[Virtual] Page Turner Adventures: The Search for the Purple Wish Lion Virtual Events


June 22, 2020 all-day
Virtual Events

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion.

On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. While older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival.

Our guest writer, Donna Gephart is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…”The Paris Project.” We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, “Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide.”

Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo AND visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.


Patrons of all six Okaloosa County libraries are invited to participate in this virtual program series. Registration is required; to register, please visit the Okaloosa County Summer Reading page.

Destin Library Beanstack users can also access these activities through the Page Turner Adventures  badges inside the Imagine Your Story! Children’s Challenge. Not using Beanstack yet? Visit the Destin Library Beanstack page or download the Beanstack Tracker app to your mobile device to get started!

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Full weekly schedule:

Monday – “The Search for the Purple Wish Lion” Adventure Show Day

Tuesday – Craft Day

Wednesday – Author Interview & Storytime Day

Thursday – Tween Day

Friday – Special Guest Day