. Learn more.