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Highlight of the Week...

"When The Moon Turns Blue"

Author Talk & Reception

with Pamela Terry

Thursday, 4:30 pm

Author Pamela Terry (“The Sweet Taste of Muscadines) tells the story of a woman fighting to hold on to her friends, her family, and all that she holds dear as a brewing conflict over a Confederate statue divides her small-town Georgia community.

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Free and open to all. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Center for Arts & Culture

names first Executive Director

Robin Cormier

The Board of Directors of Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture, a not-for-profit foundation, announces the selection of Robin Cormier as Executive Director. Cormier is a senior executive with 40 years of experience in corporate communications, strategic planning, public affairs, and publishing. She served as Director of Communications for two non-profit scientific research organizations and was Vice President and board member of EEI Communications, a business communications firm. “Robin’s skills and experience make her the ideal choice to lead the next phase of our vision for the Center,” says Donna Paz Kaufman, co-founder of Story & Song.

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More happening this week...

Free and open to all.

You do not need to have read the book to participate.

"NAMI Book Club"

Monday, 11 am

This month's book discussion is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, a life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.

At next month's meeting, Monday, April 10 at 11 am, the group will discuss An Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison.

"Tuesdays with TED"

facilitated by Teen & Jeff Peterson

Tuesday, 3:30 pm

Community conversation, facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. This month, Teen and Jeff Peterson will present and lead the discussion about Michael Pollan's presentation on a plant's-eye view. Please come and join the conversation!

Free and open to all.

Free and open to all.

"Cinema and Conversation"

Wednesday, 6pm

Books aren’t the only medium we like to talk about! On the third Wednesday of every month, join us to watch a film chosen for its meaningful theme, and stay for a discussion after, facilitated by Diana Herman.

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She Persisted in Sports


Philomel Books


with Ms. Dearsha

Saturday, 10:30 am

This is a book for everyone who has ever aimed for a goal and been told it wasn't theirs to hit, for everyone who has ever raced for a finish line that seemed all too far away, and for everyone who has ever felt small or unimportant while out on the field. In this third She Persisted book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women who have excelled in their sports because of their persistence.

Follow your feet to the StoryTime rug!

StoryTime with craft and/or activity to follow is free and open to all thanks to our sponsor,

Synovus Bank.

"Old Time Music Jam"

Sunday, 1-3 pm

On the 3rd Sunday of every month, the joyful noise of fiddles, guitars and the occasional bass fills the air as you enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch from our Bistro.

$15 tickets must be purchased by 3/17, payable by cash or check at the library to FB FOL

"One Book, One Community"

book talk with Chris Twiggs

Monday, March 20, 10:30 am

(includes coffee & light breakfast)

This year's 1B1C selection is The London House, by Katherine Reay. Uncovering a dark family secret sends one woman on the journey of a lifetime--through the history of Britain's WWII spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris--in an effort to understand her past, save her family, and shape her future.

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Meet the Artists -- Arthur & Diana Herman

Arthur and Diana are Amelia Island residents who relocated from New York and have been involved with the arts ever since they arrived. Arthur worked in administration at Fordham University and Diana taught English literature. You'll discover Diana's sense of beauty in her vibrant florals and abstracts. Arthur's pieces featured at Story & Song express community and sense of place.

The new mural behind the counter is also the work of Arthur Herman.

You'll find more of his paintings in Barzin and Cucina South restaurants.

Watch for Diana on stage at Amelia Community Theatre and the Amelia Musical Playhouse.

Tickets now available ...

"Tea and Strings"

with the Florida Chamber Music Project

Saturday, March 25, 3 pm

We celebrate Women's History Month with an afternoon "high tea" and a performance by Susan Pardue, violist and Artistic Director, cellist Laurie Casseday, and violinists Patricia Evans, Siyu Zhang Bio, and Annie Hertler. Come enjoy the performance of "String Quartet No. 19 in C Major," K. 465 "Dissonance" by Mozart, and "The Link Quartet" by David Bruce.

Purchase $30 tickets online here.

Enjoy Rachel's Bistro Creations:

Spinach and Sweet Pea Spring Soup

Cucumber and Herb Tea Sandwiches

Pear and Gorgonzola Popovers

Chicken Salad on Crackers

Rose and Champagne Shortbread

Lavender and Strawberry Tartletts

Trifle Bites

"The Art of Living"

An Afternoon Retreat for

Designing Your Next Chapter

Sunday, March 26, 1-4 pm

Life is a series of crossroads and at any moment we can choose to take a deep breath, follow a different path, and begin a new chapter.

Please join us as we dedicate an afternoon with our seasoned facilitators who will guide us through steps of discovering our deepest intrinsic desires so we may focus on what matters most as we live our days.

$95 includes program & refreshments.

Purchase tickets online here

Click here for more information about the program and facilitators.

"Tobacco Wives"

Literary Luncheon

with Adele Myers

Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm

Author Adele Myers takes us to 1946 North Carolina where a young woman takes a stand against corporate greed during this Literary Luncheon.

$45 includes Program, Lunch, & 1 Autographed Book

$70 includes Program, Lunch for 2, & 1 Book

Purchase tickets here.

"The Art and Science of Improv"

Friday, March 31, 3 pm

Join Sarah Ammar, improviser and founder of Rebelle Creative Strategies, for a fun and fast-paced workshop introducing you to the art of improvisation.

Whether you're an aspiring performer, or just a little curious, come explore how improvisation can increase confidence and creativity, decrease anxiety, and make you a better communicator -- all while having a laugh.

Sarah will discuss the real-world benefits of improvisation and the brain science behind it, and then you will jump in and engage in improv exercises that will have you thinking on your feet, laughing, and learning with other participants. Introverts welcome and encouraged!

Click here for $15 tickets.

Registration limited to 16.

Switching from Soup to Bowls in April!

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Click here to book your last two Soup Subscriptions

How it works:

 ♦ Each week we'll feature a bowl inspired by some of our favorite cookbooks.

 ♦ Select which weeks you'd like to participate and pre-pay (in-store or online) 

 ♦ $12.50 per bowl (one hearty serving)

 ♦ Pick-up any time after 11 am Monday (best enjoyed the same day)

March Soups - Last 2 weeks!

Mar. 20- Ash Reshteh

Mar. 27- Thai Chicken Meatball

April Bowls

Apr. 3- Mediterranean Bowl with hummus, cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, and quinoa

Apr. 10- Moroccan Bowl with Israeli couscous, zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, and dressing

Apr. 17- Asian Spring Nourish Bowl

Apr. 24- Italian Tortellini Bowl

May Bowls

May 1- Tostada Salad

May 8- Korean Bibimbap

May 15- Heavenly Lentil Bowl with Kale

May 22- Georgian Kidney Bean Salad

May 29- Cookin' in the Courtyard


Remember that a soup or bowl subscription makes a caring gift

for anyone sick or home-bound.


Click here to order your bowls for April and beyond.

Weekly Bistro Specials

Panini Special

Herbed Zucchini, Tomato, and Ricotta on Rye Bread

This Week's Soup

Ash Reshteh is made with noodles, legumes, herbs, and yoghurt.

Click here to order

your soup before Friday.

New Releases

(on sale Tuesday)

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Atlantic Monthly

Buy online

or in the store

So Shall You Reap

by Donna Leon

On a cold November evening, Guido Brunetti and Paola are up late when a call from his colleague Ispettore Vianello arrives, alerting the Commissario that a hand has been seen in one of Venice's canals. The body is soon found, and Brunetti is assigned to investigate the murder of an undocumented Sri Lankan immigrant. Because no official record of the man's presence in Venice exists, Brunetti is forced to use the city's far richer sources of information: gossip and the memories of people who knew the victim. Curiously, he had been living in a small house on the grounds of a palazzo owned by a university professor, in which Brunetti discovers books revealing the victim's interest in Buddhism, the revolutionary Tamil Tigers, and the last crop of Italian political terrorists, active in the 1980s.

London Seance Society

by Sarah Penner

1873. At an abandoned château on the outskirts of Paris, a dark séance is about to take place, led by acclaimed spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire. Known worldwide for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to ascertain the identities of the people who killed them, she is highly sought after by widows and investigators alike.

Lenna Wickes has come to Paris to find answers about her sister’s death, but to do so, she must embrace the unknown and overcome her own logic-driven bias against the occult. When Vaudeline is beckoned to England to solve a high-profile murder, Lenna accompanies her as an understudy.

Save the date! Sarah Penner joins us in person May 25 at 4 pm to talk about her books set in Victorian England.

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Park Row

Buy online

or in the store

New in Paperback

(on sale Tuesday)

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St. Martin's Griffin

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or in the store

The Four Winds

by Kristin Hannah

From the bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl and Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them--all seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

This is a wonderful book group selection as there's so many themes to discuss!

The Lincoln Highway

by Amor Towles

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to New York City.

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Penguin Books

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or in the store

Zach's Sci-Fi / Fantasy Pick of the Week

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Orbit Books

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or in the store

The Eye of the World: Volume One

by Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan's epic tale begins by introducing Rand al'Thor and his friends Matrim and Perrin at home in Emond's Field, shortly before the spring festival. Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran appear and almost before Rand knows it, he's fleeing his home village with Moiraine, Lan, his friends, and Egwene al'Vere, the innkeeper's daughter, who wishes to become an Aes Sedai. The conclusion of this volume leaves the travelers on the road to Baerlon, barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. But even as they run for their lives, Moiraine and Lan begin to teach the young people what they will need to know to survive in this dangerous world.

Just for Kids - & Kids at Heart

(on sale Tuesday)

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Hiro loves ramen. Every Sunday, Hiro's dad makes delicious, perfect ramen for dinner, using a recipe passed down from his dad. There's nori seaweed, briny like the ocean; nitamago egg, the yolk golden like the sun; and chashu pork so tender, it melts in your mouth. Yum! Ages: 6-8

Ramen for Everyone

by Patricia Tanumihardja

Atheneum Books


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or in the store

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When poachers threaten the island they love, two girls team up to save the turtles--and each other. An ecomystery with an unforgettable friendship story at its heart from a fresh new voice in middle grade.

Ages: 9-12


of the Midnight Moon

by Maria Fitzgerald

Knopf Books


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or in the store

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Taking Pre-Orders Now!

Releases March 28th.

The Hating Game meets Mission: Impossible in this smoldering new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about a superstar tapped to become a secret agent and the reluctant young spy assigned to be his partner.

Ages: 13-18

Stars and Smoke

by Marie Lu

Roaring Press


Buy online

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