An Unlikely Newsletter
March 13, 2017
It may be freezing outside but our event schedule is heating up!  The months of March and April are chock full of great events, from a picture book dream team to a Super-Bowl-Winning children's author, to a history of the Boston Marathon.  Check out all of them on our events calendar.  And -- lo and behold! -- a couple of visits from Jeff Kinney himself!

Our event with Tish Rabe & Clifford the Big Red Dog has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 18th at 2pm. Please check our website or Facebook page for store hours during the storm. We're open until 9pm tonight if you need to stock up on good books or puzzles to weather the storm!
In This Newsletter
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 for this free event here!

Multi-award-winning and best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen ( Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) join us to introduce the first book in their new picture book trilogy, Triangle.  Sneaky Triangle thinks he will play a trick on his friend Square...but who will trick whom? All ages are welcome to what is guaranteed to be a fun and entertaining event. Register now for this free event!

Molly Burnham
Tuesday, March 21st at 4pm
We are so happy to host hilarious author Molly Burnham on the release date of Almost an Outlaw, the third book in her middle-grade Teddy Mars trilogy.  Teddy goes from record-breaker to rule-breaker when he teams up with his little brother, aka The Destructor, to save Grumpy Pigeon Man's pigeons. Register here for this free event!

Lisa Yee
Wednesday, March 22nd at 4pm
Get your cape on and come welcome award-winning author Lisa Yee when she will introduce her SUPER new book in her Super Hero High series, Batgirl at Super Hero High! This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics' most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains . . . as high schoolers. At Super Hero High, the galaxy's most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero. Register here for this free event!

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Storytelling Series
Storytelling Series
Saturdays, April 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th
The Plainville Public Library, through a grant from Mass Humanities, is thrilled to offer the Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) series of storytelling events that bring children ages 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books. Each 90-minute FAIR session includes an engaging, active reading of a book, followed by discussions and a healthy snack. Click here for additional information and registration. **Attendees must attend all 4 events.**
In the Café Cafe
An Unlikely Story is currently looking for upbeat, enthusiastic baristas and line cooks for part-time positions in our cafe and kitchen. It is important for us to have the right people who are committed to creating a fun, engaging and friendly environment for our customers and each other. Your schedule will include evening and weekend shifts. Visit our website for complete job descriptions and applications!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Bonnie recommends:
Walking to Listen
Walking to Listen
Andrew Forsthoefel
More than a story of the physical trials and tribulations of walking across the country (although there's plenty of that too!), this is a deeply felt account of the trials and tribulations of growing up ... the "how do I fit into this world?" kind of exploration. Enjoy a journey across our country through this fascinating young man's eyes as he recounts and ponders the stories and life philosophies from people he meets along the way. A really moving read.

Lynda recommends:
Our Short History
Our Short History
by Lauren Grodstein

Karen, political consultant and mother of a precocious 6-year-old, has stage IV ovarian cancer. Her days are numbered and decisions about her son's future weigh heavily on her mind. Jake insists on meeting his birth father, and when they do meet, Karen worries about their immediate loving bond and how it will affect her relationship with her son. Seven years ago, Dave was adamant he never wanted a child. Now the hard questions: should Jake be raised by his loving aunt or his father? How much input does a 6-year-old have? Can Karen move beyond Dave's rejection seven years ago of their child and her? 

Leo recommends:
See You in the Cosmos
See You in the Cosmos
by Jack Cheng

As unusual a road trip novel as you'll find is this story of 11-year-old Alex Petroski, astronomy lover, who is determined to launch his golden ipod into space just like his hero Carl Sagan did with his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. Through unlikely means Alex travels with a small collection of fellow rocket enthusiasts from Colorado to Los Angeles and back again with his dog, Carl Sagan, and discovers many truths about life, family, and friends. Reminiscent of Counting By 7s and even The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Cheng's characters and heartfelt optimism make for an unforgettable read. (Ages 8-12)

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
As Frog & Toad would say, "Spring is just around the corner!" Time to trade our bulky scarves for lighter, colorful styles. We have a bright selection to get you in the right mood for warmer weather (pay no attention to the pesky white stuff)!

And speaking of Spring... keep your eyes peeled for BUNNIES! We have the softest, squishiest, most huggable bunnies around. 
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Night Ocean
Exit West
The Mother_s Promise
My Master Recipes
The Night Ocean
Paul La Farge
Mohsin Hamid
Sally Hepworth
Peter Heller
My Master Recipes
Patricia Wells
New in Paperback
Rabbit Cake
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Lilac Girls
The Other Side of Silence
The Immortal Irishman
Annie Hartnett
Chris Cleave
Martha Hall Kelly
Philip Kerr
Timothy Egan
New in Childrens
Noisy Night
Alexander Hamilton
Baseball Genius
Confessions of a High School Disaster
Mac Barnett
Brian Biggs (illus.)
Teri Kanefield
Tim Green &
Derek Jeter
Emma Chastain

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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