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“Moose With a Uke” is a children’s book by Aaron Risi of Dover. Risi will be at the Conway Public Library today at 10:30 a.m. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A musician friend from Southern New Hampshire recently contacted me, insisting that I meet his friend Aaron Risi, and that I’ve got to make sure we host his program at the Conway Library.

My friend was right. Aaron, of Dover, has bountiful, happy, musical energy. His mission is to enrich children’s lives with music and art, and he accomplishes this by singing, playing his ukulele, sharing his warm nature and reading the book he wrote and illustrated for kids.

His book, "A Moose With a Uke," is a magical journey with hidden treasures, pages to color and a tune to learn.

Children will be able to open their minds and hearts as they follow Monty the Moose on a musical journey with his forest friends. The story starts with a yellow bus winding through the New England mountains as Monty finds a surprise, and ends with a special twist.

The book inspires sharing, caring and giving back, and is dedicated to all who have a desire to learn.

Young and old are invited to the library at 10:30 a.m. today to enjoy listening, dancing, drawing and an all-around great time. The event is free, and those who bring a clothing item to donate to kids in foster care, will receive a Monty the Musical Moose coloring book.

"A Moose with a Uke” will be available for purchase and signing. Learn more about Aaron and check out some tunes from his upcoming children’s album at amoosewithauke.com.

Aaron is a classically trained, award-winning artist, influenced by surrealism. He creates warm emotional connections through his art and music. He has developed art for authors, musicians and nonprofit organizations.

There are ukuleles available to borrow with a Conway Public Library card. Fore more information, stop in at 15 Greenwood Avenue in Conway, or go to conwaypubliclibrary.org. You can also follow the library on Instagram and Facebook.

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