We hope everyone who celebrates Mother’s Day had a wonderful time this past weekend, full of love, fun, and safe travels!
Are you planning your summer vacation already? Besides helping you find the perfect beach and vacation reads, ABSW also has some new spring and summer dish towels you can hang in your beach house or vacation location. Made by local crafters Katie Giroux and Melissa Hudson, they are a bright and cheery addition to any room! Come and take a look!
We had a great weekend here at our 65 James Street Store. On Friday, Jim Zebrowski came out for our Astronomy Night, and we watched cool 0-gravity videos, learned about planets, handled some asteroids and space rocks, and even looked at Venus and Jupiter (along with 4 of Jupiter’s moons) through a telescope! And then on Saturday, the Worcester County Amateur Radio Club set up a partial HAM radio shack at our store, and we talked about communicating around the world—and even reached out to other HAM users to chat! It was so much fun, we’ll be hosting these events again in the fall!
And if you missed last week’s announcement on our blog and newsletter, here it is again:
We’re giving our email list a long-needed overhaul. We’re switching to MailerLite, which has a lot of excellent privacy settings, an easy way to manage our subscribers, and cool ways to offer BONUS SALES AND COUPONS to our newsletter subscribers!
So, if you want to keep on getting our newsletter—or if you want to start (and get three BONUS coupons in the next week!) click on the below link to sign up!
We’re also starting to get Summer Reading Lists already! Do you have a summer reading list for your student? Bring it into the store and we can make sure we have the books you all need this summer!
As a reminder, TOMORROW, May 15, is the last day to donate to Worcester, The City That Reads. Donate new or gently used books for PreK through 8th Grade, and they will be distributed to Worcester students for summer reading. To find out more, check out www.worcesterreads.org.
THIS THURSDAY, May 17, at 7:00 PM, join us for our regular Doctor Who Discussion Night.
ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial! This month is an OPEN DISCUSSION of all things Who!
And then NEXT SATURDAY, May 26, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, come out for Rainbow Readers Discusses Dali by E.M. Hamill.
Copies of the book are available at the store, and snacks will be served at the discussion!
And here’s a peek at June!
Saturday, June 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – PRIDE Event: Creators in the Trans Community.
Thursday, June, 7, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Future of Newspapers with Dan Kennedy.
Saturday, June 9: 1:00 – 3:00 PM – PRIDE Event: Queer Romance Authors Tamsen Parker and Karen Stivali.
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – PRIDE Event: LGBTQIA for Youth with authors Jen Petro-Roy and LJ Cohen.
Saturday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discuss Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox.
NEW LINK: Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night, “Hot Spots”.
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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. Not meeting in May in observance of Memorial Day.
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 THIS THURSDAY, May 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, DIFFERENT SATURDAY, May 26.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!