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Storytime and Lapsit

Storytimes with Heather have resumed! Tuesday and Saturday at 10, Friday (lapsit) at 10:30. 

 

Store Newsletter

Deborah Cramer and The Narrow Edge.

 
 
This Thursday, May 7, at 7 PM, MIT scholar Deborah Cramer joins us to present her new book, The Narrow Edge: a Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab,& an Epic Journey.
Just a couple of days ago, on May 2, Prof. Cramer published this widely read and influential op-ed in the New York Times.  Please read it, and if you can, attend her event.
From the essay: "I used to think that sandpipers flocking at the sea edge, scurrying before the waves, were an immutable part of the beach. No longer. This year, as the birds come north, one of them, the red knot — Calidris canutus rufa — will have acquired a new status. It is now listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. It joins four other shorebirds on the government’s list of threatened and endangered species.
Sadly, it is unlikely to be the last."
We just read Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction for our book club. Here's what she had to say about Deborah Kramer:
“The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.”
Please join us.
 
Saturday! A special story time.
Special storytime guest Sue Thoresen joins us at 10 AM this Saturday to read and sign her new story: The Yoyo and the Piggy Bank. Bring the kids!
Anna's pal Jackson dazzles her with his bright-green yoyo, inspiring Anna to buy her own. But how? Anna's mum encourages her to earn the money herself, providing Anna with an heirloom piggy bank for saving (and rattling!) her coins. Neighbours offer paying chores and teach Anna some wicked tricks for the sparkly purple yoyo she wants from Mr Jone's store.

 

Independent Bookstore Day
Thanks to everyone who joined us on a very successful and fun FIRST ANNUAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY this past Saturday. We had lots of literary themed treats, book bag giveaways with t-shirts and free advance readers' copies, and raffle prizes. Hundreds of people came through our doors and the whole day was like a party.  MANY books were bought and many books will be read!
In that same spirit, support all of our local downtown businesses throughout the Main Street Project and beyond.  Celebrate independence and local culture throughout the year!

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