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The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, Featuring Brian Selznick

Greetings, colleagues!

I want to invite you to visit Washington, D.C. this spring. Azaleas, moonlit walks to the Lincoln Memorial, and Brian Selznick—does it get any better?!

Color Photo, Jamey Mazzie
Color Photo, Jamey Mazzie

I’m sure you know that Brian is giving this year’s prestigious May Hill Arbuthnot lecture. His topic is Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children’s Books. Sure to be provocative as well as entertaining, the event takes place on Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Visit for everything you need to know, from a special hotel rate to evening logistics.

Bring the family! On Saturday, DC Public Library will host “A Visit with Brian Selznick” at 2:00 pm. Children may learn about his life and work during the Q&A and will then have a rare opportunity to meet him in the signing line. Book-related activities will be part of the fun. Guests are also encouraged to explore the interactive, multi-media exhibit at the library entitled, Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick. Enter 8’ pages, play with an automaton, “pilot” the route that Amelia and Eleanor flew in a Google Earth simulation, discover Smithsonian treasures in the Cabinet of Wonder. Still wondering if you should reserve your trip? Check this out: Spring in DC

We hope to see you in May!

Wendy Lukehart
Youth Collections Coordinator
DC Public Library


  1. Lindsey

    Will this lecture be made available online after May 8th?

    1. Wendy Lukehart

      Yes, and it will be streamed that evening.

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