Storytimes and Book Signings
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 Author’s 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!
Read the Market, Write a Book:
How Two Connecticut Children's Librarians Became Published Authors
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 It’s Grandmas And Grandpas Not Mommies And Daddies, and Sometimes One Is Just Right.