Party Down at the Donnell
Can you believe that I almost forgot to mention our upcoming events? Well yesterday our cataloging system went on the fritz and all was misery and woe. Woe and misery. So while I’ve been distracted with that I’ve been neglecting these upcoming momentous events on our near horizon.
First up, on Thursday (tomorrow) April 3rd the Central Children’s Room will present the first in our regular spring lecture series. Behold!
"A Spring Lecture Series: Storyteller’s Candle / La Velita de los Cuentos." Author Lucia Gonzalez and illustrator Lulu Delacre invite you to join them in celebrating the publication of theirinspiring new tribute to world famous storyteller Pura Belpré. This event is free and will be preceded by a reception, from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. This annual event is intended for adults who are interested in children’s literature, and provide an opportunity to explore how award-winning authors and artists approach their work. We thank the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for its support.
Need more with which to whet your palate? Then try a little Silverstein on for size:
Sat, Apr 5 @ 2:30 PM "Shel-ebration." Children of all ages are invited to celebrate the poetry of Shel Silverstein! A concert by Brooklyn’s own Astrograss will begin the festivities, followed by crafts, contests, and activities. And a copy of Don’t Bump the Glump!, Silverstein’s re-released first book of poetry, will be given away as a door prize!
I expect you to attend and to have a good time. You wouldn’t want to disappoint l’il ole me, now would you?
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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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