In a Nutshell: Film Screening of Where the Wild Things Are

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2012-03-18 14:00 - 16:00

Join us for a  screening of the 2009 film by Director Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are (Rated PG.)

Before the screening, the animated version of the text (10 minutes) will also be shown, for those unfamiliar with Maurice Sendak's classic book for children.

A short discussion will follow the screening.


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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