EVERY THURSDAY! 10:15am
Join us every week for a picture book read aloud and a fun activity!
Cookbook Club “Literate Epicures”
Tuesday, February 9 – 7:00pm
Nom Yourself by Mary Mattern – “A beautiful cookbook for the next generation of newly vegan and vegan-curious, from the creator of the popular website and Instagram Nom Yourself.”
All are invited! Choose a recipe out of Nom Yourself, please let us know what recipe you will be bringing and to get on our cookbook club contact list.
Monthly Poetry Club
Thursday, February 11 – 6:30-7:30pm
Please join us and our new Poetry Group!
The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they’ve written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets. In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group’s activities.
The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You’ll find some of her poetry at lynnfanok.weebly.com.
All are invited and welcome to join us!
Daytime Book Club
Thursday, February 18 – 11:15am
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Helene’s staff pick for Everything I Never Told You: “The plot centers around a family’s struggle to come to grips with the death of 16-year-old Lydia, middle and most favored child of a Caucasian mother and Asian father. Her parents live their lives through Lydia as a means of compensating for their unfulfilled dreams. Lydia’s death shatters this family which already suffered from dysfunctionality. Lack of communication between family members, long-held secrets, and self-imposed isolation from the community tear them apart and cause family dynamics to spin out of control with tragic circumstances.
This is a well-written story with excellent character development. Aside from the plot, some of today’s issues, such as racism and women’s roles in society, are explored.”
Author Visit – Christina Duminiak
Saturday, February 20 – 1pm
Please join us as we welcome Author, Christine Duminiak to the Newtown Bookshop! Christine is the author of “Grammy Visits From Heaven”.
“Grammy Visits From Heaven” is an inspirational and uplifting story about a little girl Jamie and her grandmother who are BFF until they are suddenly separated when her Grammy unexpectedly dies. However, something astounding and wonderful happens after Jamie prays and asks God if her Grammy can come back and play with her again.
Evening Book Club
Tuesday, February 23 – 7:00pm
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations.
Author Chris Grabenstein (Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, The Island of Dr. Libris) visits Newtown & Richboro Elementary Schools!
“Who Was…?” Insanely Awesome Trivia Show comes to Goodnoe and Richboro Elementary Schools