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Pop Shop Kids Crafting at HPL’s 7th Annual Books Alive

May 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Books Alive! 7th Annual Children’s Book Celebration

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney St., 77002

Join Pop Shop Houston and The Houston Public Libraries for Books Alive! A Celebration of Children’s Books and Reading. This is a family friendly that is free to attend. There will be so much to do! Author of The Adventures of Beekle award winning illustrated children’s book will be reading and hosting an art contest. There will be books for sale and lots of books to read and look at.

Pop Shop Houston will be hosting free crafting for kids too. Make your own felt monsters that are cute and scary! We’ll have all the supplies and know how to help your kids walk away with a finished creation. There will also be flip books, a bouncy house, and a shark rainbow. I don’t know what a shark rainbow is but I can’t wait to see it!

Main Street Theater

12:15 PM | Gallery – 1st Floor

Special presentation by Main Street Theater Young Ambassadors

Author Dan Santat

12:30 PM | Gallery – 1st Floor

Author presentation, book signing and sale.

Festival on the Plaza!

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Plaza

Hands-on Arts and Crafts, Mad Science of Houston, Anchor Entertainment Flip Book Studio, Pop Shop, Children’s Museum of Houston, Zoo Friends Bounce House, Mechanical Shark Rainbow and Trackless Train Ride.

Enjoy wandering characters from Puppet Pizzazz and balloon artists throughout the event.

Enter and Win to meet author Dan Santat!

Enter the Books Alive! art contest.

About the Author

meet dan santatDan Santat is the author and illustrator of several children’s books including the Caldecott Medal winner Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary FriendGuild of Geniuses and illustrated the popular Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series. Santat also created the Disney Channel animated series The Replacements and works with clients such as Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Village Voice, GQ Russia, Macworld, Macy’s and many others. His work has appeared at gallery shows, including the I Am 8 Bit art show.  Santat lives in California with his wife Leah and two sons.


May 14, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Houston Public Library – Central Library | Julia Ideson Building
550 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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