A new exhibit at Harvard's Houghton Library focuses on maps of fictional worlds. The collection includes the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, L. Frank Baum, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are over 60 maps on display through April 14, 2018. Go visit! But before you head east, check out one of the library's Boston Museum of Fine Arts passes. Friends, you could get some serious museum visiting in.
Mo Willems visited a local elementary school in South Hadley recently. Part of his mission is to inspire young readers in struggling schools. "Wiggling, dancing and shouting as he read aloud two illustrated stories, Willems brought to life the books that the students read as part of the school's curriculum. After the presentation, he gifted each of the 139 second-graders one of his books, and donated 60 picture books by various authors to the school library."