As a loving tease / update for those following along… we do still have some Big News coming! Keep your eyes on all our social media—we’ll let you know as soon as we can!
Until then, here’s a quick look at what’s happening THIS WEEK!
THIS WEDNESDAY, October 17, starting at 7:00 PM, join us for Board Game Night!
THIS THURSDAY, October 18, starting at 7:00 PM, join us for our monthly Doctor Who Discussion Night.
Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester hosts their monthly Doctor Who Talk on Thursday, October 18, from 7:00-8:00 PM. 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, for Halloween, we’re looking at Who-ventures that “go bump in the night”! What are some of your favorite episodes that have ghosts, haunts, spirits–or similar beings? What are some ways Doctor Who has twisted and turned ghost stories on their heads or subverted them? Come join the conversation!
THIS SATURDAY, October 20, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, join us for Christian Poetry with Diane Ashmore.
Local poet Diane Johnston Ashmore is a mother of three, a stepmother of two, and a widow who has always loved to write, but didn’t embark on that journey until after her husband’s death. She wishes to inspire others with her work and through God.
“This precious gift to write is a blessing to me. See, I was once lost, but now I see. God came into my life, and there’s no place I’d rather be but in the beauty of all he has given unto me.
I want people to feel the love through the words God has placed in my heart when they are feeling hurt, lost, or just on every day living. I want them to know they are not alone.”
Also THIS SATURDAY, October 20, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we’re happy to host Rainbow Readers Discusses Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu.
Books available in the store!
“Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!
Y’all . . . I might not be ready for this. I may be aformer junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talentedamateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey teamis a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.”
A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
And THIS SUNDAY, October 21, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, come into our store for An Afternoon with Author / Publisher R. Salamack.
- Salamack shares from the novel, RICHCO, a tale of money, sex, and power and based on the life events of Naval officer Peter Rich, as well as her experience as a small publisher.
And here’s a peek of even more upcoming events!
Friday, October 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Spooky Tales.
NEW LISTING: Friday, November 2, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Backyard Astronomy: Exploring the Solar System.
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. Watch our Facebook page and the event page as we introduce our featured authors!
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 THIS THURSDAY, 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 THIS SATURDAY, October 20.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!