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June 2015

“Eastie Loves Elephant and Piggie” party at the BPL’s East Boston branch

June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch,
365 Bremen St.
East Boston, MA 02128 United States
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Join the BPL’s East Boston Branch for an afternoon of fun reading stories, playing games, and making crafts to celebrate the best friends from Mo Willems’ popular Elephant and Piggie series.

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$455/members; $480/non-members

Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel In Progress class begins at Grub Street

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Are you looking to make progress on your young adult or middle grade novel? Are you stuck and not sure why? Then this class is for you. Each week assigned students will present pages to the class. By focusing on one another’s work, we will examine how novels are put together and study key elements of structure, theme, point of view, setting, and pacing. In addition, we will examine published YA and MG novels to see what works and what…

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Summer Kidlit Drink Night

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other YA/children’s literature aficionados have been getting together every couple of months to talk, drink, share ARCs, and raise money for kidlit causes. And drink. Hey, just because we read books written for kids doesn’t mean we aren’t grown-ups, right? Time and venue TBA.

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Judy Bloom in conversation with Tom Ashbrook at the Coolidge Corner Theater

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre,
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Brookline Booksmith is thrilled to bring Judy Blume to the Coolidge Corner Theater for her first adult novel in over 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. When Judy Blume was a teenager a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three month period. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people…

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Sir George and the Dragon puppet show at the BPL’s Jamaica Plain branch

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch,
12 Sedgwick St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the Jamaica Plain branch for their Every Hero has a Story summer reading kick-off. Sir George and the Dragon is a fun and exciting medieval tale; puppeteer Diane Kordas’ trademark humor and use of audience participation update this classic. The knight Sir George rescues the Princess Petunia from a very hungry baby dragon. No swords here, but Sir George subdues the dragon just the same. Children who attend will receive backpacks, summer reading folders, and hero passports. Puppet show…

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Dan Gutman at the BPL’s North End branch

June 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Public Library, North End Branch,
25 Parmenter St.
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Dan Gutman, award-winning author, will share stories from his acclaimed baseball series at the BPL’s North End branch on Friday, June 26th.

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Kara LaReau at Newtonville Books

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newtonville Books,
10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Join Newtonville Books for an event with Kara LaReau, author of picture books No Slurping, No Burping: A Tale of Table Manners, Ugly Fish, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, and Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story. All ages welcome.

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A. C. Gaughen and Tiffany Schmidt at Porter Square Books

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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In A. C. Gaughen’s Lion Heart, Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief. Only the greatest loves can survive great danger. . . Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine needs…

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Janice Petrie at Hadley Barnes & Noble

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hadley Barnes & Noble,
Mountain Farms, 335 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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From the Barnes & Noble website: Join author Janice Petrie for some summer reading fun! She’ll share her stories and illustrations, sign her books and introduce us to her favorite sea-friends! Stay for our Dive Into Summer Reading party and pick up your reading journal! Imagination’s Destination: Kids in grades 1-6, join Barnes & Noble’s annual Summer Reading Program. Read eight books, complete your journal and get a free book at your local Barnes & Noble store.

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free with museum admission

“A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino” exhibition opens at The Carle

June 30
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art proudly announces its forthcoming exhibition of award-winning art and illustrations by Fred Marcellino. A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino will be on view from June 30 to October 25, 2015. The exhibition comprises over 90 works and shows the full range of Marcellino’s talent, from his youthful experiments in Abstract Expressionism, to his celebrated album cover and book jacket designs, to his children’s book illustrations, the crowning achievement of his…

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