Tunes & Tales Live show with Luke Flowers

Old Firehouse Books is excited to make a last-minute addition to our March events! We are partnering with Kristen Olsen, writer and producer of the kids radio show Tunes & Tales, to host a Tunes & Tales Live show with Colorado author/illustrator Luke Flowers! We will be celebrating the release of Luke’s new book A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers. Mister Rogers fans of all ages are invited to enjoy and evening of poetry, music, and a themed craft following the show! Join us in the store on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00pm for some fun!

This illustrated treasury of 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children’s Corner is sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers. From funny to sweet, silly to sincere, these songs explore universal topics like feelings, new siblings, imagination, and more.

This half hour live show will include a reading from the book, a musical performance by Sean Lamborne with Tiny Mule alongside puppeteer Kristen Olsen, and a themed craft. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Kristen Olsen 

Tunes and Tales Live provides a unique experience for children to hear stories read out-loud by published picture book authors. Kids will hear music performed by live musicians and play along with Tunes and Tales Live puppet star Lucy.

Kristen, the producer, has a Master’s Degree in Education, has taught English in many parts of the world, including Indonesia, Poland and Kosovo. Kristen is on-air talent on 88.9 KRFC FM Fort Collins, Colorado and hosts Tunes and Tales every other Sunday from 6:00- 7:00 PM. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my voice with the community!”

Tiny Mule 

Tiny Mule is a musical project for children and families with a very simple message: Have Fun, Be Creative, and Keep on Singing! 

Tiny Mule writes folk songs with children (and their grown ups) in mind. Fun, silly, witty, topical... all songs are meant to engage the minds of children while bringing parents, nannies, guardians, and all gathering something to enjoy. Tiny Mule hopes listeners sing and play along to his take on traditional, original, and popular songs. Every Monday since May 2017, Tiny Mule (aka Arlo's Dad) and his son Arlo post a video singing a song that they hope you will sing along with. Those videos can be found on Facebook and Youtube under Tiny Mule Songs.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Cover Image
By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781683691136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019

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232 Walnut Street Old Town Fort Collins, CO 80524 


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