Monday, March 3, 2008

A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen - Save the Date!

Walter Wick, photographer of Scholastic's highly acclaimed I Spy
series, will be the featured guest for the 22nd annual A(ugusta) Baker's
Dozen-A Celebration of Stories on April 18-19 at the Richland County Public
Library.

Wick is the author and photographic illustrator of "A Drop of Water: A
Book of Science and Wonder;" "Walter Wick's Optical Tricks;" and "Can
You See What I See?: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve," which debuted
on the New York Times bestseller list in 2002. He has also provided
photographs for more than 300 book and magazine covers, including
Newsweek, Discover and Psychology Today.

A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen is sponsored by RCPL and the USC School of
Library and Information Science. The two-day festival features a lecture byWick at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and Storytelling for Families,featuring regional and local storytellers, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. onSaturday, April 19. Both events, which are free and open to the public, will
be held at the Main Library in downtown Columbia.

This event honors nationally-known author and storyteller Augusta Baker
and continues her legacy of inspiring others to introduce children to
the magic of literature and stories. Baker, who spent most of her
professional career serving as Coordinator of Children's Services at the New
York Public Library, moved to Columbia in 1980 and was the
storyteller-in-residence at USC until her death in 1998.

Questions? Call 929-3474.

Visit: http://www.myrcpl.com/children/a-baker.cfm or call 929-3472.

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