Every Thursday evening throughout July and August at 6:30, join us in your
jammies for stories, songs, coloring and snacks. The $5.00 fee per child may be applied to any item in our book store or tea shop (including ICE CREAM!). Bring your favorite stuffed animal or borrow one of ours!
Fridays with Franklin— meet our treasured and wonderful-with- children Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Franklin enjoys being read to (and any other attention as well).
Uncommon Corps of Ravenous Readers
First Friday of each month, 6 p.m.
Ages 8 - 11 Talk books, receive free Advance Review books. $10 cover pizza and lemonade, exclusive events and discounts. Reservations please.
Final Friday of each month, 6 p.m.
Fans of YA, ages 12 and up. Free Advance Review books. $10 covers pizza and lemonade, exclusive events and discounts.
We'll be celebrating our beloved Grands with a special story time all about Grandmas and Grandpas. Make a card to celebrate this international holiday and hear stories about these very special people in our lives!
Learn more about our Grandparent's Club and share a cup of tea or scoop of our all natural ice cream in our tea shop!
Best for ages 3 - 7. Reservations not required but please call or email to let us know you'll attend.
It's a Double Book Launch Party! Friday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Meet YA authors Lisa Amowitz and Elizabeth Kiem, each with their second exciting YA novel, each visiting us for a second time!
Lisa Amowitz has written another thriller, full of twists and turns you won't see coming. VISION is about a hard working high school student whose migraines come with frightening hallucinations. Soon, he must face the possibility that the visions are actually real.
Elizabeth Kiem's second novel HIDER, SEEKER, SECRET KEEPER is the continuing story of three generations of Bolshoi ballerinas caught up in the secrets of the stage, on the run and still in the dark. The first thrilling novel in the series (Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy) earned a starred review from Booklist and was called "an atmospheric, suspenseful story of devotion and deception." This exciting series has been touted by Kirkus as well: "Russian secrets, treachery, and strong family ties pulsate and captivate in this complex tale."
As before with these two authors, there will be swag, signing, photo ops and merriment! Call or email to let us know you'll be attending, then get down here on the double!
Talk Like a Pirate Day Saturday, September 20th 2-4 p.m.
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, we'll be celebrating all things piratical with stories, games and song! Come join us in costume and get 10% off any of our fine selection of pirate themed books! Walk the plank! Win prizes!
The Voracious Reader's
BEST BOOKSTORE EVENT EVER! Tuesday, September 23rd 6:30 p.m.
We will be hosting Huck Scarry, the son of legendary author and artist Richard Scarry and author and artist in his own right.
Committed to continuing his father's legacy, Huck will be interviewed by his Random House editor, Heidi Kilgras. He will share memories of his family and sign the book discovered unfinished in his father's portfolio and lovingly completed by his son, The Best Lowly Worm Book Ever.
Please join us for the BEST VORACIOUS READER EVENT EVER ...
and celebrate these iconic books and a loving son's tribute to his father.
All ages welcome!
Come to our YA Alliance group meeting at 6 p.m., then at 6:30 meet Law & Order: SVU actress and New York Times Bestselling Author Isabel Gillies, whose first young adult novel "Starry Night" offers “a beautiful, bittersweet story of love and all it’s dangers told in a way you will savor” (author, Cecily Von Ziegesar).
Teacher Appreciation Night Thursday, Oct. 2nd 630 p.m.
Any and all educators welcome! We’ll be thanking teachers of all grades, tutors, home educators and librarians! We’ll have an array of books selected especially for you, along with discounts, suggestions from the newest books of the season and lots of free goodies, posters and handouts from publishers. Light refreshments will be served. Please call and let us know you’re coming. Not a teacher? Please pass this info on to your favorites!
New Series Launch: Phoebe G. Green Sunday, Oct. 5th 2 p.m.
Meet Scarsdale author Veera Hiranandani (Whole Story of Half a Girl) with the first two books of her early chapter series likely to inspire adventurous eating! Says Kirkus Review of Books: "Hiranandani has a light touch when exploring issues of these three likeable characters ...this delightful series deserves a long shelf life ... and many more courses." Kindly email or call to let us know you'll be attending. Best for ages 6-8
It’s the Third Annual Star Wars Reads Day and we’re celebrating with a costume contest, trivia games, crafts and giveaways. At our teashop, A Proper Cup, we’ll be serving Yoda Soda! Enjoy our selection of Star Wars books, from Origami Yoda to Goodnight Darth Vader and more! Best for ages 5-9
We’re hosting a panel of 5 amazing debut authors. Meet Tara Daiman and her delightful novel All Four Stars, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, with an intriguing mystery, Under the Egg, Lauren Magaziner with the hilarious hijinx of The Only Thing Worse than Witches, Rebecca Behrens’ entertaining semi-historical novel When Audrey Met Alice, and Jen Swann Downey with the first of her debut series, Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand. Truly something for everyone! Best for ages 8-12
A Musical Book Party Saturday, Oct. 25 th 230 p.m.
Local musician, educator and author, Amy Nathan, shares her newest book, The Musical Parent’s Survival Guide: A Parent-to-Parent Conversation. Featuring advice from the parents of musical superstars Joshua Bell, Wyndon Marsalis and others, the book addresses topics such as how to get started, coping with rough spots, as well as some unexpected benefits for parents. Ms. Nathan will be accompanied by local young musicians and also Jean Young, of Music Together, who helps our very youngest discover the joys of music. All Ages
Prepare for a scare! It’s Halloween at The Voracious Reader and two super-talented authors, Adele Griffin and Micol Ostow are here to celebrate with two of the spookiest books around! They’ll each discuss their new books, The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, a pseudo-documentary of the life of a murdered girl and Amity, a story involving an evil house a la Stephen King. For adventurous readers! Best for ages 14 through adult.