Community Events

July 5, 2016

Book Reading/Signing – Barnes and Noble Book Fair Event, Vestal, NY

Mohalland Lewis LLC, along with another local author, joined forces with Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga Counties to support their efforts to increase literacy in our community. We did a book reading to the children and assisted them in some crafts to make their own set of binoculars!


June 7, 2016

Book Reading - George F. Johnson Elementary School, Endicott NY

We were invited to do a book reading to the GFJ Third graders. What a delightful group of kids! They were very attentive. They had been studying other countries so they had many great questions about Jamaica! 


April 8, 2016

Meeting with Dr. Harvey Stenger - President, Binghamton University

After meeting Dr. Stenger at the BCUL meeting in April, he purchased our first book and invited us to meet with him to discuss it. He offered us a lot of encouragement and support.


Feb 24, 2016

Book Reading/Author Presentation – Troy Elementary School, Troy, NY

Student Ambassadors escorted Marcus to each classroom where he met with some amazing kids and shared his story with them.


Feb 6, 2016

Broome County Urban League Annual Meeting – Vestal, NY

In honor of Black History Month, several individuals in our community were honored.  Marcus was the Keynote Speaker and shared his story of how he came to America, what his goals and dreams were and what he had accomplished. This presentation was also the introduction to our company’s Fundraiser to support Literacy within the BCUL After- School and Summer Enrichment Programs.  To kick it off, we showed an animated cartoon of the Silly Nomads that had been produced with a team of Binghamton University students.


June 4, 2015

Stand for Children Event - Recreatioln Park, Binghamton, NY

A book reading tent was set up at this annual Youth Advocacy event. Two book readings were held and we introduced children to the first chapter of our Silly Nomads Make Great Superheroes - Vol 3. This book went along with the theme of the event, focusing on children's "Superhero" qualities and an anti-bullying message.


May 2, 2015

Saturday School Author Presentation - Spark Academy, Newark, NY

A Special program was presented to Grade 1 students. After reading a segment from our book, students then asked questions, did some writing of thier own and then presented their stories to classmates. We rounded through the classrooms to visitwith students, answer more questions and commented on thier stories and drawings that were done based on our book! They were a very talented group of children!


Feb 27, 2015

Black Student Union Banquet - Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Marcus was invited to be the Guest Speaker at the banquet on campus in honor of Black History Month. He spoke to a group of approx 45 students about his life journey and how it lead to him become a co-author of the Silly Nomads Book Series. His enthusiasm was well-received by the students, drawing much interest in the books, and offered both motivtion and inspiration to all of the students.


Nov 10, 2014

Interactive Book Readings - Susquehanna Valley Elementary Schools, Binghamton, NY

Tohelp launch their PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) Programs, book reading presentations were given at Donnelly Elementary and Brookside Elementary Schools for grades K through 5. Attended by over 6oo students, teachers and parents, the focus of the programs was to encourage students to read with family members. We signed and distributed copies of our books to the students and had some help from a couple of young men who "acted out" the scene as we read from our book!


July 16, 2014

Interactive Book Reading - The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton, NY.

We were invited for a return appearance to the Discovery Center for a summer program, helping them celebrate their 30 years of operation. This event highlighted a book reading from Vol 2, "Silly Nomads Go Ninja Crazy." The reading was attended by over 50 children! Fox 40 news covered the event and aired the segment later that day.  


June 20, 2014

Interactive Book Reading - Cross Hill Academy, Yonkers, NY. Nearly 400 students and teachers from Grades 2-6 at Cross Hill joined us in an exciting interactive book reading of "Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close." The students showed a lot of enthusiasm and assisted us by acting out the story as we read. They even helped to teach their fellow students some Patois!  Thank you to Ms. Barnett, Ms. Neufville, Mr. Walpole, Ms. Salvador, Mr. Gray, and Ms. Hattar who all helped to make this an enjoyable kick-off event to their summer reading program.


May 22, 2014

Interactive Book Reading – St. James Parochial School, Johnson City, NY.

Fun! Fun! Fun! Really awesome kids at St. James from grades 4-6 joined us for the book reading. Thank you to Principal Matthew Martinkovic, Ms. Levis, and Julie Dupee for making this event possible.


May 10, 2014

Interactive Book Reading – Roberson Museum & Science Center, Binghamton, NY.

Silly Nomads invade Roberson! Our interactive book reading also featured creative “trash to treasure” craft activities.


April 23, 2014

Author Presentation – Aspire Preparatory Middle School, Bronx, NY.

Thank you to Mr. Cobb and his staff for giving us the opportunity to speak to their 8th grade class about our journey as authors, and about setting goals to achieve their greatest potential. Over 100 students and teachers joined us for this assembly. Each of the students received a copy of “Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close,” and after talking with the students, we signed all of their books.


April 16, 2014

Spring Break Book Reading - The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton, NY.

Three book reading sessions were held as part of the "Silly Nomads" theme day during Spring Recess. What fun!  The children created nomad-themed crafts to go along with the book reading. Our illustrator, Kate Santee, joined us to offer drawing workshops. News segments highlighting us and the event aired later that day on both WBNG Channel 12 and News Channel 34!


March 4, 2014

Interactive Book Reading – Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, Binghamton, NY.

Mohalland Lewis makes School and TV appearances! Our first interactive book reading event took place at Theodore Roosevelt School. This event launched our company’s literacy promotion program. It was energizing speaking to 50 enthusiastic and very curious 5th graders! We spoke about our dreams to write a book in hopes to inspire them to follow their dreams, and encouraged them to read.


Dec 21, 2013  

LIVE Radio Appearance: Yonkers/Mount Vernon/Bronx, NY area - Listeners tuned in to Linkage Radio 101.5 FM radio bright and early Saturday morning with Mishy and DJ, "Ja-B," along with Marcus and Jan to talk about their "Silly Nomads" book series. A special thanks to Mishy and Ja-B for having us with them, and to Marcus' dad, Everald Mohalland, who helped to make this possible.   


Dec 20, 2013    

Special Holiday Book Signing - Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA. Friday, Dec 20 6-8PM. This was a very special Christmas book signing for authors Marcus E. Mohalland and Jan Lewis Zelesnikar, joined by their Bethlehem, PA illustrator, Kate Santee, at this historic book shop.



Nov 23, 2013    

Book Signing - RiverRead Books, 5 Court St., Binghamton, NY. Thank you to all of our family, friends and fans who came out to join us at this book signing event! Your support and enthusiam keeps spurring us on!



Nov 13, 2013    

Book Signing Event - The Long Island Home South Oaks Broadlawn Manor, Amytiville Long Island, NY. Marcus and Jan presened their first book, Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close.


Oct  26, 2013    

Book Signing - 200 Rano Blvd, Vestal, NY. Following a news clip on Channel 34 WBGH the preceeding Wednesday, Marcus and Jan met with neighbors and friends in their first book signing event at Rano Blvd. Thank you all for joining us!



Sept  26, 2013

Marcus Mohalland – Motivational Presentation at the Catholic Guardian Society Independent Living Services Session, Bronx, NY. Presenting to a group of youth, Marcus focused on the importance of education.

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