The Family Reading Festival, one of the annual highlights of the Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.
The event targets children ages 6 months to 6 years.
Children can take part in craft activities based on the following books:
- Tracy Newman’s “Hanukkah Is Coming.”
- Deborah Lakritz’s “Joey and the Giant Box.”
- Andria Rosenbaum’s “Meg Goldberg on Parade.”
- Laura Gehl’s “Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel.”
- Shoshana Banana’s “Family Ties.”
Joanie Leeds and Drummer Dan are performing at 11 a.m., and the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders, Rabbi Brian Glusman and the Shabbat Dinosaur also are making appearances.
For the younger crowd, Shalom Baby is telling stories and presenting puppet shows throughout the festival in the Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center.
Children’s tickets are $10 for center members and $13 for nonmembers in advance or $3 more at the door. Parents and infants under 6 months old are free. Get tickets at www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival, or call 678-812-4005.
Don’t forget to bring new or gently used children’s books to donate to Project GIVE, which supports the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy’s tutoring of kindergartners through third-graders at Atlanta public schools. Donation bins are next to the front desk at the JCC.