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September 2014

The Maze Runner opens

September 19
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Horns and Heels: Book Launch Party for Monstrous Affections at Odyssey Bookshop

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Slither, stomp or creep down to the Odyssey Bookshop Friday the 19th for a night to remember. From the editors of Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, comes a compilation that will chill you to the bone. On a dark and stormy night (or perhaps a nice one), the Odyssey shall be transformed into a den of demons as we hear from the Kelly Link and Gavin Grant as well as authors of this terrifying tome of…

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James and Kimberly Dean at Wellesley Books

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Enjoy storytime with authors James and Kimberly Dean of the beloved Pete the Cat series as they read their newest book, Pete the Cat and the New Guy! There’s a new guy in town, and Pete can’t wait to meet him. After all, more friends mean more fun. But who can he be? When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they’re very different from each other . . . but that’s what makes him cool. Gus is special in his…

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YA Think Tank at The Writers’ Loft

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Designed to help YA writers of all genres at any stage of the writing process, the YA Think Tank’s goal is to help fully develop material from conception to the final draft. We’ll workshop problematic scenes, troubleshoot character development, work through big picture issues, assist in brainstorming for that new concept, and review your submission package. Please contact Alicia at aliciagregoire78 [at] gmail [dot] com to be added to the email group. Guidelines through here, and if you plan on…

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Peter and Paul Reynolds at The Blue Bunny

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Peter and Paul Reynolds celebrate Sydney and Simon: Full Steam Ahead! New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds teams up with his twin brother, Paul A. Reynolds, with the first of a new book series featuring twin mice, Sydney and Simon, and their adventures in creative STEAM thinking — where Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math meet to make new ideas and learning more fun and productive. Join us for a fun event, where EVERYONE will have a chance…

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Huck Scarry at The Carle Museum

September 21 @ 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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Join Huck Scarry, the son of beloved picture book creator Richard Scarry, for the best art project ever! Huck is visiting the United States from his home in Austria and will be at the museum to demonstrate how to draw all your favorite Busytown characters, including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. The latest Richard Scarry book, Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!, was discovered unfinished by Huck Scarry three years ago and Huck worked in the same style of his father…

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Deborah Kops at the Somerville Public Library

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Somerville Public Library, Central Branch,
79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Please join us as we welcome Deborah Kops, author of The Great Molasses Flood, Boston 1919. This event is recommended for kids age 8 and older and their families and is part of Somerville Reads. A strange and sticky piece of history: January 15, 1919, started off as a normal day in Boston’s North End. Workers took a break for lunch, children played in the park, trains made trips between North and South Stations. Then all of a sudden a…

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Writing Picture Books for Children class begins at CCAE

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
56 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Do you love children’s picture books? Have you always wanted to write one? In this course we will examine the various types of picture books: fiction, nonfiction, board books for the very young, and storybooks for older kids. Each student will be encouraged to write and revise at least one manuscript. We will also discuss the business of children’s publishing and how to break into print in today’s competitive marketplace. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Limited to 12. Instructor:…

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Writing Fiction for Young Adults class begins at CCAE

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
42 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Have you always wanted to write for children? Or have hits like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games got you fired up to write for older kids or teens? In this course, we’ll look at the children’s book industry and learn what it takes to create a great novel that kids of all ages will love. Topics will include creating characters, building a plot, and motivating yourself to either get going or push through to the end! In addition, we’ll…

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Kathy Caple at the Parlin Library

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parlin Library,
410 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 United States
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Author/illustrator Kathy Caple will read, discuss, and sign her latest book on Monday, September 22nd, at 6:30 pm at the Parlin Library, 410 Broadway, Everett. A Night at the Zoo has just been published by Holiday House in their I Like to Read series. Because it is meant to be read by the youngest of readers, her challenge was to create an engaging story with a very limited vocabulary. How does she accomplish this? Kathy will talk about her creative…

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