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Live Reading of “Where Things Are From”

Please join us for a live reading of Where Things Are, From Near
to Far, Planetizen's book for kids about urban planning! We'll be at
the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, CA on 1/25 at 2pm.
While
playing in the city park, little Hugo wonders, "Who put these buildings
here?" Hugo's mother leads him on a whirlwind trip through the city,
the country, and everything in-between to explain the answer. This
engaging book is an easy introduction to the career of urban planning,
and illustrates that "every building has its place."
A
reading with actress and teacher Alison Letson-LaFetra will be followed
by a discussion with author Tim Halbur and illustrator Dave Ryan as
they explain the story behind the creation of this children's book
about the job of urban planners. Original watercolors used to create
the beautiful illustrations will be on view and available for purchase.
Tim
will conclude with a tour of the Museum's 1920's model of Los Angeles,
built for urban planning purposes. Finally, join urban planner James
Rojas and his interactive public art installation, which invites
participants to reimagine public and civic amenities in this city. Free
with Museum admission ($9 for adults, $2.50 for kids 5-12, under 5 are
free.) The event is part of the museum's "Sustainable Sundays" series.
http://www.nhm.org/">The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007. 
http://www.planetizen.com/kidsbook">Click here to find our more about the book or to purchase online, or visit http://planetizen.com/node/36523">Tim's blog entry for the story behind its creation.

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