Historic Vienna, Inc. will roll out the cake and hand-cranked ice cream, musicians, games, and stories in celebration of the Vienna Little Library’s 120th anniversary. The Big Birthday Bash for the Vienna Little Library will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, on the Freeman Store grounds.
Event transition activities include songs and stories for children at 12:30 p.m. Hickory Grove will begin performing old-fashioned folk tunes beginning at 1 p.m. with a proclamation and historic presentation offered at 1:30.
Throughout the afternoon, people who used the Little Library in its heyday will provide oral histories; games and races (think racing while balancing a book on your head) will be set up, and Northern Virginia Model Railroaders will welcome you to the train depot open house. At 3:30, Abram and Susan Lydecker, who built the Freeman Store in 1859, will present the Town of Vienna’s history through 10 historic objects, and a best-decorated bicycle parade will get underway. Also, don’t miss the dress-up and photo-op corners.