Kids and Teens

After a wonderful time at the New England Independent Booksellers Association trade show last week, ABSW is back to posting about new titles we’ve got in the store that we’re extra excited about! Here are two from our Kids and Teens selection.

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Beneath the Streets of Boston by Joe McKendry is a gorgeous book that offers “a concise yet detailed history of this country’s oldest underground system.” It includes a collection of magnificent watercolor illustrations drawn from an combination of old photographs, architectural drawings, and newspaper clippings.  The book “has created a coherent and convincing picture of 23 years of construction that significantly improved life above ground for the residents of one of America’s most beautiful cities.
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The Fever Code by James Dashner is the second prequel to the best-selling Maze Runner series. Dashner said that he always wanted to write about how the rest of the Gladers got to the maze and what they did before Thomas entered the box, therefore the book is set in a time before The Maze Runner and after The Kill Order, and it is told through multiple points of view of characters readers know.

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Events Buzz: Banned Books Week

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Happy Banned Books Week!

This week bookstores and libraries are celebrating books that have been challenged and banned over the years. Not familiar with Banned Books Week? Here’s how the American Library Association describes it, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

For Banned Books Week, we will have a special panel event on Thursday, September 29, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. We’ll have four experts talking about the importance of free and open access to information: Jack M. Haringa, chairman of the English department at Worcester Academy; Patty Cryan, owner of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester; Trisha J. Wooldridge, author of three children’s novels and editor of over fifty other novels; and Suzanne Lahna, manager of ABSW, freelance editor, and working for her Masters in Library Science.

We continue to thank all of our friends who have been voting for us in the Telegram’s “Best Of” ballot! We are up for “Best Bookstore” in Worcester County.  If you agree, we would appreciate your vote! Added bonus: registering to vote gets you entered to win $300. You can also support your other favorite local businesses and vote for a variety of places that you think are the “Best Of” in their category.

ABSW is also helping sponsor the 2016 WCCATV New Voices award. The contest is looking for Young Poets Poems as well as hosting their singing contest. Among the prizes are gift certificates to Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester.  Find out more on their website. The deadline is October 15.

Also happening THIS WEEK…

TODAY, Monday, September 26, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, we welcome back The Free People’s Artists Workshop, for their monthly networking and feedback meeting. Open to all artists and co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association, join us and share whatever piece of art or writing you’re working on!

And because we’re really excited about this, let us invite you again on Thursday, September 29, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM for our Banned Books Discussion Night. Join ABSW staff and Worcester educator Jack M. Haringa for a discussion of why it’s important to keep books from being banned, as well as a look at books that have been banned or challenged, and why it’s important we read these books.

And here’s a look at October…

NEW TIME: Friday, October 14, 4:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth discusses Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera.

Saturday, October 15, 6:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discusses Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night ranks the Top Ten Scariest Doctor Who episodes!

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 22, ALL DAY – ABSW Celebrates Halloween Dark Shadows Style. Day includes panel discussions on the show, trivia with prizes, Skype talks with actors, a visit from Penny Dreadful XIII from Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers, and even a costume contest with prizes!

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND FUN: Saturday – Sunday, October 29-30, ALL DAY – Drop-in Crafts in the mornings, spooky stories in the afternoons, and grab-bags for anyone in costume while supplies last.

Monday, Halloween, October 31, ALL DAY – Visit the store in costume for grab-bag treats while supplies last.

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 last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. September’s special BIRTHDAY event features Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on September 23.

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 TODAY September 26.

Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting, October 20.

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Next meeting, October 14.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting, October 15.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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Events Buzz: Happy Autumn!

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Happy Official Autumn as of this week, friends!

We love autumn for a lot of reasons at the store – not the least of which being Halloween! We’ve put together a lovely display up front of some of our favorite fall reads. Some may even be a surprise to you, so check them out!

Thank you to everyone who’s been voting for us in the Telegram’s “Best Of” ballot! We are up for “Best Bookstore” in Worcester County.  If you agree, we would appreciate your vote! Added bonus: registering to vote gets you entered to win $300. You can also support your other favorite local businesses and vote for a variety of places that you think are the “Best Of” in their category.

For those of you back in school, or with kids back in school, if you’re still finding out about books you’ll need to read for this semester or this year – literature, classics, and more – check in at our 65 James Street location. We might be able to help you out!  If it’s not on our shelves, we can order books for you.

This past week, we had a great time with our Doctor Who Discussion Night and Rainbow Reader events, including the Rainbow Reader Youth discussion of The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, our visit from voice actor Greg Tremblay, and our Rainbow Reader discussion of The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling. Thank you to everyone who came out!

THIS FRIDAY, September 23, starting at 7:00 PM, we have a Special Event!  We celebrate the Worcester Storytellers 4TH Birthday Double-Header. Join us for the Open Mic and stay for featured readers Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey. We’ll have refreshments and a grand old while celebrating four years of this wonderful monthly event!

And then…

Monday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Free People’s Artists Workshop.

NEW LISTING: Thursday, September 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Banned Books Discussion Night. Join ABSW staff and Worcester educator Jack M. Haringa for a discussion of why it’s important to keep books from being banned, as well as a look at books that have been banned or challenged, and why it’s important we read these books.

Since we’re more than halfway through September, here’s a quick peek at some of our October events!

NEW TIME: Friday, October 14, 4:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth discusses Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera.

Saturday, October 15, 6:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discusses Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night ranks the Top Ten Scariest Doctor Who episodes!

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 22, ALL DAY – ABSW Celebrates Halloween Dark Shadows Style. Day includes panel discussions on the show, trivia with prizes, Skype talks with actors, a visit from Penny Dreadful XIII from Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers, and even a costume contest with prizes!

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND FUN: Saturday – Sunday, October 29-30, ALL DAY – Drop-in Crafts in the mornings, spooky stories in the afternoons, and grab-bags for anyone in costume while supplies last.

Monday, Halloween, October 31, ALL DAY – Visit the store in costume for grab-bag treats while supplies last.

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 last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. September’s special BIRTHDAY event features Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on September 23.

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 September 26.

Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting, October 20.

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Next meeting, October 14.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting, October 15.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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Spotlight: Greg Tremblay

We are happy to shine our spotlight on actor Greg Tremblay, voice actor and the special guest of our Rainbow Readers book club this Saturday, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

09162016-fish-out-of-waterGreg is an actor specializing in audiobook narration and other voiceover work. He studied theater and vocal performance, as well as computer science in college. He’s worked in e-learning, commercial and long form narration, but has found his passion in audiobooks. To date, he has narrated over sixty books and works primarily in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance.

For readers unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your narration style? Do you have your own or do you adjust to the project—or is it a mix?  What can you tell us about your most recent project?

I am inspired by the acting side of things above all… so while I desperately avoid melodrama in my work, I am definitely a dramatic read narrator as opposed to an eloquent flat read.  I put emotion, dialect and voices into my work.  My most recent project as of the event is/will be Fish out of Water for author Amy Laine of Dreamspinner press.  It’s a lawyer/PI crime drama with a spicy romance through plot.  Wrongly accused prisoners, dirty cops, bullets flying… ya know.  The usual day in the life of a PI.  It’s a nice cross section of characters, anglo, latino, Asian, African Amercian… there’s cops and hookers and lawyers and pizza guys, and the whole gamut of people.

What inspired you to go into voice work? What was your path from first inspiration to being a narrator?

Actually my desire being a theater major was to do voice acting… I fell in love with the work that animation actors and audiobook people did when I was young, I loved the skill of Jim Henson’s people (who are not only actors but also puppeteers… whoah) but yeah.  Honestly, I thought that in order to be “allowed” to record audiobooks, I had to become a famous actor first!

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When you’re working with an author for a book, how does the relationship develop? How does it vary between projects?  What’s your preferred relationship with an author on a project?

It depends a bit on how the project comes about.  Publishers prefer to handle their authors themselves, and there’s often good reason for it.  I like to be friendly with my authors via social media… I love to appreciate what they’ve done, but also for them to appreciate what I have done with their material.  Ideally, the author gives me extra background info that isn’t already in the text, and then turns me loose.  Too much hands-on control often robs the work of the life that makes it really shine…but working in a vacuum without the author there at all is…unfulfilling.

What is the biggest challenge in creating a narration?  How did you overcome that challenge?

Research to make sure you nail as much as possible vis a vis pronunciation.  Sometimes, I’ll do my best and then be told later “Oh, no… that name isn’t pronounced that way” and if the author or agent is insistent, we have to re-record sections.  I want to make sure that locals aren’t going “Ohhh MAANN!!!   THAT’S not how that’s pronounced!!!”  I know I have messed up on occasion, and will continue… but I try really hard not to.

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Are there any particular scenes you love or hate narrating the most? And why?

People think the love scenes must be hard, but they’re actually the easiest to do. It’s a dialogue or a conversation, and frankly, it’s very natural.  Occasionally, I will hit a section where the craft was just a bit rough, where something doesn’t work or there are internal inconsistencies.  Those are a challenge because you can’t just “fix” the text because that’s not your job… but you have to make it sound like it was meant to be there. 

What’s your recording set-up like?  What tools / programs/ tech do you use?

Though I’m bicomptual, I use a PC for the most part.  I have a purpose-built room in my house which is my personal studio, and I record with a program called “Reaper” and a combination of a couple different large diaphragm condenser microphones depending on the project.

What changes have you seen in audio book narration and voice work over the past few years? How have they helped or hindered working in the field?

We’ve seen a LOT more books being made, and I’m happy in that for the sake of the readers. However, much as the increase in independent publishing has diluted the book market a bit, and allowed things to come to market before they were ready, the increased independent audiobook market does it as well.  It’s OK in that people know when they got something they didn’t like, they can bail and not go back… but it does tend to create a sense that people only want to spend $1 or $2 on a book, or an audiobook, because they have been burned a bit.  That means it’s very hard for a narrator, who needs to maintain a portfolio, to either earn their living on royalties or to be providing good value for their authors.  I like the $10-15 range for audiobooks; I think it’s a “sweet spot” in cost being low enough to be palatable, and high enough to mean some returns for authors.

What is your favorite part of voice work?  Of the whole creative process?  What do you think has been your greatest lesson in the journey thus far?

I think the ability to get lost in the medium, to become drunk on the story and the characters, is the finest form of mind altering reality ever created.  I love swimming in a book for hours on end, and it’s really rewarding.  I find myself borrowing aspects of the characters for a week or so, thinking about things I may never have considered, and just exploring new avenues.

I think the greatest lesson I’ve learned is to never stop growing and improving, and also to believe in  your art.  You may not do it the same way next year, and you shouldn’t… but that doesn’t mean that every time you make art, it’s without value.  It is, and it will be its own thing…. And next time, you do it even better.

What piece of advice would you want to share with others looking to get into voice work or narration?

Absolutely pursue it from an acting perspective.  Read Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Augusto Boal, Stella Adler.  Take acting and improv classes.  And if you want to do narration, understand that it’s the triple marathon of voice work; it’s a stamina challenge for sure. 

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What question do you wish interviewers would ask you, and what would the answer be?

*Laugh* I’m such a story fiend that it’s hard not to talk about things.  I guess… maybe, what’s the book you’ve listened to that made the biggest impact on  you?  I guess that’s an offshoot of what inspires me… but I will never waste a chance to talk about the work of my heroes.  Frank Mueller, Simon Vance, Katy Kellgren, Kate Reading, Barbara Rosenblatt and more.  Frank Mueller read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, which was one of the first audiobooks I recall hearing, and it was just so excellent.  He did things you should NOT be able to do… but made them work.

What else can we expect from you in the near future?

Fish out of Water should be out in mid-late October, and then in rapid succession I’ve got the third book in Adam Wright’s Harbinger PI series coming out, it’s called Dark Magic then a hilarious bizarre, rollick of a Tennis Spy Thriller called Rubber Match for Marcus Costoona, and then the next in Rhys Ford’s Kai Gracen series Mad Lizard Mambo.

What is/are your passions when you’re not working? How do you make time for your hobbies/things you love?

I play guitar and sing American and British folk, cook, am an artisan blacksmith, and my family does medieval re-enacting.  I’m more successful with hobby time now that I’m a full time narrator instead of splitting time with IT work.

What does your recording space look like? What do you need to have around you while working?

My booth is small, only 4 foot by 5 and a half by 6 and a half, but I’m not a huge guy, so it works.  I must have lip balm (Incidentally Dreamspinner has awesome lip balm; I scrounge tubes from them every time I see them) and water on hand.  I drink a solid 1-1.5 gallons a day while I’m recording.

What is one thing that most people don’t realize about you?

Uhhhmmmmm… Well, I guess that I fall on the pansexual wheel?  That’s something people wouldn’t know.  I read a lot of M/M romance, and people figure I’m gay, but I’m married to a woman, and then people figure I’m straight… I think it’s a lot more complicated than that – and than simple Gay/Straight/Bi.  I’ve been happy to hear in my daughter’s circle of friends (she’s 12) a lot more of them rejecting a binary identity in many ways… I think it’s much healthier to let go of boxes and labels where we can.

What has been your favorite adventure during your career?

I have had amazing times talking with people in so many places… I think in many ways my first Gay Rom Lit convention was my favorite moment… I got to meet Rhys Ford for the first time, and Mary Calmes in person and… yeah.  That was grand.

Writers and artists very often have furry or feathered or otherwise non-human companions to “help” them through their work.  Do you? What do you have? How do they “help” (or, “not-help”) with your work?

Ha!  Jett is my studio dog and buddy.  He’s a pureblood dingbat.  (seriously, no idea.  The vet looked at him and said “uhh -i-unno”) and likes to curl up outside the door to the booth.  Sometimes I’ll let him in, but he gets wiggly, so.  *shrug*

Do you have any favorite foods or drinks that must be in the vicinity (or must be avoided) while you’re performing?

A solid breakfast is vital… partly for the energy, but mainly to stop the stomach rumbles.  I like breakfast salads with eggs.  You will hear lots of things are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the voice, but it’s kinda bollocks.  Really it comes down to what is good for your hydration, and what manages mucus better.  Ok… smoking is legit bad for the voice, but food wise?  It doesn’t touch your vocal cords anyway… so sure, drink lemon water if it floats your boat.  Avoid milk if you like.  It all depends on how your body handles it.  I’m not much of a milk drinker anyway, so.   

What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned, thus far, in your voice career?

Honor the work, and commit.  If you really honor what you’re doing, you identify with those characters and commit to it… you will give it life, and you won’t overact it.  You just won’t.

Are there any groups, clubs, or organizations that you would recommend to others that have helped you in your career?

The Audio Publisher’s Association is huge; they’re the audiobook world’s backbone.  I’m not currently a member of SAG-AFTRA, but I’m in the initial stages, and they have a huge impact on the industry period.  They allow my colleagues without a spouse in the private sector to have health insurance, and not be on social security only when they retire.  WoVo, the World Organization of Voice Over professionals is great. I’m one of the inaugural year members of that… and we tend to create small support and development groups as we go.  Those are also enormous.

Where can people find your work?

Audible.com, Amazon, iTunes, and through publisher sites such as Dreamspinner Press, Podium Publishing etc.

How can we follow your work, share your awesomeness, or otherwise stalk you in a totally non-creepy way?

I welcome connecting with readers, authors, actors, and other story enthusiasts on Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, Google Plus, and via my website.  (@gtremblayvoice, gregtremblay.com, etc)

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New Arrivals

Want to see some of the new things in the store that we’re particularly excited about? Well, here you go!

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We have the novel versions of both The Girl on the Train and The Light Between Oceans. Even before they were movies, these are most awesome New York Times bestselling books.

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We’re also excited about Darktown by Thomas Mullen!

The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today’s headlines.

Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren’t allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters…

Set in the postwar, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

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And coming in from our booth at Pride on Worcester Common, we’re excited to have Ask me about Polyamory on our shelves, a collection of the comics from KimchiCuddles.

And those are only a few of our New Arrivals – stop in and see what else we’ve got out.

 

 

 

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Kids and Teens

After our two events this weekend, Pet Rock at Becker College in Leicester and Pride on Worcester Common, we have some especially cool titles in our kids and teens sections!

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First of all, we’ve got volume one of the Steven Universe comic – based on the insanely popular, hit Cartoon Network show loved by all ages. Join Steven and his friends Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, as they save the day and learn to be better friends in all new adventures!

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And then peruse our shelves for the new titles from our authors (and illustrator) Janet Lawler and Hazel Mitchell, who joined us for Pet Rock this past weekend.  Hazel Mitchell is the illustrator for Where do Fairies Go When It Snows? and Animally, as well as the author and illustrator for Toby. Janet Lawler is the author of The Prehistoric Games and Love is Real. Check out these charming reads with your kids.

 

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Events Buzz: September Events

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Welcome to September! We’re having a lovely beginning of fall already.

Just this past weekend, we had a great Saturday at Pride on Worcester Common, where we sold books from our growing LGBTQIA, as well the titles as for our Rainbow Readers and Rainbow Readers Youth book club discussions. We also had a chance to meet and chat with other great clubs and organizations throughout Worcester County.

And then on Sunday, we had a wonderful time at the Pet Rock Festival at Becker College in Leicester with authors Hazel Mitchell and Janet Lawler. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table! If you didn’t get a chance to, we still have some signed books in the store.

For those of you back in school, or with kids back in school, if you’re still finding out about books you’ll need to read for this semester or this year – literature, classics, and more – check in at our 65 James Street location. We might be able to help you out!  If it’s not on our shelves, we can order books for you.

This week

We’ve got quite a bit happening this week!

Starting THIS THURSDAY, we are having our 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’s topic is “Everybody Loves a Villain.”

And then, THIS FRIDAY, we have our Rainbow Readers Youth group meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 PM discussing The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie. The books are available at the store, but you can still come and enjoy the discussion and meet people even if you haven’t read the book.

THIS SATURDAY, we have TWO great events.

From 2:00 – 4:00 PM on SATURDAY, we will be welcoming voice actor Greg Tremblay. Join us for a talk on the world of voice acting and audiobook narration. Tremblay has a passion for character intensive SciFi/Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance with a particular affection for bringing LGBTQ characters voice to life. Greg’s voice covers a broad range of characters and stories – from the voices of Cole and Jae in Rhys Fords, Cole McGinnis Mysteries series to the crew of the ISS Constitution of Nick Webb’s Scifi epic Legacy Fleet.

Also on SATURDAY, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts will be discussing The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling. The books are available at the store, but you can still come and enjoy the discussion and meet people even if you haven’t read the book.

Later in September…

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers 4TH Birthday Double-Header Open Mic, featuring Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey.

Monday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Free People’s Artists Workshop.

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 last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. September’s special BIRTHDAY event features Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on September 23.

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 September 26.

Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting, THIS WEEK, September 15.

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Next meeting, THIS WEEK, September 16.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting, THIS WEEK, September 17.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

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