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April 2014

Authorfest

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winchester Town Hall,
71 Mt. Vernon St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Meet dozens of children’s books’ authors and illustrators at Town Hall in Winchester. You will be able to purchase copies and have them signed by the authors! Families are invited to meet and get autographs from some 20 plus authors and illustrators, whose books for children range in interest from preschool to high school. Authorfest is made possible by grants from the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence, the Winchester Cultural Council, the En Ka Society, and contributions from the Winchester…

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Tad Hills at Burlington Barnes & Noble

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Author/illustrator Tad Hills will read and sign his latest Duck & Goose picture book Duck & Goose Go to the Beach at the Burlington Barnes & Noble.

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April Chapter & Verse Book Club meeting

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stevens Memorial Library,
345 Main St., Andover, MA 01845 United States
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Children’s Literature Network (CLN) and Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover co-host the Massachusetts chapter of CLN’s innovative Chapter & Verse Book Club. Chapter & Verse is a national book club for members of Children’s Literature Network and other children’s literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. The book clubs are a haven for adults who enjoy reading books written for children and teenagers. Anne Broyles, author, and…

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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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