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Library of the Early Mind Screening: November 2nd

I’m helping to host a nice little screening of the documentary Library of the Early Mind in my branch in November.  This will mark the film’s first New York City screening, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers, and it is free and open to the public.  It is because I love you.  That, and the fact that the filmmakers were nice enough to agree to show it in our auditorium.


New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
South Court Auditorium at 42nd Street
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
6 to 8 p.m.
(You are also invited to an informal, public “meet and greet” outside the auditorium starting at 5 p.m.)

I advise you to come early.  I may have to do tickets for this on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Steven Withrow at or Elizabeth Bird (that would be me), Senior Children’s Librarian at for more information.

Directed by Edward J Delaney; produced by Edward J Delaney and Steven Withrow. Featuring Chris Van Allsburg, Lemony Snicket, Lois Lowry, Natalie Babbitt, Norton Juster, Jeff Kinney, Brian Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Roger Sutton, Mo Willems, Leslea Newman, Nancy Garden, David Small, Sarah Stewart, Jack Gantos, Richard Michelson, Lane Smith, Peter H Reynolds, Elizabeth Bird*, Mary Jane Begin, Nick Clark, Arthur A Levine, Mary Downing Hahn, Jane Yolen, Anita Silvey

*I’m 19th billed!  No brag.  Just fact.

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. Dang – wish I could be there! :) e

  2. What will the distribution be eventually? Is it going to be broadcast on TV or will we need to hope our local librarys show it or will we find it at the local Megaplex?

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      Good question. It’s really in the early stages. I’d love for it to hit TV or theaters, but we’ll see. Film festival circuit is the first step. After that, I’ll keep you informed of where it goes.