September 14
Program #1: Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books

The first in a free virtual lecture series on the history of the picture book

5:00 p.m. Central Time
6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join renowned historian Leonard Marcus for a series of three free illustrated Zoom lectures on children’s book history sponsored by the Northern Illinois University Art Museum. These programs on September 14, 15, and 18, coincide with the run of the touring exhibition of original art from Golden Books that Leonard co-curated.

Access Virtually: www.niu.edu/artmuseum/

 

September 15

Program #2: Strong Women, Great Books

5:00 p.m. Central Time
6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In illustrated Zoom Program #2 sponsored by the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Leonard will discuss the pivotal role that women played in shaping twentieth-century American children’s literature

Access Virtually: www.niu.edu/artmuseum/

 

September 18

Program #3: Around the World in 80 Picture Books

5:00 p.m. Central Time
6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In “Around the World in 80 Picture Books,” illustrated Zoom Program #3 sponsored by the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Leonard considers the picture book as a global phenomenon and surveys historical and contemporary international trends in books for young readers.

Access Virtually: www.niu.edu/artmuseum/

 

September 22

100 Years of Children’s Book Week Posters

A free virtual talk hosted at the Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

In this free illustrated Zoom talk, Leonard traces the story of American children’s book illustration through the annual National Children’s Book Week poster series, dating from 1942 to 1961. These colorful posters by both commercial artists and well-known illustrators reflect the nation and culture of their times.

RSVP to this free event: www.hotkisslibraryofsharon.org/event

 

September 24*

Picture Book Bohemia

A Children’s Book Walking Tour of Greenwich Village

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Noon Eastern Time
*Rain Date: September 25

Greenwich Village—fabled bohemia of avant-garde poets, painters, and assorted rebels–was also a vibrant creative crossroads for children’s literature’s greats. On this walking tour, Leonard takes you to the sites where Where the Wild Things Are, The Very Hungry Caterpiller, and–yes–Make Way for Ducklings were all created; into the park H.A. Rey sketched from his front window; past the school where Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown launched her career and the nearby Wonderland cottage that became her writing studio; and reveals the hidden architectural “ghost” building where modern American children’s book publishing was born.

Purchase Tickets ($5-10): Eventbrite

 

September 29

2022 Carle Honors Live!

Join Leonard as the Eric Carle Museum honors artist Faith Ringgold, master Chinese translator Ajia, and more.

Guastavino’s – 409 East 59th Street, New York, NY
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Leonard introduces the Carle Honors Awards given annually by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. 

For more information and to purchase tickets: www.carlemuseum/carlehonors

 

 

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