Brentwood Library: Neilson to Hold Two Online Programs with Launch of First Book


The Brentwood Library announced they are hosting two special online programs to celebrate Summer Reading 2020. Both programs feature author/illustrator Emily Neilson, whose first book, “Can I Give You a Squish?” comes out in June.

On Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m., you can watch Ms. Neilson read her book at, or at

Then, on Tuesday, June 16, from 11-11:30 a.m., Neilson will give a free drawing class showing how she creates her illustrations. This program will also be viewable at, or at  These free online programs are brought to you by the Friends of the Brentwood Library.

Emily Neilson attended Ron Nunn Elementary School in Brentwood before moving out of the area. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently works creating stop-motion scenes for a Portland-based animation studio. “Can I Give You a Squish?” is her first book.

Summer Reading runs from June 6- August 6; all ages can track reading and activities at to be entered in prize drawings.


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