Golden Books Celebrates 75 Years of Publishing with Exhibition of Original Classic Illustrations at the University of Michigan-Dearborn The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will host one of the largest public showings of illustration art from one of the best-loved, highly-acclaimed picture book lines, Little Golden Books. The exhibition runs from Oct. 27 through Dec. 17, 2017. On loan from The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the exhibition includes 65 original masterpieces from the beloved Little Golden Books. Classics such as “The Poky Little Puppy,” “Tootle,” “Home for a Bunny,” “The Color Kittens,” “I Can Fly,” and more will be featured. Famous illustrators included in the exhibit are: Feodor Rojankovsky, Tibor Gergely, Gustaf Tenggren, Martin Provensen, Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams, Richard Scarry, and others. The Guest Speaker at the exhibition reception is Diane Muldrow. Muldrow is the editorial director at Golden Books/Random House and editor of the famous Little Golden Books. The reception, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided. A second event, “Family Afternoon with Little Golden Books,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Berkowitz Gallery. There will be crafts and activities for children in grades K–2, plus readings from special guest visitors. Light refreshments provided. The Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library on the UM-Dearborn campus. The gallery will have extended hours for this exhibition. For hours and more information about the events, visit the gallery’s website at library.umd.umich.edu/berkowitz. The exhibition is part of the university’s 2017 Young Authors’ Festival that promotes literacy for children and their families. For more information about the 2017 festival, visit library.umd.umich.edu/yaf or contact Raya Samet (313-593-4936 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The exhibition, festival, and events are funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society. The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views. Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the ADA should contact Barbara Kriigel (313-593-5614 or email@example.com) by Oct. 20, 2017.