Submitted by Geneva History Center

The Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., will host a presentation by best-selling children's book illustrator Tom Lichtenheld about "The Making of a Children's Book" at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Lichtenheld's works include "Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site" and "Shark vs. Train." In his presentation, Lichtenheld will talk about sources of inspiration and the development of a book from the initial idea through finished manuscript and illustrations. He covers wordplay, editing, and visual storytelling. There will be some interactive drawing and question-and-answer period. This program is appropriate for children and adults.

At 3 p.m., Lichtenheld will conduct a Bookmaking Workshop for children ages 8 to 10. This will be a combination of writing lesson and art class covering the basics of storytelling. Participants will get their own unique "story starter." Then with Lichtenheld's help, will develop their story into a short picture book. Fee for this workshop is $15 and includes supplies and a coupon for one free Happy Meal from McDonald's of Geneva.

These programs are being offered in conjunction with the "Start With A Sketch" exhibition at the Geneva History Center. The admission for the 2 p.m. program is $10, $5 for GHC members and students. Seating is limited. For more information, call (630) 232-4951 or visit