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An Afternoon with Tomie dePaola

Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
November 10, 2018
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
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Award-winning author and illustrator Tomie dePaola will offer a reading of his celebrated children’s book The Clown of God, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Jewell Stoddard, children’s literature expert and retired Director of Children’s Services for Politics and Prose Bookstore. DePaola has produced over 260 books, including the children’s classic Strega Nona (Caldecott Honor Book, 1976). In 2011, he was recognized with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for “substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children” over the course of his career.

Join us before this event for a children’s program of Tomie dePaola books and activities at the DC Public Library Georgetown Branch.

Juggling the Middle Ages

Featuring more than 100 objects, Juggling the Middle Ages explores the influence of the medieval world by focusing on a single story with a long-lasting impact—Le Jongleur de Notre Dame or Our Lady’s Tumbler. The exhibit follows the tale from its rediscovery by scholars in the 1870s to its modern interpretations in children’s books, offering viewers a look at a vast range of objects, including stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, household objects, and vintage theater posters.