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Shore Country Day School Welcomes Debbie Irving

Shore Country Day School welcomes speaker, author Debby Irving Waking up White

To kick off the annual Shore Book Fair, Shore Country Day School in Beverly MA is delighted to welcome author Debby Irving to speak in the Theatre about her remarkable recent book, Waking Up White.

When: 
Monday, April 6th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Michael Thompson Ph.D. to Speak at GUS

Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist, specialist and author of New York Times best

Glen Urquhart School proudly welcomes Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist and author of the New York Times best-seller Raising Cain and seven other best-selling books on children and parenting.

When: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
Glen Urquhart School

Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

John Scott Sampson at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Join Scott Sampson, Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a presentation and discussion about connecting with nature. Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between technology and the natural world is increasingly difficult.

When: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00pm

Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friends Reception

Mix and mingle with some of these award-winning illustrators featured in our Dra

Mix and mingle with some of these award-winning illustrators featured in our Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friends exhibit as you admire the variety of styles and techniques used to create this beautiful collection of children’s book illustrations. Budding artists will be inspired when meeting the illustrators and authors at book signings and a variety of art activities.

When: 
Sunday March 22, 2014 1-3:30pm
Location: 
Wenham Museum

Donuts with Dads At Danvers Library

Calling all dads! Bring your kids to  Peabody Institute Library Danvers for a Sa

Children and their dads (granddads or male role models) are invited to join us for a fun filled hour for donuts and light refreshments. Plus story time, crafts and music and movement.

When: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10-11 am

Dads & Donuts At Sawyer Free

Calling all dads! Bring your kids to Sawyer Free Library for a Saturday morning

This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun!  Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.

When: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10-11 am
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Brookwood School Speaker Series: The Sibling Effect

Brookwood School Manchester MA Speaker Event, New York Times Best Selling Author

Mark your calendars and save the dates for Brookwood School 4 to 14 Speakers Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Jeffrey Kluger comes to Brookwood School campus to speak on his perceptive, groundbreaking book The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us. An engaging and entertaining writer and speaker, Kluger will resonate both with those who have siblings and with those raising children of their own.

When: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Location: 
Brookwood School

Brookwood School Speaker Series: The Secrets of Happy Families

Brookwood School Manchester MA Speaker Event, New York Times Best Selling Author

Mark your calendars and save the dates for Brookwood School 4 to 14 Speakers Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids.

Bruce Feiler, one of America’s most thoughtful and popular voices on contemporary life, comes to campus on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, to discuss his work The Secrets of Happy Families, a top-five New York Times bestseller.

When: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: 
Brookwood School

GUS = HOW2: Creating Calm in Family Life

Glen Urquhart School Beverly MA

“All parents should be leaders and leaders should be parents,” states author and expert on child advocacy, leadership and support, Kim Woods.

Woods will speak at Glen Urquhart School on October 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the first of a new series of forums and workshop’s sponsored by the school’s Parent’s Association, entitled “Creating Calm in Family Life.” Woods is the author of Men in the Head®, a common sense approach to child advocacy and family life. She has over 20 years of experience in business strategy, leadership coaching and management consulting and she is the mother of two children, one with sensory and learning issues.

When: 
Thursday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m
Location: 
Glen Urquhart School

Ipswich Celebrates Ed and Barbara Emberley

Come meet author/Illustrator Ed Emberley at the Ipswich Public Library!

During April school vacation week the Ipswich Public library will celebrate hometown author/illustrator Ed Emberley with a variety of programs including events on Wednesday, April 23, and Saturday, April 26.

On Saturday, April 26, the Ipswich Library will host a special family event - Ipswich Celebrates Ed Emberley. Hands-on exhibits will be set up for step-by-step drawing, fingerprint art and an Ed Emberley apps for the iPad. Mr. and Mrs. Emberley will be available to chat and to sign guest’s personal copies of their favorite titles. Children are invited to bring their Ed Emberley drawing book creations to show the artist.

Emberley is best known for his children's book work - particularly instructional drawing books. Emberley believes that everyone can learn to draw. His drawing books for children feature clear step-by-step instructions employing numbers, letters, and shapes graded to the early elementary school level. Mr. Emberley is the illustrator and author of over 80 books, including the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster! and his enormously popular "Drawing Book" series. He has received many awards and accolades, including a Caldecott Honor in 1967 for One Wide River to Cross and a Caldecott Medal in 1968 for Drummer Hoff

This program was made possible by a grant from the Ipswich Local Cultural Council, an agent of the Mass Cultural Council.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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