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Back-to-School Adventure Hour - Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 AM
Melanie Gideon - Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
Upcoming Events in September

Adventure Storytime Back-to-School Adventure Hour
This Saturday, August 15th at 11 AM

Whether your child is starting "big school" for the very first time or is a seasoned veteran beginning third or fourth grade, he or she is bound to anticipate the new school year with both excitement and trepidation: will I like my new teacher? Will my friends be in my class? Will someone be mean to me on the playground?

Join us for an hour of fun designed to help your youngster reflect on the coming adventures of starting or returning to school. Our leader for the hour is Whitney Roberson, who speaks "Kid" fluently and who coordinated the family ministry program at Grace Cathedral for many years. Refreshments will be served.

Chronic MELANIE GIDEON will read from
The Slippery Year
Tuesday, August 18th at 7 PM

"Is this all there is?" Such is the existential query addressed in Gideon's hilarious and probing memoir. At 44, she chronicles a year in which she confronts both the fantasies of her receding youth and the realities of midlife with a husband, a child, and a dog (one of whom runs away). 

"Gideon's self-deprecating and wry insights into the mysteries of marriage, parenthood, and the evolution of the self are astute, pragmatic, and generous, providing the perfect antidote to the everyday blues."
  – Booklist

Upcoming Events in September:

  • KATHRYN MA will read from
    All That Work and Still No Boys
    Wednesday, September 9 at 7 PM

  • DIANA ORGAIN will read from
    Bundle of Trouble
    Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM

  • SAM BARRY will read and discuss
    How to Play the Harmonica and Other Life Lessons
    Tuesday, September 15 at 7 PM

    will read from their latest works
    Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM

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