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Westport Library to present TED talk featuring children's author

Published 3:51 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Westport Public Library will present a short recorded TED talk by children's book creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Krosoczka will tell a story about a little boy who pursued a simple passion to draw and write stories, according to a news release. Krosoczka has been a storyteller since he was eight, when he wrote his first book "The Owl Who Thought He Was The Best Flyer." Since then, he has published 18 picture books and graphic novels for children, including the Lunch Lady series, which is a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award.

Krosoczka hosts "The Book Report with JJK" on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live, a radio show about books aimed at kids ages 10 and younger. In 2010, he founded the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships at Worcester Art Museum to fund classes for young and underprivileged aspiring artists. The free screening, will be followed by discussion.

For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.