APPLETON — A smile often comes to a person’s face when they recall their favorite childhood books. The genre of children’s books is diverse, colorful and fun. Often these books engage children’s creative minds by using quirky, relatable characters and stories to share important life lessons and communicate meaningful messages. Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book? Perhaps you love to draw and have great illustrations that are looking for a story to accompany them?

The Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, hosts local children’s book author and illustrator Catherine Gorski O’Connor Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. O’Connor presents on the creative and practical process of writing and illustrating children’s books. O’Connor lives in Appleton and has authored and illustrated “I Love My Socks,” “The Snowman Choir” and most recently, “The Bears’ Halloween Ball.” This free talk is a continuation of “Tuesday Titles,” focusing on local artists and authors sharing their work and story through presentations held in the library’s meeting room.

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