where-the-wild-things-are.jpg Glens Falls, N.Y. - On Sunday, December 4, 2011, a variety of free afternoon activities for all ages will be taking place at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. If you've always wanted to write a children's book, you'll want to hear SUNY Adirondack Associate Professors of English Nancy White and Peter Marino present Life Lessons and Other Nonsense: A discussion of the history and craft of children's literature for writers and readers of all ages.  Ms. White is Chair of SUNY Adirondack's English Division and a specialist in children's literature, and Mr. Marino is author of two young adult novels, Dough Boy and Magic and Misery. This discussion takes place in the Helen Froehlich Auditorium from 1pm-2pm. At the same time, for children (1pm-2pm) in the Art Studio, there will be a book reading of Where the Wild Things Are.  According to the publisher, HarperCollins, this Maury Sendak book has sold over well over 19 million copies worldwide, becoming a children's classic. Immediately following, there will be a movie in the Helen Froehlich Auditorium beginning 2:15pm. This day's programming is part of the exhibition, Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Illustration located in The Wood Gallery until December 31, 2011, and made possible by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. We also thank our media sponsors, Regional Radio Group and The Chronicle, for the day's programming. For more information, contact curator of education June Leary at 518-792-1761 x 27 or jleary@hydecollection.org; or director of marketing and communication Alice Grether at 518-792-1761 ext 28 or agrether@hydecollection.org.

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                                                                                                The Hyde Collection is a historic house and art museum complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions in two gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming, as well as a Museum Store..The Hyde Collection is a non-profit institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 4 pm and Sunday noon - 5 pm; closed Mondays and national holidays. For information, visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.