Happy June everyone! First of all, ABSW wants to extend their congratulations to all of our graduates. We wish you the best as you move to the next step of your journey.
In fact, we want to give you an extra reward for your hard work and accomplishments! These rewards are updated from last newsletter we mentioned Report Card Rewards. Starting THIS FRIDAY, June 10, through Thursday, June 30, show us your stellar report cards. If your highest grade is an A, you receive two free used books. If your highest grade is a B, you receive one free used books. If you have a straight A report card (including A- and A+), you will receive a $10 gift certificate to ABSW. If you have a straight B report card (including B- and B+), you will receive a $5 gift certificate to ABSW. One prize per report card.
We also want to let everyone know that from now until Labor Day, we’ll have our extended Summer Hours on Sundays.
The new Sunday hours are 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
The rest of our hours will stay the same:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Now, onto our events!
THIS SATURDAY, June 11, from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, we have Maurice Sendack Day. Join us for a day celebrating the beloved children’s author and artist, Maurice Sendak. Best known for his award-winning, perennially best-selling book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Sendak authored over 30 other works and illustrated over a hundred. We will have readings from and crafts based on his work throughout the day!
Thursday, June 16, 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Bloomsday, Stop on the Worcester Ramble. The Worcester County Poetry Association brings the global celebration of James Joyce to Worcester, reading chapters and scenes from Ulysses at venues similar to those in the novel as they ramble across Worcester County—and this year, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester gets to take part!
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion: Companions Continued. By request, we’re continuing our discussion of the Companions for the 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.
Saturday, June, 18, 12:00 – 5:00 PM – Poets Assemble! ABSW continues our crafty poet puppet Saturdays in preparation for Bring Your Poet to Work Day!
Saturday, June 18, 6:00 PM – Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discuss Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford.
Friday, June 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic, featuring Sharon Healy-Yang.
NEW LINK: Saturday, June 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Banjos, Attitude, and Modern Magic in Urban Fantasy with Andrea Hairston and Jennifer Allis Provost. Award-winning Hairston and Best-selling Allis Provost talk about how they make magic in their urban fantasy titles.
CANCELLED: Sunday, June 26, 6:00 PM – Star Trek Mystery Night. Stay tuned for rescheduling.
NEW LINK: Wednesday, June 29, All Day – Cat in the Hat Day! Join us for a whimsical, Seussical celebration of one of the best loved books with readings and crafts through the day.
For your convenience, here’s a list of 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. May’s featured reader is Barbara Roberts. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on June 24.
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last 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, TONIGHT, May 23.
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 on June 16.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting on June 18.
Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. THERE IS NO JULY RAINBOW READERS YOUTH. But stay tuned for something special in August!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!