Local children’s author and illustrator Carol Muzik will be at the Coeur d’ Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., on Wednesday, May 12 to share her story, “Raising Lucy” with the preschool and after-school programs.
The Preschool Storytimes are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. During the hourlong after-school program, “The Lonely Books Club,” at 4 p.m. Muzik will read her new book to the children and show a short film. (Children need not have attended a previous “Lonely Books Club” program to attend and registration is not required.)
All participating children will receive pages from the coloring storybook, along with an informational handout, and a bookmark.
Inspired by the orphaned goose they raised and successfully returned to the wild Muzik has been sharing Lucy’s story through her photography, video, coloring book and now a full-color picture book she illustrated.
The telling of Lucy’s story began organically as she told Lucy’s story in the art gallery she created in Harrison. As people came in just to hear the story they would tell her, “you have to write a book!” Not one to ignore good advice she saw what she already had in hand were photos and video so she put together a very short film with her good friend Pete Jensen from Spokane – calling it “Raising Lucy: A Photo and Video Journal.”
From her paintings and photography, to the coloring book and picture book, Carol continues to explore all the ways she can creatively tell Lucy’s story to different audiences. She is currently working on an adult book featuring her photography in the more in-depth telling of the story.
Muzik gives a portion of her proceeds to authorized wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers in Idaho. For more information contact the Seagraves Children’s Library, 208/769-2315.Anyone who needs accommodation to participate in a library program is asked to contact the staff prior to the activity. More news and information about the library is available online at www.cdalibrary.org.