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July 2014

“One Hen” Concert at the Somerville Public Library

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Somerville Public Library, Central Branch,
79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Vento Chairo (a classical wind quintet) and Boston-area composer Dr. Justin Casinghino will perform a free family concert around the theme of story telling with music. The program will feature Dr. Casinghino’s narrated composition, “One Hen,” based on the children’s picture book of the same name by Katie Smith Milway. “One Hen” tells the micro-loan story of a young boy in Ghana who funds his own education, enhances his community, and gives back to others because of a small kindness…

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Harry Potter Science Party at the Boston Public Library

July 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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It’s Harry Potter’s birthday. Celebrate at the Boston Public Library by learning about the science behind the magic of the Wizarding World. Ages 6 and up. Groups please call ahead.

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August 2014
3 program options available

“On the Side of Childhood” Summer Educator Institute at The Carle Museum

August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to Host Two-Day Educators Conference on Multiple Literacies of Young Children Philip Yenawine, co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), is the keynote speaker at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Summer Teacher Institute held August 2 and August 3, 2014 at the Museum’s Amherst, Massachusetts location. “On the Side of Childhood: Supporting the Multiple Literacies of Young Children,” organized by The Carle and Smith College, will feature a host…

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$110.00/members; $130.00/non-members

The Young Adult Romance Writing Class at GrubStreet

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Bella and Edward, Hazel and Augustus, Harry and Ginny, Eleanor and Park—the list of memorable couples in young adult lit is long and powerful. But how to capture chemistry on the page? It’s important to think about both characters (or three if there is a love triangle) and why the couple works best as a pair rather than individually. This class will explore specific couples in YA literature, and students will bring excerpts of their own work to class that…

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David Kirk at The Blue Bunny

August 4 @ 10:30 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author/illustrator David Kirk (Miss Spider’s Tea Party, Oh So Brave Dragon) will sign his books at The Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

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

August 5 @ 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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Join us for an Information Session to learn about graduate programs in children’s literature offered through Simmons College at The Carle. Each program encourages a rigorous study of children’s books with an emphasis on historical and critical analysis. Non-degree students are welcome to apply for specific classes. Email childrensliterature@simmons.edu for more information.

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Brian Lies at Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble,
769 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Author/illustrator Brian Lies will sign books at the Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of his new picture book Bats in the Band.

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Tove Jansson’s Birthday Party at Brookline Booksmith

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Join Brookline Booksmith for an extra-special storytime devoted to Moomin creator Tove Jansson. There will be crafts, stories, and more!

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$20/members; $30/non-members

Website Workshop with Jen Malone at The Writers’ Loft

August 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn is offering a Website Workshop with Jennifer Malone on August 9th.

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Ryan O’Rourke at The Blue Bunny

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author/illustrator Ryan O’Rourke (Bella, Lost and Found) will read from and sign his books at a special storytime at The Blue Bunny on Monday, August 18th.

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