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December 2017

Storytime with Wee the People: “Bridges Not Walls” at the BPL’s Mattapan Branch

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126 United States
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Join Wee the People for a workshop of kid-powered resistance with social justice storytime event "Bridges Not Walls." Kids will explore themes of crossing borders, building bridges, and tearing down walls with a story time, activity, and take-home craft. Best for kids 5 and up. Little Voices, Big Change is presented by Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids.

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“An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies” Workshop at The Carle Museum

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$42.50 - $50

Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at The Carle Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these…

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Information Session: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at the Carle

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

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Ammi-Joan Paquette at The Blue Bunny

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys, 577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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About Elf in the House The anticipatory excitement of Christmas Eve builds in a festive way in this follow-up to the much-loved Ghost in the House. Jingle-jingle! There's a girl in the house on this snowy Christmas Eve. Creeping down, step by step, here she comes. But what's going on? Santa's snacks are gone, And the only thing that's left is . . . CRUMBS! Follow a child on a most magical night as she looks for the source of…

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A Little Women Christmas at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

December 16 @ 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$4 - $12

To honor the upcoming sesquicentennial of one of the most beloved stories of all time, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is privileged to present the March family’s legacy of unconditional love and generosity in the face of adversity. Step back in time to visit with the Alcotts as they prepare for the holidays and bring memorable scenes from Little Women to life! As you go through the seasonally decorated home, meet Louisa May Alcott, members of her family, and their…

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“The Best of the Best in 2017” Presentation with Simmons College’s Susan Bloom and Cathie Mercier at The Carle Museum

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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free with museum admission

In anticipation of the 2018 American Library Association Book & Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott medals and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, join Susan Bloom and Cathie Mercier from The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College as they share their favorites. 1.5 PDPs

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Javaka Steptoe at The Carle Museum

December 16 @ 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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free with museum admission

Artist and author Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his book,Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Hear Steptoe discuss his research and art for Radiant Child, and what his year has been like following a Caldecott win. Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

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A Little Women Christmas at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

December 17 @ 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$4 - $12

To honor the upcoming sesquicentennial of one of the most beloved stories of all time, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is privileged to present the March family’s legacy of unconditional love and generosity in the face of adversity. Step back in time to visit with the Alcotts as they prepare for the holidays and bring memorable scenes from Little Women to life! As you go through the seasonally decorated home, meet Louisa May Alcott, members of her family, and their…

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Maggie Stiefvater at Dana Hall School

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Rd.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Please note that this ticketed event is now sold out. If you did not get a ticket but would still like a signed copy of the book, please call 781-431-1160. Please also note that the venue for this event has changed from Wellesley Books to Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482. About All the Crooked Saints From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.…

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Winter Solstice P.J. Party at The Carle Museum

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5

Come see the Art of Eric Carle: Night exhibition on the longest night of the year! In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child; members free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admission desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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