We are halfway through January! How is your 2018 going so far?
We’ve had a blast with our first two events of this year, and we’re working on making 2018 even more event-filled based on what our friends and customers have requested. We’re bringing in more authors in more genres, offering new talks on a variety of topics, and creating new crafts and activities for our younger friends and customers.
Thank you to everyone who came out to see editor, author, and cartoon writer Cullen Murphy as he shared his book Cartoon Country. If you missed it and are interested in local history, cartoon history, we do have some signed copies left.
THIS THURSDAY, January 18, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, we have our Doctor Who Discussion Night, with a topic of “Holiday Specials Part 2,” since the 2017 Christmas Special has now aired. What did you think of this year’s special? What have been your favorite holiday specials over the years? What are some of the common themes of Doctor Who holiday specials?
And THIS SATURDAY, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we have Rainbow Readers Discussing Think of England by KJ Charles. Join our LGBTQIA book club for a night of literary chatter. Books are available at the store, but you do NOT have to have read to book to be part of the fun.
England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.
Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts.
As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before.
And NEXT SATURDAY, January 27, from 1:00 – 3:00, do you have a young explorer in your life? A reader always looking for the next greatest adventure? Join us as the Young Explorers Adventure Guide Authors Share Middle Grade Science Fiction. The Young Explorers Adventure Guide is a science fiction anthology series put out by Dreaming Robot press for middle grade readers. If space and adventure are what gets the kids in your life to read, come check out these amazing short stories!
And here’s a peek at some of our February, March, and April events!
NEW LINK: Saturday, February 3, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Do You Need to Laugh? Local Author, Humorist Faith Lucille Can Help!
Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Les Johnson, NASA Engineer and SF Author.
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.
Monday-Thursday, February 19-22 – February Vacation Fun!
NEW LINK: Monday, February 19, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Aquatic Life.
NEW LINK: Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Magic Wands.
NEW LINK: Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Astronomy.
NEW LINK: Thursday: February 22: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Children’s Sing-A-Long.
Saturday, March 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, and Joy San.
NEW LINK: 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!