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April 2019

Pawtucket Library Children’s Day (El Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros)

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
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Children and their families are invited to celebrate Children's Day/Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros). This national celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This event features special guest Anika Aldamuy Denise author of the book Planting Stories: The Life of the Librarian and Storyteller Pura Beplré, music, crafts, free books, and a snack. No registration required. This is a FREE program for children of all ages and…

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Día de los Niños | Día de los Libros – Knight Memorial Library

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, 02907
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May 2019

Día Celebration – Boston Public Library

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Connolly Branch, 433 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Tales and Puppets with Anika Aldamuy Denise, author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

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Storytime & Book Signing – Inkfish Books

May 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
I, 488 Main Street
Warren, RI
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Storytime & Book signing: Meet local Rhode Island Author Anika Denise 4:30-6:00 PM and celebrate the 100th anniversary of children's book week! Anika Denise is the celebrated author of many children’s picture books including Lights, Camera Carmen!; Starring Carmen!; Monster Trucks; Baking Day at Grandma’s; Bella and Stella Come Home; and Pigs Love Potatoes. Her latest book, Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, illustrated by Paola Escobar, received a starred review in School Library Journal, was…

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Keynote: REFORMA Northeast 15th Annual Joint Mini-Conference

May 10
Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd Corona 11368 + Google Map

Theme: Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Libraries Empowering Communities

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June 2019


June 8

The Bronx Book Festival aims to promote literacy and foster a love of reading among children, teens, and adults. The festival will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the Bronx community through panels, workshops, and more with award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators, and creators. The festival will help build the reading culture in the Bronx and become the premier literary experience open to Bronx residents and the general public. For authors and schedule visit: https://www.thebronxisreading.com

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September 2019

Brooklyn Book Festival

September 21

Reading and book talk for Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Picture Book Stage 2:30-3pm followed by book signing Click here for full schedule. (Poster art by Raúl Colón)

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October 2019

NEIBA Awards Banquet

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Graduate Providence, 11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Award winners for the 2019 New England Book Awards will be announced in an Oscars-style award ceremony. See NEIBA site for more details!

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Pawtucket Library – Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the library with Author Anika Aldamuy Denise who will read and talk about her book PLANTING STORIES: THE LIFE OF LIBRARIAN AND STORYTELLER PURA BELPRÉ!

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Morristown Book Festival

October 12
Morristown Book Festival Morristown, + Google Map

Stay tuned for schedule!

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