“New Kid” related Events

Bigelow will virtually host Jerry Craft on November 4 at 10am as part of the One School, One Book initiative. The author of “New Kid” will be zooming with Bigelow students of grades 6, 7 and 8. Details will follow. This event is funded by the PTO and made possible thanks to your support!!!

In the meantime, the Newton Free Library is also hosting several events that might be of interest for our Bigelow readers and cartoonist enthusiasts and their families.

Draw Your Own Comics!
Wednesday, October 14th at 7 PM
Come have fun while drawing your own comics! In this workshop, students will play drawing games, generate ideas for their own characters, and start to write their own comic book stories. All levels of experience welcome! Workshop is run by Cathy G. Johnson, Providence-based writer and author of the graphic novel THE BREAKAWAYS! Registration required to receive the zoom link. For tweens in grades 5 to 8.

New Kid Trivia Night
Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM
Use your “New Kid” knowledge to challenge your friends and family in a fun evening of trivia. Library staff will challenge players with questions from a variety of categories on Zoom. No restrictions on team size. One registration per team. The Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event. This event is kids, tweens, teens and their families.

New Kid Author Jerry Craft!
Wednesday, October 28th at 7 PM
Newbery Award and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author/illustrator Jerry Craft takes us behind the scenes of his bestselling graphic novel New Kid and the upcoming Class Act. Join us on Zoom as Jerry gives tweens and their families a look into his writing and drawing process. This event will be moderated by Morgan Harper, a Library Teacher at Peirce and Williams Elementary Schools. For 5th to 8th-graders and their families. Please use this google form to register for this event. We will send participants the Zoom link on the day of the event. This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton, a city-wide read and series of events and conversations on race and racism.