Visit to Boston Public Library and Book Talk at the Boston Athenaeum

While in Boston, I visited Boston Public Library to see that my book Charlie on the M.T.A. was included in their collection. I had expected to see it in the Children’s Library, but was surprised to find it in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Here I am with the book after spending the afternoon in Boston with my friend and tour guide, Evan.

On Saturday June 2nd illustrator Caitlin Marquis and I had the honor of doing a Book Talk in the Long Hall at the Boston Athenaeum. Children’s librarian Dani Crickman and the staff at the Athenaeum paid attention to so many details regarding getting our presentations set up and were very gracious hosts for this special event. My brother-in-law, Frank Hartig, and his band “East of Yonder”, were a welcome addition to the event as they provided the musical magic of the original lyrics of the song. The audience, young and old, were all enthusiastic singers as we all ended singing a rousing edition of “The M.T.A.” Thanks to all who made this event so special.

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