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Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009

The Hyde celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday with reading event

Those who are six, sixteen, sixty-four, and more are invited to join The Hyde, event partner Red Fox Books, and the Cat in the Hat himself for a reading by the Hyde’s Executive Director David F. Setford of Horton Hears a Who. After the reading, children will have the opportunity to make a Seussical flower, complete with their very own “Who”, in the Museum’s Louis P. Brown Art Studio. The art-making session will be followed by a viewing of the film version of the Seuss classic.

The Hyde event is part of the nationwide, National Education Association's twelfth annual observance of Read Across America. NEA is calling America's children, both young and old, to celebrate Dr. Seuss'sbirthday and the joys of reading.

According to Setford, “This is the perfect event for children to enjoy the written word and the marvelous illustrations of one of the nation’s most beloved children’s authors.”

The reading will be held at 3 pm followed by the art-making session. The film, which will be shown in the Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium, is scheduled from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited, so reservations should be made by calling 518-792-1761.

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