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April 2014

April Chapter & Verse Book Club meeting

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stevens Memorial Library,
345 Main St., Andover, MA 01845 United States
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Children’s Literature Network (CLN) and Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover co-host the Massachusetts chapter of CLN’s innovative Chapter & Verse Book Club. Chapter & Verse is a national book club for members of Children’s Literature Network and other children’s literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. The book clubs are a haven for adults who enjoy reading books written for children and teenagers. Anne Broyles, author, and…

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Tad Hills at Burlington Barnes & Noble

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Author/illustrator Tad Hills will read and sign his latest Duck & Goose picture book Duck & Goose Go to the Beach at the Burlington Barnes & Noble.

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Authorfest

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winchester Town Hall,
71 Mt. Vernon St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Meet dozens of children’s books’ authors and illustrators at Town Hall in Winchester. You will be able to purchase copies and have them signed by the authors! Families are invited to meet and get autographs from some 20 plus authors and illustrators, whose books for children range in interest from preschool to high school. Authorfest is made possible by grants from the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence, the Winchester Cultural Council, the En Ka Society, and contributions from the Winchester…

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Frances Driscoll at the Boston Public Library

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Frances Driscoll tells the story of a young girl’s adventure in the Boston Public Garden in The Swan Boat Ride.

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Books on the Charles Opening Reception

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belmont Gallery of Art, Town Hall Complex, Homer Municipal Building,
19 Moore St., 3rd floor, Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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“Books on the Charles” celebrates the work of artists who have created illustrations for picture books by award-winning children’s book publisher Charlesbridge Publishing. For 25 years, this Watertown, MA-based independent publisher of children’s fiction and non-fiction has been committed to their mission: to inform and fascinate. Over those years, “Charlesbridge has built a reputation for books with engaging, accurate text and bold, detailed illustrations.” Offering a highly attentive, collaborative team, Charlesbridge has become a “destination publisher for authors and illustrators…

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free with museum admission

Mordecai Gerstein at The Carle Museum

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Meet Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein and learn about the inspiration behind his book, The First Drawing, which imagines the discovery of drawing by a child more than thirty thousand years ago. Program includes drawing demonstration followed by a book signing. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

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Information Session: Simmons College MFA in Writing for Children at The Carle Museum

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Simmons College and The Carle are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership offering graduate programs in children’s literature at The Carle to include: the continuation of the MFA in Writing for Children program, a new MA in Children’s Literature, and a new joint degree combining the MFA/MA degree programs. Attend an informational session at the Museum to learn about the programs, how to apply, and meet representatives from Simmons and the Museum. To register, click here. For more…

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free/members; $5/non-members

Historical Fiction Panel with Alisa Libby, Susan Meyer, and Marissa Doyle at The Writers’ Loft

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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What’s New in Children’s Books Spring 2014 Conference

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Hall, Lesley University,
1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02108 United States
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The Foundation for Children’s Books is excited to introduce a new venue for the spring “What’s New in Children’s Books?” half-day conference. Thanks to a partnership with the Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program, it will be held at University Hall at Lesley University, conveniently located next to the Porter Square T stop on the Red Line. Paid parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. The spring conference will take place on Saturday, April 12th from…

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Drop Everything and Read Day

April 12

What is D.E.A.R.? D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Because, what’s more fun(damental) than reading, really? When is D.E.A.R. celebrated? D.E.A.R. programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday, since she first wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (pages 40-41). Inspired by letters from readers sharing their enthusiasm for…

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