Dayton Metro Library and the University of Dayton were selected by the Association for Library Service to Children to host the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture featuring the award-winning illustrator and author Bryan Collier.
In honor of Collier’s visit, DML scheduled a selection of companion programs to be held at several DML locations. The following programs allow patrons to create their own inspired-by-Collier artwork and take it home or keep it at the Library for a display:
Collage Art: Inspired by Bryan Collier (For Grades 1 - 4)
Northwest Branch - Thursday, March 23, 4 - 5 pm
Adults Create: Bryan Collier Inspired Art (For Adults)
Trotwood Branch - Thursday, March 23, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Illustrator Inspired Collages (For Families)
Main Library, Children’s Creativity Space - Wednesday, March 29, 4 - 5 pm
Teen DIY: Bryan Collier Art (For Teens)
Trotwood Branch - Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 - 5 pm
Additionally, student collages inspired by the art of Bryan Collier (completed during Library Outreach) will be displayed in the West Carrollton Branch through April.
Bryan Collier: Art Artist’s Life in Collage
- View a book display of Collier’s work and of books that influenced him as a child, and play word games and puzzles that highlight the author’s life: Monday, March 27 - Saturday, April 1, during Library hours.
- Face Painting: Wednesday, March 29, and Saturday, April 1, 3 - 5 pm
- Collage Art: Wednesday, March 29, and Saturday, April 1, 4 - 5:30 pm
STEAM Supreme: Bryan Collier - Inspired Art (For ages 5+)
Engage in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities relating to Collier, and create art that will be on display for the month of April.
Trotwood Branch - Tuesday, April 4, 6 - 6:45 pm
Creating Art like Bryan Collier (For Teens)
Learn more about Collier and about the art process he uses to create art – then create your own unique work!
Burkhardt Branch - Thursday, April 27, 4:30 - 6 pm
Advanced registration is required for the ALSC Children’s Literature Lecture featuring Bryan Collier on Wednesday, April 12, 6 - 9 pm at the University of Dayton Kennedy Union Ballroom. A light reception will be held at 6 pm, and the lecture begins at 7 pm. Books will be available for purchase with a book signing after the event.