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Highlights of our Boston Conference for KARL Members

With your registration, you will receive the following:

  • The chance to hear from award-winning American novelist Gregory Maguire
  • 2 workshops and a talk by John Palfrey at Phillips Andover Academy
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, all you can eat snacks
  • "Hospitali-tea suite": complimentary coffee/tea 
  • Admission to Boston landmarks and museums, including:
    • Fenway Park
    • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    • Boston Athenaeum
  • A tour of the recently renovated Boston Public Library 
  • Optional additional Saturday outing to beautiful Western Massachusetts
  • Optional Board Book Social (group book discussion)
  • Dinner with a Librarian - opportunity to get to know others in your profession (meal not included)
  • A delicious meal and program at the Skip Anthony Banquet
  • Not to mention time to reconnect with your librarian friends from across the U.S. and Canada

Schedule for Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

7:00 AM - Breakfast at Royal Sonesta Hotel

8:00 AM ​- Depart Royal Sonesta Hotel for Phillips Andover Academy

12:00 PM ​-  Lunch at Phillips Andover

1:15 PM ​-  Depart Phillips Andover for the JFK Library

3:45 PM - Depart JFK Library for Royal Sonesta Hotel

5:00 - 6:00 PM ​- Board Book Social

Schedule for Thursday, April 4th, 2019

9:00 AM - Depart Royal Sonesta Hotel for Boston Athenaeum

11:00 AM - Depart Athenaeum on foot through Boston Common, Public Garden (stopping to see "Make Way for Ducklings" and Cheers), and down Newbury Street

12:00 PM - Lunch on Newbury or Boylston Streets

1:30 PM - Visit to the Boston Public Library (BPL) and/or the John Hancock Tower

6:00 PM - Dinner with a Librarian (optional)

Schedule for Friday, April 5th, 2019

10:30 AM - Depart Royal Sonesta Hotel for Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

12:00 PM - Lunch at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (self-pay)

1:00 PM - Depart Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Fenway Park

3:00 PM - Depart Fenway Park for Royal Sonesta

6:30 - 7:00 PM - Cocktail Hour at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

7:30 - 9:30 PM - Skip Anthony Dinner, featuring Gregory Maguire

There's more to Massachusetts than Boston! Join us for a full-day (8:30 am-5:30 pm) excursion to the Pioneer Valley and Concord. Our first stop will be the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Next we'll spend a few hours shopping and having lunch in picturesque Northampton, and we'll finish up with a visit to Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott's home, in Concord. The $80 cost includes admission to the Eric Carle Museum and Orchard House.

Schedule for Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Optional excursion with an extra charge of $80

                Breakfast on your own

8:30 AM - Depart Royal Sonesta Hotel for Eric Carle Museum  (Easthampton)

11:45 AM - Depart Eric Carle Museum for Northampton

12:00 PM - Lunch on your own in Northampton

2:00 PM - Depart Northampton for Orchard House (Concord)

5:00 PM - Depart Orchard House for the Royal Sonesta Hotel (arrive at 5:30 PM)