Bookamania 2012 Schedule of Events
This program took place in November 2012.
Calling all children ages 3 to 10 and their families!
Join us at the Chicago Public Library for a free celebration of children’s books!
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Meet Storybook Characters
- Bad Kitty
- Ladybug Girl
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Mother Goose
- The Storybook King and Queen
- The Library Owl
Great strolling puppets and marrionettes throughout the building.
Talk with Authors and Illustrators
- Tad Hills, author and illustrator of Rocket Writes a Story and the signature artist of Bookamania 2012
- Don Tate, author of It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
- David Diaz, illustrator of Praise Song for the Day
- Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series
Book sales by Sandmeyer’s Bookstore in Printers Row.
TheatreWorks USA presents: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books
- Performances from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Junior League of Chicago's Mad Hatters
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Shanta presents Stories and Songs of African People
- 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole
- 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Isabel Quintero presents Bilingual Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean
- Master of Ceremonies Chris Fascione presents Juggling Funny Stories
- Rick Davidson "Magic"
- Storybook King and Queen with the Fairytale Guest Book
State Street Entrance
- Jason Trusty – “Puppet Bike”
Can’t Wait for Bookamania?
Visit your neighborhood library for Bringing Literature to Life with Chris Fascione in anticipation of Bookamania.
Bookamania is made possible by a generous grant from Target Corporation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. For further information, please call Children and Young Adult Services at (312) 747-4780.