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 Hi Everyone--

I'm posting the notice below on behalf of Betsy Bird from the

New York Public Library about their upcoming Children's

Literary Cafe program on Sat., Aug. 1. As always, it sounds

fascinating and cutting-edge.

 Judy Freeman

Children's Literature Consultant

Reviewer for

Author of Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3

(Libraries Unlimited, 2006;

and Once Upon a Time:

Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and

Reader's Theater with Children in Grades K-6 (2007)

65 North Sixth Avenue

Highland Park, NJ 08904

732-572-5634 /


The Children’s Literary Café at the new Children’s

Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our

event on Saturday, August 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The fan phenomenon.  It’s about bringing your love

of literature out into the open where you can celebrate

it with a community of like-minded people.  Since the

advent of the internet, fans have never been able to

meet and gather with more ease.  On this panel,

Melissa Anelli of The Leaky Cauldron (the most

all-encompassing Harry Potter fan site) and

Laura Byrne-Cristiano of the Twilight Lexicon will

be present to discuss online communities and

what it means to take fandom to another level.

Webmistress Melissa Anelli is a freelance writer

living in New York City who is smitten by all things

Harry Potter.  These days Melissa spends even

more of her free time writing a book chronicling

the Harry Potter fan phenomeon.  She is the author

of the New York Times Bestseller Harry, a History:

The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and

Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon.

Laura Byrne-Cristiano is one of the co-owners of

the Twilight Lexicon .  Aside from running the arguably

longest continually operating Twilight website on the

Internet, Ms. Byrne-Cristiano used to be one of the

moderators of the Werewolf Registry.

The Children’s Literary Café is a monthly gathering

of adults who are fans of children’s literature.

librarians, authors, illustrators,

publishers, booksellers, teachers,
and anyone

else interested in the field are welcome to attend

meetings.   The Literary Café provides free

Advanced Readers galleys, a rotating series of

talks with professionals
in the field, and great

conversation. This program is for adults only.

New York Public Library

Children's Center at 42nd Street

Room 84

42nd Street and 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10018

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