Events

Upcoming Events! 

Keep an eye on the site and our social media pages for some wicked upcoming events at The Bookworm!  

January 

Book Club

ONE BY ONE BY RUTH WARE
January 19th, 7pm - 9pm
One by One by Ruth Ware is the January Book Club selection at The Bookworm
Sign up on our Facebook page - or just RSVP comment so we know how many people to expect!
Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight co-workers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide.

When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech startup, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other: PowerPoint presentations and strategy sessions broken up by mandatory bonding on the slopes. But as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit.

As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further…one by one.

December 

Jolabokaflod Festive Book Club/ Book Swap! 

December 15th, 7pm - 9pm

Join us for The December 15th Book Club, which is going to be a festive holiday book swap, in the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod or book flood!
Everyone is welcome to join us, all you need to do is:
  • wrap up a book and chocolate.
  • we will do a secret Santa gift exchange.
  • your book can be new or gently used.
Perhaps you have a holiday favourite you enjoy every year, or and inspiring self help. Include a delicious chocolate treat, and you are set to join in the Jolabokaflod festivities!
Everyone one is also encouraged by bring a snack, appetizer or treat to share and beverages will be provided. Anyone brave enough to attend in their cozy pyjamas may find they get an extra holiday book to enjoy.
Hope you will join us for a festive holiday Jolabokaflod experience!!!

November 

Book Club 

THE INVENTION OF WINGS BY SUE MONK KIDD
November 17th, 2022 7pm - 9pm
The Invention of Wings
We still have copies available in store or online. Sign up on our Facebook Events page for a night of fun discussion! 

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Past Events

October

Book Club

THE THIRTEENTH TALE by DIANE SETTERFIELD
Thursday, October 20th from 7pm - 9pm
The Thirteenth Tale is the Bookworm's Book Club Pick for October

 

We still have copies available in store or online. Sign up on our Facebook Events page for a night of fun discussion! 

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness - featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

September

Book Club

Thursday, September 15th from 7pm - 9pm

The Nest is September's Book Club Pick at the Sherwood park Bookworm!

We still have copies available in store or online. Sign up on our Facebook Events page for a night of fun discussion! 

On a wintry afternoon in New York City, Melody, Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, who has just been released from rehab. Leo’s bad behaviour, culminating in a car crash while under the influence - a nineteen-year-old waitress beside him - has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, or “the Nest,” as they’ve taken to calling it. The four siblings are at very different places in their lives, but all believe that this money will solve a host of self-inflicted problems and their consequences. And until Leo’s accident, they’d been mere months away from receiving it...

 

Saturday, September 17th from 1pm - 2pm

The Bookworm is proud to host the official book launch of Canadian photographer Joe Chowaniec's much anticipated Abandoned Alberta II. 
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Get your hands on a signed copy, chat with the author and celebrate with us! 
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Abandoned Alberta II by Joe Chowaniec available at the Sherwood Park Bookworm

August 

August 15th 1pm - 4pm

Kid's Little Golden Books Journal Camp 

Little Golden Books Demo

Create your own “Little Golden” Junk Journal!!!

Join me August 15, from 1:00 - 4:00 and learn how to turn your favorite story books in to a super cute journal. Everything you need to express your own personal style will be included. The cost for this 3 hour class is only $30.00 each or $25.00 if you are registering siblings. Stop by The BOOKWORM to pre- register and choose your story book
August 18th 7pm - 9pm 
Book Club
The First Mistake by Sandie Jones 
July Bookworm Book Club

Sign up on our Facebook page for a fun night!  

THE WIFE: For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house.

HER HUSBAND: Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved.

HER BEST FRIEND: Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend Beth by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced...

The first mistake could be her last.

Book Club - July 21st @ 7pm

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

When Sparks Fly is The Bookworm's July Book Club Book!

There are still spots available for our July Book Club! We always have a lot of fun, so if you want to join in, message us on Facebook for details. 

Avery Spark is living her best life. Between her friends, her sisters, and Spark House, the event hotel her family owns, she doesn’t have much time for anything else, especially relationships. She’d rather hang out with her best friend and roommate, Declan McCormick, than deal with the dating scene. But everything changes when she is in a car accident and needs someone to care for her as she heals.

Declan avoids relationships, giving him a playboy reputation that he lives up to when he puts a one-night stand ahead of a promise he made to Avery. While he may not have been the one driving the car, he feels responsible for Avery’s injuries and is determined to make it up to her by stepping into the role of caretaker.

Little did they know that the more time they spend in compromising positions, the attraction they’ve been refusing to acknowledge becomes impossible to ignore. When they finally give in to the spark between them, neither is prepared for the consequences. Their love is fragile and all it will take is a blow from the past to shatter it all.