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Rockport Public Library hosts Book Launch for Melissa Sweet’s new book

Rockport, Maine -

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Rockport Public Library is pleased to announce a book launch and party for Melissa Sweet’s newest book, Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Rockport Opera House. This event is free and open to the public.

Join Melissa as she leads a short drawing workshop and signs copies of her book. Books will be provided by the Owl and Turtle Bookshop for purchase at the event. Mainely Balloons will make balloon animals and perform a balloon skit. Activity kits from Balloons over Broadway will be available for kids to make and take home. Refreshments will be provided.

Melissa has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books for all ages, including River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant, a 2008 Caldecott Honor book, an NCTE Notable Children’s Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for Children. She has created collages and paintings for the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings, Smilebox, and eeBoo Toys, which have garnered the Oppenheim and Parents Choice Awards.

For more information, call 236-3642 or  email lwalsh@rockport.lib.me.us.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Liza Walsh

Telephone Number: (207)236-3642

Website: http://www.rockport.lib.me.us

Email: lwalsh@rockport.lib.me.us