Coming up in March at Jersey City:
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March is absolutely packed, with crafting workshops in honor of National Craft Month, storytimes and after-school events for the little ones, authors both local and touring, topics ranging from history to Harriet the Spy, and a special evening with author/actress Dagmara Dominczyk and her husband, the actor Patrick Wilson.

We're also going into our second month of book groups! Take a look below and we hope to see you soon.

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Featured Event:

Dagmara Dominczyk and Patrick Wilson: 
The Lullaby of Polish Girls (and One American Boy)

Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Staff favorite Dagmara Dominczyk presents her debut novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls, newly released in paperback, in a discussion with her husband, actor Patrick Wilson. They’ll discuss fiction, being Polish in America, and more, followed by a Q&A and signing with Dominczyk.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

JC Upcoming Events

For cats in hats:
Read Across America Storytime
Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Seuss story time and Cat in the Hat mask craft. Great for kids ages 5 and up, or younger if parents wants to get craft-y!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For caffeine enthusiasts:
Stumptown Coffee Cupping & Tasting
Sunday, March 2, 11:00 a.m.

Calling all coffee nerds: Skip your morning coffee and join us for a very special Stumptown cupping and tasting. We'll be trying out different brewing styles and the coffees from different regions that make up Stumptown's signature Hair Bender blend.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For New Jerseyans who love a good mystery:
The Mysteries of Newark with Brad Parks
Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Brad Parks, author of the Carter Ross mysteries, presents a reading and signing in honor of the fifth and newest novel, The Player. Come get the scoop on our favorite Newark detective, and go home with a Survival Kit of your own.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For history buffs:
Richard Cahill and the Lindbergh Kidnapping
Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

What actually happened to the Lindbergh baby? Richard Cahill gives his perspective in a discussion of his book, Hauptmann’s Ladder, followed by a Q&A and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For local literaries:
JC Fridays with Instigatorzine
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.

Join Instigatorzine for an Anonymous-themed party, in celebration of their newest issue, complete with an ongoing round of "Who Am I?" and collaborative writing projects. They’ll be joined by Le Bouquiniste, a mobile zine kiosk.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For thrifty crafters:
Tape-Craft with Richela Fabian Morgan
Sunday, March 9, 3:30 p.m.

Join Richela Fabian Morgan, author or the bestselling Tape It & Make It and Tape It & Make More, for some duct tape crafting and a book signing in celebration of National Craft Month. All ages welcome!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.


For growing mathematicians:
Bedtime Math Geometry Party
Tuesday, March 11, 4:30 p.m.

Come and create geometry with Bedtime Math author Laura Overdeck! Attendees will get to make glow-in-the-dark structures, chat with Overdeck, and get books signed. All materials provided! Open to all ages; recommended for ages 3-9.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For fans of the blues:
Tom Williams and Nick Ripatrazone
Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Williams and Nick Ripatrazone present a reading of their latest work. Williams’ Don’t Start Me Talkin’ is a comic road novel about Brother Ben, the last remaining True Delta Bluesman, playing his final North American tour. Ripatrazones’ novella, This Darksome Burn, is a haunting look at a father struggling to raise his children alone. They’ll give a joint reading, with a discussion and signing to follow.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For Jersey City readers:
Local Author Night with Jaime Godfrey, Janet Rose, Jackie Clark
Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Meet three JC writers! Featuring: novelist Jaime Godfrey (DairylandWest of Me); sf/f author Janet Rose (Beyond the Horse’s Eye); and poet Jackie Clark (Aphoria). Each will read from their newest work, followed by a joint Q&A and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 


For your little investigator:
Harriet the Spy turns 50!
Sunday, March 16, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a celebration of Harriet the Spy's fiftieth birthday! We'll be reading a chapter of the book and then having a Harriet-inspired writing workshop. Great for kids and adults eight and up! 

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For young readers and the young at heart:
Teen Author Festival
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Meet some of YA's favorite authors! Joining us will be: Kate Brian (Private series), Susane Colasanti (Now and Forever), Elizabeth Eulberg (Better Off Friends), Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson), Rebecca Serle (When You Were Mine) with David Levithan hosting. Each will be reading, answering questions, and signing books.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For budding comic book artists:
Drawing with George O'Connor
Sunday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.

Artist, author, and mythology expert George O’Connor presents a drawing workshop for kids! Come talk about your favorite Greek myths and learn some tricks of the artist’s trade. Recommended for ages 7 and up; all ages welcome.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For punk rockers:
No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes presented by Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Join Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Amy Yates Wuelfing, and Steven DiLodovico for a discussion of City Gardens!

Until the early 1990s, City Gardens hosted a stellar array of bands at a space in the middle of Trenton, New Jersey. Now, the venue's history has been told via an oral history, No Slam Dancing No Stage Diving No Spikes, by Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico. This book helps shed light on (and pay tribute to) a vital part of the area's punk scene in the 80s and 90s. Additionally, one of Vol. 1's editors will totally talk your ear off about the time he saw Endpoint and Holy Rollers there in 1994 if you let him. 

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For cartoon lovers of all ages:
Stephan Pastis and Pearls Before Swine
Saturday, March 29, 4:00 p.m.

Join award-winning cartoonist Stephan Pastis, author of the Timmy Failure series and creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, for a presentation and signing in celebration of the newest Pearls collection!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

All events are at our Jersey City store,
and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Facebook RSVPs appreciated but certainly not mandatory.

February Top Ten:

  1. One More Thing, B.J. Novak (ebook)
  2. Legendary Locals of Jersey City, John Gomez
  3. Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (ebook)
  4. The History of Diners in New Jersey, Michael Gabriele
  5. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (ebook)
  6. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (ebook)
  7. Disney's Frozen
  8. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway (ebook)
  9. Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (ebook)
  10. Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell (ebook)
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