We have a modest number of events this week, but they are a terrific assortment nonetheless! Wednesday evening is our annual Seasoned Voices reading, followed on Thursday by the SOLD OUT Jim Gaffigan event at the Coolidge. You probably know the drill for sold out events by now, but if not: there will be a standby line at the Coolidge, and we are always able to get a lot, if not all of those folks in to the reading. The signing at the bookstore afterwards is free to all. Please come! Friday brings two new voices to the reading room, Anne Champion and Brian Sousa, and on Saturday Todd MacLeish introduces you to that mysterious unicorn of the sea, the narwhal. Our events department holds a strange obsession with narwhals, they lobbied hard to get this author to come here.
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Here's a bummer: Our upcoming event with Steve Schirripa has been cancelled. Boo! If there is any possibility of rescheduling it, we will let you know.
And here it is, the last best thing...Dana Brigham! You're our manager, our co-owner, sometimes pretty much our mom, sometimes our taskmaster, and always, always our fearless leader. One of the biggest reasons this independent bookstore has not only weathered the storm but kicked that storm's butt for the last thirty or so years is celebrating her birthday today, so everyone stand up and yell HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DANA!!!
Thanks everyone, and we'll see you around the store!
Puddlestompers is a half-day drop-off program for children ages 3-8, with locations in Chestnut Hill, Dedham and Newton. Your kids can hike secret deer trails, search for signs of animal activity, dissect owl pellets and build nests for birds! Catch grasshoppers and crickets and learn how they chirp! Discover tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders at the pond! Most of the program is spent outdoors in Nature, though there are indoor facilities at all of our sites. Puddlestompers offers a personal, close-knit experience, limiting registration to 15-30 campers each week and maintaining a high teacher to student ratio, ensuring that every young naturalist can get some dirt under her/his fingernails and satisfy their curiosity.
Register here to ride the 2013 Bikes Not Bombs BIKE-A-THON!! After registering, you raise at least $150 to support Bikes Not Bombs' Youth Programs and International Programs. Then on June 2nd you join hundreds of other cyclists riding for social justice along one of four scenic routes through greater Boston! Each year Bikes Not Bombs in Jamaica Plain collects roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from supporters around Greater Boston and New England. Most of the bikes are shipped overseas to economic development projects in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don't get shipped often stay close to home where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves.
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~ page updated 05/22/2013