Monday, June 27, 2011

Our New Print Calendar is Available in Store--Plus What's Going on This Week...

We list our events all over the place.  There's our event page on our website, Facebook, and our email newsletter.  In addition to that, we upload events to just about any site of size that will have us.

That said, there are lots of people who like something printed.  You know who you are, and truth be told, you're probably not reading this blog.  The event calendar is one of Stacie's projects, but she's traveling this week, sending me back photos of giant sock monkey heads.  I'd be jealous, but I'm off in a few days for a short trip to see family in Massachusetts.

The event calendar was proofed and already to go to print when I booked several more events.  Three of them, to be exact:
--Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, on Wednesday, July 13 at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
--Jesse Ball, author of The Curfew, a staff favorite, on Tuesday, August 2, at Boswsell.
--Oliver Potzsch, author of The Hangman's Daughter, on Thursday, August 4, at Boswell. Potzsch has written a thriller set in Bavaria that took the new route of being an ebook hit before it went into paper. More on that in another blog.

Know someone who doesn't like e anything? Give them the gift of our printed event calendar.  It's terra green this month!

I had not actually worked on our newly improved event calendar, including more author photos, book jackets, and magic flip-out action. At least two of the pages are laid out upside down, and I couldn't figure out how to flip the entire file. It was all very exciting, and now it's done, and all the typos are my fault.

And now for this week's events.

That Workman, they sure love a long subtitle!

Credentials? Why Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, is a nutritionist who specializes in working with children. She has served, by governor appointment, on the Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice, has consulted for WebMD, and has been a go-to authority on nutrition for The Washington Post.

The positives:
1. Not every offsite event is free, but this one is!
2. Interesting talk! Could be helpful.
3. Come see Outpost's new community room.
4. A parking lot, for those who fear parallel parking.

The negatives:
1. Those weather folk are grumbling about thunderstorms again. Did I mention parking lot?

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, we're welcoming Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, author of A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka.  In hardcover, the book was titled The Price of Stones.  I suppose under that title, it got shelved in economics sections. 

Kaguri has written an inspirational story about building a school for AIDS orphans. Growing up on his family's small farm, Kaguri worked many hours each day for his taskmaster father, though he was lucky his parents were able to send him to school. Kaguri eventually became a visiting scholar at Columbia University. Returning to his home years later, he was overwhelmed by the plight of AIDS orphans and vowed to build them a tuition-free school. A School for My Village weaves together tales from Kaguri's youth and his inspiring account of building the school and changing the lives of many children. (Thank you, Mr. Paraphraser).

Kaguri is the Director of Development at Michigan State University in Lansing. Here are some folks who would be interested in this talk:
1. Folks who are working to help folks with AIDS.
2. Folks active in Habitat for Humanity
3. Other church and religious groups doing good deeds.
4. Fans of the message of Three Cups of Tea, focusing on the good works, not the controversies.

Then we have a little event break. Not that you all go to Summerfest every night, but the festival sucks up much of the arts coverage.

I should also include here:
Sunday, July 3--regular hours, meaning we open at 10 and close at 6 pm.
Monday, July 4--special hours! We open at 10 am and close at 5.

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