Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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We hope all the mothers among our friends had a wonderful day on Sunday, filled with much love and appreciation.

This is the last week to help us support the Worcester – The City That Reads book drive. Donate your new or gently used books appropriate for students from kindergarten to eighth grade. If you buy a book just for donation, we will take an additional 10% off.  The book drive ends on May 15.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a newsletter if we didn’t talk about our wonderful events—starting with ones for THIS WEEK!

THIS SATURDAY, May 14, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, we’ll have former U.S. Army Finance Control Officer and business owner, Harris N. Rosen discussing financial and estate planning through My Family Record Book.  Have you considered who will pay outstanding bills or run household finances when you’ve passed away? Often, families end up left behind, struggling to sort through paperwork to fulfill remaining financial obligations rather than taking the time to mourn their passed loved one. Join Mr. Rosen to find out how to make sure you and your family are prepared and given the chance to deal with emotional loss rather than be burdened with paperwork and finances.

And then, THIS SUNDAY, May 15, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, we have two guests and a chance to win a beautiful, creepy photo print. Abandoned Asylums author L.F Blanchard and photographer Tammy Rebello speak and sign. They’ll discuss the research and contributions these old asylums have had to modern psychology and culture, as well as their impact on art and architecture—and the beauty of abandoned buildings. If you want a little more of what to expect, check out Tammy’s interview on our Spotlight Blog.

And our May continues with even more!

NEW LINK: Thursday, May 19, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Group talks Companions from the 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors

NEW LINK: Friday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – An Evening of Sherlock Holmes with Bret Herholz and CV Shea

NEW LISTING: Saturday, May 21, 12:00 – 5:00 PM – Poets Assemble! Drop-in craft making poet pop-stick puppets.

NEW LINK: Saturday, May 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers LGBTQA discusses Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller

NEW LINK: Sunday, May 22, 12:00 – 2:00 PM – The Baseball Buff’s Bathroom Book, author Carl H. Johnson talks baseball and signs his newest book

Monday, May 23, 7:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop

NEW INFO: Friday, May 27, 7:00 PM – Worcester Storytellers, featuring Barbara Roberts

For your convenience, here’s a list of our regular events!

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. May’s featured reader is Barbara Roberts. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on May 27.

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association. Next meeting on May 23.

Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting on May 26.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. The book will be Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller. Next meeting on May 21.

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Next meeting on June 3.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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