Family Crafternoon

Takoma Park Library

Family Crafternoon

Make Your Own Cabinet of Wonder

In Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 12-year old Ben keeps a collection of things that are important to him in a wooden box. After finding out about early museum collections and Cabinets of Wonder, Ben wonders whether he is a curator and whether his own Cabinet of Wonder is a museum box.

Do you have a special collection of things that are important to you? Create your own Cabinet of Wonder at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library learn more about collecting, curating and displaying your collection!

Mr. Selznick’s work will be celebrated this spring to honor his selection as the Association for Library Services to Children’s 2015 Arbuthnot Lecturer at DC Public Library on May 8: Be sure to check out the Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick/Exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opening on March 22. Find more at our exhibit related to Cabinets of Wonder and illustrations from Brian Selznick’s fabulous books!
For children ages 5-12.