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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE CURIOUS GEORGE EXHIBIT

September 1, 1999-April 30, 2000

Curious George Comes to Hattiesburg: The Life and Work of Margret and H. A. Rey.

An exhibition on view in room 405, McCain Library, The University of Southern Mississippi. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted on this schedule of events. Open to the public, no admission charge.
 

October 16, 1999 - Legislative Weekend.

The exhibit will be open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Open to the public.
 

October 29, 1999 - First Annual de Grummond Collection Lecture.

Anita Silvey, Vice President and Publisher of the Houghton Mifflin Company, will present "Margret and H. A. Rey: A Publisher's Perspective." Lay-Lee Ong, a trustee of the Curious George Foundation, coexecutor of the Rey Estate, and longtime personal friend, will share her understanding of Margret in "Ahead of Her Time: A Celebration of the Independent Spirit of Margret Rey." These talks will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the new Liberal Arts Building auditorium on the USM campus, at 31st Avenue and Pearl Street. A gallery talk by exhibit curator Dee Jones will follow at 3:30 p.m., in room 405, McCain Library and Archives. Open to the public, free admission.
 

October 30, 1999 - Happy Birthday, Curious George!

Come celebrate George's birthday with us. 10:30 a.m. Hattiesburg Public Library, 329 Hardy St.
Open to the public.

November 13, 2000 - University of Southern Mississippi Homecoming Weekend.

The exhibit will be open for viewing by the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 

November 21-22, 1999 - Thirteenth Annual Holiday Book Fair.

More than four hundred recently published books for children and young adults will be available for examination at this browsing book fair. A bibliography with complete ordering information will be available. The Holiday Book Fair will take place in the same room as the exhibit; therefore, Curious George Comes to Hattiesburg will be on view at this time, also.

Sunday, November 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Monday, November 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open to the public.
 

February 11, 2000 - de Grummond Lecture Series

Patsy Perritt, Professor of Library Science at Louisiana State University, will present "The Work of H.A. and Margret Rey: A Gift to the World's Children." 2:00 p.m. the Liberal Arts Building auditorium on the USM campus, at 31st Avenue and Pearl Street. Open to the public.
 

March 22-24, 2000 - Thirty-third Annual Children's Book Festival

Honoring 2000 Medallion winner, David Macaulay. The Festival will be held on the USM campus. Participants may visit the exhibition during the conference. Open to the public. Fees for various events, exhibit free of charge.
 

For more information about these and other events, please call 601-266-4349 or e-mail dee.jones@usm.edu>

 

Contact:
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4349
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