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December 2016
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SOLD OUT: Mo Willems at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mother Brook Arts and Community Center,
123 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Meet Mo Willems, bestselling, award-winning, always-endearing author and illustrator. Now, you can meet him here in Dedham, hear his amazing story, and get his new book, Nanette’s Baguette, signed and personalized. Due to interest and space constraints, this will be a ticketed event. The ticket price of $20 includes one copy of Nanette’s Baguette and admittance for 2 people (Note: all children must be accompanied by an adult and only 2 people can admitted with each ticket, so in most…

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Holiday Stroll Event at Wellesley Books

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Join Wellesley Books and neighboring stores for a day of holiday cheer at Wellesley’s Holiday Stroll 2016. Wellesley Books will be hosting these tremendous authors at the store: 11:00 AM Joan Duris, author of “B” is for Berkshires Nancy Tupper Ling, author of The Story I’ll Tell Anna Staniszewski, author of The Dirt Diary series 12:30 PM Keri Boyle, author of Teddy the Dog: Be Your Own Dog Heather Lang, author of Swimming with Sharks Joan Paquette, author of the Princess Juniper series 2:00…

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“An Alcott Christmas Stocking” Annual Holiday Program at the Alcott Orchard House

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House,
399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Gather with the Alcotts in Orchard House to celebrate the season of giving! As you go through the seasonally decorated home, meet Louisa May Alcott, members of her family, and their friends and neighbors, participate in Victorian-era holiday activities and caroling, and discover the inspiration behind this year’s program — Miss Alcott’s Christmas poem, “What Polly Found in Her Stocking.” All ages are welcome at this festive and heartwarming celebration that has become a quintessential New England holiday tradition! In…

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M. T. Anderson at The Carle Museum

December 4 @ 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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Author M. T. Anderson presents a musical reading of Strange Mr. Satie, his picture-book biography of the eccentric but influential composer born 150 years ago. 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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Michael Lewis at An Unlikely Story

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Yo ho ho and a bottle of eggnog! Picture book author Mike Lewis will lead a special pirate storytime in full pirate costume! Captain Lewis will read his two picture books, The Great Pirate Christmas Battle and The Battle for the Knotty List. It’s sure to be a rollicking good time! Register your child HERE! About the Books Yo ho ho and a bottle of eggnog! Cap’n McNasty’s come with his crew of scalawags to plunder Christmas presents from sleeping…

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Bookbuilders 2016 Holiday Party

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lucky’s Lounge,
355 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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The annual Bookbuilders Holiday Party is here! Kick off the season of holiday parties with us, your favorite New England area publishing pals. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres; one ticket for a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink; and a chance to win one of five gift bags filled with books from Boston-area publishers.

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Janet Tashjian at An Unlikely Story

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Stick with us, we won’t steer you wrong! Come meet bestselling middle-grade and YA author, Janet Tashjian, author of the My Life… series and learn all about her new book, Sticker Girl. Martina Rivera is a quiet kid with a remarkable secret: her sticker collection comes to life! Adventures abound in this new chapter-book series by bestselling author Janet Tashjian. Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big…

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“Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” Craft Chat with Chris Tebbets at The Writers’ Loft

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Jane Sutton at An Unlikely Story

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Local author Jane Sutton will read her picture book Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster, about a well-meaning gorilla who waits until the last minute to shop and buys what turn out to be hilariously inappropriate gifts, e.g., a jogging suit for a turtle. She saves the day with a swap party on the eighth night of Hanukkkah. We’ll follow storytime with a fun activity where children help her plan Esther’s gifts for next year. Register your child for this free event here!

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Matthew Comenitz at Book Ends Winchester

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Matthew Comenitz will read and sign copies of his new book, Marlow’s Christmas Tree. Marlow is a mouse who loves Christmas more than anything in the world, but he has never had a Christmas tree of his own. He decides that this year will different, and goes in search of his own Christmas tree, but it’s not an easy task for a little mouse! Matthew, who is a 1st grade teacher at Muraco Elementary School in Winchester, originally came up…

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