Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
In the store we celebrate St. Patty's ... and Britanny's birthday ... as we celebrate most things: with a book! Tina is in the midst of four books: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, and How to Be Happy All the Time by Yogananda. Note that A NEW EARTH and THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL will be discussed as part of the store's book club, which is open to anyone and everyone. We will discuss A NEW EARTH on Thursday, March 20 from 5:30-6:30, and THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL on March 31 from 6:00-7:00.
Deirdre just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns and is now reading A New Earth. Remy is reading the graphic novel, Persepolis, and Jonathan is reading the graphic novel Maus as well as Port Townsend, a history of the Washington port town.
We have two more story times scheduled for March: March 20 at 10:00 a.m. and March 26 at 3:00 p.m. For our March 26 story time we will have in a guest reader, preschool teacher Marcee Zendejas. Our story time with Karen Kassy and her dog Splash was great! Splash was a perfect gentleman with all the kids. Tina's dog, Bodhi, is often at the story times as well, but even at 110 pounds Bodhi looks like a mini-lab compared to Splash!
There's still time to register for Karen Castelbaum's inspiring series of "playshops," which are designed to help you drink from the inner wellsprings of creativity, imagination, and curiosity through guided work and art play. This three-part series features: THURSDAY, MARCH 20 - Alluring Activity: The Art of New Beginnings ... THURSDAY, APRIL 3 - The Gifts You Bring to the World ... and THURSDAY, APRIL 17 - The Muse is "IN": Living with Vision & Zest. Each workshop goes from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The cost for each session is $25.00, and Karen is donating 10% of all proceeds to the Kid's Center. Karen is a counselor, artist, & expressive arts facilitator who loves fooling around with words and images. Contact the store for more information or to register.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
There's still time to take part! Bestselling local author, national journalist and writing coach Linden Gross will conduct a series of five one-hour workshops geared towards helping aspiring writers get published. The series, conducted at the store, will cover the following topics: (1) Getting Started, (2) Breaking into Magazines, (3) Getting a Book Deal, (4) Writing that Grabs the Right Kind of Attention, and (5) The Ins and Outs of Publishing vs. Self-Publishing. The How to Get Published workshop series will be conducted on five consecutive Wednesday evenings, starting tonight at the stpre, from 5 - 6 p.m. Linden's fee is $25 per workshop or $100 for the series of five. Contact us for registration information. Walk-in registrants are welcome.
Release your creative spirit! Join Karen Castelbaum for an inspiring series of "playshops" designed to help you drink from the inner wellsprings of creativity, imagination, and curiosity through guided work and art play. This three-part series features: THURSDAY, MARCH 20 - Alluring Activity: The Art of New Beginnings ... THURSDAY, APRIL 3 - The Gifts You Bring to the World ... and THURSDAY, APRIL 17 - The Muse is "IN": Living with Vision & Zest. Each workshop goes from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The cost for each session is $25.00, and Karen is donating 10% of all proceeds to the Kid's Center. Please call about a sliding price scale if cost is an issue. Karen is a counselor, artist, & expressive arts facilitator who loves fooling around with words and images. Contact the store for more information or to register.
We have two books going on this month, and everyone and anyone is invited to join the discussions. First up is the Oprah pick, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, which we will discuss on Thursday, March 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM 6:00 to 5:30).
SECOND BOOK ... the March pick for the store is The Other Boleyn Girl, which is of course now out as a film. I have many customers who count this as one of their favorite reads ever, so it seems like an appropriate time to delve in. We will discuss The Other Boleyn Girl on March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. ... all Dr. Seuss!
Wednesday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. ... special story time with guest reader and local author of Health Intuition, Karen Kassy. Karen will read from the children's picture book Seaman's Journey, which tells the tale of a Newfoundland dog who traveled with Lewis & Clark on their journey. Karen will bring her own Newfoundland, Splash, for the reading. Karen is a health intuitive and all-around great spirit. The story time will be fun for kids and grownups.
Thursday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. ... Super Silly Stories
Wednesday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. ... Super Silly Stories II. For this story time we're looking for anyone who might want to be a guest reader. Tina will be out of town.
Tina is in the midst of four books . Tolle's A New Earth, Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Yogananda's How to Be Happy All the Time, and Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road. I'm amazed by Revolutionary Road, a modern American classic that on one hand I wish I would have read long ago, but on the other hand it's such a pleasure to be so swept away by something for the first time. New in hardback or paperback . check out Aryn Kyle's The God of Animals, just in in paperback, as is Peony in Love, Lisa See's latest since Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Recent hardcover releases to check out include John Burnham Schwartz's The Commoner, Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book, and Life Class by Pat Barker. Do you have a book-contemporary or classic-that you love, and that you'd love to tell others about? Write a recommendation and we'd be happy to place it with your book selection in the store. Just stop by and ask for the Customer Pick card.