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Kids & Teens Events

Yes, you can find information on all our events on our store calendar.  But we want to make sure our younger patrons (and their parents) don't miss out on something special.  Here, you'll find a list of events especially geared to kids of all ages. Events are updated frequently, so check back often!

Upcoming Events

We are thrilled to host the best-selling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series, Cressida Cowell. Stunning artwork and a heartfelt adventure create the perfect combination in this spellbinding sequel to The Wizards of Once, Twice Magic. Xar and Wish, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior, once again put aside their differences and brave dangerous territory to stop an evil spell. We recommend this book for ages 9+.


Join Quail Ridge Books for a moderated Q&A with three of the founders of the March for Our Lives. Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. Joining us for this event are three of the founders: Delaney Tarr, Sarah Chadwick, & Jammal Lemy.  Admission to the post-event greeting line included with the purchase of Glimmer of Hope. 

Sunday, October 28, 2:00pm - AUTHOR/EDITOR PANEL - 'We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices'

 The Hudson's will be joined by contributors KELLY STARLING LYONS, CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD, CHERYL HUDSON, TAMEKA FRYER BROWN, JEFFERY WEATHERFORD, ELEANORA E. TATE, with WADE HUDSON moderating a panel discussion "Using Words and Images to Enlighten, Inspire, and Motivate."

Monday, November 5, 6PM - Quail Ridge Books Presents "Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show" hosted by Jeff Kinney (Waitlist Only)

Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at “Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show,” an interactive author experience hosted by Jeff Kinney. This one-hour show is packed full of trademark Wimpy Kid humor, trivia, cartooning, zany audience participation opportunities, and snowball fights. Stick around after the show for a photo with Jeff.

The event is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, click through to the event and click the 'Join Waitlist' button.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00pm - L.M. ELLIOTT - 'Hamilton and Peggy!'

Drawing from historical journals and letters, New York Times bestselling author Laura Elliot weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. Perfect for fans of the smash Broadway musical sensation Hamilton!

Saturday, November 10, 6PM - MIKE LUPICA - 'No Slam Dunk'

Wes' father always told him that there was only one ball in basketball. That you had to know when to take it yourself and when to give it up, that finding the right balance was key. So at every practice and game, Wes tries his best to be a good basketball player and, above all, a good teammate.
As the season kicks off, Wes finds that not everyone on his team has the same idea. All-star player and the Hawks' point guard, Danilo "Dinero" Rey seems determined to hold the spotlight and the ball, even if it means costing his team the game. If Wes is to lead the Hawks to the playoffs, he'll need to find new ways to dish out an assist--even if it means his most important one comes off the court.

Tuesday, November 13, 7PM - NATASHA NGAN - 'Girls of Paper and Fire'

In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after -- the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest.

Thursday, December 6, 7:00pm - CASSANDRA CLARE - 'The Queen of Air and Darkness'

What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined.

Monday, January 14, 5:45PM - KENNETH & SARAH JANE WRIGHT - 'Lola Dutch When I Grow Up'

Join this husband and wife author/illustrator team for a continuation of Lola Dutch's adventures! They will be sharing their new book in a fun and interactive presentation and storytime. Lola Dutch returns with her nonstop creative spirit in Lola Dutch When I Grow Up (Pub date: January 8) She is always bursting with grand ideas, so of course she has many ideas for what she wants to be when she grows up. She could be a magnificent performer, or a daring inventor, or a brilliant botanist . . . There are exciting ideas all around! And Lola is too excited—she wants to try EVERYTHING. How will she ever decide what she is destined to become? 

Friday, January 18, 7PM - GARNER MAGNET HS STUDENTS - 'The Roots of Our People'

A group of young writers based at Garner Magnet High School recently published their first book. It explores their personal narrative through the genres of poetry, essays, letters, memoirs, and more. More importantly, their work explores their experiences as first generation and immigrant students in our community. Books will be available for purchase at the event! All proceeds from the purchase of this book goes into a scholarship fund. Because the sales are handled by the kids so they get all the profits, cash is much appreciated.