April Events: YA Week, Reality TV, Earth Day & more!

March 29, 2010

Spring is officially upon us, and the April showers have started early. There will be plenty of blooming, raining and sneezing in the weeks to come, but regardless of what the weather or your allergies are up to, our April events schedule aims to provide some sunny relief. Here’s what we have on deck:

Our first two events of April include appearances by some of our favorite YA authors. In fact, the first full week of April is YA Week at WORD: On Tues. 4/6, Adrienne Maria Vrettos launches her latest YA novel, THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE and on Thurs. 4/8 we host our next YA Not? literary salon for not-so-young-adults, featuring Barry Lyga and Michael Northrop. We’re calling it Fanboys and Gentlemen.

Other author events include:

**Tues. 4/13: Arthur Philips reads from his novel, THE SONG IS YOU
**Thurs. 4/15: Launch party for REALITY MATTERS: 19 WRITERS ON THE SHOWS WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING Editor Anna David and contributors Austin Bunn, Amelie Gillette, Helaine Olen, Rex Sorgatz, and possibly a special Skyped guest!
**Wed. 4/21: Bryan Charles reads from 33 1/3 Pavement’s WOWEE ZOWEE + Q&A with Matthew Perpetua of Fluxblog
**Thurs. 4/22: Celebrate Earth Day with Emily Elizabeth Anderson, author of ECO-CHIC HOME w/demos and great green tips
**Wed. 4/28: Luis Alberto Urrea reads from MR. MENDOZA’S PAINTBRUSH, his new graphic novel, and is joined by local Brooklyn illustrator Christopher Cardinale.

Our kids’ event this month is an arts & crafts hour with Klutz kits – activities, storytime and snacks on Sun. 4/24 at 10:30 am – this is rescheduled from Feb. and this event is FREE, no sign up required but hope to see you and the kids there. Also, a reminder that we also host storytime each Monday morning at The Gym Park.

Other activities? Of course! There’s book club, running group, writing group and…Bananagrams in the Basement is back! Sun., 4/18 at 3pm – who’s in?

Our entire April event schedule can be viewed here, and Facebook RSVPs are encouraged. And as a closing treat…all those April showers bring May flowers, right? Look here to see what we’ve got blooming for May events (dates confirmed, details to come soon.) See you at the store!

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