Saturday February 28, 2015
Start: 02/28/2015 11:00 am

Join local author, artist, and poet, Nancy Paquin on
Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m., for a fun and engaging selection of
stories for children ages 4 and up, who are accompanied by an adult.

Sunday March 01, 2015
Start: 03/01/2015 1:00 pm

Please join Anne Desrosiers and The NOVEL READERS Book Group when they meet here and discuss the books they've chosen by concensus on the first Sunday of each month.

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Feel free to contact Anne for more information at 883-2574.


Monday March 02, 2015
Start: 03/02/2015 5:00 pm

Attention: Serge's Disciples!

Author TIM DORSEY, former NH resident and BG alumni returns to the Granite State for a lively book talk and reading in support of his latest adventure titled SHARK SKIN SUITE.

Bottom-feeders beware: the sunshine state's favorite psychotic killer and lovable Floridaphile, Serge A. Storms, has found a new calling, legal eagle, and he's going to make a killing as a crusading attorney - and star as a dashing lawyer on the big screen - in this madcap escapade from the NYTs bestselling author.

The first twenty attendees will receive a free gift!  Don't forget your beach wear. Discover more, and maybe see yourself on Tim's website:

Saturday March 07, 2015
Start: 03/07/2015 11:00 am

Join local author, artist, and poet, Nancy Paquin on
Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m., for a fun and engaging selection of
stories for children ages 4 and up, who are accompanied by an adult.

Sunday March 08, 2015
Saturday March 14, 2015
Start: 03/14/2015 11:00 am
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Thursday March 19, 2015
Start: 03/19/2015 6:30 pm

The Classics Crowd meets every other month on the third* Thursday to discuss books voted on by concensus. Join them for lively chats on treasured favorites, or discover a new gem. Interested members are always welcome. Don't be shy!

Next meeting: MARCH 19th it's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

*almost every 3rd Thursday, sometimes they move the meeting up or down to accomodate the most members. Call to confirm if you are interested in attending.




Saturday March 21, 2015
Start: 03/21/2015 11:00 am
Saturday March 28, 2015
Start: 03/28/2015 11:00 am
Start: 03/28/2015 2:00 pm

STAND UP, INSPIRE, INCLUDE and INVITE, is the theme of a new
website, and it’s corresponding children's book JANINE.

The mission of the book and the website, created by Amherst, NH Author-Illustrator
Maryann Cocca-Leffler and her daughter Janine Leffler, is to help change
public perception of children with disabilities and increase awareness and
acceptance through children's literature, film and poetry.

Janine Leffler, from Nashua, gave her
mother permission to develop a character base on her life as a child with
disabilities. JANINE.
(the book), which publishes on March 1st, was inspired by a bullying experience
Janine had many years ago. Now, as an adult, Janine is an amazing role
model, who focuses on the positives in life and wants to use her own
experiences and stories to promote respect, tolerance & kindness. Like the character in the book, Janine has a
contagious upbeat attitude and focuses on the things she can do, not the things
she cannot. The book is about embracing differences, staying true to who you are, and
standing up for yourself and others. hopes to become a
resource for parents, teachers and students. It has links to inspiring films
and lectures, resources, as well as a list suggested books, (Picture books,
Middle Grade and YA novels, in which the main character has a disabilities).
The site also features inspiring Poetry written by students and young adults
with disabilities. The poetry link is opened for submissions, with the
intention to give a voice to kids and young adults with disabilities. (Janine’s
Party would love to feature your poem. Please visit the website to find out how
to submit.) will be hosting a random drawing, beginning March
1 in which one autographed book will be given away each month for one year.

A Publishing Launch Party and Signing for
JANINE. will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Toadstool
Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, 101A in Milford, NH. 2-4pm. Both Maryann and Janine
will be there to sign, read and discuss the book.

Cocca-Leffler is an Author-Illustrator of over 50 children’s books. Her new
children’s book, JANINE. will be published by Albert Whitman & Co. Chicago,
on March 1. To find out more about her books, visit:

Saturday June 20, 2015
Sunday June 21, 2015
Start: 06/21/2015 1:00 pm

Join us in welcoming poet Gayle Lauradunn of Albuquerque, NM to our store where she will be reading from her debut collection Reaching For Air.

Reaching for Air, Gayle Lauradunn's debut poetry collection,
tells the story of a childhood spent in a landscape full of beauty,
hardship, and violence. In their restless yearning and relentless
motion, these poems feel completely American. Interspersed with the
voice of the child is that of the adult woman, as both an extension of
the child and as a counterpoint to the child's experience. Each poem
stands alone, yet is a piece of the whole. This is poetic storytelling
at its finest.

Gayle Lauradunn's poems have appeared in numerous
journals and anthologies. She was co-organizer of the first National
Women's Poetry Festival held in 1974, and part of the collective that
published Chomo-Uri: A Women's Literary and Arts Journal. After
earning a BA in English Literature at the University of California,
Berkley, she becmae a feature writer for a weekly newspaper, and over
the next twenty years worked as a freelance jouranlist. Her west Texas
childhood is the atmosphere in which she first learned about human
behavior and how people deal with difficult odds. Lauradunn is currently
working on a book length narrative poem about a historical figure from
18th Century Colonial America.

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