Welcome to September! We’re having a lovely beginning of fall already.
Just this past weekend, we had a great Saturday at Pride on Worcester Common, where we sold books from our growing LGBTQIA, as well the titles as for our Rainbow Readers and Rainbow Readers Youth book club discussions. We also had a chance to meet and chat with other great clubs and organizations throughout Worcester County.
And then on Sunday, we had a wonderful time at the Pet Rock Festival at Becker College in Leicester with authors Hazel Mitchell and Janet Lawler. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table! If you didn’t get a chance to, we still have some signed books in the store.
For those of you back in school, or with kids back in school, if you’re still finding out about books you’ll need to read for this semester or this year – literature, classics, and more – check in at our 65 James Street location. We might be able to help you out! If it’s not on our shelves, we can order books for you.
We’ve got quite a bit happening this week!
Starting THIS THURSDAY, we are having our Doctor Who Discussion night. ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial! This month’s topic is “Everybody Loves a Villain.”
And then, THIS FRIDAY, we have our Rainbow Readers Youth group meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 PM discussing The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie. The books are available at the store, but you can still come and enjoy the discussion and meet people even if you haven’t read the book.
THIS SATURDAY, we have TWO great events.
From 2:00 – 4:00 PM on SATURDAY, we will be welcoming voice actor Greg Tremblay. Join us for a talk on the world of voice acting and audiobook narration. Tremblay has a passion for character intensive SciFi/Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance with a particular affection for bringing LGBTQ characters voice to life. Greg’s voice covers a broad range of characters and stories – from the voices of Cole and Jae in Rhys Fords, Cole McGinnis Mysteries series to the crew of the ISS Constitution of Nick Webb’s Scifi epic Legacy Fleet.
Also on SATURDAY, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts will be discussing The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling. The books are available at the store, but you can still come and enjoy the discussion and meet people even if you haven’t read the book.
Later in September…
SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers 4TH Birthday Double-Header Open Mic, featuring Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey.
Monday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Free People’s Artists Workshop.
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. September’s special BIRTHDAY event features Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on September 23.
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the fourth 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 September 26.
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, THIS WEEK, September 15.
Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Next meeting, THIS WEEK, September 16.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting, THIS WEEK, September 17.
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!