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The Children’s Literary Cafe: Fantasy in New York

Re: The tardiness of this announcement, better late than never.

The new Children’s Center at 42 nd Street is pleased to announce our May event:


Saturday, May 2 nd , 2009

  @ 2:00 PM


Lurking in the darkest corners of New York are secrets you’ve never thought to discover.   Imagine fairies in Central Park, ghosts whizzing through Grand Central Station, and a team of delinquent girl scouts discovering another world beneath our very feet.  Three of the brightest stars in middle grade fantasy and fiction join us to discuss their three very different but equally enthralling stories of the New York that you never knew existed.   Katherine Marsh is the author of The Night Tourist, a scintillating tale of the ghosts that haunt the metropolitan area, and its recent sequel The Twilight Prisoner.   Kirsten Miller has penned Kiki Strike , a series in which girl spies team up to defeat evil and uncover the secrets all around us.   Finally, Delia Sherman’s book Changeling takes the city and turns it on its head, showing us the fairies, vampires, and mermaids we always knew were hiding somewhere.   Her sequel The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen is due out in June.   A rare copy of a Viele map from the New York Public Library’s Map Division will be on display along with this amazing trio.


The Children’s Literary Café is a monthly gathering of adults who are fans of children’s literature.   Professionals, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in the field are welcome to attend our meetings. The Literary Café provides free Advanced Readers galleys, a rotating series of talks with professionals in the field, and great conversation.   This program is for adults only.

New York Public Library
The Children’s Center at 42nd Street
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Jennifer Knode says:

    I love Kiki Strike, maybe I can sneak out of my branch in the afternoon.

  2. Ellen Kushner says:

    I have been waiting 4 weeks, now, to find out what a Viele map is. So happy the end is in sight!