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The Holographic Bookmark Club: Matilda

  • Endopolis Poetry Room 40 Main St, Suite 201 Florence, MA USA (map)

The Holographic Bookmark Club is a monthly book club presented by Catherine Weiss and Lauren Ledoux for the purpose of (re)reading chapterbooks from childhood and using them as springboards to engage in lively yet significant discussions on topics of today and yesteryear. The Holographic Bookmark Club is free to attend. Both “90s kids” and “90s kids at heart” are welcome.

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Our selection for September’s back-to-school themed meeting is…

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

We’ll be reading Matilda in preparation for our next meeting and we hope you will join us! We encourage you to support local independent bookstores and make use of your local library! The Endopolis Poetry Room will also be acquiring at least one copy of the book selection - if you’d like to borrow our copy, email Catherine!

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The space is small and set up like a living room. There is chair/couch seating for ~12, and floor seating for an additional ~5, and standing room/lurking in the doorway after that.

The Endopolis Poetry Room is in Suite 201 on the second floor of 40 Main St, an office building in downtown Florence, MA. To use the elevator, go in the doors under the Central Building / Main Entrance sign. Follow the hall back to the elevator and go up to the 2nd floor. Take a right off the elevator and follow signs all the way down (through a bunch of doors) to 201.

To use the outside stairs, first identify the North building and its exterior signage (it’s to your left if standing in the parking lot, facing 40 Main). There is an outdoor stairway next to the North building. Take it up to the 2nd floor. Once inside the exterior door there—you’ll be in an unheated lobby thing—201 is the door on your left.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To enter the 201 space there are three carpeted steps down. There’s no way around them, and there’s no railing. Let me know if you want to make a game-plan around this inaccessibility.

ANOTHER NOTE: There are gendered bathrooms for us to use in the building, down a long-ish hallway. They are near the elevator.

This event is 100% free, but we also accept donations.

Earlier Event: September 22
Titanic Poetry Open Mic
Later Event: October 17
At Rise Playwrights Meetup