SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Award-winning fantasy and science fiction author Neil Gaiman, who is best known for his novels "Neverwhere," "American Gods" and the comic book series "Sandman," is scheduled to visit Sacramento on May 8 for a free event.
The Association for Library Service to Children chose Neil Gaiman to speak for the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, an annual event featuring a speaker considered to have made a contribution to children's literature.
Gaiman will write a paper on children's literature, present it as a lecture in April and have it published in "Children and Libraries," the ALSC's journal.
The Sacramento Public Library was selected to host the event, and, because of that, the library is hosting events at its central library leading up to Gaiman's visit.
Here are some of the events the local library is planning for the community.
- Feb. 13 — Coraline Party (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Feb. 14 — Apocalypse Night for Teens (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Feb. 15 — Teen Writing Workshop with 916 Ink (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- Feb. 26 — Book Club: American Gods (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Feb. 29 — Neil Gaiman Baby Storytime (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
- March 8 — Coraline movie viewing (12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
- March 14 — Make Your Own Comic (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
- March 15 — Neil Gaiman Adult Story Hour (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
- March 22 — Coraline Doll Making ( 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
- March 26 — Mystery Bookclub (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
- April 11 — Fantasy Painting (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- April 17 — Tween Comics Club: Graveyard Book (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- April 18 — Sandman Arts & Craft Jam (2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- April 22 — Hands-On Book Club (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
- April 25 — Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
For more events leading up to Neil Gaiman's visit, click here.
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