Oct. 10: Meet Authors, Illustrator of ‘Saving Li’l Smokey’


What: Meet the authors and illustrator of “Saving Li’l Smokey.”

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Visitor Center at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the corner of Kennedy Memorial Drive and Highway 299

Children young and old are invited to the Whiskeytown Visitor Center on Saturday to meet authors Adam and Celeste Deem, along with illustrator Ryan Lamb, who will present a storytime and art demonstration.

“Saving Li’l Smokey” was inspired by the plight of an orphaned black bear cub separated from his mother during the 2008 lightning-triggered forest fires in Northern California. Deem will recount the story of how he came upon Li’l Smokey and the adventure that ensued. Illustrator Lamb, who was 15 years old when he began working on the “Saving Li’l Smokey” project, will be on hand to do a painting demonstration. Copies of Ryan’s images from the book will also be on display.

The Visitor Center is at the corner of Kennedy Memorial Drive and Highway 299. For more information, call (530) 246-1225.

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