Pirate adventure planned at Norway library


NORWAY — The Children’s Room at Norway Memorial Library invites all pirate-wannabees and landlubbers, ages 4 to 10, to an event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, with Sarah L. Thomson, author of the picture book “Pirates, Ho!” Thomson will read her book and lead a variety of pirate activities. Children are welcome to dress as pirates for the program.

Thomson has published more than 25 books for young readers. A versatile writer, she has created fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, fantasy and realism, for age levels from kindergarten through high school. Her books include “Dragon’s Egg,” which won the Maine Lupine Award in 2009; “What Lincoln Said,” a picture book biography of Abraham Lincoln; and an young readers version of the bestselling title “Three Cups of Tea”; along with poetry for picture book readers and nonfiction I-Can-Read titles about tigers, whales, sharks, gorillas and snakes.

Thomson worked for nine years as a children’s book editor for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster before leaving New York to devote herself full time to her own writing. She now lives in Portland.

Space for the program is limited and parents must reserve spots for their children by visiting the Children’s Room or calling 743-5308 by Friday, May 14. The Norway Memorial Library is located at 258 Main St.