Read the book. See the show.

Read the book. See the show.

The Snowy Day  is a featured children's book for this month's Community Read. And Children's Theare of Charlotte is presenting a production of The Snowy Day and Other Stories as a part of this celebration of reading.

What a great opportunity! Encourage your children to read the book, then take them to see the show. This can help them appreciate reading and storytelling, seeing how what they imagined comes to life on stage.

Based on the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book by acclaimed author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day and Other Stories will whisk your family into the classic storybook. This charming, intimate show follows a young boy as he joyfully experiences the first snowfall of the year. Join Peter and his dog, Willie, for a day of exploration and imagination. Fifty-five years since it was originally published, The Snowy Day remains a deeply loved and profoundly influential story.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories runs October 28-November 12 at ImaginOn's Wells Fargo Playhouse, with two special performances: an ASL sign-interpreted performance on Saturday, November 4 at 3 p.m., and a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. The show is approximately 55 minutes in length, and is recommended for ages 4 and older.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte also offers a study guide and activities to make it a well-rounded experience from book to stage.

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Community Read is the biggest book club around, with reading options for all ages.

Our adult selection is the critically acclaimed Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. The premise is a-day-in-the-life of a woman who has great plans, until things go hysterically wrong. The book connects with readers, because it takes a humurous approach to serious issues, helping us laugh at challenges many of us face.

And, of course, we have titles for teens, preteens and children.

Community Read is more than a fun activity. Reading, learning and sharing experiences can bring us closer together and enrich the lives of everyone involved. We truly hope you'll join the club. Visit cmlibrary.org/communityread to learn more.