Bookamania 2013 Schedule of Events
Calling all children ages 3 to 10 and their families!
When you share a book with a child, you give them the key to reading, learning and discovering, and the joy of becoming a lifelong reader. Join the Chicago Public Library as we present a free celebration of children’s books, learning and play for the whole family! Prepare for all the fun with this family activity.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Meet Storybook Characters
Look for great strolling puppets and marionettes throughout the building:
- Elephant & Piggie
- Pete the Cat
- Martha the Talking Dog
- Skippyjon Jones
- Lars the Polar Bear
Talk with Authors and Illustrators
- Kevin Henkes, author and illustrator of Penny and Her Marble and The Year of Billy Miller and signature artist of Bookamania 2013
- Mac Barnett, author of Count the Monkeys
- Janice N. Harrington, author of Busy-Busy Little Chick
- René Colato Laínez, author of Señor Pancho Had a Rancho
- Laurie Lawlor, author of Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World
- Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Sing, Exclamation Mark, and Steam Train, Dream Train
Book sales by Sandmeyer’s Bookstore in Printers Row.
Author and Illustrator Presentations
- 11:30 a.m. Tom Lichtenheld
- 12:00 p.m. Janice N. Harrington
- 12:30 p.m. Kevin Henkes
- 1:00 p.m. René Colato Laínez
- 1:30 p.m. Laurie Lawlor
- 2:00 p.m. Mac Barnett
TheatreWorks USA presents: Skippyjon Jones
- 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library
- 11:00 a.m.: Mad Hatters of Junior League of Chicago
- 12:00 p.m.: Stories to Make You Clap, Tap and Sing! with Gwen Hilary and Enoch Williamson
- 1:00 p.m.: WTTW's Readers Are Leaders with Miss Lori
- 2:00 p.m.: Cuentos Aquí Bilingual Stories with Jasmin Cardenas
Juggling Funny Stories with Master of Ceremonies Chris Fascione
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Magic Up Close with Sean Masterson
- Storybook King and Queen with the Fairytale Guest Book
State Street Entrance
- Library Owl
Activities and Informational Sessions
- Constructive play spaces
- Book extension activities
- Thirty Million Words Initiative® with Dr. Dana Suskind, The University of Chicago Medicine
- Every Child Ready to Read @ your library with Jenna Nemec
Bookamania is made possible by a generous grant from Target Corporation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. For more information, please call Children and Young Adult Services at (312) 747-4780.