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Children's Author to Decorate Windows at Scottish Rite

ATLANTA -- Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Marianne Richmond will visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to share her literary and artistic talent with patients and their families.

The event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Scottish Rite is located at 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30342.

This opportunity brings to life Richmond's endearing artistic styles on hospital windows as original works of art. Richmond will work with patients and their families using Expo Neon dry erase markers to create winter scenes that mimick the award-winning style in some of her most popular books, including Hooray for You!

Popular Authors Coming to Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, GA -- Throughout the month of November, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 30338) will host a number of popular and award-winning authors.

It's all part of the 19th annual Book Festival of the MJCCA, which runs from Saturday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 21. The Book Festival has engaging speakers and events for readers of all ages, according to its Web site.

This year, the MJCCA will host Nicole Krauss, best known for her novel The History of Love. Krauss will speak about her new book, Great House, on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Great House consists of four stories that explore the themes of loss, sorrow and recovery. An antiques dealer who is tracking down furniture confiscated by the Nazis is unable to find her father's desk.

Marist Latin Students Hold Read-A-Thon

This Friday, October 15th, Marist School Latin students and their friends will read the entire epic poem, “The Aeneid” by Vergil, in its English translation, aloud at the flag circle, nonstop, rain or shine.

The students will be taking turns reading throughout the day.

Students from the Latin Honor Society will launch the fundraiser before dawn and the endeavor will last 12 hours. All proceeds from the 2010 Read-A-Thon will go to the educational needs of the Atlanta Lost Boys of Sudan, who are currently endeavoring to finish college coursework.