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Circle Round Book Launch Party

Time & Date

Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11:00 am

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price



Circle Round is throwing another party to launch its fourth picture book…and you’re invited!

Join host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis as they present an exciting reading of “The Lion's Whisker” — with live music and a super-fun audience Q&A!

All the Circle Round books will be available for purchase at the event from our bookstore partner Brookline Booksmith. After storytime, get your books signed by Rebecca and Eric, and find all sorts of other surprises in the CitySpace lobby!

CitySpace Tickets
General Admission: $15.00

Virtual Tickets
$5.00 (only one ticket needed per household)

Ways To Save

  • WBUR Sustainers save $5.00 on in-person and virtual tickets to this event.
  • WBUR Members save $5.00 on in-person tickets to this event.

To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. You can get your code by emailing

About “The Lion's Whisker”

Filled with vibrant folk art and thoughtful lessons, this picture book rooted in Ethiopian folktales reveals the power of patience, understanding, and sibling love.

Courage, collaboration, patience, and sibling love prevail in this folktale with its roots in the Ethiopian tradition. "The Lion's Whisker" tells the story of Brother and Sister who are constantly arguing. When Grandmother sends them on a dangerous mission to pluck a lion's whisker for her magical potion, the siblings learn valuable lessons about the strength gained by working together, being brave, and showing patience and understanding for others.

This classic folktale is brought to life for today’s kids by Rebecca Sheir—creator and host of the award-winning Circle Round storytelling podcast­—with the vibrant and modern folk art of Kenyan illustrator Nikita Abuya.

Join the Circle Round Club!

Calling all Circle Round superfans! Enjoy more of your favorite podcast by joining our new club. All Club members can look forward to:

  • Weekly activity emails with each episode (fun for the whole family!)
  • A monthly newsletter from host Rebecca Sheir
  • Fun Circle Round swag!

And you can upgrade your membership to get:

  • An ad-free listening experience
  • Snuggle Time bedtime stories
  • A personalized birthday message from Rebecca...and more!

Join The Club

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