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Family Interactive Tour and Author Talk: City of The Plague God with Sarwat Chadda at The Morgan Library & Museum

Family Interactive Tour and Author Talk: City of The Plague God with Sarwat Chadda

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  • Sep. 19, 2021, 2-3:15pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Online
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE - Advanced Registration Required
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Did you know the ancient Mesopotamians had a god of plagues and fevers? His name was Nergal, and in author Sarwat Chadda’s novel for younger readers, Nergal comes to New York and the only ones who can stop him are thirteen-year-old Sik and his new friend Belet. The heroes will encounter Ishtar, the goddess of love and battle, the warrior Gilgamesh, and more characters from Mesopotamian mythology on their journey to save the city. Family program participants will take a virtual tour of the Morgan’s collection of Mesopotamian art, and discover cuneiform writing, Mesopotamian monsters, and powerful amulets. Following the tour will be a live Q&A with author Sarwat Chadda, where participants can ask the author questions about his work and how he adapted ancient stories to modern times. City of The Plague God is part of the Rick Riordan Presents series of novels that spotlight world mythology. The Morgan Library & Museum is partnering with Greenlight Bookstore to encourage families reading together. Greenlight Bookstore is offering a discount on City of The Plague God, available in hardback or as a preorder paperback, with promo code MORGANLIBRARY15, through September 25, 2021. Family programs are designed for adults and children to enjoy together. Recommended for children ages 7-14. No experience required. Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. Please download the app in advance for the best user experience.

About The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue

New York, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30am-5pm; Friday, 10:30am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes

  • A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. As early as 1890 Morgan had begun to assemble a collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints.

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Nearest public transportation stop: 33 Street Station; 6, Grand Central; 7, 4, 5, 6

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