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Reading aloud to children is both pleasurable and a proven, simple practice for creating the enthusiastic readers of tomorrow. Children’s Librarian Brian Wilson will share with adults his picks for Best Picture Books of 2013 at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 in the community meeting room of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Parents, teachers, child care workers, grandparents and anyone else who values reading aloud to young children at home, in classrooms, child care centers or casual playgroups will enjoy “Mr. Brian’s” lively presentation. It can also help those who need meaningful holiday gift ideas.