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|Happenings at the Bookstore and Around Town February 2012|
The response to World Book Night has been phenomenol! What else would we expect from a community that values the book as much as you do! Great News! The deadline to register to be a giver has been extended to Monday, February 6 at Midnight! You can join 50,000 people on April 23rd, handing out 1 million books. Choose from a list of 30 books - books you all have loved (or have wanted to read!). Share your passion of books!
1. Register to be a giver.
2. Choose 3 titles from the list of 30. Describe WHO, WHEN and WHY you want to give these books out.
3. Pick up your FREE 20 books at our distribution party!
4. Share your passion for reading on April 23rd.
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We are looking forward to welcoming our authors this month. Look over our events and you will be sure to find something for yourself or your kids. Take some time out and join our conversation. Did you see that we're starting our Saturday Morning Storytime again! We're looking forward to seeing you.
As always, Margot, Carolyn, Marina, Nicole, Marisela and Liane
|Greek Mythology and Graphic Novels for the Kids|
Olympians, graphic novel series
Friday, February 2, 4-5pm
Greek Mythology as Graphic Novel! For the publication of his 4th book, Hades, George O'Connor will visit the bookstore to talk about the Gods, his art, and how he puts it all together! For all you Percy Jackson and D'Aulaire's Greek Myths fans, come and meet the author/artist who lives and breathes Greek Gods. In addition to his new graphic novel, Hades, George O'Connor has written about Athena, Zeus and Hera. For ages 9 and up, all Mythology Geeks and artists will love to meet George O'Connor.
Breaking Barriers and Succeeding
Jeanette E. Brown
African American Women Chemists
Sunday, February 5th, 2-3pm
Jeanette E. Brown, the first African American woman in the US to receive a PhD in Chemistry, will join us to share her insights and inspirations. Ms. Brown brings her signature voice to the story of African American women in her book, exploring the lives, motivations and achievements of women who succeeded in the field of Chemistry. This will be an incredible discussion for women in the sciences.
Irish American Writers and Artists
Who Occupies This House
Mary Pat Kelly
Thursday, February 16, 7-8pm
An evening discussion co-hosted by the Irish American Writers and Artists
Kathleen Hill's finely wrought novel, Who Occupies this House, tells the story of four generations of an Irish-American family that has lived in the same house for almost a century.
Mary Pat Keely's Galway Bay sheds brilliant light on the ancestors of today's forty-four million Irish Americans--and is a universal story you will never forget.
Presentation Skills 101
Drop by and Meet the Author
See No Evil
Saturday, February 18, 1-2pm
Written against the sweeping backdrop of timeless history, Dr. Christina Guarneri, tells the story of one man's quest for freedom. A young man working for the government--drug schemes, racketeering and corruption all play in this gripping read. Drop by and meet Verona resident as she introduces her first novel.
Thursday, February 23, 7-8pm
Sweaty palms, dry mouth, getting your thoughts straight...all the problems that bedevil you when you have to present at work, at school, actually, anywhere! Right in our midst is the answer. Sims Wyeth has written a short and very attractive (i.e. great gift!) book on presentation skills training. Sims will share some trade secrets and you will emerge a better speaker!
Miss Elaine's Storytime
Storytime is back in full swing. Bring your youngsters for stories old and new - and Miss Elaine's wonderful singing! Youngster ages 2 and up are welcome with their parent or caregiver. Please sign up in advance. Our space is small and safety is a huge issue for us all. Call us, 974-744-7177 or email
if you have any questions. There is no fee. Storytime is our gift to our loyal customers.
February 7, 14 and 28 at 10:30am.Please note: We follow the Montclair Public School schedule. No Storytime on February 21st. Storytime will be cancelled in the event of a delayed opening or snow day!
| Saturday Storytime Returns!|
Have you met Liane yet? Liane Freed has joined the wb team and brings her many talents as a bookseller and Mom. Many of you have met her in the Kids' Room over the holidays as she effortlessly guided you to the perfect selection! And now Liane is building our Saturday Storytime! Join us at 10:30 am for story and craft. For this month:
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Rah, Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre
Stretch by Doreen Cronin
Say Hello by Rachel Isadora
You be You by Linda Kranz
What Animal Really Like by Fiona Robinson
The Little Peaby Eric Battut
| Upcoming Events!|
3rd Annual Concert for Haiti
February 11 at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
67 Church Street in Montclair,
Two years after the earthquake that destroyed so much of that impoverished country we are once again bringing our community together to raise funds for the people of Haiti and to enjoy a great line-up of spirited music, including:
Jazz House Kids
The Passing Notes
Meredith Greenberg & Leora Perlman and
All the proceeds will be donated to EDEYO, which is rebuilding a school and providing free quality education to children in Haiti. Tickets will be $20 for adults, $5 for children Tickets are also on sale at Watchung Booksellers
In-House Book Groups
All are welcome. 7:00pm
No registration required for the adult book groups If the book appeals to you, and you've read it, come and join
Great Writers with Marina Cramer
Fri, February 3, How to Live:A Life of Montaigne, Sarah Bakewell
Fri, March 2nd, How to Live:A Life of Montaigne, Sarah Bakewell, part 2
Beam Me Up Science Fiction with Eileen Duffy
History Book Club with Joe Paranac.
Mon, February 27, Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild, Lee Sandlin
Mon, March 26, Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation, Unger
Salon Espanol with Marisela Santiago Thur, February 2, Maridos: Cuentos, Angels Mastretta
Mental Health Book Club with Joel Wechsler
Tues, February 21, Weekends at Bellevue, Julie Holland
Tues, March 20, Crazy Like Me, Kessler
Teen Girls Book Group with Diane Franciose
Sun, February 12, Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, Larry Levin
Middle School Boys with Mary Funari
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
, Tea Obrecht
, Laura Schroff
, Tina Fey
and of course,