Families that home school their children are invited to a Lincoln City Libraries event Monday, November 19 in conjunction with the exhibit The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France. The event is from 10:15 to11:45 a.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.
The free exhibit is on display through November 21. It tells how the creators of the "Curious George" series escaped from the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. The Jewish couple stashed a few belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and bicycle baskets and fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five-month odyssey by bike, train and boat that would eventually bring them to the U.S. A month after their arrival, they received a new contract from Houghton Mifflin for "The Adventures of Fifi," later re-titled "The Adventures of Curious George," a series about an irrepressible brown monkey enjoyed by children for decades.
Families will be given a tour of the exhibit followed by a special Curious George storytime for preschoolers. Parents and older children may participate in a discussion of the book on which the exhibit is based, "The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey."
Refreshments will be served. To register, call 402-441-8503.
The exhibit is being toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
For more information on the exhibit and other events, visit lincolnlibraries.org or call 402-441-8500.