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Book Festival

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    Library Director: Lina Podles
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Hoboken Public Library
The Hoboken Public Library's First Book Festival

The Wizard of Oz
June 8, 2013 It's a great day for a Book Fair! And an even better day for "The Wizard of Oz". Presented by our friends Company's Coming! The Classic L. Frank Baum story retold with puppets, kids' participation and more family fun than you've ever had. Tickets for the Wizard of Oz event are available on Eventbrite. Performance takes place at 1:30 in the Big Tent in Church Square Park, across from the library. Be sure to take a ticket for every member of the family attending. OZ

Company's Coming's Mary Ellen Hostak is a puppeteer, storyteller, face painter, actress and stilt walker. With 20 years experience, she has worked as an entertainer for birthday parties, schools, day care centers, libraries and camps performing in her productions of The Wizard of Oz, A Dragon in the Castle, and Beauty and the Beast.

Face Painting
After the show Company's Coming's Mary Ellen Hostak will be in the gazebo doing colorful and glittery face painting in many styles using professional water based face paints.

Bookmaking Workshop
At 11:00 am, learn how to make your own book with artist, Jamie Ross in the Library's Craft Room. Children, ages 4 to 9 (accompanied by an adult) will learn to illustrate, write a story, and fold their own book. This is a limited attendance class. Sorry, but younger siblings cannot attend. Participation is limited to 20, so call and reserve your space at 201-420-2348.

Father's Day Photocards
Join Mrs. M. at the craft table near the Gazebo from 2:30-4:00 to make Father's Day Photo Card for your favorite Dad.

RSVP's are not required for card making, but supplies may be limited.

Bouncy Castle
Kids will have a bouncing good time in the Bouncy Castle located in Church Square Park.

Meet Children's Book Authors and Illustrators!
Lenore Look, James Pustorino, Arturo O. Martinez, and Jack Silbert will be in the local author tent from 11AM- 1PM. Aaron Starmer and Thomas Yezerski will be in the local author tent from  1PM-3PM. Ona Gritz, Thomas Yezerski, Arturo O. Martinez will be in the local author tent from 3PM-5PM. Some of the authors will have their works available for puchase. Learn more about the authors and their work.

Storytelling Workshop for Teens with Adam Wade
Teens can preregister at the YA desk for the Creative But True Storytelling Workshop with storyteller/writer Adam Wade.

Adam Wade has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He is an 18-time StorySLAM Champion at The Moth, and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009). He's also been featured on both The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. Adam was featured in the April 5th, 2012 New York Times piece "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile" by Jason Zinoman. He's performed on shows such as The Moth's Main Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Asssscat 3000 (as the guest monologist), Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Big Terrific, Pretty Good Friends, The Nights of Our Lives, The Rejection Show, Told, The Liar Show, Mortified, Stripped Stories, and The RISK Show.

Meet Caren Lissner, author of adult/YA novel Carrie Pilby!
She will be in the local author tent from 11AM-1 PM. Learn more about Lissner and the other local authors.

Please be aware the event is rain or shine. Some events may be moved inside the library if heavy rain occurs.



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