In conjunction with the exhibit, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” which is on display at George Memorial Library from March 8 to April 20, the library invites families to enjoy a Family Movie Event on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
The movie to be shown is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story about a disobedient little boy named Max, who is sent to bed without his supper. Max then creates an imaginary forest world populated by the wild things – exotic monsters and ferocious beasts – who embrace Max as their ruler. This animated feature film is rated PG.
Maurice Sendak is best known as the illustrator of more than 100 children’s picture books, including Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Families are invited to tour the exhibit, which is on display in the Bohachevsky Gallery in the lower level of George Memorial Library, to learn more about the events that provided the inspiration behind Sendak’s imaginative work. George Memorial Library is the only library in Texas selected to host this traveling exhibition.
The movie is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
The exhibit “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak” was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. The exhibit was curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Rosenbach Museum & Library.