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Rabbit Hill Festival Coming to Library

The Westport Public Library will hold its sixth annual Rabbit Hill Festival for adult enthusiasts of children’s literature starting Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the library.

The festival features well-known children’s book authors and illustrators, and the first event will be a presentation by Sharon McQueen on Robert Lawson’s 1936 picture book “The Story of Ferdinand.”

On Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m., there will be a tour of Weston Woods Studios in Norwalk, which is devoted to translating children’s literature into film, and at 2 p.m. there will be a docent’s tour of the James Daugherty Book Cover Illustrations Exhibit in the Library’s Great Hall.

Friday evening there will be a dinner with all of the authors and illustrators at Three Bears Restaurant. Reservations are required.

On Saturday, April 1, at Saugatuck Elementary School, a morning symposium will feature all six of this year’s participating authors and illustrators: Cari Best, Bryan Collier, Bruce Degen, Kathy Jakobsen, Loren Long, and Melissa Sweet. In the afternoon, the authors and illustrators will talk individually about their work.

The festival’s programs are free but registration is required. The festival is geared for adults and students 12 and accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call (203) 291-4840 or visit www.rabbithillfestival.org.

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