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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 4, 2000

CSUS Celebrates National Library Week

The public is invited to celebrate the creative and artistic aspects of books during National Library Week at California State University, Sacramento April 10 through April 13.

One week a year, libraries throughout the country invite people to visit and learn what today's libraries have to offer. This year's theme is "The Cultural Life of Books." All of the CSUS library events will take place at 3 p.m. in the Library South Reading Room.

Children's book illustrator Melissa Bay Mathis will present "Down the Hole and onto the Page: The Art and Adventure of Creating Children's Books" on Monday, April 10.

Mathis has illustrated for the books What a Wonderful Day to be a Cow, Night Gliders and Earthsong. Mathis, a teacher at the California College of Arts and Crafts, is also currently writing her own stories including her newest release Animal House. In the story, various animals offer suggestions on making a children's treehouse a fun place to play. Mathis previously taught children's book illustration at Mills College.

Robert Pomo, department of theatre and dance chair, will give a lecture on magical realism in literature and film titled "From Books to Film," on Tuesday, April 11.

On Wednesday, April 12, Robert Dickover, a local printer of fine press books, will discuss "The Tradition of Fine Printing: Some Examples from California."

A talk on the "Creative Expression of Poetry" will be given by CSUS English professors Mary Mackey and Josh McKinney on Thursday, April 13. Mackey and McKinney will also read their own poetry.

More information is available by calling Kim Kuenlen at (916) 278-5954 or Ellen Young at (916) 278-5655. Media information is available by calling the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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