SJC to Host Book Signing by Famed Children's Book Author

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MARCH 8, 2013 – The Council for the Arts at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to host a reception and book signing by famed children’s book author and illustrator, Tomek Bogacki, on Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Board Room of O’Connor Hall located on its Long Island Campus.

Mr. Bogacki has written and illustrated more than 40 children’s books including, the Cat and Mouse series, Circus Girl and My First Garden.  Mr. Bogacki was born in a small town in Poland and as a teenager, moved to the country’s capital of Warsaw, the setting for his passionate picture book about the Holocaust-era entitled, The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. In 2009, The Champion of Children was a National Jewish Book Award finalist in the category of Illustrated Children's Books.

The Council for the Arts at SJC fosters and encourages an appreciation and enrichment of the fine and performing arts by experiencing the power and beauty of dance, theater, music and visual arts. The Council develops an enduring love of the arts and encourages active involvement from SJC students and the surrounding community, either as participants or as informed spectators, with the hope that it will enrich and ultimately transform their lives.

This child-friendly event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Anna Malzone at 631.687.1434 or

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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