Vanessa Brantley-Newton's passion for children’s books began when she came across Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s. Snowy Day marked one of the first representations of black children in picture books, and seeing a character that looked like her and lived in a neighborhood like her own was a turning point in Vanessa’s life. Vanessa celebrates self-love and acceptance of all cultures through her work and hopes to inspire young readers as Keats did for her and a generation of children.
Today Ms. V, a self-taught artist, doll maker, crafter, and author/illustrator of approximately 80 books for children, will read-aloud from her books, talk about her creative process, and conduct a Show-n-Tell of her personal sketchbooks. She will also guide us through a hands-on art project. You provide your own supplies; please gather the supplies before the event begins.
Supplies you will need for the art project:
- Glue stick
- Piece of white paper
- Scraps of other papers (i.e. envelopes, newspaper, magazines, construction paper, gift wrap, paper bags, etc.)
- something to draw with (i.e. pencil, pen, colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/94464735290?pwd=dVJiLyt0RE10ZDNRSzNJaEdrYzdmQT09
Time: Jun 13, 2021, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 944 6473 5290
Or Dial-In: 301 715 8592
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adXixYaj9J
While you're waiting, check out our Summer Read and Learn program! Registration begins June 16th!
Looking for something to read? Try our graded booklist!
Want to learn more about becoming an author or illustrator? Try these resources!
Hoopla - e-audiobooks, ebooks, tv shows, and movies https://mcpl.link/hoopla
TumbleBooks - books that read themselves https://mcpl.link/TumbleBooks
OverDrive for Kids - audiobooks and ebooks available in a number of different languages, including Spanish and Chinese https://mcpl.link/OverDriveForKids
Kanopy Kids- videos and animated books, including some bilingual titles and language learning videos https://mcpl.link/kanopy-kids
BookFlix - animated stories, read in either English or Spanish https://mcpl.link/BookFlix
Every Child Ready to Read - setting aside time to read together is an important step towards literacy! https://mcpl.link/EarlyLiteracy
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - sign up online today, and print out your child's reading log and your list of Early Literacy Moments in either English or Spanish https://mcpl.link/1000Books
By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
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Captioning and interpreting services can be requested by completing the request form. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests. Please make your request for accommodation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend.