February Break at the Odyssey

Looking for something fun to do during school break this year? The Odyssey invites you to join us for a week of fun, bookish programs designed with young readers in mind!

Questions? Contact events@odysseybks.com or call 413-534-7307.


Sunday, February 16 at 2pm: Special Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert

Author Megan Dowd Lambert readers from her new picture book, A Kid of Their Own.

In this fresh and funny follow-up to A Crow of His Own, rooster Clyde is forced to adjust to new roommates on the farm when Fran the goat and her kid, Rowdy, take up residence. Can Clyde handle having a new kid in town?

Join us for this very special storytime! All ages welcome.


Monday, February 17 at 11am: Crafting with Books

Join our booksellers for a fun-filled morning of crafting for all ages! We will teach participants how to make cool, unique crafts from recycled book pages.

Supplies and snacks provided. All ages welcome.


Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm: Movie Night

Put on your comfy clothes and join the Odyssey for an book-themed movie night! We'll be screening book-themed short films in our kids' deparment.

Open to all ages. Popcorn and movie snacks provided.


Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm: The Genius of Women with Janice Kaplan

Co-sponsored by the South Hadley Public Library

We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system—and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway.

Join us for a special book talk and author signing at the South Hadley Public Library! Free & open to the public. All ages welcome.

Location: South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA 01075


Thursday, Feburary 20 at 11:00am: Kids Have all the Write Stuff Writing Party

We attend parties to celebrate holidays, birthdays, family events. A Writing Party celebrates children as writers, talkers, tellers of stories, jokers, comic drawers, actors and creators of ideas.  This party offers ways for children to express the creative ideas they have in their minds by putting them on paper or screens.

In this hour and a half event, we will introduce three different experiences, offer writers their choices, and publish the writing by reading it aloud, watching it acted, and celebrating the ideas that young writers found awaiting them as the party unfolds. Led by Sharon Edwards, Robert Maloy, and Torrey Trust, authors of Kids Have All the Write Stuff.

Supplies provided. Ages 8+ welcome.