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Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children's Historical Collection

Saturday, February 03, 2018, 10:00am

holiday magic collage 5 resizedExhibition: December 14 – February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours

Opening Reception December 14, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm
Light hors d'oeuvres and wine served.

Experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children, through this exhibition highlighting holiday materials from Pequot Library's Children's Historical collection. Items on display include classic works of holiday literature, caroling music, and vintage postcards. From Christmas and Halloween to Thanksgiving and "Primrose Day," explore books and imagery covering a variety of religious and secular subjects including etchings of "The Three Wisemen" and the antics of Eloise and Babar the Elephant.

At the Opening Reception: Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children's book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala for a gallery tour and discussion of the history of children's holiday literature.

Christine Pakkala is an MFA graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Fulbright Scholar, former English teacher, and currently on the faculty of the Westport Writers Workshop. She has published essays in Salon, BrainChild and Serendipity, and is the 2013 winner of the Ladies Home Journal essay contest. She’s the author of Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green, which earned a starred review from School Library Journal, and a novel for teens, Jasmine and Maddie.


eloise happy croppedEloise at Christmas Time
by Kay Thompson
New York: Random House, 1958
Pequot Library Association Special Collections



Location : Reading Room and Perkin Gallery
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