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9.04.2010

“An Evening with Amy Ryan” and the preview screening of Jack Goes Boating


An Evening with Amy Ryan, and
Preview Screening of
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s
Directorial Debut
‘JACK GOES BOATING’

Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
At Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, Manhattan

“An Evening with Amy Ryan” and the preview screening of
Jack Goes Boating will take place at Scandinavia House, located at 58 Park Avenue (between 38th and 39th Streets), Manhattan. Tickets are $18 public / $12 Museum members / Free for sponsor-level members and above. Call 718.777.6800 or order online at http://movingimage.us. Member tickets are non-transferable.

8.30.2010

Book signing in NYC—Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci by Joseph D’Agnese

Saturday, October 23, from 12 to 2 p.m.

(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

Joseph D’Agnese, author
will be signing his new children's book,
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, at
Books of Wonder,
the legendary children's bookstore on
Saturday, October 23, from 12 to 2 p.m.


Joining him is the illustrator of the book, John O'Brien. John is a longtime illustrator and cartoonist for the New Yorker. The two have never met, and this will be their first time
talking about the book and signing copies.

Blockhead is a children's picture book about the famous, real-life mathematician who discovered the Fibonacci Sequence, the number pattern which governs how so many objects in nature grow and flourish. The book is set in Italy and the world of the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.

While the range is approximately grades 2 to 6, older kids can use it in a service learning project with younger students. Teachers and librarians like it because it's a perfect jumping-off point for teaching number patterns. If you are a teacher, I can direct you to some easy lesson plans as well.

The most exciting news? Just this past weekend we were reviewed in the New York Times Book Review!

If you have kids or grandkids, this event might be a fun thing to do for a Saturday. The bookstore is amazing, and right next store is the
Cupcake Cafe. So bring the kids, or pass this on to someone else who has kids. And yes, if you have a book you bought at another store and want them to sign, yes, the author/illustrator can sign it for you, just off Books of Wonder's premises.

The location is:
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011