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Saturday Stories: Illustrator-led Workshops for Children & Families : Featuring John Parra

December 21, 2019

Presented monthly, Saturday Stories invites guest illustrators to lead children and their adult companions in a read-aloud and hands-on workshop relatedto the wide range of materials and processes that illustrators use to create their picture books.

On Saturday, December 21, join award-winning children’s book illustrator John Parra. The workshop will include a drawing demo by the artist, who will also lead participants in creating mini origami little libraries individually colored and decorated. All ages 4 and up.

About the Artist
John Parra is an award winning illustrator of books for young readers, including Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, named a NY Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, and Marvelous Cornelius, by Phil Bildner, which won the SCBWI Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration. Other awards include the ALA Pura Belpré Honors, and The Christophers Award. In 2015 John was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY to present a special event about his career and illustrations. His art can also be seen at the U.S. Post Office on six Forever Stamps titled: Delicioso. John’s most recent book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes, with author Miranda Paul, was released this Fall, telling the inspiring story of the Little Free Library organization and the community heroes who support it. To learn more visit:

RSVP required.
$25 covers admission and workshop for 1 adult + 1 child. Additional children are $10/each.

While you’re here, visit our dining room and patio for lunch or refreshments. Open 11:00am – 3:00pm.


December 21, 2019
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