Event Calendar

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 2/21 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Community Event: MHS Annual Cabaret
Saturday 2/23 7:00 pm

Join us at Short Stories for a fantastic performance by our very own talented youth at Madison High School at their annual Cabaret performance. The students of MHS will be collecting donations to support their school, so stop by to enjoy some treats and a great performance by Madison’s finest.

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Author Talk: Jacqueline Mroz, GIRL TALK
Wednesday 2/27 7:30 pm

Short Stories is proud to present author, and New Jersey resident, Jacqueline Mroz. Mroz brings a breadth of experience as a science writer for the New York Times and other outlets, as well as the author of Scattered Seeds. Mroz will be discussing her latest release, Girl Talk: What Science Can Tell Us about Female Friendship. She’ll be in conversation with another versed author.

There are few greater pleasures in life than a good chat with a girlfriend, but a fight or betrayal can send us into a powerful tailspin. Then there’s the “friend break up,” which many women report as more painful than the end of a romantic relationship. What makes female friendships feel so right—and what makes them sometimes go so very wrong?

In Girl Talk: What Science Can Tell Us about Female Friendship, Mroz answers these questions and many more through interviews with scientists, evolutionary anthropologists, and biologists, as well as sociologists and psychologists—along with some new research of her own. Mroz digs deep into an area of the female experience that has not been sufficiently explored.

Jacqueline will be in conversation with a fellow author, discussing her book. She will do a Q&A and then sign books. This event is free and open to the public.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 2/28 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Special Guest Storytime!
Mo O’Hara, Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex
Saturday 3/2 2:00 pm

We are happy to announce that New York Times bestselling author Mo O’Hara will be joining us for a special storytime! Mo O’Hara is best known for her series My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, but she’ll be taking our stage to read her picture book latest release, Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex.

In this hilarious take on Shakespeare for children, with dinosaurs instead of people, Mo O’Hara transforms Shakespeare into a relatable and truly funny dinosaur romp for young readers. Coupled to perfection with Andrew Joyner’s expressive and classic illustrations, this tale will get giggles while introducing the most beloved writer known to the world today.

Mo O’Hara will be joining us on Saturday, March 2nd at 2 pm. She will be reading Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex, answering kid's questions, and signing books afterward. This event is free and open to the public.

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Open Mic Night: The Platform
Wednesday 3/6 7:30 pm

Join us, along with Arts by the People for a monthly open mic! Bring your favorite or original poems or short writings to join in this great event! Participants get 5 minutes to show off their artistic skills. Signups begin at 7:30, and the event runs until 9:30 pm.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 3/7 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Music: Dave Murphy
Saturday 3/9 7:00 pm

We're welcoming our friend Dave Murphy back to the Short Stories stage! Dave brings with him a taste of folk, country, and Americana. Dave’s sixth and latest CD, American Landscape, is produced by Grammy Award winner Ben Wisch.

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Author Talk: John E. O’Rourke
MYSTERY, MILLIONS & MURDER IN NORTH JERSEY
Wednesday 3/13 7:30 pm

Short Stories Bookshop is proud to welcome author John E. O’Rourke to discuss his new release, Mystery, Millions & Murder in North Jersey: The tragic kidnapping of Exxon’s Sidney Reso. During his distinguished career as a New Jersey state trooper, he conducted hundreds of criminal investigations ranging from criminal trespass to murder. He has authored 3 prior books and joins us to discuss his fourth. Mystery, Millions & Murder in North Jersey is a chilling narrative of greed and betrayal. It is a story of a decent man, husband, and father who was kidnapped and treated with unfathomable cruelty at the hands of an ex-cop and his wife.

On a spring morning in Morristown in 1992, authorities discovered a car idling in a driveway with the door open and the driver missing. After they learned the driver was Sidney Reso, the president of Exxon International, the FBI joined the investigation. Over the next two months, law enforcement received cryptic communications that led to a cat-and-mouse chase for those responsible. Retired cop Arthur Seale and his wife, Irene, demanded one of the largest ransoms in U.S. history, and authorities struggled to solve the case. Author John E. O'Rourke recounts the crime that rocked a sleepy community and brought the nation's eyes to North Jersey.

This event is free and open to the public. John will be taking questions and will sign books after the talk.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 3/14 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Shamrockin' Reading with Mike Farragher
Saturday 3/16 12:00 pm

Short Stories is happy to welcome Mike Farragher back for a Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Join us for an afternoon of literary reading by Mike himself as well as a musical performance by Mike + friends. Great time guaranteed.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 3/21 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Party!: Short Stories 4th Birthday Party
Saturday 3/23 7:00 pm

Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub is 4 years old and we want to celebrate! We hope you'll join us in the store for an evening of MUSIC! Expect to see lots of local favorites taking the stage entertain us all. The party might go late so don't make any plans for Sunday! (Rescheduled from January)

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 3/28 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Music: Bill Meyer & Lovey Williams
Saturday 3/30 3:00 pm

Bill Meyer is back on the Short Stories Stage! He’ll be joined by the lovely Lovey Williams. Together, they’re sure to deliver a fantastic afternoon of music. Bill’s talents are through -and-through on the bass and Lovey Williams brings a well-trained voice to Bill’s music.

Interested in renting our community space for an event? Send your request to books@shortstoriesnj.com