Fridays with Franklin— meet our treasured and wonderful-with- children Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Franklin enjoys being read to (and any other attention as well).
Young Critics Club
Join other book lovers ages 8-11, to discuss favorite reads and take home
free copies of not-yet-published books. $10.00 covers admission, pizza and
soda/juice. Reservations please. First Friday of each month, 6-7:15pm. Reservations please.
Free Books & Pizzafor 12-14 year olds Final Friday of each month 6-7:30 pm Teens 12-14 get together, chat about favorite and upcoming YA books.
Choose a free, not-yet-published book. $10.00 covers admission, pizza and
juice/soda. Final Friday of each month, 6-7:30 pm. Reservations please.
May the Fourth Be With You! SATURDAY May 4th 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate all things Star Wars with costumes, contests and discounts on any Star Wars related books. Enjoy a delicious Yoda cupcake or Yoda Soda. Learn how to "Make 30 Chilled Treats using the Force of your Freezer" in a new Star Wars cookbook from Chronicle. An afternoon of epic fun! All ages
Meet Tom Sawyer's Brother! Reading and signing with author
Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 p.m.
More than 135 years after Mark Twain penned his now beloved classic, Tom
Sawyer, local author Catherine Hiller has created the story of Tom's despised half-brother, Sid. "Adventures of Sid Sawyer" turns the classic on its head. A companion book to the classic, the new book is written for children and adults. If you remember being delighted by Tom and his friends, and if you like your nostalgia with a twist, then this is your book. Suited for ages 12 through adults.
Mark Your Calendar! Saturday May, 11th, 3 p.m. Shopping for Mother's Day
... needn't be a chore. Bring the little ones (ages 3-7) for a special Mother's Day craft and story this SATURDAY, MAY 11th at 3pm while you browse our wonderful selection of gifts for moms, grandmas and the nurturing spirit in all of us.
Or simply treat yourself to some much needed down time over a steaming cup of tea or refreshing blueberry lemonade in our tea shop.
Meet Bean Dog and Nugget at our
Afternoon Cookie Party! TUES. MAY 14th 4pm REGISTER NOW! Charise Mericle Harper
Popular local author Charise Mericle Harper (Just Grace series, Wedgie Man series and countless wonderful picture books), introduces her two newest and possibly most lovable characters: Bean Dog and Nugget (I just love saying their names)! The two pals have been compared to Elephant and Piggie and promise a highlyentertaining series for early readers and fans of graphic novels.
We'll hear their stories, make a graphic novel and make our very own Bean Dogs and Nuggets to take home.
Teen Event: A Visit from Sara Zarr Thursday, May 16th 6:30 pm
We're so honored to have the opportunity to meet with highly acclaimed Young Adult author Sara Zarr. Visiting from Salt Lake City, Utah, Sara is the author of five wonderful YA novels, including her latest, The Lucy Variations.
She's a National Book Award finalist and two-time Utah Book Award winner. Her books have been variously named to annual best books lists of the American Library Association, Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, the Guardian, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library, and have been translated into many languages. In 2010, she served as a judge for the National Book Award.
In short, Sara is super smart, crazy talented and one of the most highly respected authors in Young Adult circles. Don't miss her. Bring your mom. For ages 12 and up.
The event fee of $10.oo includes pizza and a $5.00 coupon towards purchase of her newest book.
NOTE: check out this upcoming Sunday's New York Times for a glowing review of The Lucy Variations. REGISTER NOW.
Imagine Wayside School in Outer Space! MEET Graphic Novel Author & Artist DAVE ROMAN
TUES. MAY 21st 4pm
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko's Story. Watch the video by clicking on the image onthe left.
He'll be presenting (and drawing!) from the newest entry in his Astronaut Academy series. If you like your super heroes on the funny side, this event is for you! Ages 10 and up.
This is a FREE event but we'd be grateful if you would REGISTER to let us know you're coming
Meet one of your funniest neighbors: local author and humorist Dan Zevin shares his just-out-in-paperback "Dan Gets a Minivan." The book has been regaled by Dave Barry as "the funniest book I've read about parenting in a long, long time" and offers parents the one thing they need most these days ... comic relief!
Share donuts and coffee while your little ones (3 and up) are entertained in an adjoining room with stories and a Father's Day craft.
RESERVE now as space is limited. Cost of $25 includes book, donuts and coffee/milk/lemonade for you and one child ($5 for siblings) craft materials and storytime.