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Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial Birthday Celebration with Free Events for Children and Adults at The New York Public Library


<p>Authors Barry Denenberg and Candace Fleming Make Special Appearances for the Day-Long Celebration</p>

The New York Public Library celebrates the 200th birthday of the nations’ 16th president, Abraham Lincoln with a day of events for children and families on Saturday, February 7 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. The celebration begins with a presentation by Barry Denenberg, author of several critically-acclaimed fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers such as Lincoln Shot! and All Shook Up: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley, followed by special crafts for kids and a presentation by author Candace Flemming. Later in the afternoon Ms. Fleming returns for a Children’s Literary Café event for adults. Ms. Flemming will discuss her new double biography, The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary. All of the events will be held at The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Admission for all events is free, for more information visit


Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln at The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library

For Children:

Author Barry Denenberg
1:00 p.m., South Court Auditorium

Barry Denenberg, author of the outstanding new book Lincoln Shot! will present an exciting account of Lincoln’s life and career conceived as a one-year anniversary newspaper edition of Lincoln's assassination. This program is recommended for children, ages 6 and up, and their families.

Birthday Crafts
2:00 p.m., Children's Center at 42nd St.
Children’s Center staff will host a fun and fabulous craft workshop celebrating the life and 200th birthday of everyone’s favorite president, Abraham Lincoln. Penny rubbings, Abraham paper dolls, and a Lincoln loghouse made out of popsicle sticks will be among the crafts presented. For children ages 4 and up and their caregivers.

Author and Illustrator Candace Fleming
3:00 p.m., South Court Auditorium
Author/illustrator Candace Fleming will offer a multimedia presentation about the Lincolns, based on her new book, The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, a combination of photographs, letters, engravings, cartoons and text that weave together the tale of one of America's most famous couples. Candace Fleming is the author of everything from picture books and biographies to novels and non-fiction. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up, and their families.

For Adults:

Children’s Literary Café
2:00 p.m., South Court Auditorium

The Children’s Literary Café will host author/illustrator Candace Fleming, who will discuss and answer questions about her new double biography, The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary. This program is recommended for adults. The Children's Literary Café is a monthly gathering of adults who are fans of children's literature. Professionals, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in the field are welcome to attend these meetings.

About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library was created in 1895 with the consolidation of the private libraries of John Jacob Astor and James Lenox with the Samuel Jones Tilden Trust. The Library provides free and open access to its physical and electronic collections and information, as well as to its services. It comprises four research centers - the Humanities and Social Sciences Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library - and 87 Branch Libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Research and circulating collections combined total more than 50 million items. In addition, each year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, which include classes in technology, literacy, and English as a second language. The New York Public Library serves over 16 million patrons who come through its doors annually and another 25 million users internationally, who access collections and services through its website,



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