HAPPY 2018!! May everyone be safe in their celebrations, and may the new year bring much goodness and prosperity!
We are open TODAY for our regular hours of 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, so if you want to start your year off with a good read, we can help you with that right here at our 65 James Street location.
We are kicking off the year with a killer event THIS SATURDAY, January 6, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM! Join us for Maureen Boyle, Shallow Graves, and the New Bedford Serial Killer.
Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The skeletal remains of nine of the women, aged nineteen to thirty-six, were discovered near highways around New Bedford. Award-winning journalist Maureen Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. In Shallow Graves she spins a riveting narrative about the crimes, the victims, the hunt for the killers, and the search for justice, all played out against the backdrop of an increasingly impoverished community beset by drugs and crime.
And then NEXT SATURDAY, January 13, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, we’re excited because Cullen Murphy presents Cartoon Country at our store!
Enjoy classic cartoons and comics? Come learn about the culture around many of your favorite strips and characters from the son of one of the artists!
And we’ve got quite the schedule already shaping up for 2018! Here’s a look!
Saturday, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Think of England by KJ Charles.
Saturday, January 27, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Young Explorers Adventure Guide Authors Share Middle Grade Science Fiction.
Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Les Johnson, NASA Engineer and SF Author.
NEW LINK: Saturday, February 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Sharon Healy-Yang returns to ABSW with her newest noir mystery, Letters from a Dead Man.
Saturday, February 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Peter Darling by Austin Chant.
Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Make Way For Nancy – a life of public art with Nancy Schön.
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!
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 January 22.
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 January 18.
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 January 20.
May your world (and the new year!) be filled with wonderful words!