Screening: Library of the Early Mind

Selwyn House School is holding a special screening of the 2010 US documentary, Library of the Early Mind: A Grown-Up Look at the Art of Children’s Literature.

The film is an exploration of the art and impact of children’s literature on our kids, our culture, and ourselves. From the first stories we hear told to us to those childhood heroes that stay with us a lifetime, the impact on our culture runs deeper than what we might expect. “No one suspects the children’s writer,” says author and illustrator Mo Willems, a former ‘Sesame Street’ writer. The film features nearly 40 prominent authors and illustrators talking about their work, its genesis and its impact. The number of books in print by the authors in ‘Library of the Early Mind’ exceeds 240 million.

The Montreal screening is one of just three Canadian screenings scheduled for 2011, and will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period with co-producer Steven Withrow. To learn more about the film, visit

The Where & When

  • Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m.
  • Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount
  • Tickets are $10 and are now available for purchase

To purchase tickets and to obtain more information, send an email to Carol-Ann Hoyte, Assistant Librarian, Selwyn House School.

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