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July 15, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


We are so excited to join forces with the Maine Classic Car Museum to invite Maine Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen to visit with us at the Museum on Saturday, July 15, 2023.  Chris will be hanging out among the cool cars at the Museum from 10:00 to 12:00 and to read from one of his many books If I Built a Car!  There is no charge for children. Adult admission is $12 per person.  Registration is required.  Please call the Library (967-2778) to add your name to the list.  If you have questions, please email mlbgraves@gmail.com or karen@mainecarmuseum.com

The Maine Classic Car Museum is located at 2564 Portland Road, Arundel.  Copies of Chris’ books will be available for sale in the Museum store.  This program includes a craft to go and treat!



More About Chris Van Dusen: 

Chris lives in a little town on the Coast of Maine with his wife Lori and a dog named Opal. As a child, he spent hours drawing pictures. Dr. Seuss and Robert McCloskey were his heroes. After high school, he studied fine art at The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and graduated with a BFA. For more than ten years he worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in art for kids. His first book,  Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee was published in 2000.

Since then, Chris has written several books including The Circus Ship, If I Built a House, Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit, A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, Big Truck, Little Island, and so many more!  He also illustrated the Mercy Watson series written by Kate DiCamillo.

More About the Car Museum:

The Maine Classic Car Museum is New England’s friendliest visitor destination, with dozens of classic cars on display and an array of vintage automobilia and cultural curiosities. Come take a tour of the 2023 exhibits starring America’s holy grail of car collecting, a Tucker 48 #1028.  Explore the Museum store with unique gifts for that car person in your life. Every car has a story, and they can’t wait to share them with you!



July 15, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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