Posts Tagged "children"

Frenchtown Celebration

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in | 0 comments

The second annual Frenchtown Celebration will highlight this community’s unique history and showcase the “My Most Favorite Historic Place in Frenchtown” essays written by Fourth Graders of Frenchtown Elementary School. Several students are going to read their essays aloud! This year we welcome journalist and local Frenchtown historian and walking tour guide, Rick Epstein, to share some of his favorite Frenchtown facts (and fiction)! Refreshements will be served – this year’s cake is certain to surprise once...

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Legend of the Sea Glass Launch Party

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in | 0 comments

We are excited to welcome Trinka Hakes Noble and Doris Ettlinger to celebrate the publication of their new book Legend of the Sea Glass – yes there are mermaids in this tale! Join...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Preorder by April 24

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

Reserve your copy of the new Harry Potter book today!

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A Look Back at a Great Year

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Before we jump into another year we wanted to take a look back at 2015 –wonderful moments, fantastic stories, amazing friends. Thank you to everyone who made this year so special. Our World Explorers Kids Club got their monster on with the authors of Peanut Butter and Brains and The Monster Under My Bed. They also visited The Spinnery to learn about all things soft and woolly and threw a Curiosity Day birthday party for their favorite curious monkey! They’ll be doing a little cooking at The Lovin Oven later this winter. Carrie Rollwagen, fellow Indie bookshop owner and author stopped by for a visit and shared some of the many values of supporting neighborhood businesses that she outlines in her action-provoking book, The Localist. We teamed up with the Hunterdon County Library to host out-of-this-world authors/illustrators for our first Hunterdon Comic Fest. The event was a huge success. Mark your calendars for second Comic Fest on August 6, 2016! The Book Garden kicked off the summer with a Frenchtown Celebration to thank everyone who helped make our history book, Frenchtown, NJ: History Along the River, a reality. The Frenchtown Celebration is now our annual welcome to summer. Stay tuned for the 2016 date. Fairies, dragons and other mystical creatures visited the Imaginarium Summer Campers and other galaxies were explored during the Radio Theater Teen Summer Workshop. Speaking of radio theater – the River Town Radio Theatre troupe was featured quarterly on WDVR and performed live at Virginia Napurna Cultural Arts Center. Bastille Day Fete, Riverfest and Milford Alive brought some of our favorite local authors out to share their work and The Book Garden showcased many of our favorites during our first Local Authors Salon. Among those were Mark Lyons who we would like to congratulate once more for his collection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, being honored as one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Kirkus Reviews. The Book Garden was the setting for book launch celebrations for Tommy Reynolds and Laurie Wallmark, proud authors of The Game: Baseball and America, Growing up Together and Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, respectively. Around the neighborhood we welcomed Mary Lou Quinlan as keynote speaker at the Hunterdon Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Summit, and partnered with the Delaware Valley Education Foundation to bring award-winning CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman, and acclaimed author of 22 books, Beth Kephart, to the high school to discuss their work. Beth also taught a memoir workshop at the National Hotel that was so well received we hope she’ll come back in 2016. Pulp Vegetarian Juice Bar was the setting for an emotional evening of poetry with Douglas Piccinnini and Ross Gay, whose latest collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, was a finalist for a 2015 National Book Award. The year wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from our hometown favorite Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz signed copies of her New York Times Best Seller, Big Magic, and spent a magical afternoon engaged in a kitchen conversation on living a creative life. These are just the highlights of a fabulous year. Thanks to all of our guest authors and friends for enriching our lives. We have a feeling 2016 is going to be another great chapter for The Book Garden and for Frenchtown. Thank YOU for being part of our ongoing celebration of stories and all the best to you and yours for 2016. See you in the New Year!   Caroline & Robert (Katie and Ollie too!)  ...

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November Literary Events in Frenchtown

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Frenchtown continues to be a draw for writers and readers and welcomes several poets and authors throughout the month of November. National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay and acclaimed poet Douglas Piccinnini will be reading on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Pulp Vegetarian Juice Bar and Cafe. This will be a very special evening of poetry in Frenchtown starting at 5 p.m. Gay is the author of three collections of poetry: “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), “Bringing the Shovel Down” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), and “Against Which”(Cavankerry Press, 2006). He currently teaches at Indiana University and in Drew University’s Low-Residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. Piccinnini is the author of a book of poems, “Blood Oboe” (Omnidawn, 2015) and “Story Book”: a novella (The Cultural Society, 2015). Piccinnini’s writing has been featured by The Academy of American Poets, Antioch Review, Lana Turner, NYTimes.com, The Poetry Project Newsletter and The Seattle Review—among other publications. He lives and works in Lambertville. Earlier that day, The Book Garden will be hosting author Tommy Reynolds from 1-3 p.m., for a book discussion and signing of his new novel. Reynolds’ debut novel, “The Game: Baseball and America Grown’ Up Together,” follows the Miller family as they chase the American dream from the green fields of Ireland to the heartland of America. Trace the paths baseball and America take as they grow and struggle in unison over time. Tommy Reynolds lives in Clinton, with his three children. On Sunday, Nov. 15, award-winning author Beth Kephart will be teaching a memoir workshop at The National Hotel followed by a signing at The Book Garden. Kephart is the author of 21 books. She most recently launched “Love: A Philadelphia Affair,” a collection of essays and photographs. The memoir workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. For details or to register visit www.bookgarden.biz or call 908-996-2022. Young readers will want to join the World Explorers Kids Club on Friday, Nov. 20, at The Spinnery on Race Street where they will learn where the yarn in their scarves and sweaters comes from and read some warm and fuzzy stories too! The fun is from 4-5 p.m. and World Explorers welcomes children 6ish to...

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