The Friends of the Library will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration of Hello Kitty from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Artesia Public Library Community Room. The library received a giveaway kit for the event from Hello Kitty, with items such as those modeled by Elizabeth Stephens in the photo above. “The kit also has bookmarks, several crowns, and tattoo sheets for all who come join in on the fun to be had!” said Sandi Lanning, APL Foundation secretary. The birthday-party theme will also include games, story time, treats, and five short cartoons. Courtesy Photo