An Unlikely Newsletter
February 24, 2017
Malcolm Mitchell and Jeff Kinney
March is National Reading Month! We have partnered with Reach Out and Read (ROAR) for a book drive lasting the entire month. In addition, café donations for March will go to ROAR Massachusetts. As part of our robust event schedule, we have two specific events, one with Tish Rabe & Clifford the Big Red Dog on Tuesday, March 14th at 4pm, and one with Malcolm Mitchell on Saturday, March 25th at 4pm.

On Thursday, March 2nd, to kick off the month and to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, we'll serve Green Eggs and Ham from Farmer Sam I Am.
In This Newsletter
Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm
Join us for an Unlikely Pajama Party with author Mac Barnett and illustrator Brian Biggs to celebrate the release of their irresistible new picture book, Noisy Night. Readers climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake! In addition to the lively presentation and reading of Noisy Night, we will create and decorating milk carton Noisy Night apartment houses, followed by a book signing. Sign up HERE for this free event! 

Kate DiCamillo
We are so honored to welcome two-time Newbery medalist,  former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and beloved children's author, Kate DiCamillo to An Unlikely Story! Kate is the author of the classics: Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and most recently, Raymie Nightingale, National Book Award finalist. Known for her themes of hope and belief in times of challenge, DiCamillo's books resonate with readers of all ages around the world. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, February 25th at 2pm!

In celebration of National Reading Month, we are partnering with Reach Out and Read (ROAR) for a book drive and author event with Tish Rabe and Clifford the Big Red Dog! Join us in support of ROAR by donating new board books to children in need. The ROAR program serves children from birth to age 5, many of whom come from disadvantaged families living in poverty. Collected books will be donated to local ROAR Massachusetts programs. Sign up HERE for this free event!

Drew Boyd
How many times have you been told to "Think outside the box"? What if the trick to innovation is really thinking INSIDE the box? Drew Boyd is the co-author of Inside the Box, one of Jeff Kinney's favorite books: "A book that will upend your thoughts about innovation and problem-solving. The writers' approach has had an enormous impact on my life and career, and I employ the strategies in this book to tackle problems large and small. A must for anyone working in a business where innovation is valued." Drew will discuss the concepts in his book, and challenge you to think in new ways in his interactive presentation. Register here for this free event!
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Wednesday, March 8th from 10:30am to 11:15am
Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children's songs.  We will sing, dance, use props and have an instrument play.   This program is geared towards young children and their caregivers of all ages.  One lucky family will leave with the program CD.  This is a drop in program - no need to register.
In the Café Cafe
We are happy to announce the return of trivia! Come join us for pub trivia, An Unlikely Story style!  Patrick Kinney will bring fun, wit, and most importantly, trivia, to our café the first and third Fridays of each month. All you need to bring is your brain, up to three friends (that's right, teams of 4 or less), and a smattering of cultural knowledge.  Patrick will explain the rules before the game starts, and prizes will be provided for the top teams.
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Ari recommends:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
by Caitlin Doughty

If you like morbid humor, this is the book for you! Doughty is a death positive advocate with an amazing YouTube channel. If you want to learn more about life and death, Doughty will use humor to tell you about her experiences in the field.

Kym recommends:
The Widow
The Widow
by Fiona Barton

Jean Taylor is reeling after the sudden loss of her husband in a freak traffic accident. Now that her husband is gone, everyone wants to know what she has to say about the crimes of which her husband had been accused. Will she keep the secrets she kept close in her marriage? Jean has never opened up to the police. She stood by her man, withstanding all the gossip and speculation.  Will she tell the truth? Will she keep quiet? Told in alternating voices, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train

Leo recommends:
The Beast is an Animal
The Beast is an Animal
Peternelle van Arsdale
A ferocious, atmospheric novel that reads like an adult folktale about a young girl named Alys and the ethereal, mysterious twin sister "soul-eaters" that she encounters and is drawn to throughout her life. Alys's brief encounters with "The Beast" also help her discover a terrible truth that she holds inside, and challenges her to make decisions that will affect her life forever.

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
If tea is your bag, you're going to love these new Tea Tins by Noveltea! Each flavor is contained in a collectible, reusable book-shaped tin with a vintage book cover. How about some Pride & Peppermint?
New in Hardcover NewReleases
A Piece of the World
Setting Free the Kites
The Mother_s Promise
On Turpentine Lane
Traveling with Ghosts
A Piece of the World
Christina Baker Kline
Alex George
Sally Hepworth
On Turpentine Lane
Elinor Lipman
Traveling with Ghosts
Shannon Leone Fowler
New in Paperback
The Orphan_s Tale
The Summer Before the War
Glory Over Everything
Three Sisters_ Three Queens
The Legends Club
Pam Jenoff
Helen Simonson
Kathleen Grissom
Philippa Gregory
John Feinstein
New in Childrens
A Perfect Day
Hilo 3_ The Great Big Boom
Saturdays at Sea
Lane Smith
Judd Winick
Jessica Day George
Jilly Gagnon

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Phone: (508) 699-0244

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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