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I think this might be the best summer ever so far! I have been traveling all over Massachusetts telling my tales of Amy saving George from his rogue flying bicycle. I certainly think I’ve had the best crowds I’ve ever had at most of the libraries I’ve visited! This is from early July and the wonderful crowd at the Holmes Library, an easy favorite of mine to visit!

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Between the howling laughter from the kids and the giggles from the adults in the back it’s always a pleasure to entertain the families of Halifax!

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Even my son Antone was able to get into the action during the “Popsicle Song”. I think my favorite submission was the “trash” popsicle one of the children suggested. Gross humor is always quite funny to them!

I hope everyone out there is enjoying there hot days of summer and figuring out ways to stay cool! Plenty of time is left though - so make sure you fit in all of the events you want to, like eating ice cream, a boat ride, a beach day… and of course, a trip to see Big Ryan!

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I will have to check again with Stephanie at the Kingston Library about the amount of children signed up for the Building Stories taking place on Aug 5th. If you’re interested please call the Children’s Room - and here’s a link to their site right here! Please call TODAY! I hate to even think it but I always feel as though the summer is winding down when August hits. My July is always so busy and August starts to wind down. It’s a nice break but I enjoy being busy so I look forward to the fall and winter months when I start to book schools and library shows once again! If you are looking to book a fall show please give me a call at (508) 641-5336 anytime!

Looking forward to visiting these places this week:

  • Monday: Preschool Playmates @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Knowledge Beginnings @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Kindercare @ 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: Fall River Library @ 11:00am
  • Thursday: Kalia Kids @10:00/10:30am
  • Thursday: Dennis Library @2:00pm
  • Thursday: Eldredge Public Library@ 4:00pm (Round 3 - Building Stories)
  • Friday: Provincetown Library@ 11:00am

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Make note that the Fall River Library, Dennis Library and Provincetown Library shows are all free for the public to attend. The Building Stories event is also free to join - but please call the respective libraries as there is limited space available! Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Hingham
  2. Westwood
  3. Norwell
  4. Fall River
  5. Lakeville
  6. Dennisport
  7. Chatham
  8. Provincetown

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Please, if you’re interested, register for the Building Stories event at the Kingston Library happening on the 5th of August! All of the other libraries have had such an amazing turnout and the children are absolutely delightful! We’ve been reading and creating some of the best stories! The Kingston event is special though, because we are basing it on the Hulk! My absolute favorite superhero! Need to get in the mood? Visit the Halifax or Plymouth Libraries to see a display culled from the very extensive Hulk collection! Soon to be making its way to the Kingston Library! Register today! Call Stephanie at the Children’s Room - and here’s a link to their site right here!

This extremely busy week I will be telling my tales here:

  • Monday: Brown Bear Preschool @ 9:30am
  • Tuesday: Sand Castle’s Child Care Center @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Trinity Catholic Academy @ 1:30pm
  • Tuesday: Plympton Library @ 6:30pm (Round 2 - Building Stories)
  • Wednesday: Crayon College @ 10:00am
  • Thursday: Kiddie Depot @9:00am
  • Thursday: Ayer Library @10:30am
  • Thursday: Eldredge Public Library@ 4:00pm (Round 2 - Building Stories)
  • Friday: Children’s Creative Learning Center@ 9:30am
  • Friday: Triumph Head Start @ 2:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Make note that the Ayer Library on Thursday is free for the public to attend. All of the Building Stories events are free to join in - but please call the respective libraries as there is limited space available! Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Cohasset
  2. Brockton
  3. Plympton
  4. Kingston
  5. Ayer
  6. Chatham
  7. Framingham
  8. Taunton

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One day last week one of the audience members approached me after the show and asked me if I like telling stories. I said I do and this child then said to me “Good because you’re really funny and I like them.” That made me smile. Another parent told me that her child had never sat through anything before - until she brought her to one of my shows. Stories and comments like that really do touch my heart. I never tire from hearing about how stories affect people or how much they enjoy them. It’s why I do what I do.

This extremely busy week I will be telling my tales here:

  • Monday: Lighthouse Learning Center @ 10:00am
  • Monday: Hull Family Network @ 6:30pm
  • Tuesday: Dolly’s Nursery School @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Fragile Footprints @ 1:45pm
  • Tuesday: Plympton Library @ 6:30pm (Round 1 - Building Stories)
  • Wednesday: Bright Horizons @ 10:00/10:30am
  • Wednesday: Jonathan Bourne Library @ 1:00pm (Round 2 - Building Stories)
  • Thursday: Preschool Playmates @10:30am
  • Thursday: Monomoy Community Services @2:00pm
  • Thursday: Eldredge Public Library@ 4:00pm (Round 1 - Building Stories)
  • Thursday: Jonathan Bourne Public Library@ 7:00pm
  • Friday: Brown Bear Preschool @ 9:30am
  • Friday: Triumph Head Start @ 2:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Make note that the Hull Family Network show and the Bourne Library on Thursday are free for the public to attend. All of the Building Stories events are free to join in - but please call the respective libraries as there is limited space available! Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Mattapoisett
  2. Hull
  3. Hingham
  4. Kingston
  5. Plympton
  6. Bedford
  7. Bourne
  8. Bridgewater
  9. Chatham
  10. Cohasset
  11. Taunton
  12. Plymouth

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I am heading my creative writing workshops for children this summer at quite a few libraries this summer! Mark your calendars for the workshops taking place near you! These workshops are geared toward 1st-4th grade and focus on giving children the opportunity to write down and express their ideas in a structured but fun way!

The schedule starts today with the Bourne Library at 1:00. Call the respective libraries to register as space is extremely limited! Here is the lineup for this summer:

The Jonathan Bourne Library (2 Week Session)
July 8th @ 1:00pm
July 15th @ 1:00pm

Adams St Branch Library (1 Shot Session)
July 9th @ 2:00pm

Plympton Library (2 Week Session)
July 14th @ 6:30pm
July 21st @ 6:30pm

Eldredge Public Library (A Full 4 Week Session!)
July 16th @ 4:00pm
July 23rd @ 4:00pm
July 30th @ 4:00pm
August 6th @ 4:00pm

Kingston Library (1 shot Session - HULK themed!)
August 5th @ 2:00pm

For more information on all of these events check out the Upcoming Shows Page!

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There are places I get to visit over and over - places where I can count on a large group of children to gather who just want to hear stories and laugh along with me. It’s places like the Holmes Library that make me love my job the more I do it. They say “Everyday is a gift” and I can say with absolute authority, when you have days like I had visiting Halifax, it’s absolutely true! I have quite the bust week though - keep checking as shows are added almost everyday!

I am gifted being able to visit these places this week:

  • Monday: Bright Horizons @ 10:00/10:30am
  • Monday: Holmes Public Library @ 6:30pm
  • Tuesday: Kid’s Country Day Care @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Weymouth Rec Department @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Jonathan Bourne Library @ 1:00pm (Round 1 - Building Stories)
  • Thursday: Brookline Library @11:00am
  • Thursday: Adams Street Branch Library@ 2:00pm (1-shot Building Stories)
  • Friday: Winslow House @ 10:00am

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Quite a few shows are open to the public this week - The Holmes Library, Brookline Library are free for the public to attend. The Winslow House on Friday has a $5 per child entrance fee - but the money goes right back into the beautiful museum - so it’s worth it! Both Building Stories events are free to join in - but please call the respective libraries as there is limited space available!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Franklin
  2. Halifax
  3. Hanson
  4. Weymouth
  5. Bourne
  6. Brookline
  7. Dorchester
  8. Marshfield

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Come to the Holmes Library in Halifax this evening at 6:30 for a great way to finish this beautiful summer day! I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces! Bring your best giggling faces!

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Above is the turnout from the last show at the Kingston Collection and I hope today’s will be just fantastic! Everyone coming to the show, as an added bonus, come up to me after the show and say the password “Amy and Sarah” for an extra special prize!

The show begins at 2:00 in center court - see you all there!

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Here we are! Summer is in full swing and the end of this week will see my daughter turning 6. I can’t believe I will be the father to a 6 year old. She’s so big! I am excited that she will be traveling with me to a few shows this Summer - nothing like having a cute tag along who loves my stories!

Here are the events for this week:

  • Tuesday: Hedge School @ 11:00am
  • Wednesday: Pilgrim Childcare @ 10:00am
  • Thursday: Lottle Discoveries @10:00am
  • Thursday: Kingston Collection @ 2:00pm *FREE to the public!
  • Saturday: Bridgewater 4th of July Celebration @ 12:30pm *FREE to the public!

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Two shows are open to the public this week - the first, at the Kingston Collection on the 2nd, which is usually a fantastic show! Make sure to come and enjoy the day! Also, I am celebrating the 4th in Bridgewater this year for a 1/2 hour show at 12:30! Have a great week - hope to see all of you this week!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Plymouth
  2. Duxbury
  3. Brockton
  4. Kingston
  5. Bridgewater

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We can all use a chuckle so here is a cartoon with my character Amy vs the gym teacher. I was never this kind of kid - but I knew this kid!

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