Traveling exhibition at the downtown library explores the work of Maurice Sendak

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library is presenting an exhibit called "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak."

Gary Wasdin is the Executive Director for the Omaha Public Library. He says the exhibit is a celebration of one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

Sendak has illustrated more than 100 picture books including "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen." Wasdin says the exhibit focuses on Sendak's work, life and influences.

"It's a fairly small exhibit and it's primarily an educational exhibit of information. It's a traveling exhibit that presents panels that discuss his works and a lot of images that relate to his influences. And then, a lot of his own illustrations bring the story of his life to light."

On Sunday, December 4th from Noon to 5:00, the W. Dale Clark Library will offer tours of the exhibit, photos with the "Wild Thing," story time and hot cocoa.

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