Out and About in NYC

nyplChanging Styles in Children’s Book Illustration
Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:15-4:00pm
New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg. South Court Auditorium

Join the NYPL for an exploration of two hundred years of children’s book illustration.  Notable editions of Alice in Wonderland  and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be examined, as well as illustration techniques, social and religious concerns, humor and pathos through children’s books from colonial primers to the works of Maurice Sendak.

leaves of grassSong of Myself: A Reading From the Deathbed Edition
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Housing Works is hosting a “marathon” reading of the 1891 edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. The event is free and will be held at the Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012).

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