Happy February! Apparently, we could or could not have another six weeks of winter weather depending on which groundhog you listen to… and we’ve got another snow storm allegedly heading toward us this week, anyway. Historically—at least for the past few years—February has been particularly snowy in our area, so if you don’t want to leave your house but want some new reading material, you can actually order from us—your LOCAL bookstore! We have a mail order system, and we can send books directly to your home. Give us a call at 508-796-5613 or check out our website for details.
Thank you to everyone who came out to humorist Faith Lucille’s Do You Need to Laugh? event this Saturday! We had a wonderful time with everybody. Faith left us a few more books if you missed the event and want to check out her humorous collection of memoir essays, so stop in if you need to brighten your day.
We’ve got even more coming up…
THIS TUESDAY, TOMORROW, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we’re excited to host Les Johnson, NASA Engineer and SF Author.
Les Johnson is a husband, father, physicist, manager, and author of science fiction / science fact. In his “day job” he works in the Science and Technology Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama where he serves as the Solar Sail Principal Investigator for NASA’s first interplanetary solar sail mission, the Near Earth Asteroid Scout.
Mission to Methone takes place in 2065, where Chris Holt, working in his office at the Space Resources Corporation, discovers that one of the asteroids he is surveying for mining is actually not an asteroid at all but a derelict spaceship. Across the galaxy, a war between alien civilizations has been underway for millennia–about what should be done about emerging spacefaring civilizations like our own. The artificial intelligence resident in the derelict Holt discovered has been in our solar system since before the dawn of human civilization, watching, waiting and keeping quiet lest the interstellar war return and wipe out the sentient race that now resides there—humanity. But that war may still arrive at our front door. The truth can only be discovered on Methone, a tiny, egg-shaped moon of the planet Saturn. Who will get there first? And will it be in time?
And next Saturday, February 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, we’re happy to announce that Sharon Healy-Yang returns to ABSW with her newest noir mystery, Letters from a Dead Man.
Sharon Healy-Yang is passionate about mysteries from the golden age, whether in a book or on screen. Her fascination with mysteries and the 1940s drives her pleasure in crafting novels that recapture the wit, adenture, and suspense of the era. Known on the campus where she teaches as the lady with the 1940s hats, she has the great fortune to combine her love of literature and film in courses aimed to enkindle that same excitement in her students. Healy-Yang lives in Massachusetts with her husband two cats and an enormous collection of vintage films.
Also in February…
Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night: The Daleks!
Let’s talk about one of the top fan-favorite enemies that have EXTERMINATED their way through many episodes of Classic and New Doctor Who!
Saturday, February 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Peter Darling by Austin Chant.
We have copies of this book already in the store so you can be prepared to talk about this transgender take on the classic Peter Pan tale.
Monday-Thursday, February 19-22 – February Vacation Fun!
School’s out for a few days! Want to do something fun with your kids? We’ve got a lot of options for you.
Monday, February 19, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Aquatic Life.
Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Magic Wands.
Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Drop-In Craft: Astronomy.
Thursday: February 22: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Children’s Sing-A-Long.
And here’s a sneak peek at March…
NEW LISTING AND NEW LINK: Friday, March 3, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Drop-in Craft and Story Time!
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Future of Newspapers; Dan Kennedy’s The Return of the Moguls.
Saturday, March 10, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, and Joy San.
NEW LISTING & LINK: Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Cybermen.
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lisa Rosinski, YA Author, Speaks and Signs.
NEW EVENT: Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Bharat Babies Children’s Book Authors and Editor.
We’re also already working on events in April, May, and even June! So keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website to plan ahead!
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 is February 26.
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 February 15.
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 February 17.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!