Happy March! Spring is getting closer—despite the weather predictions. What are you planning on reading as the seasons change?
A great big thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to our Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Drop-in Craft and Story Time and our Exploring the Charles River with Kathleen Rowe events this past weekend. We had a lovely time with all of you!
THIS WEEK, at our “bigger on the inside” 65 James Street bookstore, we’ve got two more great events!
THIS THURSDAY, March 8, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, come to The Future of Newspapers; Dan Kennedy’s The Return of the Moguls presentation and discussion!
Dan Kennedy’s’s book, The Return of the Moguls, chronicles the important changes in newspaper ownership, and how it goes beyond affecting the news and into affecting democracy as we know it. Dan will be talking, reading, and signing.
Dan Kennedy is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press. He was a reporter and media analyst at the Boston Phoenix for eleven years and a featured media columnist for the Guardian for five years. He writes on the news media for WGBHNews.org, the Nieman Journalism Lab, and other publications, as well as the blog Media Nation. He is the author of The Wired City.
And THIS SATURDAY, March 10, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Rainbow Readers Discusses Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, and Joy San.
Love never fades no matter how many years they are apart! Come join us for Bingo Love, a story that took kickstarter by storm and was released from Image Comics Feb 14th! Copies are available at the store now!.
Bingo Love is a LGBTQ romance story that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another.
Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid 60’s, Hazel and Mari are reunited again at a bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.
And there’s a lot more happening this month!
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Cybermen.
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Worcester County Then and Now presented by Derek Strahan.
Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Bharat Babies Children’s Book Creators.
Want a sneak peek at some of the events we’re excited about for April and May???
Saturday, April 7, ALL DAY – Phantom Day! Celebrate a shared love for Phantom of the Opera in its many media forms—book, musical, movie, and more!
Friday, April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – An Evening of Dark Poetry open mic and featured readers Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Trisha J. Wooldridge, and Morgan Sylvia. Bring your favorite dark poetry for this Friday the 13th celebration of verse!
Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Make Way for Artist Nancy Schön.
Saturday, April 28, ALL DAY – Indie Bookstore Day, and Three on a Match dark authors event.
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Sweet Romance, Strong Heroines with Anna Belle Rose.
Sunday, May 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Young Adult Author Lisa Rosinsky.
Friday, May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Jim Zebrowski Returns for Another Astronomy Night.
Saturday, May 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – All Ages Introduction to HAM / Amateur Radio.
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!
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 TBA.
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 March 15.
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 SPECIAL DATE AND TIME March 10, 3:00-5:00 PM.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!