Posts Tagged "books"

Evening Reads Book Club

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in | 0 comments

This month we will be discussing Michael Chabon’s Moonglow AND our most favorite books. Do you have a book you have read more than twice or one that has changed your life? Please come share why with us during an evening rich with conversation. Refreshments will be served. What better way to take a break from all the holiday frenzy than to talk about...

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Zombies, Aliens and Parades!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in | 0 comments

The annual Frenchtown Zombie Crawl invites zombies of all ages to celebrate the season of creepy crawly fun! Author Joe McGee will be in town to read from his book series Peanut Butter and Brains and Peanut Butter and Aliens. Zombies shuffle through town from 4pm to 7pm and then are invited to join in the annual Halloween Parade that starts at the American Legion. Need a little make-up assistance? Head to the river starting at 2pm to transform! Visit Frenchtown Today on Facebook for more information or email us at...

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Unlikely Story of a Pig In the City Author Visit

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in | 0 comments

Meet Del Val’s very own Jodi Kendall (class of 1998), author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Every young person (and those of us who used to be young) can relate to this story. A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small. Join us. Refreshments will be...

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Pig In the City Author Visit

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in author, books, family, In The News | 0 comments

The Book Garden in Frenchtown is hosting a book signing and talk for Delaware Valley High School alumna Jodi (Razgaitis) Kendall, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 2pm to 4pm. This young adult novel is about finding one’s place in the world – in this case with a pet pig named Hamlet. The main character, 11-year-old Josie Shilling, faces struggles within herself and as a middle child in her big, chaotic, solidly middle class family. “The book’s main audience is kids in grades 3 to 7 but the story is one we can all relate to. The relationship that develops between Josie and Hamlet is heart-warming; the story is funny, sometimes sad and very real. I’m looking forward to hearing Jodi share the real life story that influenced this one,” said Caroline Scutt, co-owner of The Book Garden. When Jodi isn’t writing about fictional animals she is busy writing about elephants, orangutans, manatees and sharks as well as many other topics. Jodi Kendall will be at The Book Garden on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2pm to 4pm. The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ. For details, call 908-996-2022, email contact@bookgarden or or visit The Book Garden on...

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River Reads 2017

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in | 0 comments

The historic Prallsville Mill will be the backdrop for the River Reads book festival on Sunday, October 15th from 10 to 4pm. Book lovers of all ages can meet and mingle with authors, attend readings and learn a little local history. Authors covering genres from children’s classic favorites to women’s fiction to science fiction and local history will fill the Mill. Aspiring writers can take part in a series of writing workshops. Details on both...

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