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Readfield author Justine Fontes plans to read her children’s picture book featuring patterns, “Black Meets White,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, behind the Readfield Community Library, 1151 Main St.

Children, parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to come wearing black and white or other colored patterns such as plaids and stripes.

Besides writing, Fontes — who spends her days working at the Readfield Post Office — will lead children in a pattern craft with spring stamps and stamp pads, according to a news release from the University of Maine at Augusta.

While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, she worked part-time in publishing. She was editorial assistant at Golden Books and began receiving more freelance writing assignments than she could manage. Her husband, Ronald Fontes, assisted by bringing a background of storytelling, theatre and comics.

Fontes and her husband moved to Maine in 1988. The successful writing team has authored or ghost written more than 700 books. They include everything from best-selling adaptations of Disney hits like “The Lion King” and the popular “Grumpy Bunny” Scholastic series to graphic novels, along with beginning readers, novelty, and historical fiction titles. The prolific writing couple’s goal is to reach 1,001 children’s books.

Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather because the event is scheduled for outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at 1 p.m. April 2.

For more information, call Patricia Clark at 207-841-5154.

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