Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
Thanks for joining our special Happy Birthday, Harry Potter celebration! All the titles are in stock, including the brand-new paperback release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Come see our table display in the middle readers and teen room.
Speaking of children’s literature and favorite books, have you seen our selection of Summer Reading titles? We’ve put together our shelves based on the lists our local schools sent us, and if we don’t something you need, we can also order it for you. Come in before you run out of summer to read those books!
And in just another few days, we’re having another event for family fun…
THIS THURSDAY, August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, hang out with Kathleen Rowe, author of Exploring the Charles River.
Exploring the Charles River is the perfect guide to fun areas for exploration with friends and family along Boston’s famous body of water, using the river’s course as a pathway, showcasing scenic bridges, walkways, and hidden delights along the Charles in an easy-to-carry paperback that also describes Boston’s rich history.
Author Kathleen Rowe, former English teacher and dedicated environmentalist, will take you on a journey along this famous waterway, narrating her slide presentation of the many scenic and historic sites she has photographed and will invite you to share your own experiences along the Charles.
And then THIS SUNDAY, August 6, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, join us for Sharon Pywell’s Romance Reader’s Guide to Life.
A haunting, darkly funny and compelling tale of sisterhood that deftly weaves together shades of The Lovely Bones with a pirate romance, The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life proves that sometimes the guiltiest of pleasures contain some essential kernels of truth about life. And you should always be kind to dogs.The novel has been hailed as “Smart, funny, and compulsively readable” (Kirkus Reviews) and “Deliciously entertaining” (Chevy Stevens, New York Times best-selling author).
Sharon Pywell grew up on the edge of Upstate New York’s snow belt. She has published in a number of literary quarterlies and held residencies at the MacDowell Colony. Her previous novels include What Happened to Harry and Everything After. Professionally, she has run dog kennels and dance companies, though she now teaches and writes in Boston.
And for the rest of August…
Saturday, August 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents Misfits by Garrett Leigh.
Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 20 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Special Discounts for Teachers, Educators and Homeschoolers!
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 / The Thirteenth Doctor.
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. August is Trisha J. Wooldridge! Next meeting is August 25.
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 August 28.
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 August 17.
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!