WHAT? Join author and illustrator at this special event
WHERE? Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street Portland, Maine
WHEN? Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Family Program – Charlie and the M.T.A.
Do you know why the transit fare card in Boston is called the CharlieCard? Readers of all ages are invited to join us and find out (and don’t worry, you won’t need an extra nickel to get in on the fun)! Join MHS for a very special edition of The Children’s Hour with author Julia M. O’Brien-Merrill and illustrator Caitlin Marquis as they share and read their new book Charlie on the M.T.A.: Did He Ever Return? Inspired by the beloved folk song composed for her father Walter A. O’Brien’s 1949 mayoral campaign and made by famous by the Kingston Trio, O’Brien-Merrill uses both history and the original “M.T.A.” song lyrics to take us on a trip beneath the streets of old Boston. The city and the song come to life in Marquis’ fun and colorful full-page illustrations. The program will feature a special exhibition of artifacts from MHS’s Walter A. O’Brien collection, as well as arts and crafts inspired by the story for the whole family, and maybe even some singing!
Program is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. All ages welcome!