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June 2017
$10 - $14

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

June 24 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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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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free with museum admission

12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It! at The Carle

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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10:30 am Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard) 11:00 am Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Auditorium) 11:30 am Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall) 12:30 pm Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday! 1:00 – 2:00 pm Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium) 2:00 pm Storytime (Reading Library)

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free with museum admission

Tom Lichtenheld at The Carle

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site — this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small! "Construction-loving kids will adore the wealth of details...Lichtenheld's colorful wax-oil pastels burst with the trucks' activity and make creative use of inset illustration…

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Chris Lynch at Lesley University

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marran Theater, Lesley University, Doble Campus: Margaret A. McKenna Student Center, 34 Mellen St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Chris Lynch reads on Sunday, June 25, 7 p.m., as part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Summer 2017 residency's annual readings. Lesley University creative writing professor Chris Lynch is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book winner, and has won four times the ALA Best Books for Young Adults. His notable YA novels include Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer. The reading is free and open to all, and will be held at…

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Trivia Night at the Framingham Barnes & Noble

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join the Framingham Barnes & Noble for a special Harry Potter trivia contest in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first book's publication. Costumes encouraged!

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Reading and Q&A with Jo Knowles at Lesley University

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marran Theater, Lesley University, Doble Campus: Margaret A. McKenna Student Center, 34 Mellen St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing invites you to A reading and Q&A by visiting author Jo Knowles: "The Story of a Story: The Journey of Transforming 'What Really Happened' into Fiction" Jo Knowles has written many young adult and middle grade books including See You At Harry's, Still a Work in Progress, and Read Between The Lines. Her awards include a New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable, PEN New England Children's Book Discovery Award, an ALA Notable, Bank…

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Carolyn Crimi and Laurel Molk at The Dedham Public Library

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dedham Main Public Library, 43 Church St.
Dedham , MA 02026 United States
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Step into summer with Carolyn Crimi and Laurel Molk, author and illustrator of the new picture book There Might Be Lobsters — The Blue Bunny will be holding a special storytime reading, illustration demo, and lobster craft project for the little ones, followed by a book signing event. The book takes a sweet and child-friendly look at Sukie the dog, who worries a lot but eventually overcomes her fears. All welcome! “There's ample humor in the watercolor, acrylic, and ink…

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Katherine Nichols at the BPL’s South End branch

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, South End Branch, 685 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Katherine Nichols will read from her new book Deep Water — a true story. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End Library.

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Mackenzi Lee at Trident Booksellers and Café

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join author and Trident bookseller Mackenzi Lee as she launches her new YA book, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s in this hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel. A young bisexual British lord who embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush stars in an 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age, written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t…

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Michelle Knudsen and Katie Bayerl at Trident Booksellers and Café

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join young adult authors Michelle Knudsen (Revenge of the Evil Librarian) and Katie Bayerl (A Psalm for Lost Girls) in conversation. About Revenge of the Evil Librarian The stage is set for a fiendishly dramatic summer at theater camp for Cyn and Ryan. With NO DEMONS. Last fall, Cynthia Rothschild saved her best friend, Annie, (and everyone else in her high school) from the demon librarian, Mr. Gabriel. But now all that demon stuff is over, and Cyn is ready to…

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