Monday, October 28, 2019

Nov 8: Brad Meltzer & Chris Eliopoulos | Xavier Riddle

NBF Presents: Brad Meltzer & Chris Eliopoulos | Xavier Riddle

Please join us for a special evening with Brad Meltzer & Chris Eliopoulos, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event.

Date and Time

Fri, November 8, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20540

About this Event

Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos present the new PBS KIDS series, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, based on their bestselling children's book series, Ordinary People Change the World.

In the new PBS KIDS series premiering Monday, November 11, young adventurers will get to go back in time to meet some of the world's most inspiring historical figures — when they were kids — and learn about the character skills that helped shape their vision and lead to their success.

"I started the Ordinary People Change the World series so I could give my kids better heroes to look up to," says New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. "I Am Marie Curie shows readers the power of discovery – and that you should never stop doing what you love. In I Am Walt Disney, readers will see that Disney used his ingenuity and creativity to make real magic. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum's goal is the same as the books: to have kids realize that there is extraordinary within the ordinary and they are capable of finding their own heroic abilities to change the world."

We invite all PBS KIDS to catch a sneak peek, learn about the newest Ordinary People Change the World titles — I Am Walt Disney and I Am Marie Curie — and meet some of their favorite PBS KIDS characters, like Daniel Tiger and Clifford the Big Red Dog. There will be a reception to follow the on-stage presentation and screening, with complimentary refreshments and a book signing.

To join the signing line for this event and to meet Brad Meltzer, attendees must purchase a copy of one of his latest books I Am Walt Disney and I Am Marie Curie when registering for a ticket or onsite at the event. Other Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos books will be available for purchase at the event. No memorabilia or books from home will be signed.

The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A ticket does not guarantee entry into the event.

When the auditorium reaches capacity, some ticketed guests may be seated in an overflow location and view the program on screens.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. We recommend arriving when doors open.

Arrive early! Ticket holders will be invited to view a display of items related to the historical figures profiled in Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World series prior to the start of the event. The display will be available for viewing from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on the night of the program.

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East City Bookshop is proud to be the official bookseller for this event.

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