Love kids’ books? Love discussing them, reading them and sharing them with others, including your kids? Take a listen to this great appearance by our Youth Materials Coordinator Elizabeth Bird on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show yesterday. She talked about a whole host of fun stuff, from her favorite stories to why books become classics. So listen and enjoy! And while you’re at it, check out the Library’s list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, and plan a trip to our 42nd Street Library to see the free, critically-acclaimed exhibition The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s open until Sept. 7, and it’s pretty darn amazing (just ask The New York Times).
Tune in today at noon, when NYPL’s own talks with Leonard Lopate about the life of Alice James - the subject of Jean’s biography Alice James. The biography is a beautiful portrait of the sister of famed writers William and Henry, the only daughter in a family of brilliant and eccentric men.
If you’re interested in learning more - tomorrow, Jean will be discussing this fascinating subject with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review. Although, the program is full, there may be seats available on a first-come, first-served basis that evening, so we encourage you to stop by!