Thursday, January 19, 2012

Upcoming Events

Oh we have such great events coming up. Just want to recap for you (so I've included all ages from picture books to teen events). Hope to see any of you who live in teh Bay Area at many of these events. SO excited.

Lauren Myracle
Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. This daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

John Green

Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
The Fault in Our Stars
Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

John Green is coming to the Fox Theatre on January 27 to celebrate his new book with his brother, Hank. Be prepared for a night of music, readings, comedy, free posters, fancy programs, and vlogbrother mayhem! This will be unlike any other reading or booksigning. Come and be entertained.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

This is a ticketed event; we are sold out.

Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Maira Kalman
Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.
Why We Broke Up
Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

Have you ever had your heart broken?

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

We can’t tell you how excited we are for this event. And you can imagine how long the signing line will be. The good news is that we are giving out signing line tickets with every copy of the book you buy from Kepler’s. And these tickets will be numbered. So the earlier you buy the book, the less time you will spend in line waiting to meet and get your book signed by Daniel and Maira. Can’t get better than that!

Love Maia

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.
DJ Rising

The first thing I hear is music. The first thing I've always heard is music. Meet Marley, an unassuming high school junior who breathes in music like oxygen. In between caring for his heroin-addicted mother, and keeping his scholarship at a fancy prep school, he dreams of becoming a professional DJ. When chance lands Marley his first real DJ job, his career as "DJ Ice" suddenly skyrockets. But when heart-rending disaster at home brings Marley crashing back down to earth, he is torn between obligation and following his dreams.

Love Maia share Marley's passion for music and his belief in dreaming big. She loves the freeing energy of the club world, as well as pizza, kickboxing, butterflies, death metal, and underground hip-hop. When not writing, Love can be found playing drums in an alternative rock band in and around San Francisco.

Meg Rosoff
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
There Is No Dog

What if God were a teenaged boy? In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed. Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl called Lucy...

Meg Rosoff's debut novel, How I Live Now, won the Michael L. Printz Award and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Just in Case won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. What I Was was shortlisted for the 2008 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Story Time with Jennifer Fosberry
Sunday, February 19, 11:30 a.m.
Isabella: Girl on the Go

Jennifer Fosberry takes us on a new imaginative journey featuring everyone's favorite purple-haired, little girl. Previously, Isabella discovered her favorite heroes in My Name Is Not Isabella. Now she travels around the world experiencing its greatest wonders without ever leaving her own backyard.

Story Time with Alexandra Day

Sunday, February 26, 11:30 a.m.
The Fairy Dogfather

Alexandra Day is a legendary storyteller who has a knack for surprising juxtapositions. She is the creator of the rottweiler named Carl who gently tends to an infant in a series of books that began in 1985. Now comes The Fairy Dogfather.

Hector has trouble differentiating the letters D and G. Thus when he writes a request for a fairy godfather, the Fairy Dogfather arrives instead wearing a fedora and smoking a cigar. He isn’t what Hector had in mind at all. He uses big words, and instead of simply granting Hector’s wishes, like a regular fairy godmother, he is a rather demanding visitor. And Hector needs a present for his Mom’s birthday right away. Can the Fairy Dogfather help grant his wishes?

Free the Children presents Spencer West
Friday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Standing Tall: My Journey

Spencer West is many things. Accomplished speaker. University graduate. Natural prankster. Former cheerleader. And a young man without legs - something that has never held him back. Spencer was born without the use of his legs. When he was five, doctors decided to amputate below his pelvis to better help him get around. It didn't bother him; he was Superman and nothing would ever get in his way. Or so he thought.

Navigating through life on his hands, Spencer has always lived with purpose. But he wanted more out of life than just a paycheck and material possessions. He wanted to make an impact but wasn't always sure how. That was until he had the epiphany: He was different for a reason. Infused with humour and humility, Spencer has never lost the hope or courage he needed to tackle personal obstacles-bullying, isolation, failure, or pride. His secret? Always standing tall.

Ally Carter

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Out of Sight, Out of Time

With more than a million Gallagher Girls books sold, a legion of fans have fallen in love with the New York Times best-selling spy-girl series, and the fifth book delivers the most nerve-wracking, high-stakes adventure yet.

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, her memory is a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie's summer vacation are the bruises on her body and dirt under her nails. All she wants is to go home. But even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers as Cammie and her friends face their most difficult challenge yet. With only their training and a few clues to guide them, the girls go in search of answers on the other side of the world. But the Circle is hot on their trail and will stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooh, oooh, really? Ally Carter? I'm so there. And Meg Rosoff! Swoons (I'll introduce myself...)