The CTCB was proud to officially welcome Betsy Bird to the Chicago area as Evanston Public Library’s new Collection Development Manager. Our October 7th event drew friends and colleagues from around the Chicago area to enjoy a lively, thought-provoking presentation by Betsy on her new book “Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature”. Copies of Betsy’s new book as well as her joyous 2013 book "Giant Dance Party" were available for purchase afterwards, with Betsy on hand to answer questions, chat about children’s literature and sign copies of her book. Afterward attendees enjoyed refreshments and discussion with colleagues. A warm and wonderful welcome to our friend and colleague Betsy Bird!