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June 2008

What’s New · An Afternoon with David Macaulay

David Macaulay

We hope that you’ll make plans to join us at the Main Library for a very special lecture by David Macaulay, the bestselling children’s book author/illustrator, on Saturday, June 14. The lecture will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge. A book signing will follow. (If you’re interested in having David Macaulay 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. Line numbers for the book signing will be available starting at 1:00 p.m.)

Although David Macaulay has published a handful of juvenile fiction titles (Angelo, Shortcut, Baaa) he is best known for his elaborately detailed nonfiction books about architecture and engineering (Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction, Pyramid, Castle, etc.). The Way Things Work, originally published in 1988, was an international bestseller and earned rave reviews.

Cover of Cathedral

Macaulay’s contributions to the field of children’s literature have been recognized with numerous awards: the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards; the Boston-Globe Horn Book Award; the Christopher Award; and the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. He has been nominated two times for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and received the Bradford Washburn Award from the Museum of Science in Boston. He was also awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2006.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

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