Fridays at 10:30am.
Big Blue Marble Story Time! (For kids ages 18m-4y) ***Currently on hiatus***
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Friday, December 13, 7:15pm.
Poetry Aloud and Alive. Featuring Paul Siegell.
Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Hosted by local poet Mike Cohen, with a featured reader and an open reading to follow.
Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm.
Reading with Jon McGoran, author of Drift.
An ecological thriller about genetically modified foods and pharmaceuticals. When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he's inherited in rural Pennsylvania. Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who's under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He's more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads--dealers his bosses don't want to hear about. But when the drug bust Doyle's been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what's growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .
Tuesday, December 17, 7:00pm.
Women of the World Book Club with Maleka Fruean.
We are a book club that reads international and multicultural women writers, both fiction and nonfiction. We meet the last Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm. December's book: Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam.
Thursday, December 19, 7:00pm.
Big Blue Young Adult Book Discussion with Jen Sheffield.
An open discussion group for adults who read YA and teens who like to talk about books. We meet the fourth Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm (with some exceptions). December's Book: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
Saturday, December 21, 2:00pm.
Book Launch and Cake Tasting with Maureen Gregory, author of Cakes.
Join us for a delicious event with our good friend and neighbor, local baker and caterer Maureen Gregory. Maureen is launching her beautiful picture book, full of photographs of her amazing cakes - delicious works of art in their own right! Maureen will be at the bookstore to talk about baking and to tell some stories about the photographs in her book. And best of all! She will have a sampling of her cakes to share - you don't want to miss this sweet event!
Final Wednesdays, 7:15pm.
Life Stories Book Group. ***No meeting in December***
The Life Stories Book Group is designed for writers but all are welcome. We will read and discuss mostly memoirs, both contemporary and classic, focusing on the writing and structure as well as content and narrative. We will meet the last Wednesdays of the month.
Please see our Classes page for information on writing workshops and other classes.
Big Blue Marble Story Time! (For kids ages 18m-4y) ***Currently on hiatus*** Come sing songs and listen to some of the best new and classic kids’ books!
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD BOOK CLUB
Final Tuesday, 7:15pm.
LIFE STORIES BOOK GROUP
Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.
BIG BLUE YA BOOK DISCUSSION
Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm.
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POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE
Fourth Friday, 7:30pm.
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