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Children's Author @ Your Library

1/8/2013
Massanutten Regional Library will feature children’s author Maurice Lamont and his gregarious character Hopper the Squirrel on Saturday, January 19, 2 pm, in its Children’s Author @ Your Library session at Main in downtown Harrisonburg.

Lamont, a native of New Jersey, is a self-published author, poet, and songwriter who created his brand character Hopper the Squirrel as a vehicle to demonstrate “Life Lessons” for children and families.  Lamont’s message through his books emphasizes the “positive” and the beauty of life.  Moral lessons such as respecting others, loving yourself, and making mistakes are part of his repertoire.

If Hopper the Squirrel seems worldly as a character, it is because the author credits the US Marine Corps and his experiences there and often uses his “worldly awakening” in his compilation of stories, illustrations, and rhythmic lines used to address and solve many issues that affect American children.  Hopper the Squirrel encounters and resolves problems with help from his family and friends in this series of children’s stories. Clare Eakin, Youth Services Coordinator for Massanutten Regional Library, is excited about Lamont and Hopper the Squirrel’s visit.  “You can really get a child’s attention with animal characters, and I am sure Hopper will be a big success.  We want all kids, from ages one to 92, to visit MRL on January 19th and become acquainted with Hopper!” 

Children’s Author @ Your Library is free and open to the public and will be held in the Darrin Community Youth Center. 

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