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ALA – PlanetEsme Bookroom Meets Buzzeo Brunch

Here’s a note from Esme Raji Codell:  Well, with ALA coming to Chicago, I decided to bring on the blintzes in honor of one of my favorite librarians. Kidlit blogger family, if you’re in town, please join the fun…yeah, sorry, I know it’s pretty far from the convention center, but maybe some urban adventurers out there will make the trek. 😉 Invite below!

The PlanetEsme Bookroom Meets Buzzeo Brunch
Starring world famous librarian and author, Toni Buzzeo!
Hosted by Esme Raji Codell,
Friday, July 10th, 10:30 a.m. To 1:00 p.m.

Yes, what better way to celebrate the American Library Association’s convention in Chi-town than by getting the shmoozapalooza started early in Chicago’s literary living room, the unique children’s literary salon in the highly un-convention-al Rogers Park neighborhood? Please join us for bagels, blintzes and brilliance as we feature author and librarian Toni Buzzeo (, yes, one of the most famous and celebrated author/librarians of all time and creator of the "Mrs. Skorupski" books, that’s right, THAT Toni Buzzeo, and mingle and munch in the company of other pedagogical and publishing legends and legends-to-be.

The PlanetEsme Bookroom is a private venue and space to this event is very limited, so RSVP by June 27 via e-mail to esme(at) ripco(dot)com with the subject line "Buzzeo Brunch," and you’ll receive a confirmation reply with the exact address after the 29th. The event is for grown-ups. Admission is free, but we do ask that attendees purchase at least one title, available at the event, in support of our special guest.