Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Roundup, March 31- April 6

Bookish events in Texas for the week of March 31 - April 6:

Julia Alvarez 

HARRY RANSOM LECTURE MONDAY, MARCH 31, 7 P.M.
JESSEN AUDITORIUM IN HOMER RAINEY HALL
Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Julia Alvarez speaks about her life and work with University of Texas at Austin professor Jennifer M. Wilks in a Harry Ransom Lecture on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium at Homer Rainey Hall. A book signing and reception follow at the Ransom Center.


RainThe poet will read from her works as part of the First Friday Reading Series, 8:30 p.m., Inprint House, 1520 W. Main; for more details, email Robert Clark at houstonfirstfri@aol.com or HPFest@aol.com.



Susan Wittig Albert
When: Sat, April 5, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Susan Wittig Albert is back with the release of her latest China Bayles book, Death Come Quickly! She will be taking us on a journey through China's life and might even talk about Laura Ingalls Wilder a little too!


Paul Boor: Author will discuss and sign “The Ice Merchant,” 2-4 p.m., Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd, Galveston; 409-750-8200 or galvestonbookshop.com.



El Paseo play auditions
Literary Mercado
Steven Saylor
April 1, 6:30 pm
Steven Saylor will sign and discuss his book, Raiders of the Nile (Minotaur; $26.99). Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow-up, Empire. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas

April 4, 6:30 pm
Rohan Gavin will sign and discuss his debut novel, Knightley and Son (Bloomsbury; $16.99) Rohan Gavin is an author and screenwriter based in London. He is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and his enduring love of detective fiction, cars and conspiracy theories inspired him to write this book, the first in a series. Rohan is the son of award-winning children's author Jamila Gavin, and he recently became a father himself.    Knightley and Son is HIGHLY recommended by John! 

April 6, 2:00 pm
Susan Wittig Albert will sign and discuss Death Comes Quickly (Berkley; $25.95). Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she now lives with her husband, Bill, in the country outside of Austin, Texas. In addition to the China Bayles mysteries, she writes a Victorian mystery series along with her husband under the pseudonym of Robin Paige. 


Monday, Mar 31st at 7PM
MysteryPeople Presents
Internationally Bestselling Author
STEVEN SAYLOR

speaking & signing
Raiders of the Nile:
Novels of Ancient Rome #19


APRIL FOOL'S DAY PUPPET SHOW STORYTIME!
Storytimes
Start: 04/01/2014 10:30 am

ANDREW KNAPP and MOMO - Find Momo
Adult Event
Start: 04/01/2014 7:00 pm

YOGA STORYTIME!
Storytimes
Start: 04/02/2014 10:30 am
Tuesday, Apr 2 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents
Debut Novelist
MIKE FREEDMAN

speaking signing School Board

Thursday, Apr 3 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents
Bestselling Cartoonist of Pearls Before Swine
STEPHAN PASTIS

speaking and signingPearls Falls Fast:A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

Friday, Apr 4 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents
Pulitzer Prize-winning Book Critic
GAIL CALDWELL

speaking and signingNew Life, No Instructions: A Memoir

POETS WHO KNOW IT STORYTIME!
Storytimes
Start: 04/05/2014 11:30 am

Saturday, Apr 5 at 2PMBookPeople Presents
Caldecott Winner
LIZ GARTON SCANLON

speaking and signingThe Good-Pie Party


Tuesday April 01, 2014
Friday April 04, 2014
Saturday April 05, 2014
Smoking Glue Gun Night at Malvern
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Smoking Glue Gun at Malvern Books for a night of readings by Claire Bowman, Meg McKeon, Taisia Kitaiskaia, and Scott Hammer. Smoking Glue Gun will provide refreshments and the new SGG Spring Chapbooks will be for sale!

 
Storytime Sunday
Pack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.
Retro Media Fridays
Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and Laserdiscs.
Give 5% to Mother Earth
All Austin-area HPBs are joining the "Give 5% to Mother Earth" campaign. Come shop with us on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, and we will donate 5% of our gross sales from that day to benefit seven Austin environmental nonprofits. While you are in-store be sure to check out our books on earth-friendly ideas.
Edible Book Festival
April 1 is International Edible Book Festival Day! Mark your calendars and start cooking up ideas to enter. Your North Lamar HPB is contest host for food entries on Tuesday, April 1, from 2-4pm. All edible books must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form. Prizes awarded for various categories. Check out last year's winners: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ebf. What better time than April Fool's Day to eat your words. See store for details.
Storytime Sundays 
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB for Storytime Sundays. Get ready for a bit of a wild rumpus, smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.
Sandy Smith Book Signing
Meet author, Sandy Smith at your North Lamar HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Friday, April 25, starting at 5 p.m. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two twelve-year-old girls Clare and Lily who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.
Storytime Sundays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Southpark Meadows HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday, and then each child can take a pre-selected book home for free. Children of all ages are welcome. 
Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won't know what's on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.
Second Sunday Storytime
Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. See you April 13!
Storytime Sunday
Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.
Comic Book Wednesdays
Pow! Comics just got cheaper! Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas will be reducing all regularly-priced comic books to the sale price of 50¢ each on Wednesdays only. Recurring each week on Wednesdays until further notice. Collectibles and bargain bundles excluded.
$1 VHS Fridays
Feed that VCR! Shop our VHS collection every Friday and save even more on video tapes of all genres. All VHS in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for just $1.00 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.
Animal Adoptions
Cute kitties and canine companions will visit our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you April 19!
Storytime Sunday
Join us for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.
Take Time to Read Donation Drive
Your Ridgmar HPB is participating in the Grand Lodge of Texas' "Take Time to Read Program." Stop by our store on Saturday, April 5, between noon to 3 p.m. and donate a children's book to a worthy cause. Plus, purchase and donate a book from our store and receive an additional 20% off your entire purchase. Want to know more? Volunteers will be on hand for information about this literacy program.
Knitting and Crochet Club
Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don't worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you April 15!
HPB Humble Book Club
Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
April 7: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
Storytime Wednesday
Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.
First Thursdays Poetry Nights
Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you April 3!
Storytime Sunday
Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.
Storytime Sunday
Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for storytime. Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from preschoolers to 5th graders.

What: Jason Mott will discuss and sign his novel, THE RETURNED.
When: Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 pm

What: Andy Horne will sign his novel, MIXED COMPANY.
When: Saturday, April 5, 2:00 pm


40th Anniversary: Brazos Celebrates Karl Kilian
Reception
Start: Apr 4 2014 6:00 pm
End: Apr 4 2014 9:00 pm

40th Anniversary: Brazos Celebrates Our Customers
Reception
Start: Apr 5 2014 12:00 pm
End: Apr 5 2014 6:00 pm

40th Anniversary: Brazos Celebrates Our Patrons and Partners
Reception
Start: Apr 6 2014 5:00 pm
End: Apr 6 2014 8:00 pm

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