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Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage features interactive programs for the whole family, with popular local and nationally known authors of books for children and teens.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage

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Stage: Children's Corridor, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor



Friday, September 22




12PM

Curtis Blues

Curtis Blues is an educational entertainer whose interactive shows introduce all ages to the history of American music. Mr. Blues' shows include bringing fascinating instruments into the audience for a close look, as well as leading the group in songs and dance to the music. Appropriate for all ages.

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1PM

National Aquarium Presents: Jennifer Keats Curtis

Hear award-winning children’s author Jennifer Keats Curtis read Turtles in My Sandbox, a selection from the National Aquarium and Pratt Library’s Read to Reef Book Club, based upon the real-life terrapin head-start program. You’ll learn about how young children are working to protect the Maryland state reptile in this session which concludes with an interactive touch-and-talk with turtle artifacts and an Aquarium educator.

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3:30PM

Hidden Voices Project

Share your secrets anonymously with HIDDEN Voices: Illuminating Baltimore Secrets.  The coalition of Baltimore City groups is collecting secrets citywide to better understand our fellow Baltimoreans.

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5PM

Creating with Writers in Baltimore Schools and Pique Collective

Flex your creativity! Pique Collective performs music as young writers respond to the sounds under the direction of a Writers in Baltimore schools teaching artist.

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Saturday, September 23




12PM

Story Time with Eiyana

Join Eiyana Favers, the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s early literacy specialist, for an interactive, culinary-themed story time.

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1PM

Susanna Reich, Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, and Gary Golio, Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

Susanna Reich, award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction books, and Gary Golio, acclaimed picture book author and New York Times bestseller, perform from their latest books.

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2PM

Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child

The Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner, Javaka Steptoe, shares from Radiant Child.

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3PM

Jared Reck, A Short History of the Girl Next Door, in conversation with Matthew Winner: Live Podcast of All The Wonders

Join us for a live recording of All The Wonders podcast with Jared Reck hosted by Matthew Winner. Jared Reck teaches 8th grade Language Arts, where he has been reading awesome books and writing alongside his students for the past twelve years. A Short History of the Girl Next Door is a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant.

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4PM

Hena Khan, Amina’s Voice

Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American who was born and raised in Maryland. She enjoys writing about her culture as well as all sorts of other subjects, from spies to space travel. Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

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5PM

Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor’s Tale

Baltimore-born award-winning, best-selling children's author Adam Gidwitz shares from his Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, The Inquisitor’s Tale.

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Sunday, September 24




12PM

Whose Book Is It Anyway?: Isabel Bandeira, Meg Eden, L.V. Pires, Michelle Ray, and Sharon Huss Roat

Face off against five wily YA authors and win a signed book!  Can you spot which book excerpts are real and which are clever fakes? Don't miss this lineup: Isabel Banderia, Dramatically Ever After, Meg Eden, Post-High School Reality Quest, L.V. Pires, Extension, Michelle Ray, Much Ado About Something, Sharon Huss Roat, How to Disappear. Moderator: Kathy MacMillan, Sword and Verse.

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1:30PM

Ronald L. Smith, The Mesmerist, Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together and Carole Boston Weatherford, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library, moderated by Matthew Winner

Ronald L. Smith, 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, Renée Watson, NAACP Image Award nominee and team member of We Need Diverse Books, and Carole Boston Weatherford, award-winning New York Times bestselling author, discuss their new books with Matthew Winner of the All The Wonders podcast.

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3PM

YA/Adult Genre Crossover Panel: Meg Eden, Post-High School Reality Quest, Tracy Gold, Hollow Tree, Kathy MacMillan, Sword and Verse, CP Patrick, The Truth About Awiti, Nikki Richard, Pretty Things and Laura Shovan, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Want to know about the writing process and writing for different audiences? Join us for a group of Maryland authors in conversation about their books and experiences writing for young adults and adults.

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4PM

Kwame Alexander, Solo and Jason Reynolds, Patina in conversation, moderated by Deborah Taylor

Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of 24 books and Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author, NAACP Image Award Winner and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors, talk about their books with Deborah Taylor, school and student services coordinator at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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When:
Sept 22-24, 2017
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Where:
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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