Also, congratulations to all of you who are graduating, good luck to all of you who are testing, and have a safe and awesome prom for all of those who are “prom”ming!
ABSW also welcomes back Elise, who is part of our summer staff. She will be working on several projects in our non-fiction and literature sections, including our vintage books. Welcome back, Elise!
If the 80 and 90 degree days haven’t clued you in, summer is on its way! Our “bigger on the inside” bookstore is busy stocking up on summer reading list titles. Teachers and educators, if you haven’t sent in your lists so we can stock them, there’s still time! Shoot them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEKEND! Sunday, May 17, All-Day: Oziana!
Join us in celebrating the 115th anniversary of the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. We’ll be doing Oz crafts, eating Oz treats, and offering a wide selection of Oz and Oz-themed books–including the beautiful Eisner Award-winning Oz adaptation graphic novels illustrated by Eric Shanower!
Families and children are invited to stop in throughout the day to take part in Oziana! – a day full of colorful Oz-themed crafts, stories and activities. Bookstores, libraries, and more will all be celebrating with reproducible activities and even Oz-themed snacks!
At 1:00 PM, there will even be a special guest – best-selling author Ryk E. Spoor will be in for a reading and signing of his new book Polychrome—A Romantic Fantasy, which tells the adventures of the daughter of the Rainbow and another person chosen from the human world.
Friday, May 22, 7:00-8:30 PM: Worcester Storytellers featuring Sou MacMillan
Worcester Storytellers continues with their awesome open mic event, and this month, the featured reader is Sou MacMillan.
Sunday, May 31, starting at 2:00 PM: Literary Genre Trivia – Science Fiction
Our popular trivia event makes its triumphant return this month! Test your literary grit and knowledge about science fiction (specifically science fiction; fantasy will come later). There is a $20 gift certificate for the winner! Join us for a chance to win, to socialize with other book-lovers, and to geek-out over your favorite authors!
Since we’re almost halfway through May—goodness, that’s fast!—here is a sneak peak at some of our June events. As you’ll see, June is HOPPING with stuff to do!
Friday, June 5, 7:00-9:00 PM – Sharon Lee and Steve Miller return to ABSW with their latest adventure in the Liaden ® Universe.
Sunday, June 21, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Hafta Craft and Storytime Drop-in of Myth and Magic.
Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Winnie-the-Pooh Theme Day: crafts and stories.
Thursday, June 25, 8:00 PM – “Shelf Series” Employee talk (and tasting!) with Trisha J. Wooldridge: Adventures in “Spirited” Journalism, or “What I learned in getting paid to write about booze.” Must be 21+ to attend; all attendees will be carded.
Friday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers open mic featuring Matt Hopewell.
Saturday, June 27, 2:00-4:00 PM – “Have you ever wondered…?” Panel on research and presentation for children’s non-fiction books.
Sunday, June 28, 2:00 PM – Literary Genre Trivia: Romantic Suspense
Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 PM – “Shelf Series” Employee Talk with Selina Lovett: Virtual Meet & Greet of Literary Legends or “The awesome people I’ve met during years of volunteering at science fiction & fantasy conventions.”
Of course, as a reminder, our regular events are…
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, 7PM every Monday
Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of stay. (May being our OZIANA celebration!)
Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. The May 22 open mic event will feature Sou MacMillan. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!
Literary Genre Trivia is FINALLY HERE this MAY and continuing on the last Sunday of every month starting at 2:00 PM.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!