Should You Happen to be in New York Today . . .
Which is a pretty big "should you", I know.
But SHOULD you be in New York today, howzabout seeing a couple luminaries while you’re in town? You have two choices as I see it.
Choice #1: Attend the annual St. Nicholas Eve storytelling event at the Donnell Central Children’s Room. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. you will have a chance to hear Joseph Bruchac, yes THE Joseph Bruchac, tell some tales for absolutely free.
Choice #2: The Strand Bookstore (motto: "18 miles of books") will feature Leonard Marcus as he discusses his newest book, Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever and Became an American Icon Along the Way. This occurs at 7:00 p.m.
As you can see, you can pick one or the other but you can’t pick both. Both men are worthy speakers. I might incline you towards Bruchac more, if only because he doesn’t tell stories in NYC all that often, but I like Leonard too. It’s all good.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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