Happy August, folks!
Thank you to everyone who showed up to our weekend-long Happy Birthday, Harry Potter; Welcome Harry Potter and the Cursed Child event. We had a lot of fun on the countdown to opening the books: the costumes were grand, the readings were fun, and there was a lot of laughing and chatter over our favorite Harry Potter moments – as well as discussion of the newer additions to the Potterverse. And then, on Harry’s birthday and the release day, we were pleased to host so many young witches and wizards who stopped in to get their copy of the book, make wands, and listen to readings. It was a lovely, magical weekend!
We do have a few books left (though, really, ONLY a few!). So, if you want your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2, stop in and get it. If we run out, we do have to wait for the next orders to be released – but we will continue to reserve copies if we do!
Now, let’s take a look at what’s in store for events this month!
Friday, August 5, 7:00 – 9:00 – Rainbow Readers Youth LGBTQA Book Club reads Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Saturday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents: Reading, Discussion, Signing with author Jamie Fessenden
Saturday, August 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers LGBTQA Book Club reads The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
Sunday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20 – TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. (Stop in to see what special surprises we’ll have for our teachers and educators!)
Thursday, August 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Brains in Books Round Table Discussion with author and psychologist Laura Diamond and author T.J. Woodridge
Friday, August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers
And, as a reminder, here are 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. August’s featured reader is poet Eric Wasileski. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on August 26.
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, August 29.
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, August 18.
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 August 13.
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 August 5.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!