Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks and Exeter Community Library announce two free public events with author Louise Borden. Both events will take place on Sunday, September 30 at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA.
A children’s program will begin at 4 p.m. and Louise Borden, author of “The Journey that Saved Curious George” will present on the story of Curious George’s creators H.A. and Margaret Rey. The children’s program is recommended for children in Grade 3 and up, however, younger siblings are welcome. Caregivers must remain with child throughout the program and there is a limit to 60 children.
At 6 p.m. Ms. Borden will present a program for adults only showcasing in more details the heroic journey that the Reys took out of France during World War II. Many will be surprised to learn the fascinating history of Curious George’s Jewish creators.
Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. She taught first graders and preschoolers and later was a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children’s books, she also speaks regularly to young students about the writing process. Her books include Good Luck, Mrs. K!, which won the Christopher Medal, and The A+ Custodian.
Both events are sponsored by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks (JFR) and Exeter Community Library. The children’s program is also sponsored by PJ Our Way, a program of the Jewish Cultural Center of JFR and generously funded by the Sue B. Viener Memorial Fund of JFR.
The events are free and open to the public however reservations are required. To reserve a spot please call Exeter Community Library at 610-406-9431.
The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds for The Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.
Exeter Community Library is a member of the Berks County Public Libraries.