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VIRTUAL - Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted

January 5, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

Mother-Daughter Writing Duo of Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted In Conversation: Do you like a good helping of dogs in your books? Then please join us for this wonderful discussion with Mother/Daughter Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted as they discuss their delightful book "The Great Gatz". It's a love story, but told from the perspective of a smart, funny, snarky Black-­and-­white Border collie who is the best friend this couple could ever have. This is a sequel to "Joint Custody" which you'll definitely want to read as well! Buy signed books from Bank Square Books. Just note in the comments that you'd like the books signed at checkout!

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Read Helen Hoang

January 6, 2022
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

This month, we're reading books by Helen Hoang, who leaped into our hearts with her first book "The Kiss Quotient). Be ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile!). We'll have some copies of Helen's books at the library or you can order them from our online catalog. please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

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VIRTUAL - Mel Jolly with Authors Kristan Higgins and Joss Dey

January 10, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

Debut Author Mel Jolly in Conversation with Authors Kristan Higgins and Joss Dey: Let's start the year off right! Debut author, Mel Jolly's book "Becoming Future You: Be the Hero of Your Own Life" is a hands-on lesson on being the person you want to be. She'll be in conversation with best selling authors, podcasters, and best friends Kristan Higgins and Joss Dey. We'll be discussing all of their books, the secret to lasting friendships, and how to be the best YOU, you can be (no pressure, though :)

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VIRTUAL - Jayne Ann Krentz

January 12, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

What's on Your TBR pile? with author Jayne Ann Krentz: We're thrilled to be starting this new monthly series - What's On Your TBR Pile? - with some of our favorite authors! TBR is "to be read" and we all have stacks we know we can't read in our lifetime. But, with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. First up, author Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Castle!). Wonder what she's read and loved lately? Join us! The way it works - we'll spend some time with Jayne hearing all about her favorite books and authors. Then, we'll have a few minutes to hear all about her new, upcoming book LIGHTNING IN A MIRROR which comes out on Jan. 18th - it's a total win-win for us! Bring a pen and paper, you'll be wanting to write down all of Jayne's recs.

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VIRTUAL - Two Nerdy History Girls with Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott

January 13, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again! Fans of historical fiction - this one's for you! We welcome the original Two Nerdy History Girls to Ashland - authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott were the originators of the blog and, although it is now inactive, we have Loretta and Susan here to answer all of our burning questions. How do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable "rabbit hole"? We can't wait for what we think is going to be a fascinating conversation between these two friends and researchers. You can buy signed books by both authors at Bank Square Books - including their backlists. Click on the link, buy, and say you want your books signed in the notes. Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, the email will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

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VIRTUAL - Alana Quintana Albertson

February 2, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

What's on Your TBR pile? with author Alana Quintana Albertson: We're thrilled to be starting this new monthly series - What's On Your TBR Pile? - with some of our favorite authors! TBR is "to be read" and we all have stacks we know we can't read in our lifetime. But, with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. Today we hear from author Alana Quintana Albertson (who's book "Ramón and Julieta" just came out yesterday!). Wonder what she's read and loved lately? Join us! The way it works - we'll spend some time with Alana hearing all about her favorite books and authors. Then, we'll have a few minutes to hear all about her new release "Ramón and Julieta" - it's a total win-win for us! Bring a pen and paper, you'll be wanting to write down all of Alana's recs. Buy signed books from Bank Square Books.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Read Xio Axelrod

February 3, 2022
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

This month, we're reading books by Xio Axelrod, whose "The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes" was an absolute must read this last year! Be ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile!). We'll have some copies of Xio's books at the library or you can order them from our online catalog. Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

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VIRTUAL - Grace Draven and Ilona Andrews

February 8, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

Authors Grace Draven and Ilona Andrews: A Dinner Discussion: Have you always wished that you could be a fly on the wall as some of your favorite authors get together for dinner? Well, here's your chance! Join Grace Draven and Ilona and Gordon Andrews as they discuss books, writing, and whatever they'd like to - just as they would at the dinner table! We'll have the opportunity to ask questions, too, but it's going to just be a nice, meandering conversation among friends. Buy signed books from Grace and/or Illona and Gordon from Bank Square Books.

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VIRTUAL - Fantasy Romance Panel with HR Moore, Darynda Jones, Whitney Hill, and Nicolette Andrews

February 12, 2022
2:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

Fantasy Romance Panel: Writing Complex Relationships, Both Romantic and Platonic: We're so thrilled to participate in FaRoFeb - celebrating Fantasy Romance during the month of Feb! We welcome authors HR Moore, Darynda Jones, Whitney Hill, and Nicolette Andrews as they talk about creating complex relationships, either romantic or platonic. As we look towards Valentine's Day, we celebrate our own friendships and significant others - why not in fiction, too!

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VIRTUAL - Martha Waters with Alison Cochrun: To Marry and to Meddle

April 9, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
Brookline MA

Celebrate the release of To Marry and to Meddle with author Martha Waters, in conversation with Alison Cochrun! Copies purchased on the registration page include a signed bookplate. To Marry and to Meddle: The Regency Vows series continues with a witty, charming, and joyful novel following a seasoned debutante and a rakish theater owner as they navigate a complicated marriage of convenience.

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VIRTUAL - Marie Force's Reader Weekend

July 15-16, 2022
Warwick RI

Save the date as Reader Weekend is back in Marie’s home state of Rhode Island! Join us to see the locations that have inspired Marie’s bestselling Gansett Island, Treading Water and Gilded Series, as well as several standalone titles. We hope you’ll join us July 15-16, 2022!

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