Join us for a very special event as we welcome the U.S. National A… view details
Join us for a very special event as we welcome the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo and celebrate the unveiling of the public mural inspired by her mission, "Stories Connect Us."5:00 p.m. Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held in the West parking lot, weather permitting. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Brown Bag Picnic & Ice Cream SocialBring a picnic meal to share with your family. We'll provide the ice cream!In the event of inclement weather, the Ice Cream Social will move indoors.7:00 p.m. Author Kate DiCamillo will talk about her work and answer questions from the audience. A book signing will follow. Held in the Auditorium. Please Note: In an effort to accommodate as many of Kate's fans as possible, additional seating with Livestream video will be made available once the auditorium has reached capacity. About the Author: Kate DiCamillo is the internationally bestselling author of many books for young readers including beloved favorites Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux and more recently Flora & Ulysses. She is the winner of two Newbery Medals and a Newbery Honor, in addition to her many other prestigious acknowledgments and awards in children's literature. Kate was selected by the Library of Congress as the 2014-2015 U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, for which she has traveled the country raising awareness of the importance of children's literature, education and lifelong literacy. She has said, "When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another."Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry. Registration is required.