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April 2014
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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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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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Jarrett Krosoczka at The Carle Museum

April 26 @ 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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Join us as award-winning author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka introduces us to his new picture book, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, and underwater tale about friendship and kindness. This fun and interactive storytime also includes a drawing demonstration followed by a book signing. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

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Poetry at Play: Family Poetry Jam at The Carle Museum

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Come celebrate National Poetry Month at The Carle as acclaimed children’s poets and authors from the Pioneer Valley — Jane Yolen, Richard Michelson, Jeannine Atkins, and Heidi Stemple — read aloud their own poems as well as poems by their favorite writers. This all-ages event, hosted by poet and poetry advocate Steven Withrow, will be followed by a book signing with all the featured authors. Don’t miss this enjoyable, verse-filled afternoon.

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“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Jeff Kinney at the BPL

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins February 6 and runs through May. The library welcomes esteemed writers of children’s literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy. Jeff Kinney is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid…

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Annie Cardi at Porter Square Books

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Annie Cardi will present and sign her debut YA novel, The Chance You Won’t Return, at Porter Square Books. Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school — and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the…

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Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Roslindale Branch,
4246 Washington St., Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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Local author Michelle Chalmers will read her rhyming picture book The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and conversation about the skin. Children will learn about the diverse beauty of humanity. A craft is included. For children 6 and up. This Out of School Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

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Soman Chainani with Maria Tatar and Gregory Maguire at the Harvard Coop

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Coop,
1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02238 United States
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In The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn’t quite the fairy tale they expected. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and Sophie once knew has changed. Please join us as author Soman Chainani discusses fairy tales and literature with Maria Tatar and Gregory Maguire.…

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May 2014

“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Maria Tatar at the BPL

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins February 6 and runs through May. The library welcomes esteemed writers of children’s literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy. Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard…

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Elizabeth Rose Stanton at The Carle Museum

May 3 @ 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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Join author-illustrator Elizabeth Rose Stanton at The Carle for some chicken-talk about her debut picture book Henny. Henny is NOT a typical chicken, but she does have a BIG imagination, and Elizabeth will share how she used hers to think up this unusual character. The program will include looking at some other unique critter art and a fun coloring activity. Book signing to follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event?…

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