Author/illustrator Brian Selznick returns to East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK – For years, Brian Selznick’s books have taken his readers on adventures to places such as Paris, London and New York. Thursday, they will take him back to his hometown. The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation will be honoring Selznick at its first Roots and Wings Celebration.Selznick is the author of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Wonderstruck” and the soon-to-be-released “The Marvels.” With his clever style of weaving a story through art and text, Selznick created a unique technique — still unnamed — of his own. It has won him accolades, acclaim and awards.Second book becomes movieBased on Selznick’s 2008 Caldecott Medal-winning book, “The Adventures of Hugo Cabret,” the movie “Hugo” by Martin Scorsese debuted in 2011 and received 11 Academy Award nominations, winning five. Just announced this week, Todd Haynes will direct a film based on Selznick’s novel “Wonderstruck.” This time, Selznick also authored the screenplay.

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Details of the event are:

The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation invites the community to its 1st Annual Roots & Wings Celebration, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m., and program at 7:00 p.m., featuring author and illustrator Brian Selznick.

Selznick, an East Brunswick native, is the award-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was adapted into the 2011 Oscar-winning film Hugo.

The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation strives to create an environment in which children, teens, and adults can root themselves in our society, our culture, and our town. By supporting the growth of Library services and activities, the Library Foundation strengthens the roots of the Library. Strong roots allows the library to give wings to our residents’ ideas, dreams, and lifelong learning. The Library’s ability to provide the “roots” of learning, the roots of exploration and the roots of personal enrichment then empowers our residents to fly through their world and take “wing” on their dreams.  The name of this event celebrates this notion.

Tickets cost $100 for adults, and $40 for students in grades 10-12, and can be purchased at the circulation desk in the Library at 2 Jean Walling Civic Center.  The evening includes a presentation by Brian Selznick, silent auction, book signing, and an elegant dessert buffet.  All proceeds will benefit the East Brunswick Public Library Foundation.

Contact Andrea Alexander, Development Director, at 732-390-6762 for more information.

Library Foundation Fundraiser: Author and Illustrator Brian Selznick