Happy Labor Day! We hope all our friends are having an excellent holiday weekend and staying safe. Do you know what we are celebrating today?
According to the Department of Labor: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Find out more about Labor Day and its history on the Department of Labor website.
We ARE open TODAY, Labor Day, for our regular hours, so feel free to stop in. Also, as of Labor Day weekend, we’re returning to fall hours, so we’ll be closing at 5:00 PM on Sundays.
Our regular hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Here’s a look at some of our events in September…
OFF SITE SPECIAL: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM – Pride on Worcester Common. ABSW will have a booth on the Common, with more info from our Rainbow Readers and Rainbow Readers Youth LGBTQIA book clubs. Come visit!
OFF SITE SPECIAL: Sunday, September 11, 12:00 – 5:00 PM – Pet Rock Festival at Becker College in Leicester. We will have a booth, featuring children’s animal book authors Janet Lawler and Hazel Mitchell. (Watch for interviews on our Friday Spotlights!)
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.
Friday, September 16, 7:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth discusses The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie.
Saturday, September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents: Voice Actor Greg Tremblay.
Saturday, September 17, 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discusses The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling.
SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers 4TH Birthday Double-Header Open Mic, featuring Jennifer Martelli and Kevin Carey.
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 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 on 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 on September 17.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!