May Events at Nicola’s Books

Nicola’s Books offers a number of story times, book clubs, and other events for families in the Ann Arbor area.

Join retired Youth Services Librarian Ieva Bates on Tuesedays at 10a for preschool story time. Each session will feature 2 stories about spring and a craft. Dates are May 6, 13, 20, and 27. The May 13 story time is a children’s book week event.

The Kids Book Club is from 6-7p on the second Thursday of each month (May 8). Book Club is for kids in third through sixth grade. Space is limited, so contact Nicola’s Books to register. The May book is Summer of the Wolves by Polly Calrson-Voiles.

There are several events for animal-loving kids. On Saturday, May 10 they will have Story Time with the Humane Society of Huron Valley at 11a for kids ages 2-5. Story time will include stories, activities, crafts, and animals from the HSHV. That afternoon, Rikki the Reading Therapy Dog will be at Nicola’s for emerging readers to read to. She will be there from 1:30-3:30p. On Wednesday, May 14 they will have Story Time with the Great Lakes Zoological Society.

Young Adult author John “Corey” Whaley will be at Nicola’s on Wednesday, May 14 at 7p with his new book Noggin. His previous book Where Things Come Back was the 2012 winner of Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards.

On Saturday, May 17 local authors Shutta Crum and Shanda Trent will join Nicola’s Books for Indies First Story Time Day which will be celebrated across the country at independent bookstores as part of Children’s Book Week.

They will have Saturday Story Time at 11a on Saturday, May 24 and May 31.
Nicola’s Books is located at 2513 Jackson Rd in Westgate Shopping Center. With the construction on Jackson Rd, leave extra trim to get to Nicola’s Books. Nicola’s can be called at 734-662-0600.

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