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July 2014
Free to museum members

Members Opening Reception for “Simms Taback: Art by Design” Exhibition at The Carle Museum

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join us for an intimate Members’ evening to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition. The event includes a conversation with Rick Meyerowitz, Reynold Ruffins, and Regina Hayes moderated by H. Nichols B. Clark, appetizers and drink ticket, plus the chance to win exhibition-related items in our free drawing. 5:00 pm Reception 6:15 pm Conversation Members RSVP by Monday, July 7 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 658-1104 or membership@carlemuseum.org. Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Penguin…

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June 2014

Kidlit Meet Up – N. Metro West Boston

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aprile’s European Restaurant,
75 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA 01863 United States
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Reconnect with local friends you met at NESCBWI14. Join us for drinks and apps.

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$10

CBB’s Wicked Boston Children’s Books Trivia Challenge with Jack Gantos

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
M. J. O’Connor’s, Back Bay,
27 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you know which author once had wild animals in his bathroom? Which author/illustrator team lived in the same building in NYC? Which nineteenth-century author didn’t really want to write her most famous book, but did it for the money? Participate in the first-ever trivia night focused on Boston and children’s books, hosted by the the one, the only Jack Gantos! Register here and then encourage others to come and form a team. Or, come alone and join a team…

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Summer (?) Kidlit Drink Night

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orleans Restaurant,
65 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other friends of YA/children’s literature have been getting together every couple of months to talk, drink, share ARCs, and raise money for kidlit causes. And drink. Hey, just because we read books written for kids doesn’t mean we aren’t grown-ups, right? Fingers crossed that June 9 will be actual, consistent summer. Orleans has those big windows, so it’s almost like drinking outside! Join the Facebook…

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free with museum admission

9th Annual Children’s Book Festival: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Visitors to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will go wild for the 9th Annual Children’s Book Festival: What’s Your Favorite Animal? on Saturday, June 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. Inspired by What’s Your Favorite Animal?, a new picture book that benefits The Carle, the festival is filled with special guest authors, animal picture book art, and live animals! Each child attending will receive a free copy of the new book, thanks to the book’s publisher,…

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May 2014

A Place at the Table: Speed Dating with Children’s Book Creators

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Hear authors and illustrators present new titles and engage in small-group discussions about promoting diversity in children’s books. Tickets are no longer available for this event. The Format of the Evening 5:30 – 6:00 Arrive and receive your badge with your table assignment. Enjoy light refreshments. Mix and mingle. There will be opening statements and a rundown of the procedure. We’ll begin the speed dating promptly at 6:20. 6:20 – 7:25 Everyone will be assigned a table. The authors and…

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$5 and $15 packages

Tee Off at the Brookline Public Library

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brookline Public Library,
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Mini Golf…at the library! Join us for an evening of mini-golf, snacks, refreshments, special author guests, & wear your favorite Kentucky Derby hat. Get your tickets early! Online, tickets will be $5 or $15 (including alcohol), but after May 1st, tickets will only be available at the door for $10 or $20 (including alcohol.) Festivities will include Mini-golf (with loop de loops!) An invitation to both gents and ladies to show off their best Kentucky Derby outfits The chance to…

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April 2014

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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Books on the Charles Opening Reception

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belmont Gallery of Art, Town Hall Complex, Homer Municipal Building,
19 Moore St., 3rd floor, Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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“Books on the Charles” celebrates the work of artists who have created illustrations for picture books by award-winning children’s book publisher Charlesbridge Publishing. For 25 years, this Watertown, MA-based independent publisher of children’s fiction and non-fiction has been committed to their mission: to inform and fascinate. Over those years, “Charlesbridge has built a reputation for books with engaging, accurate text and bold, detailed illustrations.” Offering a highly attentive, collaborative team, Charlesbridge has become a “destination publisher for authors and illustrators…

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March 2014
free -- members only

“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber” Opening Reception at The Carle Museum

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join The Carle for an intimate Members’ evening to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition. The event includes a conversation with curator and picture book historian Leonard S. Marcus and friends, appetizers and drink ticket, plus the chance to win exhibition-related items in our free drawing. 5:00 Reception 6:15 Conversation Members RSVP by Sunday, March 23 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-658-1104 or membership@carlemuseum.org Members Only – Free Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Houghton Mifflin…

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