Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sierra Club

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Calendar

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
Performance and Book Signing
THE GARY THE OLIVIA THEATER
2:30 Performance (Ticketed Event)
249 Flanders Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
www.thegarytheolivia.com
Tomie dePaola and Mother Dolores of the Abbey of Regina Laudis will narrate three of Tomie dePaola's stories while children perform on stage.  Tomie dePaola will autograph books after the performance.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
Performance and Book Signing
THE GARY THE OLIVIA THEATER
2:30 Performance (Ticketed Event)
249 Flanders Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
www.thegarytheolivia.com
Tomie dePaola and Mother Dolores of the Abbey of Regina Laudis will narrate three of Tomie dePaola's stories while children perform on stage.  Tomie dePaola will autograph books after the performance.

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Book Signing
(This is the "summer signing."  There will be another autographing in the fall in November or December.)
MORGAN HILL BOOKSTORE
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
253 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
www.morganhillbookstore.com
Store Phone: 603-526-5850

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Book Signing
I AM BOOKS
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
189 North Street (North End)
Boston, MA 02113
www.facebook.com/iambooksboston
Store Phone: 857-263-7665

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Book Signing
NORWICH BOOKSTORE
10:30 a.m. - Noon
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
www.norwichbookstore.com
Store Phone: 802-649-1114

Cousin Frances McLaughlin-Gill's Photographs

http://wwd.com/eye/people/photographers-leslie-gill-frances-mclaughlin-gill-show-their-work-at-howard-greenberg-gallery-10895552/

Tomie just attended the opening of this exhibition on Thursday, May 25.  The exhibition was wonderful, and he was able to see many of his cousins at the gallery.

Georges Rouault

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mother Placid



Tomie visited for the first time, on Sunday, the grave of his dear friend Mother Placid, with his friend, and Mother Placid's niece, Mother Praxedes, on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

You can see the gold heart that Tomie made.  It's surrounded by flower petals.

Roger Crossgrove Memorial Service



Tomie spoke at the University of Connecticut, on Saturday, at the memorial service for his Pratt Institute painting instructor, Roger Crossgrove.

Tomie met Kristin Eshelman, an archivist at the Dodd Research Center.

International Tiara Day

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Lives & Still Lives: Leslie Gill, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Their Circle

https://www.artforum.com/uploads/guide.004/id08127/press_release.pdf

A new exhibition of photographs by Tomie's cousin, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, her husband Leslie Gill, and others.

Frances is one of the twins, Franny and Fuffy, in Tomie's books.

First Read-Through




Tomie and Mother Dolores had their first read-through together, on Sunday, of the three stories that they will narrate on June 24 and June 25 at The Gary The Olivia Theater on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT.  They will narrate BIG ANTHONY, HIS STORY, and STREGA NONA, and STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH while children perform on stage.

Sally and Tom Camm are the artistic directors.

www.thegarytheolivia.com

Calendar

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
Performance and Book Signing
THE GARY THE OLIVIA THEATER
2:30 Performance (Ticketed Event)
249 Flanders Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
www.thegarytheolivia.com
Tomie dePaola and Mother Dolores of the Abbey of Regina Laudis will narrate three of Tomie dePaola's stories while children perform on stage.  Tomie dePaola will autograph books after the performance.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
Performance and Book Signing
THE GARY THE OLIVIA THEATER
2:30 Performance (Ticketed Event)
249 Flanders Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
www.thegarytheolivia.com
Tomie dePaola and Mother Dolores of the Abbey of Regina Laudis will narrate three of Tomie dePaola's stories while children perform on stage.  Tomie dePaola will autograph books after the performance.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Book Signing
I AM BOOKS
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
189 North Street (North End)
Boston, MA 02113
www.facebook.com/iambooksboston
Store Phone: 857-263-7665

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Book Signing
NORWICH BOOKSTORE
10:30 a.m. - Noon
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
www.norwichbookstore.com
Store Phone: 802-649-1114

Also on This Day: May 23

Also on this day...
Lucky Penny Day

National Taffy Day

Franz Josef Kline and Margaret Wise Brown were born in 1910.

Rosemary Clooney was born in 1928, and Jane Kenyon was born in 1947.

World Turtle Day

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Also on This Day: May 22

Also on this day...
World Goth Day

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Mary Cassatt was born in 1844, and Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859.  Laurence Olivier was born in 1907, and Harvey Milk was born in 1930.

Richard Wagner

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Waitstaff Day

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Also on This Day: May 20

Also on this day...
Armed Forces Day

Eliza Doolittle Day

Sigrid Undset was born in 1882.  Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in 1946.

Pick Strawberries Day

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Also on This Day: May 19

Also on this day...
National Bike to Work Day

National Scooter Day

O. Henry Pun-off Day
 

Senor Swing's Dancing Partner, Senorita Swing

© Tomie dePaola

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Also on This Day: May 17

Also on this day...
National Cherry Cobbler Day

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Pack Rat Day

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Also on This Day: May 16

Also on this day...
Love a Tree Day

"Annie Get Your Gun," with Ethel Merman, premiered on Broadway in 1946.

Liberace was born in 1919.

Wear Purple for Peace Day

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Monday, May 15, 2017

"The Magical World of Tomie dePaola" on Stage

Also on This Day: May 15

Also on this day...
National Chocolate Chip Day

International Day of Families

Straw Hat Day - the informal start of summer when men and women stop wearing their winter hats, and start wearing their summer straw hats

L. Frank Baum was born in 1856.  Jasper Johns was born in 1930, and Anna Maria Alberghetti was born in 1936.

St. Isidore, the Farmer

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Snow

Also on This Day: May 14

Also on this day...
Dance Like a Chicken Day

Zutty Singleton was born in 1898.

Happy Mother's Day

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Also on This Day: May 13

Also on this day...
Frog Jumping Day

World Belly Dance Day

Bea Arthur was born in 1922.  Armistead Maupin was born in 1944, and Stephen Colbert was born in 1964.

St. Julian of Norwich

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Also on This Day: May 12

Also on this day...
Limerick Day

Military Spouses Day

Edward Lear was born in 1812, and Florence Nightingale was born in 1820.  Katharine Hepburn was born in 1907, and Frank Stella was born in 1936.

Joseph dePaola

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Also on This Day: May 11

Also on this day...
Eat What You Want Day

Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state in 1858.

Irving Berlin was born in 1888.  Martha Graham was born in 1894, and Salvador Dali was born in 1904.

Abbots of Cluny

© Tomie dePaola

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lunch in NYC

Left to Right:
Laurent Linn -
Art Director, Simon & Schuster Children's;
Tomie;
Doug Salati - illustrator of IN A SMALL KINGDOM,
written by Tomie, publication in 2018;
Doug Whiteman -
former president of Penguin Young Readers,
Tomie's agent, and Doug's agent

Level One "Ready-to-Read" Strega Nona Stories Just Published


Also on This Day: May 10

Also on this day...
National School Nurse Day

Clean Up Your Room Day

National Receptionists' Day

Fred Astaire was born in 1899.

The Estherville Meteor

© Tomie dePaola

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Day Nine of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 9

Also on this day...
National Teacher Day

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Barbara Woodhouse was born in 1910, and Geraldine McEwan was born in 1932.

Blessed Theresa of Jesus

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Day Eight of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 8

Also on this day...
No Socks Day

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day

World Red Cross Day/World Red Crescent Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Don Rickles was born in 1926.

Harry Truman

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Day Seven of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 7

Also on this day...
World Laughter Day

Tchaikovsky was born in 1840.  Gary Cooper was born in 1901, and Totie Fields was born in 1930.

George Eastman

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tomie dePaola and Mother Dolores on Stage!

Tomie and Mother Dolores will narrate some of Tomie's stories on stage at The Gary-The Olivia Theater on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, on June 24 and June 25.  Book autographings will follow the performances.

Mother Dolores was once an actress in Hollywood.  She was then known as Dolores Hart.  She gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss.  A documentary about her was Oscar-nominated several years ago.

Tomie met Dolores Hart a couple of days before she flew to Italy to start filming the movie "Francis of Assisi," released in 1961.

http://thegarytheolivia.com/wp/clay-wattles-presents-tomie-depaola/

Day Six of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 6

Also on this day...
National Nurses Day

Kentucky Derby

Martin Z. Mollusk Day - a hermit crab attempts to see his shadow

International No Diet Day

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856, and Rudolph Valentino was born in 1895.  Orson Welles was born in 1915.

World Naked Gardening Day

 © Tomie dePaola

Friday, May 5, 2017

Day Five of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 5

Also on this day...
Cinco de Mayo

International Tuba Day

National Hoagie Day

Alice Faye was born in 1915, and Adele was born in 1988.

Chanel No. 5

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Day Four of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 4

Also on this day...
National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Renewal Day

Star Wars Day

National Day of Reason

International Firefighters' Day

National Day of Prayer

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Day Three of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 3

Also on this day...
World Press Freedom Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

The "Old Man of the Mountain," in New Hampshire, collapsed in 2003.

Bing Crosby was born in 1903, and Sugar Ray Robinson was born in 1921.

Lumpy Rug Day

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Day Two of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: May 2

Also on this day...
Brothers and Sisters Day

Tony nominations are announced at 8:30 a.m., Eastern time.  Curtain Up!

Pinky Lee was born in 1907.

Baby Day

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Day One of the May Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.