Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 6, 2010

KidsMania! Offers Fun Balloons and Even “Funner” Author/Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DATE: JANUARY 5, 2010                                                                                               

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                    


WHO:       Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:    2nd Annual KidsMania!

Now in its second year, KidsMania! offers kids their very own bookfest at BookMania!  Be amazed and entertained by the art of balloon twisting before staying to hear children’s author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka explain how he went from “Sketchbook to Published Book.”  Following his talk, Jarrett will read from and sign copies of his books, available for sale at the Barnes & Noble table in the downstairs lobby.

Once a goofy kid who liked to draw and daydream, Jarrett J. Krosoczka has grown up to be a successful and popular author/illustrator for children. His picture books include “Good Night, Monkey Boy,” “Max for President” and “Punk Farm.” With the publication of his “Lunch Lady” series, Jarrett’s career path has veered toward being a graphic novelist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), he has been chosen by Print as one of its 20 top new visual artists under 30 and has had his work shortlisted by the Boston Globe, the New York Times and Newsweek. Jarrett lives in rural western Massachusetts with his wife, his daughter and a pug named Ralph Macchio.

WHEN:     Saturday, January 23

   1:00 p.m. Balloon Art by Koppertop Entertainment, Inc.

   Watch the balloon artist dazzle you with magical transformations of ordinary balloons into amazing,

   brightly colored objects!  Children will receive a free balloon creation.


   2:00 p.m. Children’s Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka                                           

   Jarrett will speak and then sign copies of his books.

WHERE:  Blake Library, Children’s World, 2nd floor, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:       Free and open to the public.  For more information about this program or to learn more about the

   Martin County Library System, call 772/221-1403, visit the library’s Web site,, or

   pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library.



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