It’s October! Our favorite spooky month! And we’ve got quite a bit happening that you won’t want to miss—STARTING THIS WEEK!
THIS WEDNESDAY, October 3, at 7:00 PM, join us for our weekly Board Game Night!
THIS SATURDAY, October 6, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, come out for our Josh Funk Pancake Party Reading, Signing, and More!
We’re celebrating the release of Mission Defrostable, the latest installment in the adventures of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, with some cool breakfast-themed activities. Josh will read, chat about, and sign copies of Mission Defrostable, as well as some of his other fun titles.
Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as books – such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench and the upcoming Mission Defrostable), How to Code a Sandcastle (and the upcoming sequel How to Code a Rollercoaster), It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk, Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, and the forthcoming Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience and Fortitude (in conjunction with the New York Public Library), It’s Not Hansel and Gretel, and more coming soon!
Since the fall of 2015, Josh has visited (or virtually visited) over 300 schools, classrooms, and libraries. Josh is a board member of The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA and was the co-coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conferences.
(No actual pancakes will be served or harmed during this event.)
And THIS COMING MONDAY, Columbus Day, October 8, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with a day off from school, bring your kids to Pete the Cat Day!
Kids of all ages can enjoy readings, sing-a-longs, crafts, coloring pages, and games! All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
We know it’s a busy time of year, so we’ve got even more events up on our calendar—and if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you get them delivered right to your inbox. Interested in getting special coupons and being the first to hear about special sales and events?
Here’s a peek at what else we’ve put on the calendar!
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Christian Poetry with Diane Ashmore.
Saturday, October 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu. Books available in the store!
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – An Afternoon with Author / Publisher R. Salamack.
Friday, October 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Spooky Tales.
Sunday, November 4, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Literary Rehab with Donnie O. Steiger.
Saturday, November 10, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Meet Curious George!
Saturday, November 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Labors of an Epic Punk Author Event.
Saturday, November 17, ALL DAY – Annual Doctor Who Day!
Sunday, November 18, 11:00 – 2:00 PM – Crafty Owls Drop-in Craft.
Saturday, November 24, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Local Children’s Authors and Artists.
As always, keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website for even more great family and children’s programming we’re putting together for you! Or sign up for our newsletter, and get that information right in your inbox!
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!
Game Night, every Wednesday (unless there is an author event) at 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!
Storytime, last Friday of each month at 11:00 AM. Come in for an hour of read aloud time for children ages 3-8. This September, our theme is Farm Animals! Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Next meeting October 26.
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 October 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 October 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 October 20.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!