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Author Event: Tomie dePaola (11/12/16)

On Saturday, November 12th, at 4 pm, Tomie dePaola returns to Cambridge for another talk and book signing! 

We will be celebrating the recent publication of The Moon's Almost Here by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Tomie dePaola. 

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ISBN: 9781481420624
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 7th, 2016

Fiction Book Club: The Japanese Lover (9/1/16)

Join us on Thursday, September 1st, as we discuss Isabel Allende's novel, The Japanese Lover. 

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ISBN: 9781501116995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

Fiction Book Club: Kitchens of the Great Midwest (8/4/16)

Please join us on Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 pm to discuss J. Ryan Stradal's novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest. 

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ISBN: 9780143109419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2016

Book Scavenger Hunt (July 2016)

A hidden book. A found cipher. A game begins . . . .

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ISBN: 9781250079800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - April 12th, 2016

Fiction Book Club: Girl Waits with Gun (7/7/16)

Join us for a discussion of Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. 

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ISBN: 9780544800830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

Summer Story Time (July & August)

Summer Story Time

Begins July 5th

Tuesday Mornings at 10 a.m.

Story Hour will be held each Tuesday morning in July and August, from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Free; please provide your own child’s snack and beverage. Ideal for ages 2 – 6. Special guests will appear throughout the summer. Co-sponsored by the Curiosity Forum. 

Book Talk: A Bed for the Night, Life in the Old Washington County Jail (6/30/16)

Join us as author Kay Crank relays stories collected during her research for A Bed for the Night: Life in the Old Washington County Jail, Salem, New York

The book includes many tales and accounts gathered from community members, former staff & prisoners of experiences related to the Washington County Jail when it was attached to the Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem, New York.

A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase ($15/each). 

Fiction Book Club: The Last Bookaneer (6/9/16)

Join us Thursday, June 9th, for a discussion of Matthew Pearl's The Last Bookaneer. From the "New York Times" bestselling author of the "Dante Club," the story of an epic literary heist by a forgotten class of consummate criminals. 


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ISBN: 9780143108092
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

Curiosity Forum: Meet the 2016 Sendak Fellows (6/2/16)

Join us for an exciting panel discussion with the 2016 Sendak Fellows: Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales, in an event moderated by WAMC's Joe Donahue. 

The Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week retreat for artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in upstate New York. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for artists to deeply engage in a project in the relative isolation of a rural, farm setting. At the same time, they receive inspiration from each other as well as from visiting artists and professionals in the field.


Curiosity Forum: If These Walls Could Talk (5/29/16)

Join us for a talk on Sunday, May 29th at 2 pm in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall for a fascinating talk on the region's storied stone walls. Stone walls are an enduring testimony to the strenuous labors and strong work ethic of subsistence farmers who toiled for generations on ~100-acre lots.  Those lots had been defined by hardy teams of surveyors that used compasses and chains to define the magnetic directions and lengths of boundaries.  


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