Here we are at our last full week of May. To go with the warmer weather, we have just brought in a bunch of new titles for Summer Reading lists. If you’ve got a Summer Reading list and haven’t started looking yet, it’s not too late. Come in and see what we have, and if we don’t have it, we are still actively bringing in books, so we can place our orders based on your needs.
We were especially pleased to have a Star reporter visit us for our Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts LGBTQA book club this weekend! Our reading numbers are growing, which makes us especially happy—and we’ve got some special treats coming up for Rainbow Readers and Rainbow Readers Youth in the next few months, so stay “tuned” to the book club pages, as well as the ABSW event pages on Facebook and our website.
Also, we will be open during our regular hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
We also had a great time with Carl H. Johnson as he talked baseball and Red Sox with us for his book release, The Baseball Buff’s Bathroom Book on Sunday. We still have some signed copies for those of you who missed it. If you’ve got a baseball lover in your life, it makes a great gift!
With June right around the corner, we want to give our congratulations to all our students who received excellent grades this year! From June 10-June 30, bring in your report card and for every A or A+, we will give you a free used book. For every B or B+, we will give you a dollar voucher towards any book purchase. Great work to all of your excellent grades!
THIS WEEK, we have our two regular events finishing up the month.
TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 23, the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets at 7:00 PM to work on projects, share support, network, and give feedback to each other. Come in and share your work!
And then, THIS FRIDAY, May 27 at 7:00 PM, we welcome back Worcester Storytellers and their open mic. This month, they will have featured reader Barbara Roberts.
And because we’re excited for June, here’s a wee sneak peek…
Friday, June 3, 7:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth discusses Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
Saturday, June 4, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – James A. Moore’s The Silent Army arrives. Our good friend and beloved author reads, discusses, and signs The Silent Army, the last book in the Seven Forges series.
Saturday, June 11, All Day – Maurice Sendak Day. Celebrate the beloved children’s author of Where the Wild Things Are and many other titles with readings, crafts, and more.
Thursday, June 16, 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Bloomsday, Stop on the Worcester Ramble. The Worcester County Poetry Association brings the global celebration of James Joyce to Worcester, reading chapters and scenes from Ulysses at venues similar to those in the novel as they ramble across Worcester County—and this year, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester gets to take part!
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion: Companions Continued. By request, we’re continuing our discussion of the Companions for the 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.
Saturday, June, 18, 12:00 – 5:00 PM – Poets Assemble! ABSW continues our crafty poet puppet Saturdays in preparation for Bring Your Poet to Work Day!
Saturday, June 18, 6:00 PM – Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discuss Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford.
Friday, June 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic, featuring Sharon Healy-Yang.
Saturday, June 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Banjos and Attitude, Modern Magic in Urban Fantasy with Andrea Hairston and Jennifer Allis Provost. Award-winning Hairston and Best-selling Allis Provost talk about how they make magic in their urban fantasy titles.
Sunday, June 26, 6:00 PM – Star Trek Mystery Night. Join us for How to Host a Mystery – Star Trek style! Watch for special media guests who may join us.
Wednesday, June 29, All Day – Cat in the Hat Day! Join us for a whimsical, Seussical celebration of one of the best loved books with readings and crafts through the day.
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 June 24.
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, TONIGHT, 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 June 16.
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. Next meeting on June 18.
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.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!