Martin County Library System Press Releases

June 23, 2009

It’s the Library Dragon Man! (Illustrator Michael White)

Filed under: Children's programming — mclswebblog @ 9:23 pm

DATE:  JUNE 23, 2009      
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403           

WHO:       The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., sponsor; advertising provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

WHAT:     Martin County Library System Children’s Summer Reading Program: Be Creative @ Your Library

Children’s Illustrator Michael White

Michael P. White, award-winning illustrator of the children’s book The Library Dragon, will present an interactive family program 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue in Palm City.  Mr. White’s free program will have both children and adults drawing, laughing and learning how one idea can start a story.

Michael P. White was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Associate of Arts degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta. Michael spent many years doing local and regional art festivals before illustrating his first book.  His artwork has been featured in many galleries including a show
highlighting his book illustrations at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia.

He has illustrated three children’s books: The Library Dragon (winner of the 1997 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award, an Honor Book for the 1997-1998 Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award); The Secret of Old Zeb (winner of an Award of Merit from the Southeastern Library Association) with Carmen Agra Deedy; and Harriett’s Horrible Hair Day with Dawn Lesley Stewart.  He is currently working on the sequel to The Library Dragon. Michael loves having his dream job — working with students of all ages on how one idea can create a story.  Michael lives in Atlanta with his wife, daughter and five dogs.

WHEN:      Saturday, July 25, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:     Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City. 

HOW:       Free and open to all ages.

For more information about MCLS Summer Reading Program events pick up a flier or Library Connection at any branch library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library Web site at


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