<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/07\/Abracadabra.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-20451" alt="Abracadabra" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/07\/Abracadabra-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" \/><\/a>Reading can be a magical experience, so it seems natural for the Greenbrier County Public Library to host \u201cAbra Live!\u201d Aug. 6 as part of the Lewisburg Literary Festival.\r\n\u201cWe are thrilled to be a part of this year\u2019s Literary Festival,\u201d said Michael Adelman, D.O., president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the creator of \u201cAbracadabra,\u201d a television show aired daily by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. \u201cReading skills are pivotal in life and in making healthy choices. We have a couple of Abracadabra episodes which focus on the importance of good reading skills and the enjoyment of reading.\u201d\r\nThe 30-minute free show, scheduled for 11 a.m., targets four- to 10-year-olds, but is open to all ages. \u201cAbracadabra\u201d is part of WVSOM\u2019s Healthy Children\u2019s Initiative. Saturday\u2019s show will use magic and ventriloquism to grab the audience\u2019s attention. Messages about health and nutrition will be woven into the entertainment by cast members Adelman, Daisy and Joey, who always seems to be in conversation with Adelman. As a bonus, Professor Science will show the audience how to conduct a science experiment.\r\n\u201cThe response from our Abra Live presentations is amazing,\u201d said Jim Nemitz, Ph.D., who plays Professor Science. \u201cThe children are so excited and enthusiastic that we feel like rock stars. We\u2019ve also received positive feedback from the Abracadabra shows on TV. Parents are sharing with us that their children ask to try vegetables after seeing the show.\u201d\r\nBy partnering with WVPBS, CAMC Medical Center, Highmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and Brickstreet Insurance, WVSOM\u2019s Health Children\u2019s Inititiative has reached into thousands of homes daily through the television series and reached thousands more elementary-aged children through the live performances and the \u201cAbra Classroom\u201d programs.\r\nThe Greenbrier County Public Library is at 152 Robert W. McCormick Drive in downtown Lewisburg. More information about the Saturday event is available by calling the library at 304-647-7568.