Maurice Sendak talk and bus trip

Clare Nguyen.

Clare Nguyen.

Contributed photo.

As part of a special tribute to the life and work of Maurice Sendak, Clare Nguyen, project archivist for the Maurice Sendak Collection at the University of Connecticut will give an illustrated ARTalk using materials from the collection, most significantly preliminary sketches, dummy books, and final drawings, to discuss Sendak’s artistic treatment of his characters and the worlds in which he imagined them, and consequently, the impact he sent reverberating through the world of children’s literature. Her ARTalk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Ridgefield Library.

On Friday, Sept. 27, there will be a chartered bus trip to the Sendak Collection at the UConn at Storrs for what organizers describe as an intimate, private tour of Sendak’s original drawings, illustrations and lay-outs. Nguyen will show these firsthand.

The bus will leave the library at 8:30 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m. The fee is $20. Attendees may bring a bag lunch or buy lunch on the UConn campus. Early registration is encouraged.

To register, visit or call 203-438-2282 for more information.