Below are some of the exciting events we have hosted so far!

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December 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

DIY Publishing Event
Friday, Dec.9th 6:30 pm
Not since Gutenberg has the face of publishing changed so rapidly!

Meet 8 intrepid diy'ers who chose to self-publish. From a committed vegan to a World War II veteran, each will tell their story and have their books available for purchase.

Come support these independent spirits and get some holiday shopping done too! ages 8 through adults

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It's a Bad Kitty Christmas!
Sunday, December 11, 1:00 pm

Author/illustrator Nick Bruel returns with his hilarious new holiday picture book about everyone's favorite naughty feline. Join us for rhyming mayhem ... and Christmas cheer!

"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring ... Except for BAD KITTY."
All ages

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Hanukkah Story and Sing-Along!
Sunday, December 18th, 2 pm

This is a not-to-be-missed rollicking celebration with author/illustrator Richard Codor and his whimsically funny tale of "Too Many Latkes." Liora Codor will lead us in song on her accordian! You may know the author from his hilarious and informative "Joyous Haggadah."
All ages

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Musical Mommy Monday
December 19th, 11am

Join us for a special holiday musical Mommy Monday featuring guest Jean Young of "Music Together." For mothers, caregivers with children and babies ages 5 and under.

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November 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Help us grow our Gratitude Tree!

As in the past, we'll be assembling a beautiful tree in our window, reminding us of all the things we're grateful for. Be sure, next time you stop by, to ask us for a leaf or two to write some of the things for which you're most grateful.

 

Tell the Teacher! Educator's Evening
Wednesday, November 9th  6:30pm 

Please forward this info to your
favorite educators!

Open to all teachers, librarians and homeschoolers - meet NY Times journalist Alina Tugend with her acclaimed book Better by Mistake : The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong.

We'll also have a presentation of this season's best books for all grades, as well as discounts and classroom-worthy giveaways with purchase. Please call to reserve your spot and bring along your school ID or district information.

Stages on Pages
A Celebration of the Performing Arts
Friday, November 11  6pm

Visiting us, as part of an exciting national tour, are six outstanding authors. Each of their young adult or middle grade novels involves an aspect of the performing arts. Our cast of characters includes the following authors: Elise Allen, Populazzi (Harcourt) , Sheela Chari, Vanished (Hyperion), Stasia Ward Kehoe, Audition (Viking),Gretchen McNeil, Possess (Balzer & Bray), Jessica Martinez, Virtuosity (Simon Pulse), and Rosanne Parry, Second Fiddle (Random House).

In addition to these talented authors, we are delighted to present some very talented local teens, offering musical and theatrical mini-performances: Andy Ballard, Lucy Coplin, Jenna Doherty, Elizabeth Engel, Charlotte Reider, Hunter Schmidt, Jacob Stein, Zachary Susswein.
 
A not-to-missed event ... curtain going UP!

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Thanksgiving Story Time
Tuesday, Nov 22nd 10:30am

Bring your littlest pilgrims for a special story time feast! We'll hear stories for the holiday, sing songs and have a simple craft and coloring pages. Ages 18 months to 5 years.



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Tea & Tranquility... a morning for moms 
Wednesday, November 30th 11am-12:30pm

Come and unwind before the busy holidays! Meet local author, Priscilla Warner (The Faith Club) for a "proper cup" of tea and scones. She'll discuss and sign her latest book, Learning to Breathe.

Joining us are Joanna Wolff and Cheryl Brause, founders of 2BPresent, committed to creating awareness of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. They will lead a brief demonstration.

Cost for the event, which includes book, tea, and scone, is $30 per person.
RSVP
asap as space will be limited.

 

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October 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

BOOKS for GOOD
Thursday, October 6th 
ALL DAY

This month's Books for Good recipient is POTS (Part of the Solution), a community changing organization bringing food and help to more than 12,000 people. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the day to this program that helps distribute more than 350,000 meals through its Food Pantry among other charitable services.

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Rockin’ the Voracious Reader
Thursday, October 20th
4 PM

Join science celebrity and award winning author Steve "The Dirtmeister" Tomecek for a fun look at rocks and minerals as he digs deep into his new National Geographic book, Rocks and Minerals. See spectacular crystals, handle meteorite samples and get up close and friendly with some actual dinosaur fossils.

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Sparky the Fire Dog’s 60th Birthday
Saturday, October 22nd
3 PM

Meet Sparky the Fire Dog! He’ll be joining us with a local firefighter and author Don Hoffman as we learn about fire safety and celebrate Sparky’s 60th birthday! Receive a special goody bag with purchase of Sparky the Fire Dog.

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Halloween Monster Mash Bash
and Live Concert

Saturday, October 29th
3-5 PM

It’s a Halloween Bash for littles with Brooklyn's hip-happiest Jam Band: Rolie Polie Guacamole! Live music, dancing, stories, games and prizes for everyone, not to mention some scrumptiously spooky cupcakes! This is a ticketed event, $10 per family, which includes refreshments. You will be able to pay at the door but reservations guarantee entrance.

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September 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Teen Event: Hex Hall
Friday, September 16th 7 - 8:15 PM

NY Times best-selling author Rachel Hawkins visits from Alabama with her Hex Hall series. The “snappy one-liners, loyal friendships and burgeoning romance will delight” fans of paranormal romance. Free pizza while it lasts! Giveaway with purchase.

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Star Wars Celebration
Saturday, September 17th 2 PM

Celebrate the Star Wars universe in books. Make Origami Yoda and Darth Paper puppets and battle for the fate of the Empire. Readings, crafts, fun! Best for ages 7 - 11

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Open Mic
Sunday, Sept. 18th 1:30 PM

Celebrate our new Sunday hours (11-4) with an exciting Open Mic event for young writers ages 8 - 18. Bring your poetry, prose or just your curiosity and join our Writopians while they present finished work from our summer writing workshops. Family, friends and writer wannabe's all welcome! Meet Westchester Writopia Director Lena Roy, who will be on hand to answer questions about the ongoing program.

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Musical Mommy Monday
Monday, Sept. 19th 11 AM

Jean Young of Music Together hosts a musical Mommy Monday, free demo class.

 

 

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Island Girls
Friday, Sept. 23rd 7pm

Two authors, two remarkable contemporary YA debuts, each with an "island"
setting and each with a starred review from Kirkus:

Meet Tara Altebrando with her novel Dreamland Social Club ... " a memorable tale of personal growth and acceptance " (Kirkus Review of Books) set in nearby Coney Island, both past and present. Rumor has it the author's Larchmont sister is bringing mermaid cookies!

Long Island is the setting for LIE, a "realistic and devastatingly insightful" novel (Kirkus Review of Books), inspired by real events. The novel, by Caroline Bock, involves a racially motivated hate crime. Each of the characters weighs in and deals with the moral issues, most especially the girlfriend of the accused. Ms. Bock grew up in New Rochelle.

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A Celebration of Curiosity
Saturday, Sept. 24th 11AM

Every child is a curious child. Help keep that wonderful curiosity alive by encouraging a love of books! We'll be celebrating Curiosity Day with everyone's favorite curious monkey, Curious George, as he turns 70! We'll have stories and crafts and games and lots to satisfy your curiosity!

 

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August 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Happy Birthday, Winnie
the Pooh!

Saturday,
August 20th
1 PM

Everyone’s beloved Winnie the Pooh is turning 90! Join us in celebration. We’ll have stories, games and crafts. Sit for a think in our tea shop with hunny-licious snacks.All ages welcome.

 

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Have you signed up yet for our Fall Writing Workshops?

Students 8 to 18 can join our after school workshops offered by the national nonprofit Writopia Labs. Call (914) 401-4159 or email Lena Roy at lena.roy@writopialab.org for schedule information.

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July 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Teen Event, En Garde! 
Friday, July 29th
6 -7:30 PM

Meet author Joseph Lunievicz with his debut novel for teens, Open Wounds and see two exciting fencing demonstrations. Lunievicz happens to be an expert in stage fencing and will not only read from his acclaimed novel
but also give a stage fencing presentation.

Fencing Academy of Westchester will offer a sports fencing presentation and a prize for the lucky winner of our raffle (raffle tickets available with book purchase).

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Book Launch Party
Saturday, July 30th
2 PM

Meet local author Sheela Chari as we celebrate the launch of her debut middle grade mystery Vanished. Centered around an Indian musical instrument which possibly carries an ancient curse, the book is a wonderful tale of friendship and family.

We'll have free refreshments and goody bags with book purchase. See and hear an actual Indian Veena. Learn more about the author and her book here.

 



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June 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Young Critics Club
Friday, June 3rd
6-7:15 PM

Join other book lovers ages 8-11, to discuss favorite reads and take home free copies of not-yet-published books. $5.00 covers admission, pizza and soda/juice.

 


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Book Launch - Bloodspell
Friday, June 10th
6 PM

Meet Larchmont author Amalie Howard and celebrate her debut: the thrilling paranormal romance BLOODSPELL. We'll be celebrating one of the hottest new summer books with a masked ball, swag, refreshments and a reading and signing by Ms. Howard! Ages 12 and up.

 


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Grand Opening:


Saturday, June 11th
ALL DAY

It’s an all day celebration of our new tea shop! We’ll have music, authors, storytimes, giveaways and more! Do stop by for tea. All ages welcome.

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Free Books /Cheap Pizza
for Teens

Friday, June 24th
6 -7:30 PM

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books. Choose a free, not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot. $5.00 covers admission, pizza and juice/soda.

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Music Together  
Monday, June 27th
11 AM

Join us for a musical Mommy Monday featuring guest Jean Young of “Music
Together
.” For mothers, caregivers with children and babies ages 5 and under.

 

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Welcome Summer: Musical Party!
Thursday, June 30th
2 - 3 PM

Celebrate the season with a FREE musical performance: The Thinkers are stopping by on their east coast tour! Great family entertainment to help you get in the playful spirit of summer! Kindly call to reserve your spot.

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May 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

BOOKS for GOOD
Thursday, May 5th    
ALL DAY

This month's recipient is the New Rochelle Campership Fund, a non-profit
community agency that has served the children of New Rochelle for four
decades, providing thousands of children with camping experiences they could not otherwise afford. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the day to this valuable organization.

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Puppet Show                                                         
Saturday, May 7th             
3:30  PM

Meet the delightfully entertaining puppeteer and author Noel MacNeal as he joins us for an afternoon of fun and puppet making. In only 10 minutes you can make your very own puppet out of materials we’ll have on hand! Refreshments served, all ages welcome.

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Mermaid Parade
Saturday, May 14th          
10:30 AM

Join the Mermaid Parade! Fish out your fins and join us as we welcome Mara
Van Fleet
with her sparkling, interactive counting book for toddlers. We’ll have story and songs and snacks (goldfish of course). Best for ages 2-4.

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Celebrate Dylan & Guthrie; Musical Event
Saturday, May 14th          
2:30 PM

Welcome back Gary Golio (author of the acclaimed Hendrix biography, JIMI) with his newest biographical picture book of Bob Dylan and his mentor, Woody Guthrie. The author will perform a musical presentation, honoring the two men and a special time and place. We’ll have refreshments and folk music trivia. While the book is best suited for ages 8-11 the event is for fans of all ages.

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Book Launch: The Berlin Boxing Club
Friday, May 20th                      
6-7:15 PM

Local author Rob Sharenow launches what many are calling his “breakout book.” "The Berlin Boxing Club,"  a novel for teens, is a coming of age story about a young German in 1936 who learns to box from the legendaryMax Schmeling. It has strong crossover appeal for boys, girls and adults as well. Come for a reading, a boxing demonstration by LA Boxing and a raffle to win free boxing lessons! Event is for ages 12 and up.

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A Dazzling Duo for Tweens
Saturday, May 21st          
2:30 PM

Our special tween event for girls features two acclaimed authors: Nora
Raleigh Baskin
with "The Summer Before Boys," which addresses changing
friendship, and Barbara Dee with "Trauma Queen" which deals with
mother-daughter dilemmas. A wonderful event to share with your tween!

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Class of 2K11 – Teen Event                                          
Thursday, May 26th
6 -7:30 PM

Meet NINE exciting YA debut authors from across the country! This is the Class of 2K11 with a range of offerings from paranormal to historical to humor! There’ll be something for everyone at this wonderful celebration of new talent! We’ll have readings and refreshments and, did I mention the swag?!

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Ollie and Moon                                                     
Saturday, May 28th         
2 PM

Look for a special surprise in Paris through the eyes of two best friends, Ollie and Moon, a pair of cats with a penchant for silly antics.  Author Diane Kredensor will share her wonderful new book about this beloved city. We'll also have delicious French pastries and musical entertainment by the lovely Armelle Gloaguen. Best for ages 4 – 7.

 

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April 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Young Critics Club
Friday, April 1st
6-7:15 PM

Join other book lovers, discuss favorite reads and go home with free copies of not-yet-published books. Those who bring in reviews get first pick.
Please call to reserve your spot. Ages 8-11

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BOOKS for GOOD
Thursday, April 7th
ALL DAY

This month's recipient is the Furniture Sharehouse, a not-for-profit volunteer organization that provides furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the day to this valuable organization.

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Meet Michelle Knudsen
Saturday, April 9th                             
3:30 PM

Well known for her beloved Library Lion, Michelle Knudsen visits with a wonderful new picture book! Bring little ones ages 4-7 for this endearing story. Make a Dragon's Egg!

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Celebrate Earthweek
Saturday, April 16th                            
2-3 PM

Paper or plastic? The best answer is neither. Participate in Westchesterre Green Living's new program, "I CHOOSE TO REUSE MY BAG." Find out how to receive free gifts and coupons to favorite local stores. Call or email to reserve your spot now for this fun and green event for all family members.




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Writing Workshop for Teens
Tuesday, April 19th                  
1 PM-4 PM

Cliffhangers, Spine-Tinglers, and Eye-Poppers: A Writing Workshop on Suspense Author Ellen Potter will work with teens ages 11-15. The cost for this class is $75. Space is limited so call or email now to reserve your spot.

 

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Healthy Food Fest
Wednesday, April 20
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come learn about the fun of eating healthy
with Health and Wellness counselor
Jen Dorf. Make a granola bar, play with
your (healthy) food!
Session 1: 1-2pm, ages 5-7
Session 2: 2-3pm ages 8-10

Email or call to reserve your spot!
$25 per child.

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Writing Workshop for Middle Readers
Thursday, April 21st                    
1 PM-4 PM

Author Phyllis Shalant will work with young writers ages 8 - 11. Create your own fantasy stories which begin with the magic object in your room! The cost is $75 and each participant receives a signed copy of Phyllis's acclaimed middle-grade novel The Great Cape Rescue.

 

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Special Teen Night – Get Real
Friday, April 29th                  
6-7:30 PM

Meet four awesome authors who write it real: Micol Ostow, Sarah Darer Littman, Melissa Walker and Lena Roy. We'll have readings, discussions, & free pizza! Reserve your spot now for this engaging event.

 

 

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A Bow to the Bard
Saturday, April 30th                   
2-4 PM

Pass a merry afternoon of Shakespearean festivities in collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival. We'll have readings, skits, contests and more! Light refreshments, all ages.

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March 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

BOOKS for GOOD
Thursday, March 3rd
ALL DAY

This month's Books for Good recipient is Room to Read, which seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the day to this valuable program helping children in developing countries around the world.

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Young Critics’ Club
New Time!
Friday, March 4th
6-7:15 PM

We’ve changed the time for our special club for young critics and will now be meeting on the first Friday
evening of each month. Join other book lovers , discuss
favorite reads and go home with free copies of
not-yet-published books. Those who bring in reviews get first pick. Please call to reserve your spot. Ages 8-11

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Celebrate St. Patty’s with a Little Green
Wednesday, March 16th
Starting at Noon
We’ll have crafts and stories on this day before St. Pat’s. You’ll get a green dollar off any purchase over $10 if you’re wearing the color of the day!



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Pajama Party: Help us collect new PJ’s for kids in need!
Saturday, March 19th
2:00 -3:00 PM

Meet Dean Hacohen, author of the popular bedtime book Tuck Me In, at our Saturday Pajama Party. Bring new PJ’s to donate to the Pajama Program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal to tuck in. Milk and cookies served.

 

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Music Together
Monday, March 21st
11 AM

Join us for musical Mommy Monday featuring guest Jean Young of “Music Together.”
For mothers, caregivers with children and babies age 5 and under.



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Educator’s Evening
Thursday, March 24th
6:30-7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of discussion and discounts for teachers, librarians and homeschoolers. We'll discuss the latest titles and trends over light refreshments. All hardcovers discounted 20% and 15% off on paperbacks. Posters and giveaways with purchase. Reservations please.

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E. Lockhart Teen Night
Friday, March 25th
6 -7:30 PM

Acclaimed Young Adult author
E. Lockhart
joins us for conversation and pizza! The author of the delightful Ruby Oliver series (Real Live Boyfriends, The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and The Treasure Map of Boys) She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and the award-winning The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Call or email and let us know you’re coming!

 

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February 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books for Good: Born Learning
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
All Day

February’s Books for Good recipient is Born Learning, an early childhood learning initiative of United Way. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the day to this program that helps families turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.


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It’s a SILVERLICIOUS Celebration!
Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2011
2:30 – 4:00 PM

Pinkalicious has lost her sweet tooth, and needs help from the tooth fairy. Unfortunately, the tooth fairy is very busy, but Pinkalicious hears from Cupid, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus while figuring out what to do until a new sweet tooth grows back in. Come for fun, games and sweet refreshments as we celebrate this newest addition in the beloved Pinkalicious Collection.
Best for ages 3-7

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Won’t You Be My Paranormal Valentine?
Friday, Feb. 11th, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Meet FIVE thrilling authors of the paranormal: Cynthia Leitich Smith, Daniel Nayeri, Jen Nadol, Sarah Beth Durst, and Shannon Delany. Discover your destiny, find your heart's desire, or a book you can sink your teeth into. Come in costume (there will be prizes!), semi-formal (there will be photos!), or casual-as-you-like-it. Teens and YA fans welcome!

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January 2011 Events at The Voracious Reader

Young Critics’ Club
Tuesday, January. 4th, 4-5 pm

Join other book lovers in our special club for young critics. Discuss favorite readsand go home with free advance review copies of not-yet-published books. Snacks served. Please call to reserve your spot. 
Ages 8-11.        
 
                                         


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BOOKS for GOOD                                  
Thursday, January 6th, ALL DAY

This month's BOOKS for GOOD recipient is HAMA, the Haitian Amputee Mothers' Alliance, Helping mothers in Haiti thanks to the efforts of volunteer Amy Sacks and others. We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the entire day to help mothers of Haiti still recovering from the deadly earthquake.                                                     

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Super Sale Saturday!                           
Saturday, January 8th, 12-4 pm

Help us ring out the old and make way for the new with fabulous savings and fun! Sales, giveaways, hourly raffle with every $10.00 purchase. Games, stories and contests.
All ages.




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Walls Within Walls
Saturday, January 15th, 2-4 pm

Meet debut author Maureen Sherry with one of the hottest middle grade mysteries of the season. Three clever kids, clues in the walls, a hidden treasure, a missing person, some New York history and wonderful, exciting fun for the whole family! Decipher codes, create a treasure hunt and learn more about this thrilling story.
                                                                                                     
The book is best suited for ages 8-12.

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Free Books / Cheap Pizza for Teens
Friday, January  28th,  6 -7:30 pm

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books
and eat pizza. Choose a free review copy of a not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot. Cost $3.00 per person.

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December 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books for Good
Thursday, Dec. 2nd
ALL DAY

This month's Books for Good recipient is the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Girl Scouts, thanks to the efforts of volunteer community chair, Pat Allen. The Girl Scouts serve approximately 600 girls in over 40 troops in our community, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

We are happy to donate 10% of our sales for the entire day to help our local troops. This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done, plus we'll be serving Girl Scout Cookies!

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A Sweet Happy Fun Event with Everyone's Favorite Kitty!
Saturday, December 4th, 2:30pm

It's a holiday celebration for fans of this most adorable Kitty. Meet local author Marie Moss with her latest tribute to all things Hello Kitty: The Hello Kitty Sweet Happy Fun Book.

Bring your favorite collectible for a special show and tell contest (open to all ages!). Enter our raffle to win a basket brimming with Hello Kitty trinkets and treasures when you purchase The Sweet Happy Fun Book. We'll have Helllo Kitty snacks and crafts and plenty of Hello Kitty books to choose from. Come for some irresistibly sweet happy fun!

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Gifted ...an exhibition of the fine art of children's books
Sunday, December 5th, 2pm

An esteemed group of artists will gather for the opening of this very special show, curated by local artist Wendy Popp.

The show will open on Sunday, Dec 5th at 2pm and run through Dec 19th. Featured artists include Istvan Banyai, Guy Billout, Peter DeSeve, Rudy Gutierrez, Susan Jeffers, Wendy Popp, Sergio Ruzzier, Javaka Steptoe, Shaun Tan, Ed Young and Lisbeth Zwerger. Many of the artists will be on hand to sign their books. Original and printed
artwork will be on sale as well.

Don't miss this rare and wonderful gathering of gifted artists as we celebrate the many gifts of the season! Refreshments and opportunities for little ones to share their gifts as well.

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Wizards and Muggles alike - come for Christmas Pudding!
Sunday, Dec. 19th
2 PM

Meet author Dinah Bucholz, the official author of the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook with more than 150 magical recipes.

The book contains recipes for every food mentioned in Harry Potter, from simple everyday foods like scrambled eggs to fancy desserts like treacle tart. Enjoy tasty treats as we celebrate the gustatorial delights of our beloved Harry!

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Musical Mommy Monday                                                   
Monday, Dec. 20th
11 AM

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with a special Musical Mommy Monday featuring guest Jean Young of “Music Together."

For babies and children 5 years and younger.

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November 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader


Oh La La, Les Livres!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
4:00pm

Enjoy a special musical storytime with beloved language teacher Armelle
Gloaguen
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Books for Good: Noogieland
Thursday, November 4, 2010
All Day

November’s Books for Good recipient is Noogieland, a program at Gilda’s Club of Westchester. 10% of our sales the first Thursday of the month will go to this worthwhile local cause. Got gifts in this or upcoming months? Choosing to shop on our first
Thursday is an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.
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Ivy and Bean After School Party
Thursday, November 4, 2010
4:00pm

Celebrate the latest adventures of this irrepressible duo, Ivy and Bean:
What's the Big Idea? We'll have a raffle, games and refreshments. Come join the fun!

Best suited for ages 6-9.

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Meet Author Daisy Whitney
Friday, November 5, 2010
6:00pm

Meet Daisy Whitney, who joins us to talk about her powerful debut novel, The Mockingbirds. A junior at a prestigious boarding school learns to find her voice and speak up for justice after a traumatic incident.

Best suited for mature teens.


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Rock N Roll Day
Saturday, November 6, 2010
2:30pm

Are you experienced? Join us for music and more as author Gary Golio introduces his new picture book about the young Jimi Hendrix. Music, refreshments.

For ages 6-9.

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Eco-Design Workshop
Monday, November 8, 2010
4:00pm

Instructors from Westchesterre Green Living take children on a journey of creativity and discovery; explore the coolest design and architecture inspired by nature. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Price: $45 includes all materials.

Suitable for ages 8-11

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 5
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
4:00pm

Join us to celebrate the latest Wimpy Kid book,
The Ugly Truth. Will Greg and Rowley stay friends? Pre-order your book now for an invite to the festivities.

 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Thursday, November 11, 2010
10:30 am - Noon

The Done-In-A-Day committee of Larchmont’s Junior League supports The Pajama Program. Come in PJ’s for a sleepy time read-aloud, purchase and donate a book for needy children. For those unable to attend, books may be purchased and donated the entire week. Refreshments will be served.

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Sweets & Treats for Tweens and Teens
Monday, November 15, 2010
4:00pm

Meet Lisa Greenwald and enjoy Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes, the new
book from acclaimed author
of bestseller My Life in Pink and Green.

Ages 10-14

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Meet YA Superstars: David Levithan,
Rachel Cohn, & Sarah Mlynowski

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
6:30pm

NY Times best selling authors David Levithan and Rachel Cohn visit to read and sign their latest young adult novel Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares,with special guest Sarah Mlynowski, author of Gimme a Call. Don’t miss this very special event for teens and fans of YA.

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An Evening with Autism Activist Kim Stagliano
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:00pm

Join us on November 18th at 7pm as nationally-known autism activist Kim Stagliano discusses her electrifying and hilarious new memoir, ALL I CAN HANDLE: I’M NO MOTHER TERESA. Always outspoken, often touching, and
sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano, mother to three autistic girls, is a powerful new voice in comedic writing.

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Chanukah Celebration
Saturday, November 20, 2010
2:30pm

Help kick off the holidays with a celebration of the Festival of Lights.
Enjoy rugelach, gelt and wonderful books! All ages welcome.

 


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October 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Halloween Craft and Candy event
Tuesday, Oct. 26th
4:00pm

Come for Halloween Crafts & Candy! Meet author Helen Perelman with her newest sweet offering in the popular Candy Fairies series. We’ll have a reading, crafts and candy.

Best suited for ages 6 - 9.

 

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Monsters Ball:
Calling all Monsters!

Saturday, Oct. 30th
2:00pm

Spooky, slimy fun with author Laura Dower and her thrilling series: Monster Squad! We'll have contests, prizes and more! Costumes welcome!

Best for ages 6 - 9.

 

 

 

After School Author Event
Tuesday, October 5,
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet the wonderfully entertaining author Michael Buckley, author of two popular series, N.E.R.D.S. and Sisters Grimm, in a special after school event. Refreshments. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

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Books for Good - At Home on the Sound
Thursday, October 7,
10:00am - 5:30pm


This month's Books for Good recipient is At Home on the Sound. 10% of all our sales on October 7th will go to this worthwhile local cause. Find out more about this group that enables our seniors to remain a vital part of our community. Got gifts in this or upcoming months? Choosing to shop on our first Thursday is an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.

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Gods and Goddesses event for teens
Friday, October 8,
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come dressed as your favorite ancient god or goddess as award winning author Esther Friesner presents her newest book. Ancient Egypt springs to life in this enthralling sequel to Sphinx’s Princess. As she did in Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize, Friesner offers readers a fresh look at an iconic figure, blending historical fiction and mythology in a heady concoction.

Ages 11 to 14, refreshments, prizes for best costume.

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Ladies’ Night Out
Monday, Oct. 18th
7-9:00pm

Join us at Anna Maria’s Restaurant to celebrate Georgia's Kitchen (described as Eat, Pray, Love in Tuscany). Don't miss this opportunity to support two local businesses and debut author Jenny Nelson, who grew up in Larchmont. Come for the pleasures of good food, good friends and a good book! Prixe fixe of $38 plus tax includes book and supper. Drinks are additional. Reserve now as space is limited. Treat a friend!

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Halloween Craft and Candy event
Tuesday, Oct. 26th
4:00pm

Come for Halloween Crafts & Candy! Meet author Helen Perelman with her newest sweet offering in the popular Candy Fairies series. We’ll have a reading, crafts and candy.

Best suited for ages 6 - 9.

 

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Monsters Ball:
Calling all Monsters!

Saturday, Oct. 30th
2:00pm

Spooky, slimy fun with author Laura Dower and her thrilling series: Monster Squad! We'll have contests, prizes and more! Costumes welcome!

Best for ages 6 - 9.

 

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September 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books for Good: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Thursday, September 2,
10:00am - 5:30pm


This month's Books for Good recipient is the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 10% of all our sales on September 2nd will go to this worthwhile local cause thanks to Barbara Gallagher from the Westchester Chapter.

Got gifts in this or upcoming months? Choosing to shop on our first Thursday is an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.

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Sidewalk Sale
September 9, 10, 11,
10:00am-5:30pm


Help us support our local businesses as we put up the umbrella and join in the town-wide sale. Great savings on overstock and slightly damaged books plus FREE advance review copies while they last!

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Celebrate Grandparents' Day
Saturday, September 11,
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Meet author Randy Siegel and illustrator Dyanne Disalvo with their acclaimed debut picture book for grandkids and beloved grandparents everywhere.

Refreshments served. All ages welcome. Ask us about our Grandparents' Club.

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Back to School Jamboree
Saturday, September 25,
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Welcome the new school year with a trio of wonderful authors! Katie Davis with Kindergarten Rocks, Iza Trapani with School Days and Audrey Vernick with Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? We'll be raffling a special back to school backpack for some lucky young winner!

Refreshments served, all ages welcome though books are
best suited for ages 3-6.

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Musical Storytime
Monday, September 27
11:00am - 11:30am

Join us for a musical Mommy Monday with guest Jean Young of "Music Together." For babies and children 5 years and younger.

 

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Meet the Wild and Crazy Nick Bruel
Tuesday, September 28
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Bad Kitty is at it again! This time she's tearing it up with Uncle Murray, her sitter, while her human family goes out of town. The entertaining author/illustrator Nick Bruel will be on hand to read and sign this newest book in the popular Bad Kitty series.

Refreshments served. Best for ages 5-9.

 

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August 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Contest of the Month: Best Dog Show or Tell
Sunday at 10:00am - August 31 at 5:30pm

Win an autographed copy of Dog Loves Books or a $25 gift certificate from Larchmont Pet Pantry!

Tell or show us why your dog is the best/ cutest/ silliest/ most stubborn or any other superlative. Essays should be at least 2 paragraphs. - OR -Photos or drawings should be in color, at least 4 x 5 inches and are not returnable.

First prize: $25 gift certificate from Larchmont Pet Pantry
...Second prize: An autographed copy of Dog Loves Books

Winners announced at the end of August. Contest open to all ages.

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Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 14, 2010,
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Our lovable Cavalier King Charles, Franklin, will be on hand to introduce his new little brother, Emmet, as he makes his store debut! We’ll be sharing dog stories, games and coloring. Light refreshments. Recommended for dog lovers of all ages.

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Save the Date for our Mockingjay
Midnight Party!

Reserve your copy of the third and final book in the thrilling Hunger Games series and receive an exclusive invitation to our Mockingjay Midnight Party. Enjoy an excitement packed evening of activities, contests, prizes and refreshments.

Receive your reserved copy of Mockingjay at midnight!
Reserve now by phone or email!

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July 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books for Good: Food Pantry
Thursday, July 1, 2010
10:00am - 5:30pm

This month's Books for Good is the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, aka the Food Pantry. They are an all-volunteer coalition of community organizations, houses of worship, and concerned citizens dedicated to assisting local families who need food. 10% of all our sales on Thursday, July 1st will go to this worthwhile, local cause. Got gifts in this or upcoming months? Choosing to shop on our first Thursday is an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.

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Contest of the month:
Vampires and Werewolves
and Zombies, Oh My!

Friday, July 1-31, 2010

If you thirst for more paranormal fantasy, come see our special in-store display and enter our contest to win a Twilight Tote or Vlad Tod T-shirt. Simply come in and fill out our fun word search (while building your vocabulary: lycanthrope for example) and you can enter the drawing! Winners announced on the last day of July.

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Writing books for Children and Teens
Thursdays, July 8—August 12, 2010 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Interested in writing for middle grade readers and/or young adults? This six-week workshop, under the guidance of professional author and teacher Phyllis Shalant, will help you recapture the child's world with its unique heightened senses, and explore key elements of the writer's craft. How it works: Writers range from beginners to those with works-in -progress and beyond. We gain from the shared insights and ideas of all participants. Each session includes a book talk, in-class exercises, and the opportunity for writers to read and discuss their chapters.

Details: Classes will be held at The Voracious Reader,
1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Thursdays from July 8th - August 12th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Workshop Fee:
$495.
Register: Call 914-592-2278
or email: phyllisshalant@phyllisshalant.com

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Celebrate Ramona!
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Now that Ramona and Beezus have made it to the big screen, come celebrate the lovable characters of Beverly Cleary’s popular series. We’ll have games and prizes and a free gift when you buy any book in the series. Best for ages 7 – 10.

 

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June 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books for Good: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Thursday, June 3, 2010, 10:00am

This month's Books for Good recipient comes by way of Daisy, a treasured customer of our store. Daisy is concerned about the animals affected by the BP oil spill and has asked that we help raise money for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

As part of our Books for Good program, we will donate 10 % of our sales on Thursday, June 3rd to this worthwhile cause that not only affects Daisy's grandparents' state of Lousiana but will impact all of us in so many ways. Learn more about this organization and ways you might help this cause when you come in. Choosing to shop on each first Thursday is an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.

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Larchmont Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:00am

Support local business, find great deals and have fun strolling our beautiful town. Deep discounts and FREE BOOKS! Sponsored by the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce

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Dragon Day
Saturday, June 5, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm

It’s Dragon Day! Meet New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen with THE DRAGON OF TRELIAN and Kate Klimo of the popular DRAGON KEEPERS series.

Readings, book signings, art contest and dragon battles, a magical afternoon is in store! Light refreshments.

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Musical Storytime
Monday, June 7, 2010, 11:00am

Join us for a musical mommy monday with guest Jean Young of "Music Together." For mothers and babies 5 years and younger.

 

 

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Science Fair
Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:00pm

Author/scientist Steve Tomecek and musician/science teacher John Sheridan entertain with songs and cool science experiments to do at home! Come watch some awesome experiments and meet two super scientific dudes! Best suited for ages 7 to 12. Light refreshments.

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Teen Writing Workshop!
Monday, June 28, 2010
11:30am - 4:00pm

Back by popular demand, YA author Carolyn MacCullough will work with teens ages 12 - 15. The class will explore a variety of genres, process and revision, dialogue, narrative, finding your writer's voice and taking yourself seriously (and playfully!) as a writer. The cost for this class is $89. Pack a lunch and bring a notebook. Space is limited so call or email now to reserve your spot.

 

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May 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Walk Like an Egyptian
Tuesday, May 4, 2010,
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Walk Like an Egyptian ... to our after school celebration of Rick Riordan's brand new series: The Kane Chronicles. Contests, games, refreshments. Pre-order Book 1 NOW : The Red Pyramid for an invitation to the party !

 

 

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Books for Good: Westchester Children's Museum
Thursday, May 6, 2010,
10:00am - 5:30pm

This month's Books for Good recipient is the Westchester
Children's Museum.

10% of all our sales on Thursday, May 6th will go to this worthwhile,
local cause, thanks to the efforts of Director Corinne Zola. Got gifts
in this or upcoming months? Choosing to shop on our first Thursday is
an easy way to be an everyday philanthropist.

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Meet author Barbara Dee
Saturday, May 8, 2010
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Meet award winning author Barbara Dee with her newest book for tweens. Evie has a new friend who takes life by the reins and goes off in search of what she wants. With mixed feelings, Evie learns some things about friendship. Reading, signing, refreshments. Let’s talk about friendship!

Best for ages 8 - 11.

(Click here for a great interview)

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Furious George goes Bananas
Saturday, May 15, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm

This silly parody will have your little ones rolling in the aisles! Meet author/ illustrator Michael Rex as he reads aloud and signs his newest take on a classic character. Previous books include Goodnight Goon and The Runaway Mummy.

Best for Ages 5-8

 

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Scott Mebus is BACK with Book 3 of the Gods of Manhattan: Sorcerer's Secret
Thursday, May 20, 2010
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Scott visited local schools in March and was met with huge enthusiasm. Having a background in MTV and VH1 production plus stand-up comedy adds greatly to his coolness factor. Come for a signing of the third book of his exciting series, recommended for Percy Jackson fans.

Best for ages 10 and up.


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Artist Wendy Popp & an art contest!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
2:00pm

Enter our art contest celebrating local artist Wendy Popp's newest beautiful book Where the Sunrise Begins, written by Douglas Wood. Show us where the sunrise begins for you.

Meet Wendy Popp on May 22nd at 2pm for a reading and signing of her inspiring new book. Come see the winning artwork gracing our window. Discover where the sunrise really does begin!

Submissions accepted from artists ages 5 - 12 ; winners picked from several categories. Drawings, paintings and collage accepted, no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. Deadline for art entries is May 20th.

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Teen Event - Meet the Class of 2K10
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Meet 13 of the hottest debut authors of middle grade and young adult fiction. Arriving from L.A. to the U.K., Alberta to Arizona, they have historical fiction, supernatural thrillers, and everything in between. Free pizza!

For more information go to their website.

Ages 10 and up

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April 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Writing Workshop for Middle Readers
Thursday, April 1, 2010,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Middle grade author Phyllis Shalant will work with young writers ages 8 - 11. She'll talk about finding inspiration, keeping a writer's notebook, how to critique and more.

The cost for this class is $75.00. Pack a snack and bring a notebook. Space is limited so call now to reserve.

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Books for Good
Thursday, April 1, 2010
10:00am - 5:30pm

This month our Books for Good recipient is the Mamaroneck Child Development Center which provides affordable child-care to low-income families. 10% of our profits will go to this worthy, local organization thanks to director Denise Gilman.

(Do you have a cause to support? Contact us to become a part of this community support project.)

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Cupcake Celebration!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet local author/illustrator Charise Mericle Harper and help celebrate her newest yummy book! Joins us for fun and REAL mini-cupcake decorating!*
*while supplies last

Best for ages 4 - 7

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Candy Fairies
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Come for a sweet after school event with author Helen Perelman and a delicious new fairy series! Special treats provided by local candy store Sweet Teez. Bring your sweet tooth! Best for ages 6 - 9

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Nick Bruel at the New Rochelle Library
Saturday, April 17, 2010
12:30pm - 2:30pm
New Rochelle Public Library

Author, illustrator and cartoonist Nick Bruel is helping celebrate National Library Week at the New Rochelle Library. He'll read from his newest book, Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty, and entertain with his zany sense of humor. We will be there with books for Nick to sign. Refreshments in the Alphabet Garden.

Best for ages 4 - 10

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Going Green
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hommocks Middle School
and The Voracious Reader

Come see us at Green Expo, organized by the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Committee on the Environment, at the Hommocks middle school. We'll be there with an inspiring selection of books available plus several story times throughout the day.

We'll also have two special "green" story times at our store for ages 2 - 5: Tuesday, April 27th at 10:30 am and Wednesday, April 28th at 2 pm.

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Books for Good Readers
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet authors Elise Broach and Marie Rutkoski. Award winning author Elise Broach's novel Masterpiece is ".. in the best tradition of Mary Norton's The Borrowers ... a masterpiece of storytelling." - School Library Journal

The Celestial Globe by Marie Rutkoski is the second in The Kronos Chronicles series. Her first book in this series received wide acclaim "Readers...who enjoy literary fantasy are likely to savor...Rutkoski's debut novel inpsired by the grisly lengend associated with the famous astronomical clock in Prague's Old Town Square." - The Wall Street Journal

Best for ages 8-14

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Meet Bestselling YA Authors Gayle Forman & Lauren Oliver
Friday, April 30, 2010, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

We are thrilled to be hosting these two acclaimed best selling authors. Even more, their books make the perfect pairing, as you will see, each dealing with life and death issues, and the importance of the choices we make.

Gayle Forman's breathtaking novel, "If I Stay" has been published in over 21 countries and received too many starred reviews and prizes to list here. Just out in paperback, it is soon being made into a movie by Summit Entertainment, the production company behind Twilight, and directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Watch the book trailer here: http://bit.ly/FrY2Q

Lauren Oliver has written a stunning debut novel, Before I Fall, which is rapidly climbing the bestseller lists. Sometimes described as Mean Girls Meets Groundhog Day,this is a richly layered read that asks all the important questions while showing the dark banality of much of high school life. Watch the book trailer here.

Don't miss this chance to see these two major talents of the YA world! Also come early so you don't miss the FREE PIZZA!

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March 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Hop on down for Bunny Day!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sergio Ruzzier, Hey, Rabbit! and Marisabina Russo, A Very Big Bunny, will be reading, drawing and signing at our bunny-fest! Join us for fun, crafts, light refreshments. Books recommended for ages 3-7 but all are welcome.

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Greg Heffley goes Hollywood!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
4:00pm - 5:00pm

After school book release party! Giveaways, contests and games. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to Jeff Kinney's bestselling series, with photos, cartoons and a look behind the scenes. Call or stop by to reserve your book and a place at the party!

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A Passover Celebration!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring the whole family for Passover fun as we celebrate with Leslie Kimmelman and her new book The Little Red Hen and The Passover Matzah. We'll have crafts, light refreshments, and fun for the whole family!

 

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Writing Workshop for Teens
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
10:30am - 3:00pm

Young adult author Carolyn MacCullough will work with teens ages 12 -15. The class will explore a variety of genres, process and revision, dialogue, narrative, finding your writer's voice and taking yourself seriously (and playfully!) as a writer.

The cost for this class is $89.00. Pack a lunch
and bring a notebook. Space is limited so call
now to reserve.

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February 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Educators' Peek at Spring
Thursday, February 11, 2010,
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers: mark your calendars for our special peek at spring books. Free posters and classroom handouts with your purchase. Present your school ID, recent pay stub, or homeschooling confirmation letter and receive 20% off hardcover books, 15% off paperbacks.

Call or email with reservations please: (914) 630-4581

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Won't You Be Our Valentine?
Saturday, February 13, 2010,
2:00pm - 4:00pm

We're celebrating the debut picture book 'My Heart is Like a Zoo' by author/artist Michael Hall. We'll be reading his wonderful book and other Valentine's Day books and offering related crafts. The fun begins at 2 and is best suited for families with children ages 3-7.

Come make a love-bug or a heart-y zoo animal! FREE!

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Free Books / Cheap Pizza
Friday, February 26, 2010,
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books and eat pizza. Choose a free review copy of a not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot.

*Pls. note: $3.00 fee covers cost of pizza
and soda.

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January 2010 Events at The Voracious Reader

Super Sale Saturday!
11:00 am Saturday, January 9th

Help us ring out the old and make way for the new with fabulous
savings and fun!

*Up to 50% off on selected items
*Giveaways, posters
*Hourly Raffle: enter with every $10 purchase
* Games, stories, contests, with prizes for all ages
*Help us clean out our back room! We've got magnets, posters, totebags, a life sized Wimpy Kid and more!

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Travel Day
Saturday, January 23, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00 pm

Whether you're an armchair traveler or actively looking for ideas for your family's next trip, you'll enjoy this presentation by one of Larchmont's leading travel experts, Diane Hechler, President of D. Tours Travel.

Hear her suggestions on finding the right match for you and your family "beyond Disneyworld."

We'll have fun for the little ones too, with travel games and crafts as well as light refreshments. Be sure to check out our wonderful selection of travel books for inspiration and don't forget some great road trip books for tweens and teens.

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December 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Meet YA Superstars LIBBA BRAY
and DAVID LEVITHAN

Friday, December 4, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet YA Superstars LIBBA BRAY and DAVID LEVITHAN and rising star Natalie Standiford in a spectacular holiday season kickoff. Not a vampire among them but trust me, they will DAZZLE you, as will their books: Going Bovine, Love is the Higher Law and How to Say Goodbye in Robot. An evening of AWESOME!

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A Little Bit of Heaven
Saturday, December 5, 2009
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Renowned fashion photographer Suza Scalora has created the perfect book for the season, EVIDENCE OF ANGELS. Celebrate the spirit of giving: become a Book Angel and donate a book to a needy child (we’ll reward your generosity with a 25% off coupon for January). Young members of The Westchester Harp Ensemble will provide music. Holiday crafts and refreshments. A very special event for the whole family.

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O Hannukah O Hannukah!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join Larchmont’s own wonderful storyteller Amalia Hoffman for a Hannukah Celebration with her story of The Klezmer Bunch, a rollicking tale of musicians and a runaway baby carriage. Amalia’s joyful enthusiasm charms young and old alike. Come for the fun and the delicious ruggelach!

 

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Meet the SPLENDIFEROUS JANE O'CONNOR
Saturday, December 19, 2009
2:00pm - 4:00pm

We are ecstatic (that’s a fancy word for very, very happy) to host Jane O’Connor, the creator of the adored Fancy Nancy books. She’s done it again with a delightful tale of Christmas excitement. Come meet the best-selling author, get a personalized book, enjoy refreshments, make a tree-topper. (The fun begins at 2pm but clever shoppers are buying books now for advance signing in case little ones tire of line waiting.)

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November 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Books and Bagpipes
Thursday, November 19, 2009
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: The Voracious Reader

In 16th century Scotland, eleven- year-old Angus Macnab finds himself the sole survivor of his clan and must uncover his heritage and reveal ancient secrets. Meet author and bagpiper Julie Hahnke in a special after-school book signing of her new middle-grade book The Grey Ghost.

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Ooh La La!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the arrival of wonderful French picture books! We’re celebrating with beloved local teacher/entertainer Armelle Gloaguen and her newest C.D., Discover a World of Music. Best for ages 3 – 7 but, as always, the whole family is welcome.

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Lucky 13 - Teen Event
Friday, November 13, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Superstitious? Test your luck on Friday the 13th with another great teen/tween event. A fantasy trio of three remarkable authors and their newest books: Sarah Beth Durst, Ice, Carolyn MacCullough, Once a Witch, and Delia Sherman, The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. Best for ages 10 - 14.

 

 

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Another Faust - Teen Event
Sunday, November 8, 2009
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate our new holiday hours as we host an awesome duo for teens. Meet the fascinating sister-brother team Dina and Daniel Nayeri. She’s a Harvard/Princeton grad and public speaker living in Amsterdam. He’s a writer, stuntman and NYC pastry chef. Together they’ve created a delicious retelling of the classic Faustian bargain set in a modern New York City prep school. Refreshments served.

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Ivy and Bean Party
Saturday, November 7, 2009
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Doomed to dance! Join us for a celebration of the eagerly anticipated 6th book of the beloved Ivy and Bean series. We’ll have a raffle, games, and an easy-peasy manicure for fans of this irrepressible duo! Best suited for ages 6-9.

 

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Educators' Afternoon
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers…mark your calendars for Nov. 4th at 4:45 when we host our Educators’ Afternoon. Hear about the latest great reads, get free posters and classroom handouts with purchase. Present your school ID, recent pay stub, or homeschooling confirmation letter and receive
20% of all hardcover books. Call for reservations please. (914) 630-4581

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October 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

After School Book Signing
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet and talk with John Hulme and Michael Wexler, co-authors of The Lost Train of Thought. Packed with action, humor and a whole slew of new puns, this third in the series The Seems is a "thrilling, nail-biting adventure".


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Wimpy Party
Monday, October 12, 2009
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus may have discovered the New World but you can discover the newest Wimpy Kid book at our Wimpy Party on Columbus Day! Pre-order your book now and get on our reservation list!


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Teen Event
Friday, October 16, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Teens: Do NOT miss author Justine Larbalestier signing her provocative and critically acclaimed new book, LIAR. "Reader will be guessing and theorizing long after they've finished this gripping story." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Graveyard Book Party
Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us in the "Danse Macabre" to celebrate this year's spectacular Newbery winner The Graveyard Book. Be a part of our contest to win a visit from author Neil Gaiman! Costumes, prizes and surprises.
Ages 8 and up. Reservations Please.

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Halloween Fun for Littles
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

We'll be celebrating all day with treats for costumed visitors. Games, coloring, prizes!

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September 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Thursday, September 10 2009 at 10:00am

Larchmont Sidewalk Sale
Help us celebrate local businesses as we put up the umbrella and join in the town-wide sale!


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Saturday, September 19, 2009
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Happy Birthday Bad Kitty!
Meet author/illustrator Nick Bruel! Come say Happy Birthday to Bad Kitty as she gets up to more hysterical hijinks!

 

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Thursday, September 24, 2009
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: New Rochelle Public Library

Junie B. Jones Bus Tour
Meet the mischievous Junie B. as she rolls into town with the Stupid Smelly Bus Tour! We’re hosting Junie B. at the New Rochelle Library. Come for a free live theatrical performance, cool giveaways, and an official
book stamping.

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Monday, September 21, 2009 at 11:00am

Music Together/ Mommy Monday
Join us for a musical mommy monday with guest jean young of "Music Together." For mothers and babies

18 months and younger.

 

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Friday, September 25, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gods and Goddesses Event for Teens
Come dressed as your favorite ancient god or goddess as award winning author Esther Friesner signs her newest book. Sphinx's Princess is the third of her acclaimed princess novels, mixing history and myth in a thrilling concoction.

Win a prize for best costume!

 

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Saturday, September 26, 2009
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Back-To-School Fun!
Meet author Arthur Yorinks and illustrator
Richard Egielski who'll share the joys of homework ... that is, when your school tools do it for you!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
4:00pm - 5:15pm

Meet Patricia Reilly Giff
A not-to-be missed event, for readers and aspiring young writers.

Renowned author, Patricia Reilly Giff, joins us with her newest novel, Wild Girl. Giff is a two time recipient of the Newbery Honor for Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods. Wild Girl is a poignant tale of a delightful girl and her spirited horse. Kirkus Reviews calls this newest "a stakes winner" and Horn Book praises it as " much more than the usual horse story."

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July 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Free Books and Cheap Pizza!
Friday, June 26th, 6:00 pm

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books and eat pizza. Choose a free review copy of a not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot.

*Please note new policy: $3.00 fee covers cost of pizza and soda.

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We Love a Parade!
Friday July 3rd 2:30pm

Meet artist/illustrator Julie Fortenberry as she reads Pippa at the Parade then join our Independence Day Parade along Palmer Avenue. Crafts and refreshments. All ages welcome.

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Young Critics Club
Tuesday July 7th 4-5pm

Kids 8-12 gather to discuss favorite reads and go home with a free advance review copy of a not-yet-published book. Snacks served. Please call to reserve your spot.


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It’s a Love-In!
Thursday July 9th 7pm

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock with local author Catherine Hiller and friends and their new book Woodstock Revisited. This groovy book for adults offers a firsthand view of a generation’s defining moment. Bring your teens, tweens and toddlers alike for a far-out celebration with crafts, refreshments and signing. Come dressed as a hippie and receive 10% off all titles!

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Steve “The Dirtmeister®” Tomecek Saturday July 25th 2:30 pm

Get down and dirty with Steve “The Dirtmeister®” Tomecek, geologist and consultant to the National Geographic Society. Explore the dynamics of dirt and learn experiments from a real scientist to do at home.

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Free Books and Cheap Pizza!*
Friday July 31st 6-7:30pm

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books and eat pizza. Choose a free review copy of a not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot.

*Pls. note new policy: $3.00 fee covers cost of pizza and soda.

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June 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Young Critics Club
Tuesday, June 2nd, 4:00PM

Join other book lovers in our special club for young critics! Kids 8-12 gather to discuss favorite reads and go home with free advance review copies of not-yet-published books. Snacks served. Please call to reserve your spot.

 

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Under the Forever Sky Author Visit
Friday, June 5th, 6:00PM

Join Eve Yohalem for a special teen/tween night and author signing. We will be celebrating the debut of her new book Under the Forever Sky. “As a future conservation zoologist whose mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, thirteen-year-old Lucy uses her knowledge for survival when she is kidnapped and subsequently escapes.” A thrilling page turner of a true story! Refreshments served.

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Sock Monkey Workshop
Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00PM

Make a monkey and peruse our wonderful sampling of great craft books. In a workshop for parents and kid (ages 8 -12) Rose Howard will be showing you how to stitch up your own sock monkey from used socks or new fabric. Please bring $10.00 per person to pay for materials. Space is limited so sign up now!

 

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Pajama Party
Friday, June 12th, 6:00PM

Get your PJ's on and join us for a sleepy-time read aloud!

Author Raina Moore shares her newest book of loving animal mothers crooning to their cherished offspring. Milk and cookies served.

 

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Free Books and Cheap Pizza!
Friday, June 26th, 6:00PM

Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books and eat pizza. Choose a free review copy of a not-yet-published book. Call to reserve your spot.
*Please note new policy: $3.00 fee covers cost of pizza and soda.

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May 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

MEOW –Wow! Saturday May 2nd 1:30-3:30 pm

Meet Matthew Van Fleet, creator
of the New York Times bestsellers
Dog and Alphabet, and photographer
Brian Stanton. Get your copy of their
latest book, CAT, plus meet cats and
kittens from Larchmont Pet
Rescue, available for adoption!

 

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After School Book Release Party Tuesday May 5th 3-5 pm

After school book release party for book five in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Giveaways, contests and games.

Pre-order The Last Olympian by phone or email. The Prophecy is fast approaching!


 


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Book Signing and Baseball Celebration Sunday May 3rd 2–4 pm

Come talk books and baseball with author Kevin Markey. Get a signed copy of his new book Slumpbuster, “a fun-filled and hilarious read that young baseball enthusiasts are sure to love.”* *Tim Green, New York Times bestselling author of Football Genius


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Children’s Book Week Kick-off Saturday May 9th 1-3 pm

We continue the tradition, celebrated since 1919, of Children’s Book Week. Free posters, bookmarks, refreshments and lots of stories! Vote for your favorite books of this year. Come dressed as your favorite book character and get 20% off your purchase!

 

 


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It’s Moving Day! Saturday, May 16 th, 2-4 pm

Whether you’re planning a move or simply moving through change, you and your family will enjoy hearing Dr. Jill Kristal talk about family transitions.

President of Transitional Learning Center, Dr. Kristal has two decades of expertise helping families with relocation. Come for discussion and tips, if you’re the new kid on the block or welcoming one.

April 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Tuesday, March 24th 10:30 am

Join our Special Musical Storytime with Jean Young of MUSIC TOGETHER
for children ages five and under

 

 

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Teen Books and Pizza
Friday, March 27th, 6-7:30 pm

Twelve to 14 year olds are invited to an evening of free books and pizza.  Choose a review copy of a not-yet-released book, meet other avid readers and grab a slice! Reservations please: 630-4581.

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Special Sunday Opening for a Special
Book Signing

Sunday, March 29th, 3 pm

Meet author Elka Weber and artist Adam Gustavson with their acclaimed book The Yankee at the Seder.  A true story of a Jewish Yankee soldier joining a Southern family’s Passover meal shows how common values can overcome differences. This remarkable picture book illuminates history in a way that can be appreciated by readers of all backgrounds. Recommended for ages 5-9 but the entire family is welcome as always.
Light refreshments.

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The Klezmer Bunch
Saturday April 4th, 2-4 PM

Join in a joyous celebration of klezmer music with local author/illustrator Amalia Hoffman and her tambourine playing goat Masha, as she tells the tale of traveling musicians on their way to a wedding. This rollicking folk tale will delight young and old. Music, refreshments, and a free tambourine with purchase of her delightful book.

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Bunny Tales Storytime
Saturday, April 11th, 11am till Noon

Come for egg-straordinary fun at our special Bunny Tales Storytime! We’ll have Easter stories, song and crafts for ages 3-6.
Jellybeans too!

 

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Dinosaur Day
Saturday, April 18 th, 2-4 PM

It’s Dinosaur Day at the Voracious Reader with author/illustrator Bernard Most! If you dig dinos don’t miss this fun event for boys and girls! Stories, crafts and light refreshments.

 

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Unplugged Fun
Wednesday, April 22nd, 1:30-3:30pm

We’ll be offering plenty of Unplugged Fun as we share games and pastimes that require only imagination, time and a sense of fun. Make a Chinese jump rope, learn three kinds of Hopscotch, hear a story and find out how kids had fun BEFORE the wired world!

 

 

March 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

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Young Critics Club
Tuesday, March 3rd, 4-5 PM

Free books, snacks and book talk for 8-12 year olds. 
Tell us what you love to read! 
Reservations please: 630-4581.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 14th, 2 pm

Learn some fancy footwork from Champion Irish Step Dancer Erin Hayes, visiting us from The Performing Arts Center of Westchester.  We’ll have Irish folklore and fun beginning at 2pm. Light refreshments.

 

 

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We’re Turning Two!
Saturday, March 21st  

Come celebrate our second birthday and let us shower you with thanks for your support! Free gifts, posters, stories, crafts, refreshments and more! Help us make our special day a wonderful community celebration!

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February 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday, February 7th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Meet Fashion Kitty author/illustrator Charise Harper and help your favorite stuffed animal get dressed for the runway or a superhero adventure!

All ages welcome but most suitable for ages 5 - 10. Light refreshments and giveaways while they last!

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Saturday, February 14th, 10am - 4pm

Don't miss this chance to shower your pint-sized (or teen-sized) valentine with literary love! Meet 10 wonderful authors and illustrators as we participate in this first ever Kids Authors Day book signing event taking place in New England and elsewhere this valentine's Day. Come early for fun and refreshments!


 

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January 2009 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday January 17th 2 -4 pm
It's a Winter Faerie Ball!

Come chase away the winter's chill with the magic of an enchanting Faerie Ball! Wear your snowiest white and join us for wintery crafts, games and refreshments while we share our favorite fairy stories.

 

 

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Jan. 31st 1pm
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with The Voracious Reader and Ray's Chinese Cafe! Meet storyteller, magician, ventriliquist and author Grace Chang  along with Jin Jin the Dragon. Learn how Chinese dragons are different from all others.Receive a special 10% off coupon for Ray's with each purchase of Ms. Chang's charming book. 

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December 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Throughout this holiday season we will be collecting new as well as gently used
books to donate to the Reach Out and Read program at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle. Headed locally by pediatrician Dr. Margaret Levitt, the program promotes early literacy. Books are handed out at well- child visits, volunteers read aloud in the waiting room and parents are advised about the benefits of reading with their children.

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Friday, December 12th, 6- 8 pm

Step back in time with our Victorian Christmas Celebration. We’ll have carolers from the New York Conservatory for the Arts and classic Christmas stories. We’ll also have old fashioned crafts and light refreshments. Mark your calendar!

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Special Musical Story Time with Jean Young of Music Together

Tuesday, December 16th, 3:30 pm

Join our guest, Jean Young of Music Together, for a special Musical Story Time for children ages five and under.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 4 pm. Reservations required.

The Voracious Reader and generous customers have provided the books, wrapping and trim. You provide the giving spirit and gift wrapping skills. Gift-wrapped books will be donated to the Reach Out and Read program at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.

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Saturday, December 20th 1 – 4 pm

Celebrate the season with Hanukkah fun: crafts, stories and light refreshments.


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November 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Contribute to our Gratitude Tree!

Be sure to ask us for a leaf or two to share some of the things for which you’re most grateful. We’ll be assembling a beautiful tree in our window, reminding all of us of the joyful abundance of our lives!

 

 

 

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November 1st , 3 pm

Now you see him … now you don’t! Come for our Hallowee’kend Celebration with Magic and Conjurations by the famed Vanishing Vinny.

“Vanishing Vinny is one of the rising stars on the magic scene. His combination of wit and wizardry is making him a favorite with audiences from coast to coast. Catch him if you can!” - Jeff McBride, Las Vegas Headliner

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Light refreshments.

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Tuesday November 4th, 4 -5 pm

Young Critics Club: Get free review copies of books, meet other book lovers and talk about the books you love. Ages 8-12. Write to info@thevoraciousreader.com or call 630-4581 to reserve your spot.

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Saturday Nov 8th, 1 - 4 pm

It’s a Triple-icious Celebration of Yummy Books! Come for stories, crafts and cupcakes as we share 3 delicious books: Pinkalicious (Victoria Kann), If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Joffe Numeroff), and Gingerbread Friends (Jan Brett). Free sparkly stickers and chef hats while they last! It’s a recipe for fun!

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Saturday, November 15th, 3pm

Celebrate community with award winning author Roni Schotter whose latest picture book reflects her own warm, extended family and community growing up in New York City. The House of Joyful Living tells the story of a little girl surrounded by loving family traditions and the change that will come with a new baby. This nostalgic yet timeless tale will warm your heart. Come for a story and rugelach for the upcoming holidays!

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Friday, November 14th through Sunday, November 16th

We’re delighted to partner with our neighbor Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 1989 Palmer Ave for a very special pre-holiday exhibit: Wondrous! A Celebration of Children’s Book Art, featuring works by such renowned artists as Robert Byrd, R. Gregory Christie, Susan Jeffers, Ed Young and others. Original art and prints will be available. The closing reception will initiate holiday hours at The Voracious Reader on Sunday, November 16th. The artists will sign their books from 2 – 5 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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Friday Nov.21st Free Books and Pizza for Teens

Final Friday gets bumped a week ahead to accommodate Thanksgiving.
Teens 12-14 come for pizza, book chat and advance copies of books to review. Reservations: (914) 630-4581 or info@thevoraciousreader.com

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Saturday Nov.22 Celebrate Unchained America

One day a year, America’s Main Street businesses ask you to shop only local independent stores in your community. Learn the benefits to your family and neighbors by “putting your money where your house is.” Come for refreshments, give-aways and share in the growing localism movement.

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October 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday Oct. 4th 1pm
  
Meet John Hulme and Michael Wexler, creators of the award winning series, The Seems, where young Becker Drane is a Fixer in the parallel universe that
allows our world to exist.

In Book 2, The Split Second, Becker Drane returns for
another exciting mission. Part science fiction, part fantasy,
a lot of inventive fun, The Seems is great for Eoin Colfer
and Rick Riordan fans!

The book is recommended for ages 8 to 12.

Light refreshments.

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Tuesday Oct.7th 4 - 5 pm

Young Critics Club meets for snacks and free books. Get free review copies of books, meet other book lovers and talk about the books you love. Ages 8-12, write to info@thevoraciousreader.com or call 630 – 4581 to reserve your spot.

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Sunday, Oct. 12th 1 pm

Meet the remarkable Patricia Polacco, award winning artist and author of dozens of the world’s most beloved picture books. A true storyteller, Ms. Polacco will share
For The Love of Autumn
with us - a tale of a rescued kitten and an endearing love story. This is a special event for the whole family.

Light refreshments and free posters while they last.

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Tuesday, Oct.14th Educator’s Evening 7-8:30 pm 

Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers ... mark your calendars for Tuesday evening, October 14th. The Voracious Reader will be hosting our Educators' Evening. Hear about the latest great reads for the children of all ages and abilities you serve plus get great posters for classroom decoration. 

Present your school system ID, recent pay stub, or homeschooling confirmation letter and receive 2o% off all hardcover books. Please call 630 -1481 or write info@thevoraciousreader.com for a reservation.

 

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Saturday, Oct.18th Celebrate Small Pets Day 1 to 3 pm!

Meet author Deborah Blumenthal as she shares the story of Charlie Hits It Big, about a talented little guinea pig who seeks stardom in Hollywood only to realize there’s no place like home.

Afterwards, Dr. Marcus Suppo, D.V.M. of Mamaroneck Veterinary Hospital on Post Road will offer helpful tips on choosing a first pet and answer your small pet questions.

Great fun for the 4 to 7 year old crowd as well as useful information for parents.

Light refreshments.

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September 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday, Sept.6th 1- 3 pm

She's back and badder than ever! It's Bad Kitty again and this time she Gets a Bath! Author/illustrator Nick Bruel will have you rolling with laughter as he reads from his brand new illustrated early chapter book. Think 'Diary of a Not -so - Wimpy Cat' and come for the fun. All ages welcome, light refreshments served.

 

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Tuesday, Sept 9th 10:30 am

We'll be hosting a special musical storytime with the wonderful Jean Young of Music Together. For children ages five and under. Come join in the story and song!

 

 

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Sunday Sept.14th 1pm

Meet Jane Yolen!



Hailed as The Hans Christian Anderson of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, the legendary Jane Yolen has authored over 300 books and won countless awards. Celebrate the upcoming Talk like a Pirate Day with us as Jane reads from her newest book Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World. In honor of Ms. Yolen's appearance we'll have the amazing Johnson Girls, singing authentic a cappella sea chanteys and maritime music. This is a family event you won't want to miss!

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Friday, Sept. 19th 10:30 pm til Saturday Sept.20th 12:30 am

Midnight Brisingr Party

Celebrate the arrival of Brisingr, Book Three in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. There will be contests, games and refreshments for young dragon riders and fans as we anticipate the midnight release of this long awaited penultimate volume!

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Saturday, September 27th   1 - 3 pm

Welcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Charlie's is a parking fairy. Problem is she's fourteen, can't drive, and doesn't want to. She hates her fairy. How to Ditch Your Fairy is the tale of her quest to ditch it and get a better one such as her best friend's clothes-shopping fairy or her worst enemy's all-boys-will-like-you fairy.

Hilarious! Adorable! Really fun! Justine Larbalestier’s fairies are like no others. I love them!”
—Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Ironside and The Spiderwick Chronicles

Says Maureen Johnson (Suite Scarlett)  " ... I don’t know how so much fun was squashed into these pages, but I am pretty sure that rules were broken in the process."

Come and meet the charmingly funny Justine Larbalestier, a self described " Sydney girl what writes novels, is obsessed with cricket, and travels way too much " and get a signed copy of her delightful latest novel for teens.

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August 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Friday, Aug 1 10:30 pm until midnight

Reserve your copy of book four in the Twilight Saga and receive an exclusive invitation to our Vampire's Black and White Ball. Don your finest in black and white (we'll add a touch of red!) and enjoy a deliciously dark evening of activities, readings, prizes and refreshments.

Receive your reserved copy of Breaking Dawn at midnight! Reserve now!

 

 

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Saturday August 9th, 1 - 3pm

Calling All Artists!
Collage Workshop with pop artist Michael Albert

Meet Michael Albert, modern pop artist and author of An Artist's America. Combining his art style with his recycling philosophy, he has created a signature line of artwork in which his materials are derived from consumer packaging, old photographs, and discarded cardboard. The results are brilliant collages in the spirit of Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup.

Come for a book signing and free workshop where the author/artist will demonstate his process. Signed prints available as well!

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July 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday July 12th 2 - 4pm

Sand-and-Sunburn-Free Beach Party for young teens!
We'll be highlighting the best of the summer beach reads, and expert Phyllis Gutterman of the wonderful Swiss line of beauty products, Arbonne, will talk about summer skin and hair care for teens. There'll be fabulous gifts, games and refreshments to start off the season beautifully!

 

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July 19th 11am -3pm

All Aboard for Train Day at The Voracious Reader with singer/guitarist Miss Rhea!
Get on board as we share the best new and old train books, songs and crafts! Bring your littlest engineers for a fast track to fun. Light refreshments.

 

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Saturday,
May 10th, 1 pm

Photo: Heather Weston

 


Meet author

Maureen Johnson
with her newest
book for teens:

Suite Scarlett 

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July 25th 6 - 7pm

Free Books and Pizza - The Sequel!
Our first gathering was such a success weve decided to hold a regular Free Books and Pizza on the final Friday of each month. For ages 12 - 14. Call or
email to reserve space and pizza!

 

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June 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday, June 28th 1 - 3pm

Come for a Horse Lover's Event with reknowned author /illustrator Susan Jeffers.
We're celebrating her beautiful new picture book My Chincoteague Pony
with a reading and book signing. Have an art lesson with Ms. Jeffers as she shows you how to draw your own pony! Refreshments and some hands on fun with
Boulder Brook Equestrian Center.

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May 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

May 12th through 18th:
Celebrate Children's Book Week...
with a free poster from Mary Grand Pre, famed illustrator of The Harry Potter books. Vote online for your favorite books of the year and find out the winners on May 13th (posters available while supply lasts).
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Thursday evening, May 22:

FREE Books and Pizza! 
If you're 12 to 14 and would like the chance to choose an advance review copy of a not-yet-released book, meet other avid readers and enjoy some pizza, stop by at 6 pm . We'll meet for about an hour, talk books and eat.
Call or email to reserve space and pizza!
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Saturday, May 24th, 11am:
Staying in town for Memorial Day Weekend?

Come bring the little ones for a special morning with reknowned author/illustrator Nick Bruel for the launch of his new picture book
Little Red Bird, awonderful tale in rhyme about an important choice.

 

 

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March 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

 

Save the date and help us celebrate!
Saturday. MARCH 29th, 1-4 PM

It's our first birthday!
We're Turning One! Come celebrate March 29th 1 - 4 pm with a Community Read Aloud, music, crafts, refreshments, special gifts and more!

 


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April 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader


Saturday, April 5th 1 - 3 PM

It's Hug A Pug Day at The Voracious Reader as we host award winning author/illustrator duo Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy! They'll be sharing their latest book - The Juggling Pug - an amusing tale, told in wacky rhymes and witty illustrations, about a talented and mischievous Pug. Irresistible! The book is best for ages 3 - 6 but the whole family, as always, is welcome!

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February 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Saturday, February 9th, 1-4 PM

Come Celebrate Our Favorite Valentine! Fancy Nancy is Back! When Fancy Nancy has to miss her best friend's Butterfly Birthday Bash to attend her grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary, she's furious (mad is too plain for how she feels)!But she gets a surprise lesson in fancy from her grandparents. Looks like fancy runs in the family after all!

Come plain or fancy, but don't miss the fun of celebrating this delightful new book "Bonjour Butterfly" from best-selling duo Jane  O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. We'll have crafts and games, refreshments and a free fancy gift (while they last!) with every  purchase of the book.

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Saturday, February 23, 2 - 3:30 PM

Join Larchmont's own Amalia Hoffman, storyteller and award winning  illustrator and author for a book signing, music and sing along, and a hamentaschen baking demonstration! A delicious treat from her lovely book Purim Goodies.

Of course we'll be serving hamentaschen! Amalia even shares her recipe in her delicately  illustrated and delightful tale of two troublemaking young maids who can't resist the aroma of freshly baked Purim pastries.

 

 

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March 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Travel back to the days of castles and kings!
Saturday, March 1st 2-4 pm

Meet author Nancy McKenzie, already well known for her Arthurian tales for adults, as she launches Guinevere's Gift, the first book in the Chrysalis Queen Quartet for young adults.

A prophecy foretold Guinevere would one day be highest lady in the land, wed to a great king. But 13 years past the day of her birth, Gwen is anything but queenly, and nobody takes the prophecy seriously-especially not Gwen.

When she stumbles across a sinister plot that she alone might be able to prevent, Guinevere begins to realize her destiny is more complex than it seems-and this is only the beginning.

This thrilling story is intended for ages 10 to 14 but, as always, the entire family is welcome. Those in costume (think Renn Faire - although did you know that Arthurian legend is actually from the Dark Ages?) get to go to the head of the line for the book signing!

Live music from flutist Pamela Sklar. Light refreshments will be served. HUZZAH!

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December 2007 Events at The Voracious Reader


December 18th, 11 am
Special Musical Story Time with Music Together's Jean Young
On Tuesday morning, December 18th at 11 am, Jean Young of Music Together will be hosting a special Musical Story Time for children ages five and under.



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Friday evening December 14th,
6 - 8 pm

Victorian Christmas
Step back in time with our Victorian Christmas Celebration. We'll have Victorian carolers from the New York Conservatory for the Arts and classic Christmas stories. We'll also have old fashioned crafts and games.
Mark your calendar!

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Thursday, Dec.6th, 4:30-6:30 pm
Kids Get To Give Back
Come to our after school Gift Wrap Party! Scholastic, The Voracious Reader, and generous customershave provided the books, wrapping and trim. You provide the giving spirit and gift wrapping skills. Books will be donated to the Reach Out and Read program at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.

 

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Nevember 2008 Events at The Voracious Reader

Meet award winning author, storyteller and public radio
host Ellen Kushner
—Thursday, November 15th, at 7 PM

Meet award winning author, storyteller and public radio host Ellen Kushner at The Voracious Reader as we begin our holiday evening hours. Ellen will sign her newest book for young readers, The Golden Dreydl, based on a klezmer version for Chanukah of the Nutcracker Suite. Bring the whole family and enjoy the lively music of The Metropolitan Klezmer Quintet . Light refreshments will
be served.

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October 2007 Events at The Voracious Reader

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH THE VORACIOUS READER
Saturday, October 27th, Noon to 5 PM

Bring your littlest hobgoblins on Saturday, October 27th, for stories, crafts and more! Bewitching festivities and light refreshments from noon til five pm.

After sundown, ages 7 - 14 are welcome with a parent or caregiver for spookier fare, fortune telling, costume contest, ghost stories and other spine tingling tricks and treats - 7 until 9 pm.

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Educators' Evening
—October 18th 7 PM until 9 PM

Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers ... mark your calendars for Thursday evening, October 18th 7 until 9. The Voracious Reader will be hosting our Educators' Evening. Hear about the latest great reads for the children of all ages and abilities you serve. Present your school system ID, recent pay stub, or homeschooling confirmation letter for a 20% discount on all hardcovers.

 

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September 2007 Events at The Voracious Reader

Great Thundering Zeus!
Saturday, Sept. 29th
—1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

It's Mythology Day at the Voracious Reader ... From Perseus to Percy Jackson, come explore the classics and their modern adaptations. We'll have games, contests, music and more! Take 10% off selected titles if you've worn your toga.

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Hooked on Pirates?
Saturday, Sept. 15th — noon until 4 p.m.

Come celebrate A Glorious Day O' Pirates with The Voracious Reader! Enjoy music, mayhem and merriment as we fly the Jolly Roger and share the best selection of all things piratical! Story and song, crafts and games ... a day to treasure! Prizes for best costumes! Light refreshments. Arrrr!

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July 2007 Events at The Voracious Reader

Larchmont Gallery Walk
Saturday evening, July 14, 2007, 6 to 9 pm

Stop in along the self-guided Larchmont Gallery Walk for an art project and a selection of books for young art lovers.

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June 2007 Events at The Voracious Reader

PIONEER DAY!
Saturday,  June 16th, 2007, 1 to 4 pm

Meet Jean Van Leeuwen, award winning author of over 50 books, as she signs and talksabout her newest picture book Papa and the Pioneer Quilt.Enjoy the music of Old Time banjo player Ray Alden and fiddler Ambrose Verdibello. Make a Father's Day quilt card! Don your bonnet or britches... Prizes for best costumes! Light refreshments.

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MAGICAL MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY
Friday July 20Saturday July 21st, 2007, 11 pm til 1 am

Go wild about Harry with our MAGICAL MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY of the avidly awaited and final ***  Book 7 *** Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows