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October 2017

Julie Berry at Belmont Books

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard St.
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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About The Emperor's Ostrich Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich. Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all…

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Malinda Lo & E. K. Johnston at Porter Square Books

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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About A Line in the Dark The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark. Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby…

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Ben Mezrich at the BPL’s West Roxbury Branch

October 19 @ 5:30 pm
Boston Public Library, West Roxbury Branch, 1961 Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132 United States
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Please join the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library for the Friends' Annual Meeting. This year, the guest speaker is author Ben Mezrich. Reception: 5:30PM, Author talk: 6:30 PM. Refreshments and book signings.

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Nancy Schön in Conversation with Anita Diamant at the BPL’s Central Branch

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Central Branch, 700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Nancy Schön is best-known for her iconic Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in Boston’s Public Garden. Based on Robert McCloskey’s book and visited by thousands of children and adults every year, it has become a beloved Boston landmark. In Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art, Schön explores her major public projects and commissions, what inspired them, and what goes into making a beautiful and tactile work of public art. Schön will be interviewed by Anita Diamant, author…

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Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale at Porter Square Books

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home. Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost-night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down…

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Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale at Brookline Public Library’s Coolidge Corner Branch

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brookline Public Library, Coolidge Corner Branch, 31 Pleasant St.
Brookline, 02446 United States
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This event will be held at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library (31 Pleasant St., Brookline). Author Julia Denos and illustrator E. B. Goodale will visit the Brookline Public Library's Coolidge Corner Branch to share their stunning new picture book Windows. Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.

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Katherine Paterson’s Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People at the Concord Free Library

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Concord Free Library welcomes Katherine Paterson for the 2017 Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People. The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors.  This year’s speaker has been a strong contributor to the body of literature written for youth for a long time.  She has written more than 30 books and has been awarded the Newbery Medal two times, the…

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“Ghostly YA” Panel with S. M. Parker, Adriana Mather, and Kali Wallace at Trident Booksellers and Café

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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About The Rattled Bones Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell. Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be…

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Kara LaReau at Newtonville Books

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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About The Infamous Ratsos Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. What’ll Big Lou do when he finds out they’ve been acting like…

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Lauren Tarshis at Book Ends Winchester

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester, 559 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Join Book Ends Winchester on Monday, October 23rd to welcome children's author Lauren Tarshis. Lauren is the author of the popular series I Survived, and will be signing copies of the newest book in the series, I Survived: The American Revolution. She will be visiting a number of local schools during the day before stopping in at Book Ends! Lauren Tarshis's New York Times–bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst…

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