Meet our artist-in-residence! See his artwork on display in the library

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and get creative with acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Chris Raschka. The library’s summer artist-in-residence program will include experiences with the artist, from June 27–30, including a chance to watch Raschka in action as he works on his own creative projects in the library.
His exhibit, Bravo! Chris Raschka, showcases more than 50 works of art, and will be on display in the Marketplace from June 4 to August 12. Bright colors, freeform shapes, childlike characters and a vivid sense of movement and rhythm highlight Raschka’s signature artwork in watercolor, pastel and charcoal pencil.
Raschka has authored more than 60 children’s books, received two Caldecott Medals and has been selected for The New York Times’ Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year list multiple times. Come to the library to find inspiration from this award-winning artist at a bookmaking workshop, storytime, live art demonstration or artist talk.
Artist-in Residence Programs
Registration for artist-in-residence events opens June 1. 
Bookmaking Workshop for Kids
Wednesday, June 27, 1–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
For grades 3–6.
Register  (Program full)
Raschka at Work
Watch our artist-in-residence in action as he works on his own creative projects.
Thursday, June 28, 2–4 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Drop in – No registration needed!
Artist Talk and Book Signing
Thursday, June 28, 7–8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
For ages 8–adult.
Storytime and Book Signing
Friday, June 29, 10–11:30 a.m. / Hendrickson Room
For age 4–grade 4.
Raschka at Work
Watch our artist-in-residence in action as he works on his own creative projects.
Friday, June 29, 2–4 p.m. / Marketplace
Drop in – No registration needed!
Bookmaking Workshop for Adults
Saturday, June 30, 1–4 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Register (Program full)
This residency is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library. This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. 

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