Special guest author/illustrator Pinkney to attend Young Authors Event




Award-winning author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney will be the featured guest at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s annual Young Authors Event coming up on Saturday, March 1st.  The event will take place at Central Library beginning with Pinkney’s presentation at 10:00 am.


Pinkney has been illustrating children’s books since 1964 and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Caldecott Medal.  He will discuss his work and sign books, which will be available for purchase.


Following Pinkney’s presentation, local schools will display the work of their young authors in the lobby until 2:00 pm.  The EVPL will also showcase projects created by students at Library programs.


In addition to the student displays, a number of activities will take place during the event.  Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden will be on hand with live animals and artifacts until 1:00 pm, and event goers can create spin art and take part in a folded book making activity until 2:00 pm.


Kristi Valiant, local author and illustrator of Penguin Cha-Cha, will have her penguin characters available for a fun photo opportunity.  Local authors Susan Harp, along with her litter-retrieving dog Evie, and Cindy Nord will also be in attendance to talk about their books.


For more information about the event, call (812) 428-8225 or visit evpl.org.