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Please join us at one of our upcoming events:

Thank you to the Concord Museum and the fine Christmas Tree Designers who included our book, "The Pajamas Of My Dreams" in the Family Trees Event this year! We so enjoyed meeting families and friends who value the museum and children's literature. Laurie and Margie will be back to read, rap (not wrap!) with puppets and create Dream Pages with children and families who attend on Sunday, December 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Hope to see you there!

On Saturday, December 20th, Laurie and Margie will be at The Panorama Welcome Center at Copley Place, located on the SkyBridge between the Westin Hotel and Neiman Marcus (on the Dartmouth Street side), selling our book and crafts from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. If you are in town for Holiday Shopping, come and see us!

If you have missed us at our events and would like books and the craft kits for Christmas presents, call the studio at 978-777-0868 and we'll make sure you get what you need: Books are $16.95 each and the hand-made cut-paper Build Your Own Dream Page craft is $10.00.

Events often include a special storytime and pajama drive for Cradles to Crayons (C2C). Bring a new pair of pajamas to donate, special reading of the story followed by a time to create your own dream collage assisted by Illustrator Margie Florini.

We look forward to seeing lots of folks and their children create their own dream collages this year. You are invited to wear pajamas and cozy slippers!


Thank You for Hosting Us!


"The Pajamas Of My Dreams Goes to NELA" Holiday Inn—Boxborough, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA on October 19–21, 2014. New England Library Association will host a three–day conference about authors/speakers for library programs, as well as introducing self–published authors. Author Laurie Collins and Illustrator Margie Florini will share their own journey through self–publishing and why.

"The Pajamas Of My Dreams Goes To School" Newbury Elementary Public School, 3 Hanover Street, Newbury, MA on Monday, March 3rd all day. For Read Across America Day, Author Laurie Collins will meet with Grades 5 and 6, and lead students in reading and discussions of the book and its message of hope. Illustrator Margie Florini will answer questions about "Why cut–paper?" and share the hands–on experience of "building their dreams" with paper collage projects.

"The Pajamas Of My Dreams Goes to College" University of New Hampshire, 105 Main Street, Durham, NH on Wednesday, March 5. UNH and Early Childhood Education Program teachers and students will meet with Laurie Collins, Author and Margie Florini, Illustrator to discuss using their storybook as fun way to learn about altruism and caring at a young age. The children of the UNH Early Childhood Educators will have fun with Laurie and Margie and "The Pajamas of My Dreams"—creating cut–paper Dream Pages for pre–school aged participants.

Exhibit at The Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St, Beverly, MA.  March 1—30  Margie Florini, Illustrator of "The Pajamas Of My Dreams" will have a unique art exhibit called, "Why Cut–Paper?" – An Exhibit About the Illustration Process in The Sohier Room. Visitors can see and read about Florini's design journey through her sketches, mock–ups and proofs.

"Pajama Party" at The Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St, Beverly, MA on Saturday, March 22nd at 10:00am. There is a sign–up for this event. Please call Kate Carpine at 978–921–6062 to sign up.

The New England Illustrators Exhibit 2014, a.k.a. Draw Me A Story hosted by The Wenham Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA.  March 1—30  Illustrator Margie Florini will be exhibiting many of the original cut–paper collage illustrations from the book, "The Pajamas Of My Dreams". Florini will also have a few other illustrations and portfolios on display. All artwork will be on sale and much of the proceeds will benefit the Museum. Exhibit Opening Cocktail Party on Friday, March 7 from 6 to 8pm $10 donation requested to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid. Sunday, March 23rd from 1 to 4pm is Family Day with a "Pajama Party", reception and cut–paper collage activity – a fun day for all!

Manchester Public Library
15 Union St, Manchester–by–the–Sea, MA on Saturday, January 18th.

Park Street Books,
504 Main Street, Medfield on Sunday, December 8th.

Peabody Institute Library,
15 Sylvan St, Danvers on Saturday, November 16th.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers,
210 Andover St, Peabody on Sunday, November 10th. This event benefited the Sterling Center YMCA Children's Room located in Beverly, MA.

The Harvard/MIT COOP,
1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge on Saturday, November 9th.

The Beverly Public Library,
32 Essex St, Beverly on Saturday, November 2nd.

The Wenham Museum
The Wenham Museum in July 2013.

Bestsellers Cafe
Bestsellers Cafe' on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm.  A Pajama Drive, Storytime, Signing, and Craft are all scheduled.  24 High Street, Medford, MA  (781) 391–7171

Eight Cousins Bookstore
Saturday, April 20th (late morning) at Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth, MA on beautiful Cape Cod. Call (508) 458–5548 for details.

Jabberwocky Bookshop
Sunday afternoon, March 3rd at 3:00pm The Jabberwocky Bookshop at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA Call (978) 465–9359 for details.

"It's Not A Dream" Celebration
Thursday night, February 28th from 6 to 8pm will be the "It's Not A Dream" Celebration at Beach Street Studios. Artwork, including an exhibit of the original cut–paper collage pieces for the Book, sales and book signings, a little night music, and milk and cookies will be just part of the festivities. Beach Street Studios is above the Cafe' at 33 Beach Street in Manchester–by–the–Sea, MA Call (978) 526–4833 for details. Beach Street Studios invites folks to bring pajamas for a Pajama Drive the night of our event.

Book Launch
Wednesday, February 20th – 11:00am at the Roots to Wings Yoga Studio, 1 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA.

Contact Laurie Collins: laurie.collins@comcast.net
Contact Margie Florini: florini@verizon.net • 978–777–0868

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