We had an absolutely wonderful weekend with the Worcester Storytellers featuring Linda McCarthy and Susan Matusen on Friday and Kristina England’s debut of Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries on Saturday. Between the two events, 65 James Street was hopping! We nearly sold out of England’s book, but there are a very few signed copies left.
With it now being April—Holy-moly, it’s APRIL!—if you’re a teacher, start shooting us your summer reading lists so we can make sure they are stocked for your students’ needs. You can send your lists to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do have a fresh supply of Newbery Award-winning books and Goosebumps books that we picked up last week—so feel free to come in and peruse early!
ABSW also has a special contest happening right now. We’ve got an advertisement with WCCA TV 13 running for the month of April. If you can come in and tell us WHEN you see our advertisement run [meaning what WCCA program you were watching when our ad came on], you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate!
And don’t forget we’re participating in the Worcester–The City That Reads book drive. Our book donation box is to the right of the register. Donations should be new or gently used books appropriate for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester also offers an additional 10% off any books you buy from us just for this donation. We’re taking donations until April 30.
A reminder… we will be open our normal business hours this weekend.
… due to Passover and Easter, we’re actually taking a bit of a breather from the mad whirl of events, so that we can prepare for the super-awesomeness of
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Carnival of Children’s Authors: Panels, Discussions, Signings, and More! Join us for a full day of readings, talks, and signings with authors and illustrators who’ve done work for children of all ages. A full author list will post soon, so keep an eye on the ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page!
11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Readings from picture books and early readers for our younger audience and their family.
12:30-1:45: Panel of authors and illustrators talking about their work and answering audience questions.
2:00-3:15: Readings from middle grade and young adult authors for older audiences.
3:30-4:45: Panel of middle grade and YA authors talking about their work and answering audience.
And don’t forget our regular events.
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, 7PM every Monday
Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in will begin on April 19 and happen the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of stay. Stories will be read at the top of the hour. This month we are reading ANGELINA BALLERINA and other stories about mice.
Literary Genre Trivia WILL RETURN on MAY of 2015, resuming on the last Sunday of every month starting at 2PM.
Worcester Storytellers happens the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. The featured guest for April will be Glenn D’Alessio. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!