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December 2014

City-Wide Friends of the BPL Holiday Book Sale

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Last minute shoppers can find a special holiday gift at the City-Wide Friends book sale. All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library.

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Dara Goldman at the Walpole Barnes & Noble

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walpole Barnes & Noble,
Walpole Mall, 82 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA 02032 United States
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Meet children’s author Dara Goldman as she presents a storytime and activity featuring her children’s holiday book, Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift, the story of two friends and their dreams of making perfect presents come true.

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Michael G. Lewis and Stan Jaskie at Papercuts, JP

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Papercuts JP,
5 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join author Michael G. Lewis, illustrator Stan Jaskie, and Papercuts, JP for an adventurous and festive holiday reading! It’s Christmas Eve, and Cap’n McNasty and his crew of rapscallions have a fiendish plan to steal every present. Stuffed with cookies and loaded down with toys, the pirates think they are unstoppable. That is, until Santa appears in the sky, making straight for them with sleigh bells a-ringing. The hapless pirates swash and buckle, but they fall to Santa’s elves one…

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A Very Merry Madeline Weekend

December 27 - December 28
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Come and visit the special exhibition Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans to learn more about this incredible artist and his beloved character, Madeline. Gallery searches, films, story readings and art projects take place throughout the day, and children will have a chance to meet Madeline! Support for Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans has been generously provided by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce and The Walton Family Foundation. Illustration from Madeline and the Bad…

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$5/general; $4.50/members

CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126.

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CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle

December 27 @ 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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CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126.

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$5/general; $4.50/members

CactusHead Puppets Presents The Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle

December 28 @ 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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CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126.

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January 2015

The Picture Book Project at Lesley’s MFA Program

January 4, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Marran Theater, Lesley University,
Doble Campus: Margaret A. McKenna Student Center, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Sunday, January 4th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Lesley University for two free seminars on aspects of the picture book, from the dynamic relationship between text and art to the relationship between authors and editors. The public is welcome. 9:30-10:45 a.m.  The Contemporary Picture Book Studying the classics in any genre is always important, but closely examining contemporary picture books and what makes them tick can be just as instructive. Looking at topics ranging from word choice, writing with increasing brevity,…

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Brandon Sanderson at Brookline Booksmith

January 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Firefight is the second book of Brandon Sanderson’s exciting new young adult Reckoners series, and the sequel to the #1 New York Times Bestseller Steelheart. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart – invincible, immortal, unconquerable – is dead. And he died by David’s hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago…

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March 2015

YSS Spring Conference: “Inform, Inspire, Ignite!”

March 27, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Islandia Marriott Long Island,
3635 Express Drive North, Islandia, NY 11749 United States
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The theme of “Inform, Inspire, Ignite!” supports our goal to inform library professionals about trends and practices in youth services, inspire them with new ideas, and ignite excitement about what’s happening in our libraries each and every day. It is our sincere hope that participants will leave with a renewed focus and energy, bringing that excitement back to the communities they work with. Join us and explore the possibilities! Early Bird Registration is now open! Check out the conference brochure…

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