Jan. 25th: Reading/Book Signing of Planetizen's Book for Kids

Jan. 25th: Reading/Book Signing of Planetizen's Book for Kids

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While playing in the city park, little Hugo wonders, "Who put these buildings here?" Hugo's mother leads him on a whirlwind trip through the city, the country, and everything in-between to explain the answer. This engaging book is an easy introduction to the career of urban planning, and illustrates that "every building has its place."

A reading with actress and teacher Alison Letson-LaFetra will be followed by a discussion with author Tim Halbur and illustrator Dave Ryan as they explain the story behind the creation of this children's book about the job of urban planners. Original watercolors used to create the beautiful illustrations will be on view and available for purchase.

Tim will conclude with a tour of the Museum's 1920s model of Los Angeles, built for urban planning purposes. Finally, join urban planner James Rojas and his interactive public art installation, which invites participants to reimagine public and civic amenities in this city. Free with Museum admission ($9 for adults, $2.50 for kids 5-12, under 5 are free.) The event is part of the museum's "Sustainable Sundays" series.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Find out more about the book, or visit Tim's blog entry for the story behind its creation.

Posted January 7, 2009



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