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November 2006

What’s New · A Pop-Up Party with Robert Sabuda

Robert Sabuda, the renowned children’s book author and artist, is going to be at the Main Library on Saturday, November 18 and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Sabuda (also known as the “Prince of Pop-Up”) will kick the fun off with a presentation about his work and the art of creating pop-up books. After his presentation, kids will have the opportunity to make their own pop-up works of art at the activity stations staffed by represntatives from the Weston Art Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Borders, and the Library. We're also raffling off Frisch's gift cards. Rufus and Big Boy will be attending the party too!

If you’re interested in having Sabuda sign a copy of one of his books, stop by the Library Friends Gift Shop. They have plenty of copies of his titles for sale.

Saturday, November 18
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Adventures in Time and Space Exhibit

You’ll also find an exhibit of original artwork by Robert Sabuda on display throughout the Main Library. It exhibit includes originals of widely varying media from books such as The Blizzard’s Robe (batiked paper), Saint Valentine (paper mosaics), Arthur and the Sword (liquid lead and glass dyes on Pleixiglas), The Adventures of Providence Traveler, 1503: Uh-Oh Leonardo! (pencil and watercolor), and Tutankhamen’s Gift (handmade Egyptian papyrus). The exhibit also offers examples of engineering involved in creating The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, his remarkable adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic book for kids. This exhibit will be on view until January 2.

The Pop-Up Party is sponsored in part by Frisch's Restaurants and the Friends of the Public Library.