All Scheduled Events in a Nutshell
All events are FREE and at The Red Balloon unless otherwise indicated.
Please note: Customers may bring one book from home to be autographed along with any new book(s) purchased at author appearances at The Red Balloon Bookshop.
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September 3, Saturday at 10:30am
Baby story time encore with Sara Waters. Theme: Colors
September 10, Saturday at 10:30am
Story time with a Como Zoo Naturalist. Theme: TBA
September 11, Sunday at 1:00pm
Peter Brown, author and illustrator of You Will Be My Friend.
Then at 3:00pm
Juanita Havill, author of Call the Horse Lucky.
September 16, Friday at 7:00pm
Publication party for Kurtis Scaletta, author of Tanglewood Terror.
September 17, Saturday at 10:30am
Publication party for Derek Anderson, author & illustrator of Happy Birthday Hamster.
Then at 2:00pm
Publication party for Pat Schmatz, author of Bluefish.
September 18, Sunday, 2:00-3:30pm
Curiosity Day - Celebrating Curious George
2:00pm Curious George stories with the WonderWeavers, storytellers, and costumed character.
2:30pm Curious George crafts with Ellen Ferrari, Book Artist & Storyteller.
September 22, Thursday at 7:00pm
Jon Scieszka, author of The Leviathan Series.
September 23, Friday at 7:00pm
Scott Westerfeld, author of SPHDZ.
September 24, Saturday at 10:30am
Bonny Becker, author of Sniffles for Bear.
October 1, Saturday at 10:30am
Baby story time encore with Sara Waters. Theme: B & Bugs
Then at 2:00pm
Catherine Friend, author Barn Boot Blues.
October 2, Sunday at 2:00pm
Publication party for Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs.
October 8, Saturday at 10:30am
Publication party for Chris Monroe, author and illustrator of Monkey with a Toolbelt and the Seaside Shenanigans.
October 14, Friday at 7:00pm
Publication party for Loretta Ellsworth, author of Unforgettable.
October 16, Sunday at 2:00pm
Publication party for Alison McGhee, author of Making Friends.
October 16, Sunday, Time to Be Announced
Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of Wonderstruck.
This will be a ticketed event; location to be announced.
October 21, Friday at 7:00pm
Publication party for John Coy, author of Love of the Game.
October 22, Saturday at 10:30am
Publication party for Katie Kirk, author and illustrator of Eli, No!.
October 28, Friday at 7:00pm
Monika Schroeder, author of My Brother's Shadow.
October 29, Saturday at 10:30am
Tom Angleberger, author Darth Paper Strikes Back
October 30, Sunday at 1:30pm - Grand Avenue Boo Bash
Pumpkin carving with David LaRochelle, author and master pumpkin carver.
Then at 2:00pm
Story time featuring David LaRochelle's The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories.
November 5, Saturday at 10:30am
Baby story time encore with Sara Waters. Theme: Tickles
November 12, Saturday, 10:30am
Stephen Shaskan, author and illustrator of A Dog is a Dog.
November 19, Saturday at 10:30am
Llama Llama story time with both Wonder Weavers costume characters.
November 20, Sunday at 2:00pm
Chris Van Allsburg, Caldecott Medal winning illustrator.
This will be a ticketed event, held at The Fitzgerald Theater.
November 27, Sunday, 2:00pm
Kevin Kling, author, and Chris Monroe, illustrator of Big Little Brother.
December 3, Saturday at 10:30am - Grand Meander
Baby story time encore with Sara Waters. Theme: Counting
December 10, Saturday, 10:30am
Marianne Richmond, author of I Believe In You.