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Upcoming Events at Bookshop West Portal
Fantastic Flight

The Gliding Flight
Sunday, September 17 at 11 AM

Children bring your parents to this Paper Airplane Workshop! We will supply the paper and tables to work on. You should come prepared to learn some fabulous new designs. The Gliding Flight is a return to paper airplane basics: one person, one piece of paper, and a few folds later, one airplane. Using a refreshingly innovative approach to designs and flying characteristics, John Collins teaches you to make 20 paper planes, such as the Stealth, the Wind Devil, the Glart, and the Skid Kid.

Loving the Machine

Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots
Thursday, September 21 at 7 PM

From the amazing automatons of feudal Japan to giant animated robots and the cutting-edge androids of today, Loving the Machine explores the reasons behind Japan's unique affection for robots, and looks at the surprising direction in which robo-mania is taking the country.

Tongue Fu Bookjacket

Tongue Fu
Friday, September 22 at 7 PM

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars since 1981, has presented seminars to more than 400,000 people. She demonstrates how to deal with difficult, overly aggressive, self-centered people. Call them bullies, if you will. We all have to deal with them at some time, and Sam offers time tested tools and approaches to these problems.

Happiness Sold Separately

Happiness Sold Separately
Monday, September 25 at 7 PM

The author of New York Times best-selling Good Grief has just published her second novel. In Happiness Sold Separately, Lolly Winston demonstrates once again a laser-like ability to focus on the inescapable reality of contemporary relationships, tempering her characters' abject pain with appealing good humor.

The Trouble With Physics

The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of Science, and What Comes Next
Thursday, September 28 at 7 PM

A veritable cottage industry has sprung up around string theory, driven largely by its charismatic, evangelical leaders. This is the first book to proclaim that the emperor has no clothes. In The Trouble With Physics, Lee Smolin, a leading theoretical physicist exposes how string theory is hurting science, and what can be done about it.

Sense of the World

A Sense of the World
Friday, September 29 at 7 PM

In the first half of the 19th century, when much of the world remained unmapped, the man who ventured further than any other was not an expedition leader, or even a professional explorer. He was a blind man traveling alone. A Sense of the World is biography at its best: an entrancing work that vividly depicts the trials and triumphs of a life lived in full.