Collage Workshop with Artist Shawn Harris, Featuring Author Mac Barnett


We're honored to host the talented and award-winning duo Shawn Harris, opens a new window and Mac Barnett, opens a new window for an online collage workshop, opens a new window on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 4:00 PM. At our latest Between the Lines, opens a new window event, children and families are invited to listen to Mac read from his latest children's picture book and watch Shawn lead a collage workshop while talking about the process he goes through to create beautiful artwork. 

Shawn and Mac's most recent collaboration, the picture book A Polar Bear in the Snow, opens a new window, was released in October. We're excited to give away free copies of this fun children's book! Stop by any of our 12 locations, opens a new window in mid-January during Curbside Services, opens a new window hours (Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 AM-4 PM) to pick up your copy while supplies last. After the collage workshop, we will have a Q&A with both Mac and Shawn, so read the book ahead of time and register, opens a new window for this exciting author event!

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author. Mac's works include the two Caldecott Honor books, Extra Yarn, opens a new window and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, opens a new window. During the pandemic, Mac began reading books on Instagram, launching "Mac's Book Club Show, opens a new window." Over the last year, he has read a different picture book every Saturday often joined by his dog, Henry. The book club, which features letters from book club members and a joke corner, entertains kids and "librarians who love edu-comedy" on all seven continents! Join us on Tuesday as Mac reads A Polar Bear in the Snow, opens a new window.

Shawn Harris is a local artist and musician who also created the illustrations for Her Right Foot, opens a new window and What Can a Citizen Do?, opens a new window  by Dave Eggers and Everyone's Awake, opens a new window by Colin Meloy. A Polar Bear in the Snow features Shawn's beautiful and clever collage techniques, which you can learn more about and witness firsthand on Tuesday.

What questions do you have for Shawn and Mac?

Check out some of Shawn's titles!

A Polar Bear in the Snow

Her Right Foot

What Can A Citizen Do?

Everyone's Awake

Here are some titles by Mac Barnett:

Extra Yarn

Sam & Dave Dig A Hole



The Terrible Two

Jack at Bat