Program Type:Authors & Lectures, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:Kids , Grades K-5 , Tweens & Teens , All Ages/Families
Are you crazy about horses? Join us at New Canaan Mounted Troop to meet middle-grade authors Sarah Maslin Nir (The Flying Horse, March 2023) and Carrie Seim (Horse Girl, March 2021). Carrie and Sarah will share their journeys as writers and riders. Instructors from New Canaan Mounted Troop will take us on a barn tour and give a horse-grooming demo! This program is ideal for horse enthusiasts of all ages, beginning with late elementary students.
Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times and the author of the new Once Upon a Horse series of children’s books, featuring true stories from across the equestrian world. Book 1, The Flying Horse, came out on March 14, 2023. Nir is also the author of the adult nonfiction book Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal published in 2020 by Simon and Schuster. She rides hunters competitively and is the mom of four horses and one pony. Twitter @SarahMaslinNir Instagram @onceuponahorse
Carrie Seim is the creator of The Flying Flamingo Sisters, the best-selling Audible series hailed by The New York Times as a Best Audiobook for Road Trips with Kids. Her acclaimed novel Horse Girl has been praised in Rolling Stone, Town & Country, The New York Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Bustle, Young Rider, Horse Nation, Breyerfest and more. She's served as a staff writer for several Nickelodeon comedy variety shows and has contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, McSweeney's, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler and NPR’s UnFictional.
Accessibility and Accommodations
We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.
Child and Caregiver Participation Guidelines
This program is designed for children and their caregivers to participate together. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child throughout this program. Please avoid side conversations or cell phone use for the duration of the program. Drop offs will not be permitted.
Off-Site Participation Guidelines
If your child is under 12 years old, an adult caregiver must remain in the area designated by our librarians for the duration of the program. If your child finishes a program early, or if a child becomes ill, distressed, or behaves in a manner that interferes with other participants’ enjoyment of the program, they may be released from class before the program’s end time. Please ensure that your child knows exactly where to find you at all times.