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Logo - book fest 2The Book Festival of the MJCCA will present its annual family event, The Family Reading Festival, on Sunday, Nov. 10 2013.

Sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks and presented by The PJ Library, The Family Reading Festival is always a highlight of the Book Festival of the MJCCA.

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Perfect for children ages 6 months through 6 years, the Reading Festival brings families and storytellers together for an interactive, educational, and unique event.

Highlights this year include cheering with the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders; singing with Rabbi Brian Glusman and the Shabbat Dinosaur and flipping out with the MJCCA’s Little Sparks Gymnastic Exhibition Team.

Marilyn Gootman, Gail Karwoski and Galia Sabbag will be featured authors at the event. Additionally, the books of Rabbi Jamie Korngold, “Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah,” and Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple’s “Jewish Fairy Tales Feasts: A Literary Cookbook” will be featured.

Children and their parents can also take part in a creative Chanukah program, painting your own pottery and creating a menorah from the handprints of your child.

The first piece of pottery is free. Extra pieces of pottery are available for a nominal charge. Additionally, PJ Library will be giving away the book, “Welcome Song for Baby”, while supplies last.

Toys and books will be provided for extra fun!

At a glance

The Family Reading Festival, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 10; MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody; to purchase tickets call (678) 812-4005 or visit www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

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