Groundhog Day is Coming!!
Stop in now for all your favorite Groundhog Days merchandise and groundhog books! We’ll be open early for the prognostication on February 2nd for all your caffeine and hot beverage needs!
Most of the festivities take place the weekend of February 4th and 5th this year, so familiarize yourself with the full schedule by visiting www.woodstockgroundhog.org.
Progressives Book Club
Are you passionate about social justice? Are issues like racial equality, income equality, fair immigration policies, LGBTQ rights and respecting the rights of all people important to you? Maybe you "felt the Bern" this year? Maybe you've been involved in progressive politics --- or just cheered on champions of equal rights from the sidelines?
And, if you are reading this, I'd wager a bet that you like to read.
That's why RBTL customer Diane is starting the "Progressives Book Club" - a new book club hosted at Read Between the Lynes at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, starting February 13th, with a focus on books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.
The title for February 13th will be Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything by Becky Bond and Zack Exley, who were critical members of Bernie Sanders' staff in his historic presidential bid in 2016. At the first meeting the group will also pick books for the next four months (March - June) so come with suggestions - we'll work together to get our list.
Come prepared to meet new friends, get new concrete ideas you can put to use in your political action, and get exposed to new writers, all in a safe and welcoming environment at Read Between the Lynes!
Meet Patricia J. Murphy
author of Mama, Look!
Saturday, March 4th - 10:30 am
Mama, Look! (And Papa, Too!)
Award-winning children's author (and friend of Read Between the Lynes) Patricia J. Murphy will be reading and signing her latest picture book Mama, Look! at our March 4th Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Come for what Kirkus Reviews calls "a cheery springboard for small nature lovers to have their own 'Mama, look!' opportunities." Then stay afterward for ways to keep LOOOOOOOOKING!
In Mama, Look!, Patricia J. Murphy collaborates with Caldecott Medalist David Diaz to show how curious baby creatures and their mamas discover the world around them.
When a child notices a grasshopper on a plant while outside with his mother, he exclaims, "Mama, Look " and sets off a series of curious baby creatures noticing other curious baby creatures and pointing them out to their mothers. The human child spots a grasshopper, the grasshopper spots ants, an ant spots butterflies, a butterfly spots frogs, and so on. Told through a combination of the "Mama, Look " refrain and identifying noun (i.e. "Mama, Look Grasshopper."), this simple story is perfect for introducing little ones to the world around them.
We Can Read It! Feminism in the YA World
Wednesday, March 15th - 7:00 pm
A panel featuring Kelly Jensen, Mikki Kendall, EM Kokie, and Laura Ruby
YOU’RE INVITED: Let’s get the feminist party started!
Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist. It’s packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia and politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. All together, the book features more than forty-four pieces and illustrations.
Here We Are is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.
YA Book Club
Tuesday, March 28th - 7:00 pm
Staying in Woodstock this Spring Break? Travel with us through a book and visit the world of Life in a Fishbowl. Refreshments will be served, and author Len Vlahos will be Skyping into the discussion.
Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable - he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.
But no one can predict how the auction will finally end, or any of the very public fallout that ensues. Life as Jackie knows it is about to change forever . . .
In this brilliantly written tragicomedy told through multiple points of view - including Jackie's dad's tumor - acclaimed author Len Vlahos deftly explores what it really means to live.