Take flight with “Catwings” in Little Read event

Fly away with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its commemoration of The Little Read, which takes a look at the children’s classic “Catwings,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

Catwings” is part of author Ursula K. Le Guin’s Catwings Collection, and looks at the adventures of several kittens who are born with wings. The books are geared to ages 7 to 10 but all ages of children are invited to the program. Space is limited for the presentation so registration in advance is required.

The event will feature a story time, themed crafts and treats and more. This is a child-friendly companion event to go along with The Big Read, the Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, which this year focuses on another of Le Guin’s novels, “A Wizard of Earthsea.”