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Cat in the Hat Event is Feb. 26 at ODU Bookstore

The University Village Bookstore will commemorate the birthday of legendary children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with its annual Cat in the Hat program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in coordination with Read Across America, a National initiative to spread literacy among children.

The program will feature readings of several Dr. Seuss works, with a focus on "The Cat in the Hat," according to Marc Katz, trade book manager for the bookstore. Special guest readers include Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and, from ODU, President John Broderick, football coach Bobby Wilder and women's basketball coach Wendy Larry.

There will also be face painting, balloons and puppet shows for the children, and the Cat in the Hat himself will make an appearance. A birthday cake will be served at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries across the street from the bookstore. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904.

The bookstore is in Old Dominion's University Village at Monarch Way and 45th Street. Parking is free in Garage D across from the bookstore on 45th Street. For more information call Katz at 423-2308.

This article was posted on: February 8, 2011

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