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University Bookstore to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday March 2

The University Village Bookstore is celebrating Dr. Seuss's 115th birthday with its annual Cat in the Hat event Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, born March 2, 1904, was a beloved author whose colorful classics inspired many generations. His popular children's books sold over 600 million copies and were translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death in 1991. He published his first children's book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Next came a string of best sellers, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham."

Faculty members from the Child Learning Resource Center will read to students at the University Village Bookstore.

It's a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy perhaps one of the most well-known authors in children's literature," said Marc Katz, general book manager at the University Village Bookstore. "It's a fun and exciting event that brings crowds into our store from both the University and the local community."

The free event, which supports the national children's literacy initiative "Read Across America," usually attracts more than 250 students, parents and children.

Hats, balloons and face paintings will be offered. In addition to freebies, students will have a chance to take a picture with Cat in the Hat himself.

Free parking is available in Garage D, across from the side entrance of the Ted Constant Convocation Center on 45th Street. For more information, call the Village Bookstore at 757-423-2308.

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