Congratulations to all the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award nominees and winners from this weekend. Check out who was nominated and who won here.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Dr. Seuss Story and Craft Day, our Rainbow Readers Discuss Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner, and our Numbers Count Drop-in Activity! We have plenty of Seuss books, copies of Tremontaine, and even a few of the math work books left if you missed the events.
Summer Reading is in full swing, and we’ve got an excellent selection of new and used books based on the lists we’ve received from schools around the Worcester area. And if we’ve sold out of the book you need, we can always order the books for you—and ship them, too! Check out our Summer Reading display shelf in the larger children’s room, as well as our spinner rack of summer reading and classics.
Some of our staff will be on the road this weekend at the Northeast Writers Conference, so we’ve pushed some of our usual events and upcoming events to the following week—so you have extra time to plan to come out and visit us!
Thursday, July 27, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night. This month’s topic is “Sequelitis.” What episode sequels worked? What didn’t? What episodes should have sequels?
Friday, July 28, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers. Join us for the open mic; stay for featured reader Dana Laquidara!
Sunday, July 30, 12:00 – 4:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents: Magical Boy Basil Team. Stop by between 12-2 for informal signing and chatting with the writers, artists, and marketers behind this popular webcomic; stay through 2-4 for a more formal discussion and Q&A!
We’re halfway through July…want a sneak peak at August?
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Exploring the Charles River with Kathleen Rowe.
Saturday, August 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents Misfits by Garrett Leigh.
Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 19 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Special Discounts for Teachers!
Sunday, August 13, 2:00 – 4:00 – Mackenzi Lee Reading, Signing, Q&A
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night – Open Topic.
Friday, August 25, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic and featured reader Trisha J. Wooldridge.
Sunday, August 27, 2:00 – 4:00 – Tui Sutherland Reading, Signing, Q&A
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 fourth 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. Join the Worcester Storytellers for their open mic and featured reader every month. July is Dana Laquidara! Next meeting is July 28.
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 is July 24.
Doctor Who Discussion Nights, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction series. Next meeting is, SPECIAL DATE due to travel, July 27.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month, usually on the third Saturdays, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting August 12..
May your world be filled with wonderful words!