EVERY THURSDAY! 10:15am
Join us every week for a picture book read aloud and a fun activity!
Cookbook Club “Literate Epicures”
Tuesday, April 12 – 7:00pm
This month, you will be given a used cookbook where you will pick any recipe from the book to make and bring to share. We exchanged cookbooks at the March meeting. If you were not at the March meeting and would love to come to the April meeting, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can come in and pick a cookbook from a pile we have, feel free to donate a used cookbook that you no longer want.
Let’s see what jems we can find!
Monthly Poetry Club
Thursday, April 14 – 6:30-7:30pm
Welcome Poetry Lovers! All Are Invited!
The first half hour of the poetry meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet. The second half hour is allocated for open mike. There will be time for questions and discussion following the readings. If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at email@example.com
Daytime Book Club
Thursday, April 21 – 11:15am
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
“After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin’s grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky, [which] is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back-filling the hollows. Kevin’s grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the ‘company’ and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community.”
Authors Lisa McMann & Kevin Sands Visit & Book Sign
Friday, April 22 – 5:00pm
Lisa will be with us to celebrate the newest and final book in her popular “The Unwanteds” series, “Island of Dragons”.
In “Island of Dragons”, twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artime from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion of the “New York Times “bestselling Unwanteds series, which “Kirkus Reviews “called “The Hunger Games “meets Harry Potter.
Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artime with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can’t hope to win alone. Will Artime finally know peace or will all they ve fought for be destroyed forever?”
Kevin is the author of “The Blackthorn Key”, a children’s book set in 1665 London. “Fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.”
Evening Book Club
Tuesday, April 26 – 7:00pm
Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
“When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and traveling into Egypt to join the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American.
Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family s history, uncovering a story of love, loss and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.”
An Evening with Grey Nun Academy
Thursday, April 28 – 6:00-8:00pm
The Newtown Bookshop welcomes Grey Nun Academy for an In-Store Bookfair and Evening with Readers from their School!
Independent Bookstore Day!
All Day – 10:00am-8:00pm
We are excited to take part in “Independent Bookstore Day”, where thousands of bookstores across the country will host events and sell proprietary books and merchandise to their customers. Here at the Newtown Bookshop, we will be offering limited edition items, big promotions, refreshments and great events! Please come join us!
Details will follow.