Children’s Activities at The Bookworm
Friday, April 26 / 7 - 7:30 p.m. Momaha Night Time Story Time for preschoolers, ages 1 – 5. Put the kids in their pajamas, bring along their favorite stuffed animal, and treat them to an early bedtime story. Expect a little singing, dancing and other fun activities. We’ll have the milk and cookies ready. See momaha.com for more information.
Thursday, May 9 / 6 p.m. Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell. Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the crumbling Glendoveer mansion, home to a magician's widow, a cage full of exotic birds, and a decades-old mystery. Clara loves old Mrs. Glendoveer, but the birds in the aviary frighten her--they always seem to screech and squall whenever she's near. And then one day, the mynah bird speaks, and a mystery starts to unravel. Clara discovers dark secrets about the family, and about her own past. Somehow the birds in the aviary seem to be at the center of it all, and Clara can't shake the feeling that they are trying to tell her something.
Saturday, May 11 / 2:30 p.m. Omaha native Rachel Shukert will be signing her first young adult novel, Starstruck. Set in Hollywood of the Thirties, Rachel explores the studio star system through the eyes of three teenage hopefuls. Every week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. It's all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted--and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. She's more than ready to escape her snobby private school and conservative Pasadena family for a chance to light up the silver screen. The competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret--now Margo--is chasing her Hollywood dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Diana's boyfriend--Margo's new co-star--may have had something to do with it. Margo quickly learns that fame comes with a price, and that nothing is what it seems.
Friday, May 31 / 7 - 7:30 p.m. Momaha Night Time Story Time for preschoolers, ages 1 – 5. Put the kids in their pajamas, bring along their favorite stuffed animal, and treat them to an early bedtime story. Expect a little singing, dancing and other fun activities. We’ll have the milk and cookies ready. See momaha.com for more information.
Thursday, June 13 / 6 p.m. Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers (Graphia Books, $9.99). Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage to the respite of the convent of St. Mortain. Here she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts and a violent destiny. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. But how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who has stolen her heart? Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, this first book of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Storytime for preschoolers
Contact the Children's Department if you would like to know more about any of these activities! Stay in touch with these events by subscribing to the Children’s Department e-newsletter at bookwormomaha.com, e-mail us at email@example.com or stop in the store for specific information. Please attend whatever you can of the above events! BUT we would love to know which sessions in which you may be interested so we can prepare materials and staff. Please call 392-2877 and talk to us in the Children's Department