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US Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis will be at the National Geographic Museum Store for a book signing and poetry reading Monday from 10-11 a.m.
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US Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis will be at the National Geographic Museum Store for a book signing and poetry reading Monday from 10-11 a.m.

Oct. 26-Oct. 28: Invisible Man
There are only two days left to see Invisible Man at Studio Theatre before the play disappears! This stage adaptation by Oren Jacoby is based on the novel by Ralph Ellison, which follows an unnamed African American man as he journeys from the hallways of a Southern all-black college to a basement in Harlem. Although his below-ground hideout is illuminated with hundreds of light bulbs, the man feels invisible in a racially-divided America.

Oct. 29: Meet J. Patrick Lewis, US Children's Poet Laureate
Lions, and tigers, and literature--Oh my! US Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis will be at the National Geographic Museum Store Monday morning. Lewis will read selected poems from his new work, National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! The collection includes works by Lewis, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and many more.

Music: "The Light (Instrumental)" by Common from Like Water For Chocolate Instrumentals

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