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Where’s Waldo? In Maplewood, This July!

Join the hunt – here’s how:

  • To participate, pick up a FIND WALDO! passport at [words] Bookstore.
  • Visit participating businesses to get your passport stamped or signed for each Waldo you spot.
  • The first 100 Waldo seekers to get 10+ stamps or signatures may bring their passports back to [words] to receive a Waldo button!
  • Collecting stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into our grand prize drawing.
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWING is on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
  • The grand prize is a six volume deluxe set of Waldo books. Other smaller prizes and fun will abound on July 24 – save the date!
  • There is no charge to participate.
  • For more information about searching for Waldo in Maplewood, call us: 973-763-9500


Anne Lamott: Everything I Know About Writing in 5 Minutes


During her signing event for Stitches, New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott described everything she knows about writing – in less than five minutes!  Check it out!

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Peter Yarrow sings Puff the Magic Dragon


Legendary folk singer Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul & Mary, sings Puff the Magic Dragon with children from Maplewood and surrounding communities.

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Garrison Keillor speaks at [words]


Garrison Keillor brought his folksy charm to [words] to discuss his childhood in Minnesota and his book A Christmas Blizzard.  Watch it here!

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Exciting stories are read by [words] staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances!  Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult.