An Unlikely Newsletter
September 26, 2017
How to Get and Keep Boys Reading
We've partnered with with The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA) and WETA Public Television/Reading Rockets to bring renowned authors and illustrators for young people JACK GANTOS, JEFF KINNEY, JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA, JON SCIESZKA, and the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature GENE LUEN YANG to An Unlikely Story for an informative and entertaining discussion (these guys are all wicked funny) on how to get and keep boys reading. Teachers, parents, librarians, and anyone who shares a love of children's literature are encouraged to attend. After the presentation and discussion, there will be a book signing.  Tickets for the live broadcast on the 3rd floor will be available Wednesday, September 27th at 5pm
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Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm
Beloved, bestselling author Ann Hood will visit An Unlikely Story to celebrate the release of her new memoir, Morningstar, about the magic and inspiration of books. In her acclaimed works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, she explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal stories behind her novels. Register here for this free event! 

Reed Farrel Coleman
New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman will introduce his newest addition to the bestselling Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone series, The Hangman's Sonnet.  Coleman has been called a "hard-boiled poet" by NPR's Maureen Corrigan and the "noir poet laureate" in The Huffington Post.  No mystery fan should miss this event! Register here for this free event! 

We're over the moon to welcome bestselling author Kristin Cashore who will introduce her new, insanely imaginative novel, Jane, Unlimited, her first stand-alone novel since the conclusion of her Graceling series. Kristin brings us a character you will immediately care for, flung into an adventure that will make it impossible for you to stop reading. Wandering a peculiar and eccentric mansion on a remote island, whom should Jane follow? The housekeeper, who keeps giving her significant looks? The handsome young man of the house? The dog, who's whining like his heart is broken? Which mystery should Jane try to solve? Register here for this free event!

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Meet The Poky Little Puppy Storytime
Friday, October 13th at 4pm
& Sunday, October 15th at 2pm
Join us to celebrate 75 years of roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble fun! For this storytime, we'll have a very special guest: one very Poky Puppy! We'll have storytime followed by activities and a meet and greet with the Poky Little Puppy himself! Click on either of the dates above to register.
Halloween Paper Puppets
Halloween Paper Puppets
Wednesday, October 4th at 3:30pm
Get scary creative at this Halloween themed jointed paper puppets workshop! Basing the puppets off of three simple templates will allow kids to create their own rendition of Frankenstein, a scary witch, and a Victorian era ghost! All materials included, ages 7 - 12. Click here to register!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Lynda recommends:
If We Were Villains
If We Were Villains
M. L. Rio
Newly released from prison, Oliver meets up with the lead detective on his case and tells him what led to his murder arrest ten years ago. This chilling literary thriller is packed with suspense! Shakespeare fanatics will especially appreciate this novel!

Colleen recommends:
The Book of Barb
The Book of Barb
Nadia Bailey
Many of us are still mourning the loss of Barb from "Stranger Things", but fear not! Bailey has created a shrine of our beloved leader for all of the underdogs - the ones who knew that they were not a Nancy, but a Barb. This book perfectly combines humor and wisdom while reflecting on the life of this iconic character. 

Kym recommends:
Jane_ Unlimited
Jane, Unlimited
by Kristin Cashore

Jane, the enchanting main character who has recently lost her beloved Aunt Magnolia, is invited to a gala by her former tutor, the glamorous Kiran. Jane readily accepts the invitation to Kiran's home - an island mansion more resembling a castle. She packs up her handmade umbrellas, her current artistic obsession, and begins her adventures. At Tu Reviens, she encounters a beguiling and mysterious cast of characters including Kiran's twin, Ravi, a basset hound named Jasper, and the mystery of a missing masterpiece, with a narrative that is straight up fast-paced and addicting. This is storytelling at its absolute finest - brilliant writing, insanely imaginative story, and a protagonist you will love.  Come meet Kristin on Friday, September 29th!

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
You'd never know it by the weather this week, but eventually it's going to get chilly! We have you covered, with a huge selection of snuggly, soft cashmere scarves in a plethora of colors and patterns. Don't let the cold catch you by surprise!
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Saturday, September 30th from 10am-2pm
1 Seminar, 6 Women, 4 Unforgettable Hours  
Speakers and authors seen collectively on CNN Heroes, MSNBC Giving Tuesday, in the New York Times, global media, on Capital Hill, and prestigious hospital boards will share their stories and wisdom on rising From the Ground Up; from unimaginable trials and events to a place of grace and grit. Meet and greets, panel Q and A, and book signings included in this sure to be memorable event. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Don_t Let Go
Sleeping Beauties
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Food Can Fix It

The Last Castle
Don't Let Go
Harlan Coben
Stephen King &
Owen King
Jamie Ford
Food Can Fix It
Dr. Mehmet Oz
The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan
New in Paperback
The Fifth Petal
The Blackbird Season
The Girl from Venice
American Revolutions
Daisy Goodwin
Brunonia Barry
Kate Moretti
Martin Cruz Smith
Alan Taylor
New in Childrens
Bruce_s Big Move
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King
Pick the Plot
The Wonderling
Ryan T. Higgins
Max Brallier
Douglas Holgate (illus.)
James Riley
Mira Bartok

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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