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Bringing Stories to Life during Annual Augusta Baker’s Dozen Celebration

Each spring, the worlds of storytelling and children’s literature fuse to captivate local audiences. As Augusta Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories enters its 32nd year, Richland Library is excited to welcome acclaimed children’s author Lois Lowry as the 2018 featured guest.

Lowry is the beloved writer of children’s novels – who has won the prestigious Newbery Medal twice. Her many bestselling and award-winning books include Number the Stars and The Giver, which was made into a feature film in 2014. For more on Lowry, click here.

From April 19-21, there are two opportunities to meet and hear from Lowry:

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, join us for an author discussion and book signing during the program, Meet the Author – Lois Lowry, at our Sandhills location (763 Fashion Drive).
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, bring the entire family and enjoy a morning of storytelling, music and theater performances with Lowry during the program, A Celebration of Stories, at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street).

Both events are free and open to the public.

Augusta Baker’s Dozen honors the life and work of nationally-known librarian and storyteller Augusta Baker. She captured and conveyed the melody and power of the written word, establishing herself as America’s First Lady of traditional storytelling. Her inspiration has enabled generations of storytellers to introduce children to the magic of books and stories.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
About Richland Library
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