UPDATE: The exhibit of Ronald Searle illustrations in Wilson Library has been extended through Oct. 31, 2011.
Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes
A reading by children’s author Bob Forbes
Saturday, May 7, 2011
1 – 5 p.m. Wilson Library Open House (Treasures from the special collections | Exhibition of Ronald Searle illustrations | Refreshments)
3 p.m. Program
Wilson Special Collections Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203
All ages are invited to “a banquet of beastly rhymes” with author Bob Forbes, as he reads from his newest collection of poetry for children, on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library.
Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes (Overlook Press) features thirty-three “delectable rhymes about animals naughty and nice.” Characters including a photogenic buffalo, a color-changing emu, and a well-dressed narwhal are illustrated by British artist Ronald Searle, famous for his book series about St. Trinian’s School and for work appearing in The New Yorker, Le Monde, and other publications.
The reading will take place as part of an open house in Wilson Library from 1 to 5 p.m., during which visitors will be able to see treasures from the special collections, view an exhibition of thirty-eight original Searle illustrations for Forbes’s book Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme (Overlook Juvenile, 2007), and enjoy refreshments. All activities are free and open to the public.
Books will be available for sale and signing (by Forbes), courtesy of the Bull’s Head Bookshop.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Ronald Searle illustrations will be on display in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room May 2 – Oct. 31, 2011, and available for public viewing as meeting schedules allow.