CARMEN DEEDY: "The Power of Story in a Cyber World"

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Sunday July 24

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1:30 PM  –  2:30 PM

Dynamic Children's book author and storyteller, Carmen Agra Deedy, will discuss the critical role story can, and must, play in the lives of today's children who are daily bombarded with all manner of entertainment and instruction- increasingly delivered via technology.

Yet, the more high-tech we become, the more our carbon based life forms will yearn for the arts of the senses.  Storytelling is what is most human about us and our children need its humanizing, empowering, and connecting power now, more than ever. This program is generously sponsored by Danny and Anne Shih in partnership with OC Public Libraries.

*Book signing to follow lecture in John M. Lee Court at 2:30 PM

Carmen Agra Deedy is best known for her beloved children’s books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America.

An award-winning author and storyteller, Ms, Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Libraries, among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program Love That Book!
Ms. Deedy has a new picture book, The Noisy Little Rooster (Scholastic Press), scheduled for release in February of 2017. A Young Adult novel, The Book of Unintended Consequences (Peachtree Publishers), is scheduled for release in 2018.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

Price: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

*Show your valid library card from any of these following libraries and library systems the weekend of July 23 and 24 and receive 50% off Kidseum admission and member rates to the Sunday, July 24 Carmen Deedy lecture: “The Power of Story in a Cyber World.” (Orange County Public Libraries, Santa Ana Library, Whittier Library, Cerritos Library, Los Angeles County Public Libraries)