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Children's literature critic Leonard S. Marcus to appear at University of Minnesota

Who: Leonard S. Marcus, writer, literary historian, and children’s literature critic
What: Kerlan Collection 60th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit Opening
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Rm. 120
When:  2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15

Contacts: Marlo Welshons, University Libraries, (612) 625-9148,
Ryan Mathre, University News Service, (612) 625-0552,

October 16, 2009

Children’s literature critic Leonard S. Marcus will help the University of Minnesota commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.  

The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception and a viewing of a new exhibit highlighting the treasures in the Kerlan Collection, which contains over 110,000 children’s books, as well as original manuscripts, artwork, galleys and color proofs for more than 18,000 titles. Featured in the exhibit will be materials from notable children's and young adult literature authors and illustrators, including "Goodnight Moon" illustrator Clement Hurd; National Book Award finalist Walter Dean Myers; Newbery Medal winners Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Paterson, and Lois Lowry; and Caldecott Medal winners Stephen Gammell and Chris Van Allsburg.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 31; exhibit hours and directions to Andersen Library are available at

The Marcus lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are encouraged by Nov. 6 to (612) 624-9339 or

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