| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
I don’t remember the first book I read, but I do have clear memories of sitting with a book in my lap, turning the cardboard-like pages and sounding out the words. (Yes, they taught phonics in my day.) The earliest books I remember reading are the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Central Florida's theaters will be bursting with famous names during February — but they're names from the page, not on the stage.
Plays presented around the region will boast some of the most famed names in literature, from ancient Greek writer...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:16 AM
As a prelude to its popular Chocolate & Candy Festival next month, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance is planning a special movie night later this month, along with a new Chocolate & Art Walk.
This year's Chocolate & Candy Festival, a rite of spring in Bel...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:55 PM
With no disrespect intended to the fine young cast of Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat," onstage at Orlando Repertory Theatre, the stars of this show are the strikingly stylized set and, of course, the good doctor's words.
The mischievous Cat in the Hat,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A trio of monkeys, one with a pierced lip, kicking up a storm.
Big-voiced Sour Kangaroo testing her moves.
Styrofoam-headgear-toting Whos gallivanting with instruments made from PVC pipe, toilet plungers and badminton birdies.
It's high school, so...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:32 AM
Candy, an arts event, a free showing of a Dr. Seuss movie and a chance to sample wine and craft beer in support of higher education are some of the high-profile things to do this weekend to brighten the winter blues in Harford County.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nearly 20 years after it was founded, the Chicago Underground Film Fest remains (perhaps appropriately) a relatively underground event. Two decades is a milestone, though, especially if you're talking about a fest that brands itself as the home of...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Kaiser Elementary School's principal read aloud Friday as third-graders heard how Miss Bonkers and other eccentric teachers instructed students well enough to save their imaginary Diffendoofer School.
"Miss Vining teaches all the ways a pigeon may be...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:45 PM
There were two annual occasions celebrated in Costa Mesa's Donald Dungan Library on Saturday.
The local alumnae club of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity commemorated Dr. Seuss' March 2 birthday and marked 100 years of the fraternity's literacy push by...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...