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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to you . . . and a merry St. Patrick's Day! St. Patty's 'tis also the birthdate of Camalli's own Britanny Zendejas, so a happy birthday to Brit Brit. This annual feast day honors one of the patron saints of Ireland, and what better way to show honor than with green beer, corned beef, and green clothes?

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.

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