March 9, 2014
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Marc Brown is the creator, author, and illustrator of the beloved Arthur series, featuring his iconic "little aardvark with a big agenda." More than 66 million Arthur books are now in print in the United States and the PBS television show Arthur is the network's most-watched children's program and the winner of six Emmy Awards. It is enjoyed by children and families in more than 100 countries around the world. Brown and his wife Laurie Krasney Brown are also the creators of the critically-acclaimed nonfiction Dino Life Guides for Families series.
A book sale and author signing will follow the talk. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.
The 2014 Lowell Lecture Series Gateway to Reading explores the fundamental importance of childhood literacy and addresses the joys, discoveries, questions, and challenges facing today's generation of young readers. The series of acclaimed speakers includes beloved authors and illustrators who turn reluctant readers into voracious bookworms, noted scholars in the field of children's literature, and experts who bring literacy skills and the love of reading and writing to children in new and groundbreaking ways. A full listing of this series can be found at www.bpl.org/lowell.