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Norwalk Library Celebrates Holidays With Mother Goose Display

Mother Goose has flown in for a visit at the Norwalk Public Library. A special exhibit of her nursery rhymes and fairy tales will be up throughout the holiday season.
Mother Goose has flown in for a visit at the Norwalk Public Library. A special exhibit of her nursery rhymes and fairy tales will be up throughout the holiday season. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, CONN. -- Mother Goose, the beloved purveyor of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, has flown in for a visit at the Norwalk Public Library.

A special collection of Mother Goose books and ephemera will be on display at the library throughout the holiday season.

Usually depicted as an elderly woman wearing a tall hat and shawl, Mother Goose is also depicted as a goose wearing a bonnet.

The imaginary author has been adopted by many cultures, and her tales and rhymes can be found in many different languages, library officials said.

The exhibit contains many interpretations of Mother Goose by different authors and illustrators.

Also on display is an original color illustration of “ Little Boy Blue” by author/illustrator Margo Austin, and references to over a hundred other Mother Goose tales such as “Little Miss Muffet”, “Mary had a Little Lamb”, “Little Bo Peep” and “Old King Cole.”

Items in the exhibit are on loan from from the private collection of Kathleen and Gil Rodriguez, owners of Gilann Books of Darien.

For more information, call Cynde Bloom Lahey, director of library information services, at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133; or email her at clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

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