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There Will Be No Children’s Storytime
Thursday 8/29

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The Platform by Arts By The People
Wednesday 9/4 7:30 pm

Poetry, Prose, Short Stories. 5 minutes max. Sign up at 7:30, reading starts at 8:00PM. Suggested donation $5.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 9/05 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 9/12 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 9/19 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 9/26 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Special Karate Storytime!

Author Rosanne Kurstedt & instructor Michael Whitely and his students from Isshinryu Karate Madison
Saturday 9/28 11:00 am

Join us for a very special storytime (ideal for ages 4 to 7) that you’ll be sure to get a kick out of! Author Rosanne Kurstedt, a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and a New Jersey native, will be stopping by to read from her new picture book, Karate Kid, featuring the lovable Goat as he goes through the major stances and karate moves, teaching readers to channel focus and strength through each pose. She will be joined by Michael Whiteley, a 35-year veteran the Martial Arts and the owner of Isshinryu Karate Madison. He will be bringing along some of his young students who will be demonstrating the poses and moves featured in Karate Kid. The author will be signing books after the presentation. This event is free, will run approximately 1 hour, and is open to the public. No RSVP required.

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The Platform by Arts By The People
Wednesday 10/2 7:30 pm

Poetry, Prose, Short Stories. 5 minutes max. Sign up at 7:30, reading starts at 8:00PM. Suggested donation $5.

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Children’s Storytime with Miss B!
Thursday 10/3 10:30 am

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Funny Families!

An Evening with authors Elyssa Friedland and V.C. Chickering
Thursday 10/3 7:30 pm

Join us for a special night of laughs featuring conversation between Elyssa Friedland, author of The Floating Feldmans, and V.C. Chickering, author of Twisted Family Values.

Elyssa Friedland is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School and lives with her husband and three children in New York City. The Floating Feldmans is her third novel. It’s the story of Annette Feldman who books a cruise for her entire family. It’s been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way. Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family. Too bad her kids didn’t get the memo. Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette’s birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm.

V.C. Chickering has written for Comedy Central, MTV, Lifetime, TLC, Discovery, NickMom and Oxygen television networks as well as for BUST, Cosmo, and The Washington Postmagazines. She's written screenplays; has a local newspaper column entitled, Pith Monger; and a blog. She lives in New Jersey with her family where she also writes and performs witty, original songs for the alt-bluegrass/indi-jazz band, Tori Erstwhile & The Montys. She is the author of Nookietown and Twisted Family Values, the story of WASPy Marjorie and Dunsfield Thornden, the envy of their neighbors. Their daughters Claire and Cat set the small town’s social calendar by throwing tastefully lavish family parties year round. Because it’s 1977, underage debauchery is to be expected—and Cat and Claire’s children, Bizzy and Choo, are at its very center. Underneath their well-maintained veneer, the Thorndens are quite dysfunctional, but have always had their entitlement to fall back on. And while some are finally ready to accept what they’re willing to give up for the life that they think they deserve, secrets that should’ve never been kept—especially not from each other—are bubbling unattractively to the surface. So when a scandal threatens to unravel this tight-lipped family and their secrets, the Thorndens will have to decide how much they’ll let decorum rule social mores dictate their decisions and how far they’ll go to keep some secrets just that.

The authors will be in conversation, then take questions and sign copies of their books. The event will run until approximately 9pm and is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.