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October 2016

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® Event at the BPL’s Hyde Park Branch

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Hyde Park Branch,
35 Harvard Ave.
Hyde Park, MA 02136 United States
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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. Children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Join the Hyde Park branch of the BPL on October 27th and read a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey…

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Jennifer Goldfinger, Ammi-Joan Paquette, and Anika Denise at Porter Square Books

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Three authors share their latest picture books, celebrating bravery, monsters, and being scared. From talented author and illustrator Jennifer P. Goldfinger comes Hello, My Name Is Tiger, an adorable picture book about just being yourself. Toby likes being a cat more than he likes being a boy. So when it’s time to go to school, he becomes a timid kitten. But when Toby finally gathers the courage to join in with the other kids, he finds out that everything is…

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Halloween Storytime with Anika Denise and Jannie Ho at The Blue Bunny

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author Anika Denise will read her new book Monster Trucks, and illustrator Jannie Ho will share her new Halloween board book If You’re Spooky and You Know It. Halloween craft and some treats too! Costumes encouraged!

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Mackenzi Lee at The Boston Athenæum

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Athenæum,
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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“This Monstrous Thing: A Young Adult Frankenstein Reimagining” with Mackenzi Lee Registration begins October 14th at 9 am Members $8 and nonmembers $12 A wildly creative Gothic fantasy retelling of Frankenstein, This Monstrous Thing is a wholly new re-imagining of the classic novel by Mary Shelley. In an alternative fantasy world where some men are made from clockwork parts and carriages are steam powered, Alasdair Finch, a young mechanic, does the unthinkable after his brother dies: he uses clockwork pieces…

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Middle-Grade Panel with Erin Petti and Natasha Lowe

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Witches, ghosts, magic, and really well-written middle grade novels combine in this Halloween-themed author panel! Throw on your best white bedsheet or your favorite pointy hat and come enjoy spooky treats and fun conversation — the costume contest will reward the best witch and ghost each! About The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee Thelma Bee has adventure in her blood. But this budding scientist gets more than she bargains for when a ghost kidnaps her father. And in the eccentric…

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NaNoWriMo Kick Off at the Cambridge Public Library

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Stop by this meet and greet to get ready to write your novel!

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Tania Unsworth and Natasha Lowe at Brookline Booksmith

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Two stellar children’s authors, Tania Unsworth and Natasha Lowe, share their magical, spooky new novels just in time for Halloween. About Tania Unsworth’s Brightwood Daisy has never left her home of Brightwood Hall, a labyrinth filled with animals and talking portraits. But her mother vanishes, and Daisy finds herself besieged by a menacing stranger who wants Brightwood for himself. About Natasha Lowe’s The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mable Mabel is happy at magical Ruthersfield Academy, even if she gets in trouble for…

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November 2016

Molly Booth at the Peabody Barnes & Noble

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Peabody Barnes & Noble,
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St.
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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About Saving Hamlet If you think an ordinary sophomore year in high school is hard, try adding a disastrous theater production, losing your best friend and some accidental time travel into the mix. And Shakespeare. As in, the real Shakespeare, the guy with the goatee and the quill pen and the frilly shirt, walking around in Elizabethan England at the Globe Theater, where you also happen to unexpectedly find yourself!

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