Montclair Literary Festival at the Library: Events for Children and Families
The Montclair Literary Festival is presented by Succeed2gether in conjunction with Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers, and Montclair Art Museum, with the support of Montclair State University and many others. The Festival is a celebration of reading, writing, ideas and all things book-related. Drop in for an hour or stay all day, but be sure to join us to celebrate Montclair and reading for all.
These events will be held in the Story Room on the Third Floor.
- 10:30 – 11:20 am We’re Going to be Friends Join illustrator, animator and singer-songwriter Elinor Blake, also known as April March, for a hands-on drawing workshop based on her picture-book version of the White Stripes song We’re Going to be Friends. Be prepared to draw, sing – and have fun! (Age 5 – 12)
- 11:30 am – 12:20 pm Monsters Beware! She’s fought giants, clobbered dragons, and now Claudette faces her biggest challenge yet… herself! Well, that and a gang of vile monsters. Come and help Montclair author Jorge Aguirre bring his latest graphic novel to life. (Age 5 – 12)
- 12:30 – 1:20 pm Poopendous! Mike Moran, children’s book illustrator of Poopendous! and the Project Droid series will draw pictures, show illustrations and chat about making art for books. (Age 5 – 9)
- 1:30 – 2:20 pm Why Am I Me? Author/illustrator Selina Alko shares her picture books, including her latest book, Why Am I Me?, a celebration of humanity and diversity that is also a love letter to her NYC neighborhood and neighbors. (Age 4 – 8)
- 2:30 – 3:20 pm A Writer by Mistake Come learn how David Lubar, author of the popular Weenies short-story collections, became a writer by mistake and a video-game designer by accident. (Age 8 – adult)