Froggy Plays T-Ball

Written by Jonathan London, with illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz
Saturday, April 18, 2015 / 11:00am
Watauga Library
Free event

Derrick C. Jones, ASU Class of ’79, will be the guest storyteller at Story Time on the Steps at Watauga Library. He will tell Johnathon London’s delightful story, Froggy Plays T-Ball, to children ages 4-10 years.

It's the first day of T-ball and Froggy can't wait. In his dreams he's hitting home runs and waving to the cheering crowd. But things never go quite right for Froggy. After he bonks his pal Max on the head with his bat, throws himself out at first base, and spends his time in the outfield catching real flies with his tongue, Froggy has one last chance to prove he's a T-ball star.

Mr. Jones, a retired educator, has made the history of the Negro Leagues baseball era his lifelong research project. He will be in residence at Appalachian bringing lectures, presentations and stories to audiences at Appalachian and in the community from April 12-18. Story Time on the Steps at Watauga Library is the final event in the Derrick C. Jones Residency at Appalachian.

Mr. Jones’ “Traveling Museum of Artifacts from the Negro Leagues Era and Players” will be on display in the Multicultural Center and in the International Hallway on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union from April 13-April 17, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The Derrick C. Jones Residency on the Negro Leagues Baseball Era is sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, with support from Belk Library and Information Commons, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, and Dan’l Boone Inn.

Hosts for Jones’ presentations and lectures include the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Appalachian’s Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Diversity Celebration, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Mabel School, the Department of Sociology and Watauga County Library.

For additional information, call 828-262-2144 or email Susan King at kingsh@appstate.edu.