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Children’s Event: Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Sleepover

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

We’re hiring! The Boston Athenæum seeks qualified stuffed animals, action figures, and dolls to work for one special night in Reference, Circulation, Security, and other library departments. Human friends are invited to join us for a brown-bag Teddy Bears’ Picnic and screening of Toy Story before the stuffies, lovies, and toys get to work!

11-11:30 am

Teddy Bears’ Picnic: Bring your brown-bag lunch, grab one of our picnic blankets, and settle in for the movie.

11:30 am - 1 pm

Toy Story screening

1-2 pm

New Employee Orientation: Stuffies, lovies, and toys will be registered as new employees, given Athenæum IDs, and will wish their human friends a good night. After human friends go home, the stuffies, lovies, and toys will get to work!

Sunday, February 28, 12-4 pm

Pick-Up: Human friends can pick up their stuffies, lovies, and toys at the Circulation Desk along with pictures of all the work their stuffed friends completed overnight.

To look at and download pictures of all the hard work your friend and the rest of the toys did at the Athenæum, please follow the link provided on the day of the event. Pictures will be available for viewing by March 2.

To register, follow the registration button on the right. If you would prefer your information to pre-populate, log in to your My Athenæum Profile. To log in to your My Athenæum Profile click on the profile icon found in the upper right corner of each page on our website.

If you do not yet have a profile, select “New User? Create an account” on the Profile Login page. Members create their own accounts; a username and password are not assigned when you join the Athenæum.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or