Native American program slated for tomorrow at Tyrone-Snyder Public Library

Native American, Edward Hale of Warriors Mark is set to appear at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library as part of registration day for the summer reading program.
Hale will appear from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in his Indian attire. He’s expected to tell stories and present songs about Indian Life.
Hale is a Native American of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Eastern Woodland Indian decent. His tribal name is Saga Idea Nawee which translates to Hawk that Flies Alone.
Hale is the founder and president of the Pittsburgh American Indian Center and for most of his life he has presented programs on Native American culture.
These programs consists of songs, dancing, arts, crafts, children’s games, story telling and the making of bows and arrows and atlatals.
In Pittsburgh, he has presented his programs at city parks, folk festivals, Boy and Girl Scouts, schools and for the YMCA’s and YWCA’s and on Mr. Rogers Show..
In the summer of 2003, he also made a presentation at the Lewis and Clark send off sponsored by the Pittsburgh American Indian center.
Other performances by Hale have included appearances at Old Bedford Village, the State College Arts Festival, Penn State’s Shavers Creek Environment Center and area schools.
Hale also was invited to participate in the Maximillion Paint Horse Show in Germany.
Those interested in more information about Hale or to schedule a performance, can contact him at 632-6811.
The library’s summer reading program is entitled “Discover New Trails at Your Library.” Children will receive prizes for reading during the summer and there are what the library describes as “exciting special events” planned. The program is designed for children from preschool through sixth grade.
Reading requirements over the six-week period include: preschool-second grade, 30 books read to child and third grade-sixth grade, minimum of six books and signed contract.
Everyone completing the reading requirements receives a certificate and prize of a Benzel’s Pretzels tin.
Each week, a child gets a “Trail Card” with five activities listed. When four of the five activities are completed, the card is turned in for a small prize. In addition, a weekly drawing will be held from all the cards turned in each Saturday at 5 p.m. for another prize. Those who have turned in all six cards and have them in by August 7 will be eligible for the drawing of larger prizes.
In addition to registration day events this Saturday, other events are: Tuesday, June 29 from 6-7:30 p.m., “Native Americans Week” with Indian crafts and Thursday, July 8 from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., “Explore Your Family Week” with a genealogy workshop.
Also, Tuesday, July 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 15 all day, “Trails West Week” with storytelling by Rev. Dunkelberger on Tuesday and Trading Post on Thursday; Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m., “Pioneer Trails Week” with a Fort Roberdeau field trip; Tuesday, July 27 from 6-7 p.m., “Into the Woods Week” with Blair County Wildlife Rehab Center; Thursday, August 5 from 6-7:30 p.m., “Up and Down the Rails Week” with Thomas the Tank Engine Day and August 12, closing awards party.
The program is scheduled to run until August. For more information call the library at 684-1133.