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Mayor pulls cat out of hat

All last week, families celebrated the writing and artwork by the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss at the Richmond Public Library and Richmond Arts Centre.
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Mayor Malcolm Brodie reads to a large crowd of excited kids at Richmond Public Library at the finale to the Dr. Seuss festival. Photo Submitted

All last week, families celebrated the writing and artwork by the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss at the Richmond Public Library and Richmond Arts Centre.

Children enjoyed Seuss-themed programs at Brighouse library, including Seuss Storytimes and reading buddies and Seuss arts programs.

The library was decorated with huge Seuss houses, Truffula trees and artwork based on Dr. Seuss books – all made by the children.

The climax of the week was Thursday, which included the Seusstastic art program, Seuss Family Read Along and Puppet Show, with Mayor Malcolm Brodie as a guest reader.

Children made Cat in the Hat hats, watched a Green Eggs and Ham puppet show and listened as Mayor Brodie read Oh, the Places You’ll go. All of this was concluded with the Seuss parade, where children followed a decorated book cart around the main floor, waving flags and wearing their Cat in the Hat hats.

 “It has been wonderful seeing families excited about literature and art,” said Melanie Au, head of Kids’ Place at the Richmond Public Library.  

“Some children mentioned that they had made it a goal to borrow and read all the Dr. Seuss books from the library.

“This is what we want to work towards — building literacy in the community through developing a deep appreciation of literature.”

 Around 85 people attended the mayor’s reading, with another 200 participating in events throughout the day.




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