One event for children takes place at 1:30 p.m. and another for adults at 4 p.m. The programs are presented in partnership with Smith College Club of New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk and Wilton. Yolen is an alumna of Smith College. Elm Street Books will have copies of Yolen's books for purchase and signing.
At 1:30 p.m., Yolen will read one of her dinosaur series books and answer questions from the audience. She recently published "How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?" and "How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?" The second program will be a poetry reading for adults. She will read passages from her recently published "Ekaterinoslav: One Family's Passage to America," a memoir in verse.
To register, visit newcanaanlibrary.org or call 203-594-5040.