In a Nutshell Program - Dr. Joan Glazer: Responses to Maurice Sendak's Picture Books: Giggles, Gasps and Garlands

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

First Floor Meeting Room (1st Floor)

Sun, 2012-03-25 14:00 - 15:30

Sendak's picture books have brought joy to many readers, both children and adults.  Some of them have engendered strong concern and controversy yet also received notable awards.  Dr. Glazer will share some of these responses and discuss the reasons underlying them.

 Dr. Glazer has taught for over thirty years at the college level, making regular presentations at professional organizations, especially for the National Council of Teachers of English, The International Reading Association, and the International Board on Books for Young People.  She has taught poetry and short stories at Elderhostel programs in Vermont on a regular basis, working with the general public.

Providence Public Library has been selected to host an American Library Association small-format traveling exhibit focused on Maurice Sendak.

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak is one in a series on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of the United States and the world through their lives and work.

The exhibit reveals the pull of the Old World in Sendak's work and his connection with the New World and how Sendak's artistic journey has led him deeper into his family history and his Jewish identity.


In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

Street parking is free on Sundays.  Discount parking is also available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation at the Circulation Desk.

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