The Illustrated History of the Snowman: Bob Eckstein with Lenore Skenazy

Wed. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:30pm EST
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Learn about representations of the snowman in an illustrated history of the icy character who is embraced around the world. 

From the Dark Ages to 20th-century kitsch, the snowman—that anthropomorphic figure made of ice—pops up in rare prints, paintings, movies, advertising and every other art form imaginable.  Whether represented as the frosty, jolly stereotype to something more sinister, learn what the snowman has to say about the humans that made him.

Bob Eckstein provides this history alongside over two hundred illustrations. The award-winning illustrator and writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and author of Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores will be joined in conversation by Lenore Skenazy, president of the non-profit Let Grow and founder of Free-Range Kids, which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. 


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018