Join us for storytime every Saturday and Sunday at 11am!
Back 2 Back: Melissa Iwai & Elizabeth Lilly
Saturday September 01 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators presents Back 2 Back, a series celebrating veterans and new comers in the industry.
This month we welcome Melissa Iwai and Elizabeth Lilly.
Melissa Iwai has wanted to write and illustrate children's books since she was a little kid. She started with stapling paper together and making tiny books for her dolls, and now she's illustrated over 30 books. She lives with her husband, and teenage son in a teeny, tiny apartment in Brooklyn.
Elizabeth Lilly is an author-illustrator, animator and graphic designer. Her first picture book, entitled Geraldine, is about a giraffe who has trouble fitting in (figuratively and literally) when she moves to a human school was published by Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan, in June 2018.
This event is free! Let us know you're coming on Facebook.
Korwin Briggs: Gods and Heroes
Friday September 14 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality.
Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—now refreshed for a new generation of young readers.
Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who grew up in a small town halfway between Philadelphia and Amish country. He went to an old Quaker boarding school where he shot lots of nerf guns and then to the Rhode Island School of Design where he drew lots of chickens. Since graduating, he’s been working as a professional freelance artist in a couple of different cities (currently New York).
This event is free! Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.
Storytime with Christina Matula: The Shadow in the Moon
Saturday September 22 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Join us for storytime with The Shadow in the Moon, a unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs that brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.
Two sisters and their grandmother celebrate a popular Chinese holiday with family. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course--along with Ah-ma's story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang'E. A long, long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang'E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma's retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend's bravest soul.
Christina Matula is half Taiwanese, but raised in Canada and loves learning about her heritage through legends and festivals. She hopes her stories will spark in an interest in Chinese culture for readers of all backgrounds. The Shadow in the Moon is her first picture book. Christina now lives in Hong Kong.
This event is free and family-friendly! Let us know you're coming on Facebook.
Books are Magic
225 Smith Street Brooklyn NY 11231 USA