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Friday, February 24, 2012
March Events at Schuler Books & Music, Eastwood via @SchulerBooks
Read Across America Celebration with The Cat in the Hat!
Schuler is celebrating Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss story-time and special photo opportunity with the Cat in the Hat! The National Education Association's Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2-Dr. Seuss's birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and bookstores participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. At Schuler we'll have a reading of The Cat In the Hat and The Lorax in honor of the movie release, and an in-person appearance by the Cat in the Hat! All Dr. Seuss titles will be buy 2 get 1 free (this offer is valid from March 1-March 5, 2012), and you can bring a camera and catch your little one in a shot with Dr. Seuss's favorite character!
MI author Saladin Ahmed celebrates his debut fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon
Fantasy fans need to save the date for this chance to meet the author of one of the most anticipated fantasy debuts of the year, when Saladin Ahmed visits Schuler to talk about Throne of the Crescent Moon! The Detroit author -- a finalist for the Nebula and Campbell awards - has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal for his trilogy launch, which has been compared to Arabian Nights. Fantasy fans looking for something new will love the the Crescent Moon Kingdoms, a land populated by Djenn and Ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, Khalifs and killers, opulent wealth and grinding poverty.
Tuesday, March 6th @ 7:00pm.
InsaniTEA Party: Launch for A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
Join us for the official A Touch Morbid launch party, a mad-hatter style Tea Party featuring amazing treats devised by young adult author Leah Clifford! The party is full-costume and guests are highly encouraged to dress up! Anything goes as long as you go big; The more asylumtastic your outfit the better, and prizes will be given out for best dressed. Tea and crumpet-type snacks will be served, and there will be a live music performance by Az look-alike, Claslan, as well as a reading and signing by the author.
Saturday, March 10th @ 3:00 pm
Award-winning author, filmmaker and TV host Phil Cousineau presents Wordcatcher
Meet modern-day Renaissance man Phil Cousineau, author of over 25 books, as he leads us through the intriguing etymologies presented in his book Wordcatcher, honored as a "Top Book of 2010" on PBS by independent booksellers! By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers are lured by language and entangled in etymologies. As interesting as the book is its author. Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics--from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. He has more than 25 non-fiction books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, as well as teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute. Cousineau is currently the host and co-writer of Global Spirit, a cross-cultural and transnational television series.
Thursday, March 15th @ 7:00 pm
The LCC Science Department presents Café Scientifique
Schuler Books has teamed up with the Lansing Community College Science Department to bring you Café Scientifique, a monthly science discussion group. Join LCC professors and their guest speakers for a discussion of the hot topics in today's scientific studies.
This month's topic is: Three Mile Island Revisited: After Fukushima
Nuclear power is once again a topic of conversation as we are faced with the consequences of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Lansing Community College Professors Mindy Wilson and Alex Azima will discuss the basics of nuclear power generation and related issues, including waste storage and processing, health effects of nuclear radiation, security issues and lessons learned from history.
Tuesday, March 20th @ 7:00 pm
Schuler presents the Girl Scout Book Club!
Love to read? Love to talk? Love to get together with friends at the mall? Join the Girl Scout Book Club, open to all girls in the greater Lansing area, grades 6-8. Already a registered Girl Scout? Excellent! Still need to register? No problem, we'll help get you started.
Join your friends every third Wednesday through May. Help choose the books that interest you and be a voice in the topics that matter. Also, enjoy all of the perks that being a Girl Scout offers like Camp and the Cookie Program.
This month the Schuler horror reading group is looking at Slights by Kaaron Warren. Each monthly selection is 20% off.
Monday, March 26th @ 7:00pm
Kalamazoo author Jane Knuth presents Thrift Store Graces, the follow-up to Thrift Store Saints
Join us in welcoming back Michigan author Jane Knuth, as she presents Thrift Store Graces, follow-up to the popular Thrift Store Saints. Similar to the first book, Thrift Store Graces contains personal accounts of Knuth's experiences serving as a once reluctant, now enthusiastic volunteer at a thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Additionally, she invites us to join her as she hesitantly embarks on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in war-ravaged Bosnia. Through it all, her delightful sense of humor keeps her going, along with her conviction that some of God's greatest gifts come disguised as difficulties. Witty, inspiring, and thought-provoking all at once, the stories in Thrift Store Graces subtly compel us to redefine what it means to volunteer and to rethink why it is that we volunteer in the first place.
Thursday, March 29th @ 7:00pm
Pizza Party with #1 NYT-Bestselling kids' fantasy author Brandon Mull
We are so excited to welcome Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Fablehaven intermediate fantasy series, for the release of the second book in his new Beyonders series! The first book in the series, Beyonders: A World Without Heroes, was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the follow-up, Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion, is sure to be as big a hit. Rick Riordan, author of The Lightning Thief, calls Beyonders "one of the most original fantasies I've read in years - an irresistible mix of adventure, humor, and magic." Though written for kids, this is a series fantasy fans of all ages will adore. We'll have pizza and pop and a giveaway for a bag of book-geek goodies, so mark your calendars!
Friday, March 30th @ 6:00pm
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