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July 2014
free with museum admission

“Simms Taback: Art by Design” Gallery Talk at The Carle Museum

July 13 @ 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 Chief Curator Nick Clark for a guided tour of the special exhibition “Simms Taback: Art by Design.” Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Penguin Young Readers Group.

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May 2014

“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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Chapter Book Craft Chat with Miriam Glassman at The Writers’ Loft

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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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: 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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April 2014

“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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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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Jeff Kinney Talks about Drawing in Reluctant Readers at The Carle Museum

April 6 @ 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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Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely credited for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. In his first visit to The Carle, he will share the incredible trajectory of his bestselling series, talk about its impact on readers, its wide reach around the globe, and the many unique experiences he has had since the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was first published in April 2007. Tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable. 1 PDP. The talk in the auditorium is…

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“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Norton Juster at the BPL

April 2 @ 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. Norton Juster is perhaps best known for his children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth. The year…

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March 2014
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Gallery Talk: “The Art of Bernard Waber” with Guest Curator Leonard Marcus

March 30 @ 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 guest curator Leonard Marcus for a guided tour of The Carle’s special exhibition “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber.”

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