The Name of the Day is FREE
Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day. If you are in New York City and you bring a poem with you to any of these organizations you can get in for FREE:
– Bronx Museum of the Arts
– Museum of the City of New York
– Brooklyn Historical Society
– Staten Island Museum
– P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
– Queens Museum of Art
Awesome, eh? On the flipside, you could celebrate the day by doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with poetry in any way, shape, or form. I am referring, of course, to the chance you have right now of seeing two of the greatest non-fiction children’s authors speaking FOR FREE at my library.
Here’s the Info:
Donnell Central Children’s Room
Thursday, April 17th
A conversation between Russell Freedman and James Cross Giblin. Two multiple-award-winning authors renowned for bringing American history to life for young readers will discuss their careers, influences, methods and works in an informal setting. 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.
Call 212-621-0636 for more information.
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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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