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Katelyn Deeble, 9, sips lemonade at A Spring Tea Party held at the Martinez Library in Martinez, Calif., on Monday, April. 8, 2013. The Martinez Library partnered with the Martinez Parks and Recreation Department in making the event possible for the young group who shared cookies, conversation, pastries, lemonade and tea at the event. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)

Nina Palmer, 3, of Martinez, above, eyes the sweet treats at "A Spring Tea Party" at the Martinez Library as a volunteer refills the serving dish. Kaylee Wright, 4, of Martinez, left, sips some lemonade, holding the cup with her pinkie extended. While there are different opinions on how the tradition began, there is no doubt that youngsters enjoyed the party at which they shared cookies, conversation, pastries, lemonade and tea -- in china cups. The library partnered with the Martinez Parks and Recreation Department in making the event possible.