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Written by E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of Wilbur, a little pig who is saved from an untimely death by his clever spider friend Charlotte and their chatty barnyard neighbors. Lessons of friendship, truth, and loyalty bind this story together and show that friends come in all shapes and sizes. Written in White's dry, low-key manner, Charlotte's Web is considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. In 2000, Publishers Weekly listed it as the best-selling children’s paperback of all time.
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Friends of the Library Book Club Meeting
6:30 pm, Morse Conference Room, Colusa County Library
The Friends of the Library Book Club will read Charlotte's Web, (or related book) and discuss it at their April meeting. This book club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome.
The Stagehands present Charlotte's Web
April 26 & 27, 7:15 pm
April 28, 2:15 pm
May 3 & 4, 7:15 pm
Colusa's very own live theater company will be doing five performances of Charlotte's Web this spring. All performances will be in their theater at the Colusa Fairgrounds, 9th and Harris Street entrance.
Virginia Read Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Professor Seth Lerer, distinguished professor of literature at the University of California at San Diego will be one of our special guests for Virginia Read Day 2019. His book Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Details about Dr. Lerer's presentation will be coming soon.
The Stagehands present Charlotte's Web at their Colusa Fairgrounds theatre.
Check back soon to see the rest of our lineup of events for our 10th annual Virginia Read Day!
Thanks to generous donations from our community, Virginia Read events are free of charge.
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