Posts Tagged "signing"

Meet Best-Selling Author Michelle Stevens

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in | 0 comments

Join us on Saturday, July 29th at 2pm at Hunterdon County Library for a presentation and book signing with Michelle Stevens, PhD, author of Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving! Dr. Stevens has been featured in The New York Times, Psychology Today, Time, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, People Magazine and more, sharing her story of overcoming child sexual abuse and its subsequent psychological effects to reach healing, recovery, and triumph as a psychologist. Today she works with survivors around the globe and encouraging them to heal, grow, and fight for better...

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Prallsville Speaker Series Welcomes Author Ralph Young

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in | 0 comments

The historic Prallsville Mills kicks off its new speaker series at 1 pm on Sunday, June 4 with an exploration of the role of dissent in American politics from our nation’s inception to current times with author Ralph Young. Young, a Temple University History professor, says that from colonial days to our current turbulent times, dissent shapes our nation. Given the rise in protest and resistance during the last year, a look backwards in time can inform our current conditions. Young is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. He is also the editor of Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation, a compilation of more than 100 documents by American dissenters. The event is the first in a planned Speaker’s Series at Prallsville Mill. Next up will be an evening of stories that capture the industry, history, and decadence along the Delaware River. Included in the evening will be: Keith Strunk’s observations about Prallsville Mill and Stockton, Edie Sharp’s insights into the Delaware River Byway, and Becky Diamond’s dive into The Thousand Dollar Dinner, a 19th century culinary challenge between Philadelphia restauranteur James Parkinson and the Delmonico family of NY. This event will be on August 27th at 7pm. The Speakers Series is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. Signed copies of Dissent can be ordered through The Book Garden. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Vist them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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A Different Kind of March Madness at The Book Garden

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

A Different Kind of March Madness at The Book Garden

The Book Garden will host its monthly first Friday poetry on Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 25th at 1pm the shop welcomes author Kay Rock for a reading and book signing. You don’t have to be retired to appreciate the stories in Over the Hill and Gaining Speed. Sunday, March 26 at 2pm, the traveling poets come back to The Book Garden with their Poets for Peace movement of hope and inspiration. The shop’s World Explorers kids club will meet on Friday, March 24 at 4pm for a Free to Be You and Me-themed afternoon of...

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Milford ALIVE Authors Room Line Up

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Milford Alive to Host Local Authors   This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from Hunterdon County. The Authors’ Room will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. The following authors will be featured this year: Felicia Sanzari Chernesky Felicia is a writer and poet whose critically acclaimed books include:  Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes; Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting; Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color, and Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of opposites. This series of rhyming concept books was inspired by visits to farms in Hunterdon County, where her family lives. All are beautifully illustrated by Susan Swan and published by Albert Whitman. Her latest book, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!, was just released, and her first prose picture book, The Boy Who Said Nonsense will be published by Albert Whitman in the spring of 2016. Thérese Halscheid’s new collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Tommy Reynolds was born in New York City and raised in Long Beach, Long Island seven houses from the beach. As a kid he played sports in the street with his friends, then in organized leagues, during all three seasons; football/soccer, basketball and his favorite, baseball. He attended Chaminade High School, an all-boys prep school run by the Marianist Brothers. After Chaminade he attended Manhattan College. At Manhattan Tommy was a sports writer and co-sports editor of the school newspaper, The Quadrangle. He covered the Jaspers’ basketball, baseball and crew teams. Upon graduation he entered the business world, embarking on a successful twenty four year career in the world of finance. Tommy is an active racquetball player, runner and softball player, currently residing in beau colic Clinton, NJ with his three children. In his spare time he umpires men’s baseball games. The Game is his first novel. Myrna J. Smith grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, married young and completed a masters degree before giving birth to three children. During her 34-year career as a professor, she wrote extensively in the field of education. After her midlife divorce, her exploration of the world’s religions brought her to India four times . Today she enjoys competitive bridge and continues to travel at every opportunity. God and Other Men is Myrna’s first book that explores her life through the lens of spirituality. For her next writing project, about the healing power of sound, she hopes to visit Australia and learn about the didgeridoo from the aborigines. Myrna lives in Hunterdon County, NJ. Ed York is known to many people in our area as the crossing guard for Milford public school, posted at Milford’s traffic light. He is also an assistant librarian at Milford Public Library. Ed is known for writing books about local history. In 2015 he authored two books; Abigail Roberts: Revival Preacher, is a biography of the remarkable woman who, in 1827, founded what would...

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The Localist Author Visit April 4

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in | 0 comments

The Localist Author Visit April 4

Come meet the Queen of Shopping Local!

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