Dan + Claudia Zanes Celebrate Ella Jenkins!

For this special online event, Dan + Claudia Zanes present music for kids and families by the esteemed Ella Jenkins! Grammy award winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist / jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes have been making music with each other since the day they met in the fall of 2016. In 2017 Smithsonian Folkways released "Lead Belly, Baby!," a collection of renditions of classic Lead Belly songs for children by Dan Zanes & Friends.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Storytime: Gabrielle Union presents "Welcome to the Party"

Presented by Vroman's Bookstore:

Join us for a special story time with Gabrielle Union, who will be reading from her new picture book Welcome to the Party!

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast. Register ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder.

EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/welcome-to-the-party

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids

HAPPENING TONIGHT: Town Hall on How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids. Hosted by Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander. Panelists are educators Cornelius Minor, Tiffany M. Jewell, Pam Allyn, Noni Thomas López, and Karyn Parsons.

This event is free, and you don’t need to register beforehand. You can sign up on our Facebook Event page or simply visit our Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. ET to watch the live stream.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Juneteenth in the Air!

Know your history! Learn about Juneteenth through discussion, storytelling and an aerial performance by Ella, streamed live from the Clemmons Family Farm to their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages this Sunday, June 21 from 3-4 PM!

This is an online event only. Due to the pandemic, the physical farm remains closed to the public.

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Classical Music Encounters with the Wu brothers

Classical Music Encounters

Introducing audiences to classical music through performance and commentary. Works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Glière, and more.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism

Join fellow parents, educators and child development and trauma experts for an important conversation about how you can talk with young children about racial injustice and violence against Black people. Together, we’ll explore questions such as: How can parents of Black children continue to instill confidence and pride in young kids while also explaining the racial inequity and barriers that continue today? And, how can parents of non-Black children help young kids understand their role in confronting anti-Black racism?

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Open Door Sessions - Kate DiCamillo and Jason Reynolds

National Ambassadors for Children’s Literature Kate DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux) and Jason Reynolds (Look Both Ways) take the stage for our third Open Door Sessions event. We are thrilled to welcome two of the most skilled, compelling, and beloved children’s authors in the United States back to Brookline, and far beyond. This event welcomes attendees of all ages.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kidlit Rally for Black Lives

Award-winning authors Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds have organized a Kidlit Community Rally for Black Lives, hosted on Facebook Live by The Brown Bookshelf. We invite you to join us at 7 p.m - 7:45 PM EST (For K-12 Students) and 7:45-8:30 PM EST (For Parents, Teachers, and Educators) on Thursday, June 4. Please spread the word. People around the nation are hurting. This is a time to come together and stand up. Our kids need us, and we are here for them.


Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Mental Health in Asian Stories

May is Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month! 

Join Asian authors I.W. Gregorio, Emily XR Pan, Farah Rishi, and Hanna Alkaf as they discuss the diverse experiences of being part of the Asian diaspora and how it has inspired their work!

Watch the panel on Asian Author Alliance's YouTube Channel HERE

More info at bit.ly/AAPIBookMonth

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Beyond Sidekicks & Stereotypes

May is Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month! 

Join Asian authors Hena Khan, Christina Soontornvat, Minh Le, and Ellen Oh as they talk about their amazing Middle Grade books and characters!

Watch the panel on Asian Author Alliance's YouTube Channel HERE

More info at bit.ly/AAPIBookMonth

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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