We’re having a lovely kick-off for Pride Month and Summer Reading Season so far this June! If you haven’t yet, come in and see what we’ve got for books on LGBQTIA topics by authors who identify as part of the Queer Community. Also, make us your first stop for Summer Reading titles! We have several on our spinners at our discounted prices.
And we’ve also started a Whiteboard Daily Sale! We’ll be changing our sale regularly—so check at the register to see what new savings we’ve got in store for you.
Speaking of special sales, have you signed up for our email newsletter yet? We’ve had a few people come in and take advantage of the special deals just for signing up—as well as the special deals that go out ONLY to our newsletter subscribers. Interested?
Our email newsletter will also keep you in the know with details about our upcoming events!
This week, for example, we had FOUR great events! On Wednesday, we kicked off a new regular event, Game Night, where we broke out some fun old-school board games and socialized. On Thursday, we hosted author and journalist Dan Kennedy for a discussion of The Future of Newspapers. On Saturday, we had authors Karen Stivali and Tamsen Parker for a Pride Event co-hosted with the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts talking about Queering Up Romance. And on Sunday, we had a panel about LGBTQIA for Youth in Books with authors Jen Petro-Roy and LJ Cohen for another Pride event co-hosted by the Rainbow Readers. A great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made these events so much fun!
And if you are planning your summer vacation trips already, do keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website for some 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!
THIS WEDNESDAY, June 13, 7:00 PM, Game Night returns as a regular weekly event every Wednesday we don’t have an author event. Bring your favorite game or check out our collection—and play!
THIS SATURDAY, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we’re excited to have the Rainbow Readers Discuss Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox.
It’s 1946, and the dust of World War II has just begun to settle.
Famous archeologist Rufus Denby is used to the most glamorous of excavations, but can’t turn down a job in rural Sussex. It’s a refuge, and the only means left to him of scraping a living. With nothing but his satchel and a mongrel dog, he’s rescued from a bomb site and sets out to investigate an ancient church in the sleepy village of Droyton Parva.
The Reverend Archie Thorne has tasted action too, as a motorcycle-riding army chaplain, and is struggling to readjust to the little world around him. He’s a lonely man, and Rufus’s arrival soon sparks off in him a lifetime of repressed desires.
As Rufus and Archie begin to unfold the archaeological mystery of Droyton, their growing friendship makes Rufus believe he might one day recapture his lost memories of the war and find his way back from the edge of insanity to love.
And for the rest of June…
Monday, June 18, 7:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
NEW LINK: Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 PM – Game Night.
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night, “Hot Spots”.
NEW LINK: June 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Dr. Seuss. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Monday, June 25, 7:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Meredith Goldstein and Chemistry Lessons, a YA Novel.
And here is a sneak peek at what is going on in July—including some NEW REGULAR EVENTS…
Monday, July 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.
Saturday, July 7, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – How To: Find Crafts for Kids with Selina Lovett. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited.
Monday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.
DATE CHANGE: Thursday, July 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.
Monday, July 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.
Saturday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo.
Monday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.
Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.
Friday, July 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Wild Things. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Saturday, July 28, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Winnie the Pooh Day.
Monday, July 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop.
Tuesday, July 31, All Day – Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
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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!
NEW REGULAR EVENT: 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!
NEW REGULAR EVENT: Storytime, last Friday of each month (except for June) at 11:00 AM. Come in for an hour of read aloud time for children ages 3-8. This June, we’ll be reading from Dr. Seuss! Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Next meeting June 22.
NEW REGULAR EVENT, starting July: How To…, second Saturday of each month (except July, unless there is an author event) at 11:00 AM. Join us for a quick talk and demo about how to do… something new! July’s topic is brought to you by our crafting queen, Selina, and she’ll be talking about How to Find Crafts for Kids. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Next Meeting July 7.
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 June 25.
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 June 21.
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 June 16.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!