Storytimes and Book Signings
I had a wonderful time reading my Hanukkah book to the families in Marblehead, MA.
Thanks for buying my book!
I enjoyed reading my book and meeting some old friends.
I made some new author friends at the Stratford Library Indie Author Day. Back row: R.J. Grand, Katie L. Caroll, Jillary Tubin, Martha Seif Simpson, Bob Wirz. Front row: Jared Topalian, Stacy Barnett Mozer, Will Duchon
It was fun meeting Christine Ieronimo, Millie Wilson Ostroski, and Patricia Clark Smith at the Avon Library Local Authors Fest.
Thanks to everyone who came
Had fun reading my book at this event
Reading The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin dressed as Willy Wonka
She did a lovely job coloring the dreidel from my book!
Signing a book for a new friend at the North Haven Barnes & Noble
I certainly was busy reading and signing copies of my book, The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah, at various author events in December, 2014!
Thanks to the organizations and schools that invited me to present programs, and all the families who participated:
-- Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT
-- The Greater New Haven Jewish Community Center, Woodbridge, CT
-- The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA
-- Beecher Road School, Woodbridge, CT
-- Barnes & Noble Book Store in Milford, CT
-- The Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford, CT
-- Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, CT
-- and of course, my own Stratford Library!
Lucretia and I enjoyed speaking to other librarians at the NELA (New England Library Association) Annual Conference in Boxborough, MA on Tuesday October 21. We did a presentation based on our book, Bringing Classes Into the Public Library, as part of a panel on school and public library cooperation. We met several librarians and shared ideas for library programs. Thanks to everyone who came by and talked to us!
I was a guest author at the Norwich Free Academy Book Expo, held in conjunction with Norwich Authorís Day, to promote The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah. I spoke on a panel with Wally Lamb, Esther Friesner, and other authors. Great company!
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - During BookExpo America I went to dinner with some Wisdom Tales publishers and authors. Here I am with Jacqueline Jules and her husband, Mary-Kathryne Steele, Alexis York Lumbard, and Joseph Fitzgerald.
Read the Market, Write a Book:
How Two Connecticut Childrenís Librarians Became Published Authors
Signing at The CLA Conference
I presented a program with Gayle Byrne, Children's Librarian at the Killingworth Library, at the Annual CLA Conference.
I spoke about how I came to publish my professional books as well as my picture books. Gayle talked about her picture books, Sometimes Itís Grandmas And Grandpas Not Mommies And Daddies, and Sometimes One Is Just Right.
I was one of the featured authors at the John B. Sliney School Book Fair in Branford, CT. which took place on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 6:00-7:30 pm. Thanks to everyone who came and spoke to me about What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day!
Dynamic Duos: Building and Sustaining Public and School Library Connections
Collaboration between school and public libraries through programming and collection development offer great benefits for students of all ages and their families. But how do busy librarians develop and maintain these connections and create sustainable partnerships? Four librarians will share their knowledge of successful collaborative experiences.
My talk was based on the information in my book, Bringing Classes Into the Public Library
What NOT to Give Your Mom
on Mother's Day
Some of the friends who helped me celebrate my new picture book