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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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