Join in a grownup conversation about children's books. Two special screenings of Library of the Early Mind a documentary about children's literaturewith director Edward J. Delaney followed by panel discussion with local children's book experts.
About the movie
Library of the Early Mind is an exploration of the art and impact of children's literature on our kids, our culture, and ourselves. From the first stories we hear told to us to those childhood heroes that stay with us a lifetime, the impact on our culture runs deeper than what we might expect. "No one suspects the children's writer," says author and illustrator Mo Willems, a former 'Sesame Street' writer. The film features nearly 40 prominent authors and illustrators talking about their work, its genesis and its impact. The number of books in print by the authors in Library of the Early Mind exceeds 240 million.
Showtimes and Panel Info
Sunday, March 27, 2:00-4:30 pm
Minneapolis Central Library in Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55401
Panel Participants: David LaRochelle, Julie Reimer, John Coy, and Catherine Thimmesh
Monday, March 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, 55124
Panel Participants: John Coy, Catherine Thimmesh, and Marsha Wilson Chall
Open to the public; no registration required.