Alison Goldberg, Story Time and Art Activity, Sponsored by the Falmouth Public Library

Photo of author Alison Goldberg and book Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui
Alison Goldberg

Storytime and Art Activity at the Falmouth Public Library

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10 AM




Mark your calendars! The Falmouth Public library is delighted to host author Alison Goldberg on the library lawn for a special reading of her new book Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, followed by a collaborative art activity featuring yogurt tops, paperclips, and used materials. This event is for all ages, but would be perfect for ages 7 and up.

About Bottle Tops:

Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui is the inspiring biography of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui whose handmade sculptures, created from discarded bottle tops, have received international acclaim and been showcased around the world. This book has been hailed as "an excellent biography" (Booklist)  an "engrossing introduction  to a monumental African artist" (Shelf Awareness) and a "sensational reading experience"(Shelf Awareness) and has already received two starred reviews. 

​”If you touch something, you leave a charge on it and anybody else touching it connects with you, in a way.” — El Anatsui

About Alison Goldberg:

Alison Goldberg is a writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the author of I Love You for Miles and Miles. She blogs about activism in children's literature and loves researching everything from marine life to contemporary art for her books. Alison first learned about El Anatsui's work while studying art in Ghana in 1995 and has sought opportunities to see his sculptures ever since. You can visit her online at

This event is free. 

The event will take place on the library lawn. In the event of rain, the storytime and craft will be held indoors in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room. 

Eight Cousins will be selling books at the event.


Event date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Falmouth Public Library - Library Lawn
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui By Alison Goldberg, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Goldberg, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781620149669
Availability: On Our Shelves. Online inventory updates every 24 hours. Call 508.548.5548 to verify.
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 14th, 2022