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events

We’ve come up with what we think are some exciting events, but if you have a fun idea for our hello again books community, talk to us while you’re in the store or send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com. We’re open to suggestions!

 

For example, if you’re looking for a place that isn’t your living room to hold your book club, we’re the ideal location. We offer beer, wine, coffee, tea, desserts, pastries, and other snacks in a comfortable environment so you don’t have to clean your house. It’s a win-win.

One thing, before we get into the specifics: these events may change as we get to know you better, so we recommend you check us out on social media or give us a call if you're thinking of coming in! 

Let's talk events:

Upcoming Special Events:
 

  • April 29th, 7pm - Poetry Open Mic!
    Join us on "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and read something you wrote or share a poem by your favorite poet! Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city's Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. 

    This is always an inspiring, creative event where our community comes together to celebrate everyone's unique voice and talent! And btw, we love spoken word, so if that's your thing, bring it!
    No RSVP required; everyone gets a turn. As always, we're all about the love, so no hate speech. Hope to see you!

  • May 4th - 5pm-8pm: Star Wars Cosplay Day! "May the 4th be with you!"
    Come in dressed in your best Star Wars cosplay and you'll get 10% off your purchase! Plus, we'll take pics and post on social media, so everyone can enjoy in a socially-distanced manner! 

    • 3pm: Rainbow youth cosplay get-together​!
      Are you 9-15 and wanting to meet other LGBTQ+ youth? Come in at 3pm for a quick "hello, how are ya, love your Star Wars cosplay outfit" and maybe make a friend or two!

  • May 23rd, 2pm - Tea Party!
    Enjoy tea with a friend, parent, or come and meet new people! Light snacks, tea, and good conversation will be served! Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal! Space is limited for this event, so please RSVP to helloagainbooks@gmail.com by May 
    18th!

  • May 26th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! 

 

  • May 27th, 7pm - Poetry Open Mic!
    Bring your original works or read something by your favorite poet on our welcoming stage! This is always an inspiring, creative event where our community comes together to celebrate everyone's unique voice and talent! And btw, we love spoken word, so if that's your thing, bring it! No RSVP required; everyone gets a turn. As always, we're all about the love, so no hate speech. Hope to see you!

 

  • June 12th, all day - "Be the Rainbow!" Pride in the Village!
    Details coming soon, but trust us, you want to spend some time with hello again books!

 

  • June 27th, all day - Cosplay Day!
    Come in dressed in your best cosplay (open to any theme!) and you'll get 10% off your purchase! Plus, we'll take pics and post on social media, so everyone can enjoy in a socially-distanced manner! 

    • 2pm: Rainbow youth cosplay get-together​!
      Are you 9-15 and wanting to meet other LGBTQ+ youth? Come in at 3pm for a quick "hello, how are ya, love your cosplay outfit" and maybe make a friend or two!

 

  • June 30th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

  • July 1st, 7pm - Poetry Open Mic!
    Bring your original works or read something by your favorite poet on our welcoming stage! This is always an inspiring, creative event where our community comes together to celebrate everyone's unique voice and talent! Hope to see you!

 

  • July 28th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

 

  • July 31: Harry Potter & Neville Longbottom's Birthday Celebration!
    Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character! Photo op, fun stuff!

  • August 25th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

  • September 29th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

 

  • October 9th, 5pm - Bookstagrammer Get-together!
    Are you a bookstagrammer or want to be?!? Come meet some of the amazing people who are talking about and taking gorgeous pics of books and related content! We'll have some big names from the Florida area! Chit-chat about your approach, gossip about other bookstagrammers (LOL!), and make a new friend!
     

  • October 25th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

 

  • November 24th, 6:30pm - Bookclub: BOOK TBD
    Always wanted to join a bookclub? Join ours! We meet, talk books, share details about this and that, have a drink, and mainly enjoy the company of other readers! If you show up, you have a voice in the selection of the next book! No RSVP required; just show up and be your sweet self!

  • December 4th, 5pm - Bookstagrammer Get-together!
    Are you a bookstagrammer or want to be?!? Come meet some of the amazing people who are talking about and taking gorgeous pics of books and related content! We'll have some big names from the Florida area! Chit-chat about your approach, gossip about other bookstagrammers (LOL!), and make a new friend!


 

Regular Events

 

Mondays: Closed (sad face)

1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month: Creative writing workshop (6:30pm). Let's get writing! Maybe you love to write but just haven't been able to find the time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Maybe you need a good ole' writing assignment to get you started? Well, this is the group for you! Show up, talk about your writing goals, share your work, and if you want it, receive constructive feedback and friendly critiques to support your creative endeavors! AND THEN we can prepare for... brace yourselves... are you sitting down?.... NaNoWriMo!!! If you don't know what this is, you need to know! Page down for more info!

LAST Wednesday of every month: Book Club (6:30pm). We host our own book club every month and invite readers to join us for a lively discussion about the book and anything else that might come up! Also, if you want to use our space as your book club locale, send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com.

Fridays: LGBTQ+ social (6:30pm-8pm). Hang out, play a card game, enjoy a beverage, and if you so choose, meet some people! We love to play cards, so maybe you're in for a game of gin rummy or another card game? Let's do that! Basically, we're open to ideas. 

Saturdays (almost every Saturday, 1pm): Author events. Enjoy writing from your local authors! They'll talk about their writing process, their book, and how they got it published. Most authors stay for questions and provide copies of their book to sell at the event!

Upcoming Author Events:
 

  • June 26th, 1pm: Mark Nathan, “Bitter Planet”
     

  • July 3rd, 1pm: Rina Brown, “Isle of the Dark”

 

Saturdays (twice a month; 3:30-4pm): little readers book club. Do you have an avid reader aged 8-11 years old on your hands? Interested? Contact janelle.grant@gmail.com. Participation is limited due to COVID-19.

Last Saturday of the month: Open mic celebrating spoken word/storytelling/poetry (6:30pm). Come in and share your work and let's all celebrate creativity in our very own community! We have a small stage designed for this very purpose. Everyone will get a turn as long as we have the time, otherwise, we'll have everyone draw for spots.

Every Sunday: Sit & Knit (11am-4pm). Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, or yarn-spinning and enjoy our space while crafting with other like-minded peeps. Might be the perfect time to find a new pattern and make a crafty friend or two! 

Coming soon! Children's Storytime. A lovely member of our community will read books to the little ones who want to hear it!

Other hello again books events:

  • Storytelling

  • Scrabble club

  • Crossword challenge

  • Theme nights, RE: Harry Potter birthday celebration, Jane Austen lovers unite, and other literary-themed events

  • Viewing parties for movies based on books

  • Current events

  • Creative writing groups

  • Resume assistance events

  • Homework & study groups

  • Events we haven't even thought of yet! Maybe you have some ideas? Let us know! We're here for YOU!

  • Coming again soon: Wear your Tiara Day! Come in wearing a tiara and you'll get 10% off your purchase! Feel free to add a fancy dress, suit, or other fun costume to accent your tiara - why not, right? Plus, we'll take pics and post on social media, so everyone can enjoy in a socially-distanced manner! Had a lovely Tiara Day on 1/23/21 - check out social media for pics!

 

For exact dates and times for all events follow us on Facebook or Instagram. If you’re not social media savvy/friendly, come to the store and check out our event board in the store!

More on NaNoWriMo

Yes! We're talking about the National Novel Writing Month event, which takes place every November. Basically, you commit to writing a certain number of words every day so that at the end of November you have a complete first draft of a 50,000-word novel. A NOVEL that YOU wrote.

 

Have you been thinking about writing a book? THIS is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and be a part of a community of writers who can support you through this journey. There are events throughout the year to get writers writing... so join in anytime!

 

Honestly, we've been thinking about doing this for years, but have never made the time or the commitment. You know what: there's no time like the present! Let's get started, so when we hit November we are a small but supportive group of writers ready to join the thousands of others around the world who accept the challenge of writing a novel in a month!

 

Interested? Send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com or send us a message on FB or Instagram. 

Want more information on NaNoWriMo? Check it out here