Calling All Book-Loving Families for the Mandell JCC 3rd Annual Great Children’s Read; Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Read, learn, and sing-a-long at the Mandell JCC 3rd Annual Great Children’s Read, on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. This free event is presented by the Mandell JCC Jewish Book Festival, the Family Room Parenting Center, and the PJ Library.

The 3rd Annual Great Children’s Read will include a family sing-a-long, musical performances by the Mandell JCC Oliver! youth theater cast, special appearances by University of Hartford Women’s Hawks Basketball players, crafts, snacks, and a book sale. Additionally, local authors and personalities—including Janice Hechter (author of Hooray for Heroes! and The Great Elephant Escape), Janet Lawler (author of If Kisses Were Colors and Snowzilla), Vivian Newman (author of Ella’s Trip to Israel), JCC Staff Superstars, and WFSB Better CT Host Kara Sundlun—will read beloved children’s classics and PJ Library favorites aloud to young children and their families.

This event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Jane Pasternak, jpasternak@mandelljcc.org, 860-231-6342, or call the Member Services Center, 860-236-457. A complete schedule of the day is available at www.mandelljcc.org.

The 2012-2013 Mandell JCC Book Festival is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and sponsored by Mandell JCC Partners: Saint Francis Care, LAZ Parking, Webster Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman, Citizens Bank, Farmington Bank, Group Insurance Associates, Premier Limo, and Waterford Hotel Group, with the support of The Jewish Book Council, RJ Julia Independent Book Sellers, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Crown Market, The Jewish Ledger, Mandell JCC Pillars Society and Grand Arts Patrons. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter. All dates and programs subject to change.


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