Join in the fun and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book Make Way for Ducklings with Boston Public Library president David Leonard, WCVB anchors Emily Riemer and Ben Simmoneau, and accomplished local authors and illustrators. Listen to these local celebrities read amazing animal stories, make some ducky art in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, and visit “Make Way for Ducklings The Art of Robert McCloskey.” Drop in for a story or two—families and visitors are welcome to come and go as we help our readers go the distance. And while you’re here, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library card.*

Please note: space is limited.

10:30–11:30 am Rob Dunlavey, Artist and Illustrator
11:30 am–12:30 pm Susan Farrington, Artist, Author, and Illustrator
12:30–1:30 pm Sarah S. Brannen, Author and Illustrator
1:30–2 pm Emily Riemer and Ben Simmoneau, WCVB Anchors
2–2:30 pm David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library

*Massachusetts residents and students with ID.


“Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey” is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presentation is made possible by Northern Trust.

With support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund and the Patricia B. Jacoby Exhibition Fund.