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January 2017

“Create Backgrounds For Picture Book Spreads” Workshop with Brian Lies at The Writers’ Loft

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Registration required — click here to register!

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YA Passport January Reading with Adam Silvera and Jay Robin Brown at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe,
338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Trident for the first reading and signing in the new YA Passport series, featuring Adam Silvera (History is All You Left Me) and Jaye Robin Brown (Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit). About History is All You Left Me When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time…

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“Welcome to Our Home” Living History Tour at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

January 28 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House,
399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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alcott house

Suitable for all ages! Ideal for families! Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt — all while learning about this extraordinary New England family! Costs Adults: $12 Seniors/…

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George O’Connor at Brookline Booksmith

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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In the latest volume of the Olympians series, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

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February 2017

Caldecott Club meeting at the Reading Public Library

February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reading Public Library,
80 General Way
Reading, MA 01867 United States
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The Caldecott Medal is one of the most distinguished awards in children’s literature. Kids in grades 3 to 5 are invited to join the Reading Public Library’s Caldecott Club to learn more about this prestigious award given to the best illustrated book for children annually. Children’s librarian Ashley Waring, a member of the 2017 Caldecott Committee, will lead our club. Over the course of five meetings, we will learn about how and why the award is given, and discuss artistic…

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Kim Savage at Book Ends Winchester

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Winchester author Kim Savage has a new young adult novel, Beautiful Broken Girls. Book Ends Winchester is beyond thrilled to host the book launch for Kim, whose debut novel, After the Woods, was so successful!

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Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston at The Boston Athenæum

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boston Athenæum,
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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New York Times–bestselling author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston will present on their collaboratively created picture book, A Child of Books. An artistic love letter to reading and the imagination, A Child of Books combines Jeffers’s expressive images and Winston’s immersive typographical landscapes, as a girl and boy adventure through the rich terrain of stories. A book signing will follow. Recommended for book-lovers of all ages. Oliver Jeffers is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including Once…

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