Friday, April 20, 2012

"Why Children's Books" Events

"WHY CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Inspiring Generations" is an exhibit on display now at the Main Library. It explores the power of children's books through stories shared by notable Richmonders. If you want more information on the exhibit and the people involved, you might enjoy reading this article written by Bill Lohmann for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The "Why Children's Books" exhibit will be on display through May 29th. If you enjoy reading the stories and hearing about the experiences of the Richmonders featured, you might like to attend some of the events associated with the exhibit.

On Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 and on Tuesday, May 8th at noon, Dr. Leila Christenbury will be in the Main Library's Special Collections Room to lead a community discussion about favorite children's books and the future of children's literature in the digital age.

On Saturday, May 12th from 10:30 to 2:30, we'll be holding "Children's Day" at the Main Library. Celebrate Children's Book Week and the exhibit with authors Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau, Megan Hicks and her storytelling magic show, crafts with the Children's Museum of Richmond, readings from the exhibit, and more. This event promises to be fun for the whole family.

Anita Silvey, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children's Book, will be at the Main Library on Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm. Silvey's book is what inspired the Friends of the Library to sponsor the "Why Children's Books" exhibit, and we can't wait to hear her discuss the topic of children's literature.


Emma Ward said...

Any event that gets kids reading is okay with me. Books really do help shape the minds of children.

Thanks for having this.

scott davidson said...

I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The prices being asked and paid were huge too.
Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting,, bought some time ago from, is as lovely as ever.