Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

Tomorrow, June 10, we'll be celebrating the birthday of popular author Maurice Sendak!

Come and share a special storytime and meet a Wild Thing at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm in the Story Castle. After you meet the Wild Thing, swing by the Program Room and design your own Wild Thing. And with that, let the Wild Rumpus start!

You can also celebrate Mr. Sendak's life and work by checking out the blog art project Terrible Yellow Eyes. Over five months, dozens of artists submitted their own reinterpretations of Sendak's artwork from his most beloved book "Where the Wild Things Are." The results are as unpredictable and wild as the book itself and include different types of art, from ink drawings to dioramas to paper cut-outs. The project finished on January 1, 2010, but you can still see all of the amazing artwork.

Can you make your own Wild Thing at home? Or can you look like a Wild Thing yourself?

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