Children’s book reading and illustration event tonight in Livingston

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Enterprise Staff
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Bozeman children’s author Nick Mask works on an illustration. Courtesy photo

A local children’s author is visiting Educatio Learning Studio in Livingston Thursday evening for a free event open to the public.

Nick Mask, author of Waffles the Cat children’s book series, is scheduled to read tonight from his newest book, WAFFLESAURUS REX.

After the reading, Mask will guide parents and children to use their creativity and imaginations to create their own illustrated character. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Educatio Learning Studio at 129 S. Main Street in Livingston, according to an Educatio news release.

Mask is a Bozeman artist who was raised in Gainesville, Ga., and moved out West after graduating from college in 2003, the release said. He lives and works in his Bozeman studio where he designs and builds unique home accents from reclaimed wood and other artwork. He is also the author/illustrator of the Waffles the Adventure Cat children’s book series. There are currently three books in the series: Waffles the Cat, Waffles in Space and Wafflesaurus Rex. Each book follows Waffles on different adventures making new friends along the way. For a peek inside the books, please visit www.wafflesadventures.com. All books are for children ages 3-8.

The Educatio Speaker Series is scheduled the third Thursday of the month to bring inspiring people and new ideas to our community, according to the news release. If you have speaker recommendations or are interested in being a speaker and have big ideas and stories you’d like to share, contact Heidi Buzzetti at heidi@educatio.life

Educatio Learning Studio is a K-8th, project-based school focused on hands-on projects to solve community and global challenges. Each Friday, Educatio Students take field trips to learn about the world around us and become inspired by our amazing community. As we connect to our community and each other, we can use our skills, strengths and talents to add value and contribute to goodness.

The school’s mission is to empower children to become full partners in their education; investing in themselves to develop confidence, strong and dynamic relationships, and a sense of purpose and accomplishment, the release said.

The school’s vision is that all students discover their unique gifts and value by building a foundation of skills, character, creative capacity, tenacity, vision, and citizenship, the release said.

The school is accepting donations to help maintain high-quality, inspirational speakers in the future, the release said.