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October 2014

Dave Zeltserman at the Harvard COOP

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Coop,
1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02238 United States
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“My name’s Henry Dudlow. I’m fifteen and a half. And I’m cursed. Or damned. Take your pick. The reason? I see demons.” So begins the latest novel by horror master Dave Zeltserman. The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look . . . different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees…

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Andrea Davis Pinkney at Lesley University

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marran Theater, Lesley University,
Doble Campus: Margaret A. McKenna Student Center, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Lesley University welcomes the award-winning author of “Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down” Lesley University announces an evening with Andrea Davis Pinkney, the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Pinkney will speak on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Lesley’s Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. Her talk is free and open to the public.…

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November 2014
$65/general registration; $25/students

“What’s New in Children’s Books?” conference

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Hall, Lesley University,
1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02108 United States
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from The Foundation from Children’s Books: Fall 2014 “What’s New in Children’s Books?” half-day event Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. University Hall, Lesley University Speakers this fall include: Gregory Maguire, the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He will talk about his new middle-grade novel, Egg & Spoon. Eric Velasquez is a prolific and…

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Gail Carriger at the Brookline Public Library

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Public Library,
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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To have the honour of meeting one-time archaeologist and accomplished author Gail Carriger, the Public Library of Brookline (in association with the Friends of the Brookline Library) requests the pleasure of your company at evening tea at the Main Library in Hunneman Hall on Monday 10th November 2014 at 7 o’clock p.m. We invite all attendees to dress accordingly — in the spirit of the Finishing School series — although we request you leave your more lethal parasols at home…

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Sarah Brannen at the Lincoln Public Library

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Public Library,
3 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 United States
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Sarah Brannen reads and discusses her new picture book Madame Martine, about a little old lady in Paris, a lost dog, and the Eiffel Tower. All ages are welcome, especially kids 4–7, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Sarah has illustrated over a dozen books for children including Feathers: Not Just for Flying and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. She grew up in Lincoln!

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free with museum admission

Exhibition “Madeline at 75″ Opens at The Carle Museum

November 15
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present “Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans,” on view from November 15 through February 22, 2015 in Amherst. The exhibition, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of the classic Madeline, honors the plucky schoolgirl in Paris and her creator with more than 90 rarely seen works. “Madeline at 75″ was organized by The Carle and curated by Jane Bayard Curley. It premiered at the New-York…

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Exhibition “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” Opens at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

November 20
The Contemporary Jewish Museum,
736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This holiday season, The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues its tradition of presenting family-friendly exhibitions that explore the work of beloved children’s book illustrators with “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch.” J. Otto Seibold, a mostly self-taught Bay Area artist, is one of America’s most influential creators of children’s books. Born and raised in the East Bay, where he still resides, his offbeat and wacky Mr. Lunch books (written with Vivian Walsh) were the first children’s books designed using computer software.…

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December 2014
$50

So You Want to Choose the 2015 Caldecott? Session 2 at The Carle Museum

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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October 24, 2014: 4:00pm – 6:00pm December 6, 2014: 9:00am – 12:00pm Must attend both sessions (5 PDPs) Join The Carle for a Mock Caldecott Committee that reviews, votes, and makes its own choice for the 2015 Caldecott Award. At our October meeting, we’ll review the award guidelines and start talking about eligible picture books from 2014. In November, we’ll ask for final nominations and at our December meeting, we’ll go through the Caldecott Committee process to name our selections…

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$15

The Light Princess opens at the A.R.T.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loeb Drama Center,
64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit…

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