Children’s author and illustrator Hazel Mitchell will share her new book, “Toby,” Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library, 485 Commercial St./Route 1.

Mitchell will read from “Toby,” teach children how to draw animals and answer questions during this free family event.

Mitchell has illustrated many books for children including “Imani’s Moon,” “One Word Pearl,” “Animally” and “Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?” “Toby” is her author/illustrator debut.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or