February 24, 2022

Award-Winning Illustrator Oge Mora to Hold Children’s Workshop and Book Talk at Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL)

​Collage artist and storyteller Oge Mora will visit VBPL's Central Library on March 12, 2022, to present a children's workshop from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and a talk with Q&A session and book signing opportunity from 2-3 p.m. The events are free and open to children in grades one to five and their parents or caregivers. Seating is limited and online registration is required.

Mora's picture book, "Thank You, Omu!" was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient. Her second book, "Saturday," won the 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Picture Book Award. Mora was named to the Forbes 2021 "30 Under 30" list in Arts & Style.

Mora's visit to VBPL is made possible by the Virginia Beach Library Foundation, which received the 2021 Maureen Hayes Award from the Association for Library Services for Children and a sponsorship from Dollar Tree.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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