Charles Schulz Celebration

Charles Schulz Celebration Events

March 12:
4:30 pm: 3D Printing: Design your own Peanuts Character (4th grade- adult). Registration Required.

March 13:
4:30 pm: 3D Printing: Design your own Peanuts Character (4th grade- adult). Registration Required.

March 15:
4 pm: Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Movie: Popcorn and drinks will be provided

March 16:
12 pm: Activities for Kids: Stop by to make a fun Charlie Brown craft, complete a Woodstock scavenger hunt, and play in Snoopy’s doghouse!
12 pm: ‘Tween Crafternoon (Grades 6-8): Create a perler bead Snoopy or Woodstock! Registration Required.
1 pm: Teen Crafternoon (Grades 9-12): Create a perler bead Snoopy or Woodstock! Registration Required.
2 pm: Charles Schulz: A Life in the Funny Papers: Sponsored by the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Council, more information below.

Vote for your favorite character!

In preparation for the Marion County Public Library’s week long Charles Schulz celebration, we are running a contest to find the most popular members of the Peanuts Gang! We will announce the most popular character on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm, during our Charles Schulz: A Life in the Funny Papers presentation, sponsored by the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Council! The results will also be posted on our social media accounts.

May the best character win!

CLICK HERE to vote for your favorite character!

More information:

Jamie Froemel from WV Arts and Humanities performing as Charles Schulz

Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
The Marion County Public Library will be showing the movie Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown on Friday, March 15 at 4 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for this delightful movie!

“The Peanuts gang learns a valuable lesson in the importance of security after Linus learns that his grandmother plans to rid him of his beloved blanket during an upcoming visit in this animated special inspired by the comic strips of Charles Schulz. Wherever Linus goes, his blanket is sure to follow. But when Linus learns that his fuzzy, ever-present companion may soon be taken away from him, his friends all rally to highlight the importance of letting go. Somewhere between Lucy’s arm-chair psychiatry, Snoopy’s scheming to claim the blanket for himself, and Charlie Brown’s inability to act while seeing his friend in distress, however, the insightful owner of the blanket in question points out the fact that everyone has a comfort item that helps them through hard times, and that sometimes when the going gets tough the best we can do is hang on and hope that things will get better soon.” –Rotten Tomatoes

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown!
Join us at the Marion County Public Library for a fun filled week of celebrating Charles Schulz, the creator of the popular Peanuts gang.

History Alive! will present Charles Schulz: A Life in the Funny Papers at 2pm on Saturday March 16, sponsored by the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Council. Jamie Froemel from WV Arts and Humanities will transform into the Charles Schulz and share the life of the man who created such beloved characters as Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the gang.

Charles Schulz has been widely regarded as one of the most influential comic artist of all times, inspiring people with his wit, charm and joy. A Life in the Funny Papers is at 2pm on March 16, but we will have activities for kids starting at 12 pm. Stop by to make a fun Charlie Brown craft, complete a Woodstock scavenger hunt, and play in Snoopy’s doghouse!

Who was Charles Schulz?

Schulz was a cartoonist best known as the creator of the Peanuts comic strip that featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and all the rest of the gang. A veteran of World War II, Schulz’s first Peanuts strip was published in 1950 in seven newspapers. At the time of his death in 2000 it was appearing in 2,600 papers around the world. Schulz recognized that comics were not just a medium for children. His ability to connect with people through a four-panel strip using dry humor, sarcasm, wit, and melancholy resulted in an ongoing daily narrative that lasted nearly 50 years. The popularity of his characters worldwide put them in demand for television specials, merchandise, movies, books, theatrical productions, and commercials, with NASA spacecraft named in their honor. –WV Arts and Humanities

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