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July 2016

Grandparents’ Tea at Porter Square Books

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Need help picking out books to share with your grandchildren or other young readers in your life? Porter Square Books has you covered with a two-part event, complete with tea and crumpets. First, early literacy educator and children’s book author Ellen Mayer will read a selection of picture books from her Small Talk Books series and share with grandparents some new research-based tips for building the language of infants and young children. Ellen’s series models for adults ways to talk…

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$5

Creativity Workshop for Kids with Rayna Freedman at The Blue Bunny

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Friday, July 8th, and Monday, July 18th, for kids ages 7–12, 2–3:30 p.m. $5 fee for each session, attend one or both (this is a drop-off activity) Do you have a creative kid? This guided workshop will inspire and empower your child to create and imagine. This is to be a place for kids to ask questions, grow, play, and then continue to work on things at home. As a sponsored activity of The Blue Bunny and Reynolds Center HUTCH…

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Deidre Sullivan and Maja Lofdahl at the Peabody Barnes & Noble

July 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Peabody Barnes & Noble,
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St.
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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Ming is just starting preschool! What are some of the amazing things she will learn and do? Meet author Deidre Sullivan and illustrator Maja Lofdahl as they share their new picture book Ming Goes to School.

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Maria Gianferrari at Newtonville Books

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newtonville Books,
10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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About Penny & Jelly: Slumber Under the Stars In this picture-book companion to Penny & Jelly: The School Show, Penny is invited to a slumber-under-the-stars sleepover! But there’s one small detail that derails the dynamic kid-dog duo: no pets allowed. Penny and Jelly have to think quick — if the real Jelly can’t go, then maybe a pretend Jelly can! A paper Jelly? Too rough. A yarn Jelly? Too soft. Jelly after Jelly just doesn’t work. But with a little…

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$10

Harry Potter Workshop: Herbology with Michelle Perron at The Blue Bunny

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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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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Special Reading Featuring 2016 Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) Summer Teen Fellows at the Boston Athenæum

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Athenæum,
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Join GrubStreet and the Boston Athenæum for a special reading featuring GrubStreet’s 2016 Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) Summer Teen Fellows. Each year, GrubStreet’s Summer Teen Fellowship immerses high school students in the writer’s life of creative craft and publishing. During three weeks at GrubStreet, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales, and more. In the spirit of writers’ residencies for adults, all teens receive…

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Happy Birthday, Harry! Party at the Cambridge Public Library

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and take a trivia challenge to celebrate Harry’s birthday and look forward to the release of the new story Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (available August 1).

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Where’s Waldo? Party at Brookline Booksmith

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Where’s Waldo? Starting on July 1st, Waldo will be hiding in participating Brookline businesses. Find him to collect stamps on your Where’s Waldo? passport and bringing it to Brookline Booksmith’s party on July 29th for your chance to win prizes! Additional prizes will go to whoever wears the best Waldo or Wenda costume, and the actual Waldo might just make an appearance. Participating Businesses:  Boston General Store Coolidge Corner Theatre Eureka! Puzzles Knight Moves Café Magic Beans Michael’s Deli New…

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$65

Tea and Manuscript Critiques with Agent Rebecca Podos at The Writers’ Loft

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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It’s hard to know when a query and first pages are working! That’s why it’s so important to have face time with an industry professional. Join The Writers’ Loft for a personal critique of your query and opening pages of your novel manuscript with Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency. During a break in the middle of critiques for tea, to hear what Rebecca has to say about the do’s and don’ts of querying. There will also be time for…

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Cori McCarthy at the Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble,
769 Iyannough Rd.
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Come into the Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble on Saturday, July 30th, to meet Cori McCarthy, author of You Were Here, and get an autographed copy.

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