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A Novel Experience: The Newsletter

Stop and smell the flowers. Read. Unplug.


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Dear Friends of A Novel Experience,  
      As we move into lovely Spring weather and sunny skies we pause to take a breath after what, for many, was an intense, very busy first quarter of 2019. Maybe, a little bit too busy. If you have had a similiar experience, may we suggest a surefire way to wrest a moment or two of daily serenity from the commotion? Carve out 20 minutes to read a book. Put the phone in another room. Really.  Make a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine. Read. See what happens--and stop by and let us know how it works...

     We're welcoming the Palette Pals of Thomaston this month in the gallery. They're a great group of local artists who will gather this Saturday evening for a reception from 5-7--please stop on by and enjoy!
     For authors, our biannual Authors Showcase is Saturday, May 18th.  This is an opportunity for authors to display and sell their books--and, meet other authors and share ideas. Bring a table to set up, give away treats, reach out to your fan base, and introduce your book. Give us a call at 770-567-1103 to let us know you're coming and to find out more. 

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      Book groups for spring...we're looking forward to our every-so-often Women of a Certain Age (you know who you are) gathering--We're reading Mary Pipher's "Women Rowing North" and anticipate a great evening of discussion and munchies. You have till April 12th to read it! 

     Come see us and let us know what you're reading--and what the Easter Bunny brought you! 

                                    All of us at A Novel Experience


Welcome Storyteller Melissa Turgeon! 

Introducing Storytime on the Square every second Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

     We're really looking forward to Melissa hosting our Storytime on the Square! It's an opportunity for children, ages 3 andup, to enjoy stories, crafts, music, and guest speakers. Melissa says "it's a time to build imagination, a love of reading, and community."

     Melissa brings not only a love of reading and fun to the program--she has years of experience with children, having been a nanny, a parapro at the pre-K level, daycare teacher, and mom. She had a successful Storytime in Griffin for many years, and now, she's come home to Pike and A Novel Exoerience! 


April at
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     We welcome the Palette Pals of Thomaston this month for a fabulous gallery show of art. It's a multi-media show that's sure to please! Join us at the artist's reception Saturday, April 6th from 5-7 and meet the artists!

COMING ATTRACTION! Our biannual "Author's Showcase" is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. If you have published a book you are invited to set up a table and sell your book. Call us at 770-841-9268 to let us know you're interested and we'll email you more information. 

EVERY TUESDAY  evening :  
The Knit-a-Longs are here to knit and crochet--they are also great helpers for those who are just getting the hang of it.  It's Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 to do the knitting thing! Come on out!     
THURSDAY, April 4: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP: We read "The Line Becomes a Rivers: Dispatches from the Border" by Francisco Cantu. Highly recommended. 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, April 9: 
continues their exploration of Ann Lamott's "Almost Everything". 1:00 pm.

THURSDAY, April 11th:
THE NERD HERD is reading "Evermore" by Sara Holland.


FRIDAY, APRIL 12th at 7:00:

Join us for our every-so-often gathering of Women of a Certain Age for an invigorating discussion of Mary Pipher's
"Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age". Light refreshments and dynamic conversation.

     Books still available! 


WEDNESDAY, April 17:  
Join us at noon! This month's book: "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan.

SATURDAY, April 27: THE CLASSICS BOOK GROUP is reading Maya Angelou's  "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". 7:00 PM.
at 3:00--Topic TBD--We'll let you know as soon as we do, but plan on coming!