Saturday, February 13, 2010
A Sweet time is had by all!
Maine children's author and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator Melissa Sweet came to visit our Children's Story Hour this morning and we had a blast!
Melissa read from her books Day is Done (with author Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame), Won't you be My Kissaroo? (with author Joanne Ryder) and the crowd favorite -Melissa's own Carmine: A Little More Red. Next we had a fun time getting creative and made Valentine magnets to take home as a momento of the day. We rounded out the morning snacking on animal crackers while Melissa signed books for her fans. She also signed copies for us to have on hand here at the store for anyone who couldn't make it to Story Hour.
In the afternoon, we hosted our inaugeral in-store Book Club and discussed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Our next Saturday Fiction Book Club will meet on Saturday, March 6th at 1 pm to discuss The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran.
We also have a Tuesday Fiction Book Club that will meet at 10:30 am on February 23rd to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery and a Saturday Mystery Book Club at 1 pm on February 27th that will talk about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. If you are interested in joining a book club but aren't sure you'll be able to attend very often, no commitment is necessary. We will email out the meeting schedule and you can come as often or as little as you like!