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August 2016

Josh Funk at the Hingham Barnes & Noble

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hingham Barnes & Noble,
The Derby Street Shoppes, 96 Derby St., Suite 300
Hingham, MA 02043 United States
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funk_lady pancake & sir french toast

Join the Hingham Barnes & Noble for a very special Saturday Storytime, featuring award-winning author Josh Funk. Come for an awesome reading of Josh’s popular title, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, with fun games and activities to follow!

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$60

“Edit Like an Editor, Think Like a Publisher” Intensive with Eileen Robinson

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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ASL Integrated Children’s Storytime with Dorothy Tolchin at Brookline Booksmith

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Do you love picture books? Join Brookline Booksmith in the children’s section as our fine children’s team reads stories aloud every third Saturday and last Sunday of the month. This week Dorothy Tolchin of Brookline Family Sign will run a special ASL-integrated story time!

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3rd Annual Family Summer Picnic at The Writers’ Loft

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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$10

Harry Potter Workshop: Trivia Challenge with Michelle Perron at The Blue Bunny

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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rowling_harry potter and the sorcerer's stone

This summer at The Blue Bunny, educator Michelle Perron will lead biweekly Harry Potter–themed workshops for kids entering grades 3-6. Participants should have read or listened to at least the first Harry Potter book. $10 each class, pre-registration required. All workshops will include a craft and snack. Please inform The Blue Bunny staff of any food allergies when you register. Monday, July 11th, 2–3:30 p.m. “Wands” FULL Monday, July 25th, 2–3:30 p.m. “Herbology” FULL Monday, August 8th, 2–3:30 p.m. “Potions”…

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Ammi-Joan Paquette at An Unlikely Story

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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paquette_tracking mermaids

Join An Unlikely Story for some mermaid fun as Ammi-Joan Paquette reads and signs copies of her books followed by some mermaid crafts. This event is recommended for ages 5+. Kids registration is available here.

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Brian Lies Craft Chat at The Writers’ Loft

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Elisha Cooper at Porter Square Books

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Elisha Cooper

About Falling Elisha Cooper spends his mornings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe’s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, months of treatment, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer and hot chocolate at the local cafe, interrupted…

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Deidre Sullivan at the Braintree Barnes & Noble

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Braintree Barnes & Noble,
150 Granite St.
Braintree, MA 02184 United States
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sullivan_ming goes to school

Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friends (including her teddy). Ming is curious, playful and ready for adventure, but even she gets scared of new things sometimes. Kids will relate to her desires and fears. Join the Braintree Barnes & Noble as local author Deirdre Sullivan reads her new book Ming Goes to School.

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$12

“Welcome to Our Home” Living History Tour at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

August 27 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House,
399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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alcott house

Suitable for all ages! Ideal for families! Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt — all while learning about this extraordinary New England family! Costs Adults: $12 Seniors/…

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