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April 2014

YA Think Tank

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Designed to help YA writers of all genres at any stage of the writing process, the YA Think Tank’s goal is to help fully develop material from conception to the final draft. We’ll workshop problematic scenes, troubleshoot character development, work through big picture issues, assist in brainstorming for that new concept, and review your submission package. Please contact Alicia at aliciagregoire78@gmail.com to be added to the email group. Guidelines available here, and if you plan on submitting a portion of…

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free with museum admission

Susan Schwake at The Carle Museum

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Make a sculpture with origami and other beautifully printed papers! This fun-filled art adventure is great for all ages and abilities and will be lead by returning guest artist, Susan Schwake, author of 3-D Art Lab for Kids. Susan will be available to sign books in the Art Studio.

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$4; museum admission extra

Hampshire College Theatre’s Seedling Productions Presents Lily Plants a Garden at The Carle Museum

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Lily Plants a Garden by José Cruz González is an inspiring and timely allegory about a child who brings hope to troubled times. This theatre for young audiences piece uses music, puppetry, and imagination to address issues of conflict, identity and difference, family and adoption, environmentalism, and optimism. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. On the day of the event, tickets are first…

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$4; museum admission extra

Hampshire College Theatre’s Seedling Productions Presents Lily Plants a Garden at The Carle Museum

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Lily Plants a Garden by José Cruz González is an inspiring and timely allegory about a child who brings hope to troubled times. This theatre for young audiences piece uses music, puppetry, and imagination to address issues of conflict, identity and difference, family and adoption, environmentalism, and optimism. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. On the day of the event, tickets are first…

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World Book Night

April 23

Each year, 30-35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book…

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$5 (members $4.50); museum admission extra

CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle Museum

April 23 @ 11:00 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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CactusHead Puppets tells The Bremen Town Musicians, the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. On the day of the event, tickets are first come, first served. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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$5 (members $4.50); museum admission extra

CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle Museum

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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CactusHead Puppets tells The Bremen Town Musicians, the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. On the day of the event, tickets are first come, first served. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Laini Taylor at Brookline Public Library

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Public Library,
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Prepare to don your own mask and return to Laini Taylor’s complex, richly imagined world in the final installment: Dreams of Gods and Monsters. We are delighted to be hosting Laini Taylor here at the Public Library of Brookline! Who: Laini Taylor! In all her glory. When: Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Where: Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Upstairs in Hunneman Hall. What: Join us for an evening of a Q&A session…

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24

On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.

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$5 (members $4.50); museum admission extra

CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle Museum

April 24 @ 11:00 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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CactusHead Puppets tells The Bremen Town Musicians, the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. On the day of the event, tickets are first come, first served. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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