May 15th - 31st
  Starting this month you can now order directly from our website!! We’re so excited to be able to offer this option to you -- and there’s FREE shipping! Check it out here:
Did you know we have WORKSHOPS going on all summer long?
See more information right below the calendar!

For the rest of May our store will be a drop off location for the  3rd Annual NW Denver Diaper Drive
in association with the Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot and Bienvenidos Food Bank. They are especially in need of disposable diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), pull ups, and wipes. All donations are tax deductible. Please reach out to NWDenverdiapers@yahoo.com with any questions.

Play Group Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm - 4pm.  Bring your little ones to our Rumpus Room for a chance to relax and let the kids play! This is a great time to meet and catch up with your friends and neighbors while the kids have fun. Some of our favorite toys will be out for the little ones and coffee and tea for parents and caregivers.
Movement Storytime
SUNDAY, MAY 21st
at 10:30am
Join Katlyn for an Interactive Storytime that will encourage movement with each book we read. We will use all of our senses to interact with each story as it is read.
This event is appropriate for all ages!


Early Bird Storytime  
from 9:30am-10:00am
Every Wednesday
For early risers and early nappers, our Early Bird Storytime is in addition to our regular every day Storytime at 10:30am.  We can’t wait to see you there!
Click on any book to purchase for your collection!
We’re All Wonders Storytime
TUESDAY, MAY 16th at 10:30am
We are so excited to share R.J. Palacio’s We’re All Wonders, the picture book adaption of her best-selling book Wonder at our store this week. This Storytime will be devoted to celebrating what makes each one of us unique and wonderful, and discussing ways in which our differences can teach us to be empathetic and loving towards others.
Bowen’s Noisy Storytime
THURSDAY, MAY 18th at 10:30 am
Come make your silliest noises with Bo for this special Noisy Storytime! Explore different sounds and learn to make some new ones of your own. This Storytime will be loud and fun - great for Storytime-goers who need to move around and make some noise!
Baby Storytime - Rainbows and Butterflies
FRIDAY, MAY 19th at 10:30am
Stop by for a sweet Baby Storytime that celebrates some of our favorite colorful things - rainbows and butterflies! Ryan will also lead a simple hands-on activity for little ones.
Five Senses Storytime
TUESDAY, MAY 23rd at 10:30 am
Storytime is so much more than listening and looking! This Storytime will encourage you all to explore stories with all five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch!  
Twilight Tea for Moms
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th at 6:30pm
Fee: $7.50 to cover the cost of teas
Stop by Second Star to the Right for our first Twilight Tea of the season! Sponsored and hosted by Hickey’s Teas, join Laura Hickey for a relaxing evening just for mamas. The event will both start and end with a meditation poem. We will have two to three prepared teas for sampling, plus learn all about the health benefits of each kind of tea. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and any hand-crafts that they’d like to work on during the event (i.e., knitting, cross-stitching, journaling, etc). Individual tea packets will also be available for sale. Please RSVP or send any questions about the event to Kayla at kayla2ndstarbooks@gmail.com.
Baby Storytime - Frogs
FRIDAY, MAY 26th at 10:30am
Hip, hop - it’s time for a silly Frog-themed Baby Storytime! Wear your favorite shade of green and get ready to sing fun frog songs.
Second Star Garage Sale
SATURDAY, MAY 27th from 8am-1pm
It’s that time of year again! Time to clean out the old, and make room for the new! Stop by our front-yard garage sale featuring Second Star’s lost treasures (furniture, displays, decorations), last-chance toys, and even more gently-loved books! This sale will be cash only :)
American Girl Club Meeting
SATURDAY, MAY 27th at 3:00pm
Last month, our American Girl Club met at Tea for Ewe and learned about what it takes to start, own, and run a successful business. This month starts our summer-long Young Women Entrepreneurs Series ! We will start putting together our own business plans and picking a product to design, create and eventually sell at our own American Girl Sale/Showcase. We will also choose a new book for our monthly Chapter Book Challenge. We are SO excited to see you for this fun summer series!

Unable to attend this month’s meeting? Participants are welcome to join in at any point during the summer! (Participants range in age from 6 years - 11 years old). Please reach out to Kayla Sargeant at kayla2ndstarbooks@gmail.com for more information or questions.
Pete’s Cool Cat Boogie Event
SUNDAY, MAY 28th at 3:00pm
Tickets - $8 OR FREE with purchase of newest Pete book
Join Second Star to the Right while we celebrate the release of the newest Pete the Cat book! Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. But when Grumpy Toad tells him, “Pete, you dance all wrong!” Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he’s his grooviest when he’s being himself. We will show and teach step-by-step dance moves so listeners can dance along with Pete.
Tickets are $8 per participating child OR free with purchase of the new book! Tickets also include meet and greet with Pete the Cat, professional face painting, fun craft and a sweet treat. Call Second Star today to reserve your spot today! 
Check our full events calendar and stay tuned for the next newsletter to get more details about the other events we have going on this month at Second Star.  Or visit our  Website  or  Facebook  for more information! 

Second Star is proud to host a handful of fun, engaging and uniquely themed enrichment classes for all age groups this summer. Register for these workshops HERE!

Please call our store 303-455-1527 or
contact our manager at kayla2ndstarbooks@gmail.com for more information.
Register soon!

Featured Award-Winning Author - Melanie Crowder
Ages 9 - 12 years old
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
JUNE 14th, 21st, 28th -  JULY 5th, 12th, 19th

Ages 13 - 18 years old
6:00pm - 7:30pm
July 31st - August 4th

Featured Professional Illustrator - Karen Windness
Ages 11 - 14 years old
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am - 11:30am
JULY 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
There will also be an artist showcase the evening of JULY 29th

      Featured Professional Illustrator - Stan Yan
Ages 6 - 10 years old
Monday, June 12th - 9:00am - 10:30am

Ages 8 - 12 years old
June 14th and June 16th
9:00am - 10:30am


Ages 11 - 18 years old
Wednesday, June 21st - 9:00am - 10:30am

Ages 8 - 12 years old
July 31st - August 4th
9:00am - 12:00pm

Ages 12 - 18 years old
August 7th - August 11th
9:00am - 12:00pm
This group is meant to build community through various outreach opportunities.

Hi Friends,

Diverse books night was lots of fun talking about books and sharing! Thanks to all who came! We’re looking forward to hosting another one in the future!


North Denver for Social Justice is looking for volunteers for The Great Denver Clean Up is happening on May 20th. Also June 1st volunteers are needed for spring cleaning at the Quigg Newton Bridge Project. If you’re interested in either, please contact northdenver4socialjustice@gmail.com
.

For other opportunities in the North West area consider getting on North Denver for Social Justice  mailing list and follow on Facebook!


With lots of love from
,

Amanda & Katie

This group is meant to build community through various outreach opportunities. Our World, Second Star is a program for our community that is based on one-on-one positive interactions & activism. Activities stem from Chelsea Clinton’s 2015 book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, which is available at SSTTR. We will coordinate ongoing community involvement so check with us frequently for opportunities to be involved. Email us at ourworldsecondstar@gmail.com if you want to get involved.  
If there is a book you or your child would like to share with others, come fill out a review slip or send a few sentences to our email and it may be featured in the newsletter!
Fiona’s Corner
(Fio is Buffy’s 13 year old voracious reader)


Perfect
by Cecelia Ahern
This is actually one of my favorite books, along with its prequel, Flawed. It has a lot of morals about trying to be perfect, while still being an entertaining dystopian novel. The main character, Celestine, has a lot of struggles after she's deemed Flawed and strict rules are put upon her. Her rebellion continues in this second and final book.
A look at some fun and unique things we do at Second Star. Click on the item to get more details about some of the things we offer!
( Our Birthday Parties and Special Events packages have recently been updated!)

A look at some of the things we offer everyday at the book store!
We have storytime at 10:30am EVERY DAY! This is for all ages. In the colder months, it is out back in our newly renovated RUMPUS ROOM!

We take GENTLY LOVED books for store credit!

We do PRIVATE STORYTIMES. We have visited many different venues including hospitals, preschools, and mamas groups. We can read to kids and sell books there as well! Just give Kayla or Maddie a call or email them at: kayla2ndstarbooks@gmail.com or events@secondstartotherightbooks.com  
Groups can always reserve special times at the store as well!

We have a YA and 3rd-6th GRADE ADVISORY BOARD. Let us know if you would like to participate! These groups help us choose books for the store by reading copies of books before they’re published and providing feedback.

We have WISH LISTS! Have your child come in to fill one out. They’re handy all year, not just holiday time!

FAMILY PLAY TIME every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm - 5pm.  Bring your little ones to our Rumpus Room for a chance to relax and let the kids play! This is a great time to catch up with your
friends and neighbors and let the kids have fun. We will provide self-paced activities and toy demos for the little ones, and coffee and tea for parents and caregivers.

Want a book that you don’t see on the shelf? We can  ORDER IT FOR YOU! This usually takes just a few days to get in, even if it’s an adult book. Just let us know! There is no extra cost.

We accept needed items as well as cash for our local BIENVENIDOS FOOD BANK. $1 buys $9 worth of food! For a list of most needed items please visit Bienvenidos Food Bank.

We collect children and adult items for PRECIOUS CHILD. This organization helps kids living in poverty, and adults getting back on their feet. See a list of current needs HERE.

We provide FREE GIFT WRAPPING all year long.

If you visit Dr. Tim, Dr. Kelsey, or Dr. Naomi at TENNYSON PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, bring your toothbrush and get $1.00 off any new book! Your picture also gets added to our photo album on Facebook for you to see.

Enjoy tea, coffee, or cocoa as you read!

We thank you for your continued support-it means the world to us! Remember that Neverland is Second Star to the Right and straight on ‘till morning. We can’t wait to see you again at Second Star!

Love, Dea, Marc, and the Second Star Staff

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