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April 2014

2014 Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture at The Carle Museum

April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Timothy Young, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, will present the 2014 Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture entitled “Extinct Monsters: What Scholars Learn from Children’s Books.” Old and rare children’s books and manuscripts might evoke feelings of nostalgia for many readers. However, libraries build collections of children’s literature so researchers can trace the development of cultural phenomena and narrate more complex histories. This talk will explore some of the…

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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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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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free with museum admission

Gallery Talk: The Art of Bernard Waber with Chief Curator Nick Clark at The Carle Museum

May 3 @ 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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Join Carle Chief Curator Nick Clark for a guided tour of the special exhibition Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber.

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“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Jack Gantos at the BPL

May 22 @ 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. Jack Gantos is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Rotten…

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