Families that home school their children are invited to a Lincoln City Libraries “Curious George” event from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Monday at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.

The event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit “The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France.” The free exhibit is on display through Nov. 21.

It tells how the creators of the “Curious George" series escaped from the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. The Jewish couple stashed a few belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and bicycle baskets and fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five-month odyssey by bike, train and boat that eventually would bring them to the United States.

A month after their arrival, they received a new contract from Houghton Mifflin for “The Adventures of Fifi,” later retitled “The Adventures of Curious George,” a series about an irrepressible brown monkey enjoyed by children for decades.

Families attending Monday’s program will receive a tour of the exhibit, followed by a special "Curious George" storytime for preschoolers. Parents and older children may participate in a discussion of the book on which the exhibit is based, “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey.”

Refreshments will be served. To register, call 402-441-8503.

The exhibit is being toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.