Mid City community photo gallery for Nov. 12, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Sonya Gordon -- Books and an old television set playing 'Howdy Doody' are displayed at the 'Tattered Covers and All-Night Reads: The Great Children’s Books Our Parents Loved' exhibit at the Main Library.

Older children’s book characters like Spot, the Wizard of Oz, Raggedy Andy and more are highlighted in “Tattered Covers and All-Night Reads: The Great Children’s Books Our Parents Loved,” a special exhibit on display through Dec. 8 at the Main Library.

The exhibit, free and open to the public during the library’s regular hours, is sponsored by a gift from Nick and Linda Cladis and the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, of Florida.

An opening reception will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Children and adults are invited to dress as a favorite children’s book character. Library staff will be available to give tours of the exhibit.

Special children’s crafts, storytimes and programs to celebrate the exhibit will be held throughout November. Registration is required for some programs. For information and registration, call (225) 231-3760.

Special programs include:

FLYING HIGH WITH CURIOUS GEORGE: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; for ages 4 to 7. Hear a reading of “The Original Adventures of Curious George” and “Curious George Flies a Kite.”

CLASSIC BOOKS CINEMA SATURDAY: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28; for ages 3 to 11. See movies based on titles featured in the “Tattered Covers” exhibit at ebrpl.com.

REPAIR OR PITCH? BOOK RESCUE AND REPAIR: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21; for ages 9 to 11. Learn how to repair damaged books and make a treasure box or clutch craft using discarded books.

CLASSIC BOOKS CINEMA WEEK: Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 27; for ages 3 to 11. See movies based on titles featured in the “Tattered Covers” exhibit at ebrpl.com.