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Don’t Miss the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Don't Miss the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Come to the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library on March 3rd at 4:00 PM to participate in the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. The event is being held in honor of the legendary children’s book author who has touched so many lives – young and old.

Coming in means you will have the opportunity to enjoy both story time and crafts. Please note that the library is still in need of volunteers for this event as well. Those who volunteer for the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration will receive double hours for their participation. Volunteers are typically needed from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. To volunteer, simply call the library at 909-590-5380.

We also wanted to share a bit about Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was an American writer and illustrator that was best known for his very popular children’s books. Some of his books remain the most popular children’s books of all time – having sold over 600 million copies and being translated into over 20 different languages by the early 1990’s.

Most of us are familiar with The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Horton Hears a Who! – among his other creations. But not many people know that Dr. Seuss also worked as an animator. In fact, during World War II, he created several short films for the United States Army, including Design for Death, which won the 1947 Academy Award for a Documentary Feature.

Dr. Seuss also was an illustrator and cartoonist for Life and Vanity Fair magazines, as well as an advertisement creator for Flit and Standard Oil. Finally, he was also a liberal democrat political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. Dr. Seuss’ very first children’s book was And I Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, his very last book was Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – which has become a popular graduation gift.

Don't Miss the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Dr. Seuss died on September 24th, 1991 in La Jolla, California – but this event at the library is a celebration of his life and work. The National Education Association has designated Dr. Seuss’ birthday as being National Read Across America Day. So come down to the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library on March 3rd at 4:00 PM to celebrate his life and work.

The event is slated to run for approximately 2 hours and the library is located at 14020 City Center Drive. As always, if you are looking to buy a home or sell your house in Chino Hills, connect with us – Julio and Jeannette Arias of J&J REALTORS. As your local community and real estate experts, we would be honored to help you. Reach us today at 626-347-8001. We look forward to speaking with you!

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