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Friday, October 28, 2011

Update: November Events at Schuler Books, Downtown Grand Rapids #michigan #bookstore #michlit

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Schuler Books & Music | 40 Fountain | Grand Rapids | MI | 49503

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JenniferLocal Poetry Night with Jennifer Burd and rendered into song by Laszlo Slomovits


This month's event will feature Jennifer Burd, poet, and Laszlo Slomovits, musician, both from Ann Arbor. Jennifer has had poetry published in numerous journals, and her full-length book of poems, Body and Echo, was published by PlainView Press in 2010. She is also the author of a book of creative nonfiction, Daily Bread: A Portrait of Homeless Men & Women of Lenawee County, Michigan based on her experiences reporting on local homelessness for the Adrian, Michigan, Daily Telegram. Burd received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and currently works as an editor and writer for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Jennifer will read new poems as well selections from Body and Echo, which addresses hunger and body image, among other themes. Laszlo will provide improvised accompaniment on guitar and folk flutes to the reading of some of the poems, and he will also sing some of Jennifer's poems that he has set to music.


Laszlo Slomovits is one of the twin brothers in Ann Arbor's nationally-known children's folk music duo, Gemini ( and has given concerts throughout the U.S. A number of his award-winning songs are featured in songbooks music teachers use throughout the country. In addition to his performances, song-writing, and recording for children, Laszlo has also recorded five CDs of the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, 12th and 13th Century Sufi Mystics, in translations by Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky, which he has set to music ( In today's event he will sing selections from a number of these recordings, as well as new original songs.


Both artists' books and CDs will be available for purchase at the event.

Friday, November 11 @ 5:30pm

Talk with our Gadget Guru

Planning on purchasing an e-reader this holiday season?  Learn how to download ebooks from your local independent bookstore with our "jargon free" tech talks, and one-on-one instruction from our resident gadget guru!
Saturday, November 12 @ 12:00pm

Business to Business Open House

Schuler's Business-to-Business Program Open House:  Join us at our downtown location for refreshments and an informational discussion about our Business-to-Business services.  Schuler Books can supply area businesses with discounted rates on bulk purchases of books and gift cards as well as catering for corporate luncheons, meetings and conferences.  We'll show you how buying locally doesn't mean you'll have to sacrifice speed, price or ease of service.  Your host for this open house is Neil Rajala, General Manager of Schuler Books Downtown and author the weekly Notes from Neil newsletter. Attendees will be entered to win a $50 Schuler Books Gift Card.
Wednesday, November 16 @ 5:30pm

Jacob BullardFinal Friday Music Series with Jacob Bullard


Northern Michigan folk-singer/songwriter
Friday, November 25 @ 5:30-6:30pm 

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November Events at Schuler Books & Music, Alpine #michigan #bookstore #michlit

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Schuler Books & Music | 3165 Alpine Ave. | Walker | MI | 49544

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Sloane Miller

Skype Author talk with Sloane Miller, author of Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies

The Grand Rapids Allergy Associates have partnered with Schuler Books to host a SKYPE author talk and booksigning in the Schuler Studio. 


About the Book:  indispensable guide for living a full life with food allergies--from an Allergic Girl who lives it.  Millions of Americans concerned about adverse reactions to food are seeking the advice of medical professionals and receiving a diagnosis of food allergies. Allergic Girl Sloane Miller, a leading authority on food allergies, has been allergic since childhood. She now lives a full, enjoyable life full of dining out, dating, attending work functions, and traveling. With tested strategies and practical solutions to everyday food allergy concerns, Allergic Girl shows how readers can enjoy their lives too. Informed by personal narratives laced with humor and valuable insights, Allergic Girl is a breakthrough lifestyle guide for food-allergic adults, their families, and loved ones. In Allergic Girl, you will discover:

* How to find the best allergist and get a correct diagnosis
* How to create positive relationships with family, friends, and food
* How to build a safe environment wherever you are
* Real-world scenarios scripted from the author's life as well her work with clients and other leaders in the field

Tuesday, November 1 @ 7:00pm

West Michigan Christian Writers Meets in the studio


Join the West Michigan Christian Writers for their monthly meeting in the Studio!


Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00pm 

David RubelSpecial Storytime with Habitat for Humanity. Join us in the studio for a storytime and craft with Habitat for Humanity!


Schuler Books and Habitat for Humanity invite you to a special storytime and craft.  The featured storytime book is A Carpenter's Gift written by children's historian David Rubel in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, and illustrated by Jim LaMarche, The Carpenter's Gift celebrates the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, an American tradition.   Each year, the tree is milled into lumber that Habitat for Humanity uses to build a simple, decent home with a family in need.


Saturday, November 5 @ 7:00pm


Grand Rapids Songwriters Alliance meets


This group is open to the public.  Grab your axe and work through the writing

process with other area songwriters.


Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:00pm


Tech Talk with our Gadget Guru


Planning on purchasing an e-reader this holiday season?  Learn how to download ebooks from your local independent bookstore with our "jargon free" tech talks, and one-on-one instruction from our resident gadget guru!


Saturday, November 12 @ 3:00pm 

Special Nutcracker Storytime with GR Ballet!


Join GRBC for a special storytime in the studio featuring GR Ballet dancers as they  highlight the story to the live audience!  Also, enter to win tickets to the performance at DeVos Performance Hall!


Saturday, November 12 @ 11:00am 

Japanese Conversation Group

This group is hosted by Mayumi Balfour of Sister Cities International.  The group learns about the Japanese language and culture in a casual setting.

Monday, November 21 @ 7:00pm

Allie PhilipsBooksigning with Allie Phillips, author How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation


Back in the 1940s, the practice referred to as "pound seizure" became a common practice in taxpayer-funded animal shelters across the country. Whether for cosmetic testing, human or animal drug testing, medical technique and tool testing, or biochemical testing, these once-family pets are subjected to experimentation that often ends in death. While many states fail to keep accurate data, the number of pets that become victims of pound seizure easily reaches the thousands and though most citizens are unaware of the practice, it may very well be happening at their local animal shelter. Pound seizure remains a dirty little secret in American society, but the practice is moving toward extinction with the help of local citizens advocating for change at their shelter, as well as animal rescue and welfare organizations providing assistance and advocacy. Learning more about the practice, as well as alternatives, will help give readers a fuller picture of what's happening in American animal shelters and what they can do to stem the tide of dealers and brokers sweeping off animals to their almost-certain demise.


Allie will be joined by Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals for community awareness of ethical treatment of animals.

Saturday, November 26 @ 11:00am


Have You Scheduled Your Christmas Wish List Promotion? (First Issue 11/4/11) w @sormag

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Promotional opportunities from SORMAG


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There will be eight issues and each issue will include one - Featured Author.


One issue will be dedicated to children books. If you are a children/young adult author, I welcome your books.




For $35.00, you can feature your book or product in our Christmas Wish List Newsletter.


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Playaway View is Here! via @chelsealibrary #michigan #library #michlit

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Playaway View is Here!



Playaway View
Chelsea District Library is excited to announce a new addition to our youth collection-Playaway View™, the latest innovation from Findaway World. 

The pre-loaded video player offers libraries and their patrons access to award-winning programs from top children's content providers such as PBS KIDS, National Geographic, Sesame Street and TumbleBooks, among others. With Playaway View, libraries can provide their patrons with portable educational and entertaining programming that was designed with libraries and kids in mind.    


With over 100 titles available on Playaway View and more to come each month, each View is preloaded with multiple videos to entertain even the youngest patrons for hours at a time. Perfect for car rides!  


A variety of popular television episodes, animated picture books, and curriculum-based learning is offered for pre-kindergarten through high school.  


The library's collection will include:  

  • Arthur's Adventures
  • Between the Lions: Fun animal stories
  • Amazing Planet
  • Math for Children
  • Sesame Street: Elmo's world & more

Using Playaway View 
Click image below and use your mouse to hover over the Playaway View buttons and learn how they work. 


Playaway View Demo  
Former Pilot and Ski Patrolman, Silver Maples Resident Offers Tips on Living Longer   


Hank Karner reads The Blue ZonesOctober is Chelsea Reads Together month and our community read theme is health and wellness. We are reading The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow who traveled the globe uncovering the best strategies for longevity in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives.


We turned to Chelsea residents who have created their own unique formula for living long, happy lives. Silver Maples resident Hank Karner, age 96, is an example of an active lifestyle that has kept him healthy and happy through the years. Hank has worked as a commercial pilot and became a ski patrolman after retirement. "I never hated to go to work a day in my life," says Hank.  


Hank has lived at Silver Maples for 10 years and still enjoys daily exercise and outdoor activity. Hank works closely with Shawn Personke, Director of Activities and Public Relations at Silver Maples, on many projects and was instrumental in Silver Maples' walking path development. Hank heads up Wii bowling and is involved in many events including Happy Hour, the Harvest Art Market and Rummage Sale.  


As illustrated in The Blue Zones, Hank makes it a priority to put family first. He enjoys staying in touch with his nephews and every year heads up a picnic for 40 at his daughter's home on Cavanaugh Lake. Hank's story is inspiring and his lifestyle has mirrored many of the centenarians interviewed in The Blue Zones.


Read Hank's full article here.


Purple Rose Theatre Company
Concert Reading  


Purple Rose

Purple Rose actors will read  

33 Variations by Moises Kaufman.  

The plot moves between Ludwig van Beethoven composing his Diabelli Variations while gradually going deaf and a present-day musicologist studying that piece of music and battling ALS. The play studies parallels in the experiences of both characters in their own time periods.  33 Variations was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2009.  Stay after the reading to share your thoughts with PRTC Artistic Director Guy Sanville and the performers.  


Saturday, November 5| 10:30am-1pm
McKune Room | Registration Required  

The Blue Zones Author,
Dan Buettner, to Visit Chelsea
via Satellite   


Dan Buettner Chat with Chelsea via Skype

Join New York Times bestselling author, internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and National Geographic fellow, Dan Buettner for a discussion of
The Blue Zones via Skype!


Wednesday, November 9 | 7-8:30PM  

Washington Street Education Center Auditorium 

500 Washington Street

Registration requested, but not required


View Dan Buettner Virtual Book Discussion invite. 


RSVP to Sara Wedell, Head of Adult Services at Chelsea District Library: Call (734) 475-8732 or 

Have questions about The Blue Zones you would like to ask Dan? Let us know when you RSVP or bring them with you! 
                                                                                                                      Dan Buettner's National Geographic cover story on longevity, "The Secrets of Living Longer", was one of the top-selling issues in history and made him a finalist for the National Magazine Award.  In his book, The Blue Zones, he reveals strategies for longevity found in Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. In his book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.

Join us to hear his story and for a discussion of this year's Chelsea Reads Together book, The Blue Zones.

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