Friday, March 27, 2015

April 2015 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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Our special events this month:

-"Sea Cutter: Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"
Book event with author Tim Davis
An exciting tale of a boys sea adventure.
More at: http://www.timothydavisauthor.com/
Saturday, April 4th, 2-4pm

-'Way of the Modern Mystic' Gathering and Walk
Based on principles and practices from the novel
"Chasing Serenity" by A.O. Sullivan
Meet at Florey's, then a healing walk on the beach.
More info & RSVP: 650-455-2145, info@amysullivanmft.com
Saturday, April 18th, 10am-12noon

-"Reading Robert Frost"
Discussion series with Casey FitzSimons
Develop your powers of poetic interpretation.
Call (650)224-9857 for more information.
Saturday, April 18th, 2-4 pm

-RMD Designs Art & Jewelry Boutique
Unique handcrafted artwork & jewelry by Ryann Murrin
See her site here: http://ryannmurrin.com/Site/Welcome.html
Sunday, April 19th, 11am-6pm

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, April 11th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
April 16th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 25th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month,
drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
This month: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova
Tuesday, April 28th 7:30-9pm

-Culture Club - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
This month: Mental Illness
Drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30-9pm

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Pacifica Book Club at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30-9:00pm***

This month, a comparison of two popular novels, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

How does 'Girl on the Train' stack up against the wildly popular novel 'Gone Girl'? Join a neighborly discussion, the last Tuesday night of the month. Drinks and lite bites are available. All are welcome!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30-9:00pm***

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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo



March 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event.

***Saturday, March 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: James Cagney, Jr. and David Johannesen. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

"A Little Witch in Summer Camp" book Event with Author Michael Romano, March 28th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes Pacifica author Michael Romano as he discusses his new children's book "A Little Witch in Summer Camp".

***Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm***

Isabel returns in the third installment of the Little Witch series! Here, she finds her magical family of children from a long ago … a group of specially gifted, magical youths called “Sisters and Brothers of Nature.” Let the adventure begin!

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For more information on Mr. Romano, visit:
http://storiesbymikeromano.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pacifica Culture Club! March 2015 Discussion Topic: Poverty in America



Florey's welcomes you to our culture discussion club!

***Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30-9:00pm***

A social discussion concerning class, the American Dream and the daily struggle of 45 million Americans living in poverty. "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." – Franklin Roosevelt

Similar to a book club, Culture Club selects a monthly topic, and has a social group discussion. Books, movies, events and more are recommended to spur discussion and learning! Open to all, email with questions.

March's Topic Recommendations:

Non-Fiction – Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich – Available at Florey's
There is a lot of great non-fiction related to poverty in America, this is just one suggestion but there are many others if you're interested in choosing one you prefer.

Non-Fiction Novel, Memoir - The Glass Castle – Available at Florey's
On the flipside there is not a lot of fiction about Poverty in America that I could find, the best one known is Grapes of Wrath. If you're up for the challenge I recommend it!

Movie - Pursuit of Happyness

Movie in Theaters – Macfarland USA, though not exactly about poverty, it does illustrate the struggle to rise above as poor, 'lower class' citizens of this country. (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74eJaVQFybI )

Event - Volunteering/attending event for Project Homeless Connect

Articles – An America Divided http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/feb/19/usa.paulharris

Drinks and light bites will be available! Feel free to bring a snack or a beverage to share!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Culture Club
***Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30-9:00pm***

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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, March 13, 2015

"March to November" Event with Author Byddi Lee, March 21st at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Byddi Lee as she discusses her new novel "March to November".

***Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm***

About the Book:

Five people. Eight months. Lives end. Lives begin.

March to November navigates the entangled points of view of Tracey Duggan and her circle of friends and foes in modern-day Belfast, Ireland as they struggle with bereavement, broken marriages, broken dreams and broken psyches.

All Tracey wants is a normal life. All she has, however, is violence and betrayal from those closest to her.

Can Tracey escape the pattern of destructive relationships that plague her? Will her new boyfriend Tommy decide to be right or be happy? Will her sister-in-law Molly find the strength to deal with her new situation? Will her brother, Dermot let go of his past and man up to his mistakes? Can Dermot’s lover, Sheila really have it all?

Belfast is not the city of bombs and bullets of their childhood, but it’s still full of trouble for these five as they alternately walk, run and stumble along the road toward a shocking finale.

About the Author:

Byddi Lee grew up in Armagh, Ireland, and moved to Belfast to study biology at Queen’s University when she was 18. She made Belfast her home for twenty-one years, teaching science and writing for pleasure. In 2002 she took a a sabbatical from teaching and traveled around the world for two years, writing blogs about her adventures as she went.

She returned to Ireland in 2004 and resumed teaching. In 2008 she and her husband moved to San Jose, California, where she made writing a full-time career. After the publication of her short story, Death of a Seannachai, she decided it was time to write March to November.

Besides being a novelist, Byddi is also a Master Gardener. She writes a blog on life as an Irish gardener and traveler living in California called, “We didn’t come here for the grass.” She also gives talks and classes on gardening.

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For more information, see her website:

http://www.byddilee.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 21st, 2pm-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Pacifica Writers Forum, March 19th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Forum.

***Thursday, March 19th, 7:30pm***

The Pacifica Writers Forum is open to all readers and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Come and share your work, or just listen and enjoy.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share.

The Pacifica Writers Forum meets the third Thursday of each month.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum:

***Thursday, March 19th, 7:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sharon the Health Presents: "Spring into Beauty" March 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health and guest speaker Lorna Rodriguez-Wong.

***Wednesday, March 18th, 6:45pm-8:30pm***

From Sharon:

True beauty resides in all of us!

Come discover how to radiate beauty within and without by using plant-based recipes. These beauty and health products are infused with Essential Oils and contain all natural-ingredients.

Learn why most mainstream skin and hair products are likely made with harmful chemicals such as parabens and hormone-disruptors. Replace your personal care products with all-natural and organic ingredients for a look of beauty and health.

Have fun, roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet trying something new. You will feel the difference.

Let’s remove toxins out of our home and body. It’s simple and fun to Go Green!

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The event is free but please RSVP!
Call Sharon 650.359.6579 or email
Sharon@sharonthehealth.com


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For more on Sharon, see her site:
http://www.sharonthehealth.com/

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, March 18th, 6:45-8:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm on Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, March 08, 2015

"The Warm Kitchen" Event with Author Amy Fothergill, March 14th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author and chef Amy Fothergill , as she brings some treats and discusses her new book "The Warm Kitchen: Gluten-free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love"

***Saturday, March 14th, 2-4pm***

About the Book:

You can do this. Even if you have limited cooking experience, Amy will walk you through each step of her recipes with detailed instructions, photos, and helpful tips to enable you to achieve delicious results.

Although this cookbook is advertised for the gluten-free community, it still stands as a valuable resource for anyone. Many of the recipes can be easily modified to include all-purpose flour in place of Amy's gluten-free substitutes, others are well suited for both gluten and non-gluten diets and shouldn't require any substitutions.

Amy knows from personal experience that omitting gluten from your diet can be a challenge. In this cookbook, she details the necessary steps to stocking a gluten-free pantry, making substitutions for other ingredients (such as dairy, eggs, and sugar) and cooking food everyone will love.

About the Author:

Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell University s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her family s special diet but has found her cooking knowledge has come in handy. Currently she is a cooking instructor, consultant, blogger, and writer. Her business, The Family Chef, encompasses her belief that meals should be prepared simply and with whole ingredients. Whether she s teaching others how to cook creatively to avoid gluten and other allergens or just to master the basics, Amy s experience of leading cooking demonstrations has taught her how to craft recipes with the ultimate goal of setting her customer up for success.

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For more information, see her website:

http://amythefamilychef.com/the-warm-kitchen-cookbook/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 14th, 2pm-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. invites you to Saturday Story Time!

***Saturday, March 14th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole Sayres and friends.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 14th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Sea Cutter" Event with Author Tim Davis, March 7th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author , as he discusses his new book "Sea Cutter Book I: The Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"

***Saturday, March 7th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

It's 1771 and I've just gotten a secret message from Father who -- all of New Bedford says -- went down with his ship in 1769. I know I promised Mother never to put to sea, but what's more important -- keeping a promise or finding Father? If you want to come with me, help me find a ship bound for the South Atlantic, and we'll search together for a legendary island, and Father.

But watch out for a smelly, slim, oily-looking sailor with a tattoo of a viper coiled around his arm. We're going to leave him far behind...

About the author:

Tim Davis got into trouble at age 12 for reading Treasure Island under his blankets by flashlight when he was supposed to be sleeping. When he grew up, he pursued his love of children’s literature by earning a PhD in English and teaching Children’s Literature at university. He left academia in order to move to the San Francisco Bay Area and teach elementary school under an emergency program that let college graduates teach if they worked in the inner city. Tim Davis still lives in the Bay Area with his family, and recently began writing a series of children’s books that he hopes will get some other kids in trouble for reading under the blankets with a flashlight.

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For more information, see his website:

http://timothydavisauthor.com/index.html
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 7th, 2pm-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

"Chasing Serenity" Event with Author A.O. Sullivan, March 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author A.O. Sullivan, as she discusses her new book "Chasing Serenity: Journal of My Son's Addiction"

***Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm-8:30pm***

About the book:

Chasing Serenity, an intimate and mystical tale, is personal, relatable, moving, and immensely readable. It is an inspiring and thought-provoking book that approaches addiction and codependence from a perspective that many may not consider.

Author A. O. Sullivan recounts the tale of Maya C., who finds herself on a mythical, allegorical journey of self-discovery and recovery after she picks up her son, Frankie, from jail. If her son is to integrate into the "real" world, she must confront her own demons, and thus learns to use the unseen forces of universe to heal their relationship damaged by years of drug addiction. Determined to bring her son back from his self inflicted hell and understand how she created the "monster", as one therapist put it, she goes deep into the wicked web of her psyche during her walks in the woods.

Chasing Serenity takes you on a suspenseful and mysterious ride oscillating between the drudgery of real life legal battles, deep friendships with the Circle Sisters, and encounters with natural and archetypal personifications like Raven and Darkness who assist her in repairing her own broken heart, mending her fragmented family and confronting the stigma of drug addiction.

About the author:

A.O. Sullivan is an artist, therapist and healing guide. She has 30 years experience helping people realize their true natures through art, mindfulness and deep healing work. She lives with her husband in Pacifica, California where they both delight in exploring the mountain trails and noticing the synchronicities of the natural world.

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For more information, see her website:

https://serenitychasing.wordpress.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm-8:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

"The Lore of the Camino de Santiago" Event with Author Jean Mitchell-Lanham, March 1st at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Jean Mitchell-Lanham, as she discusses her new book "The Lore of the Camino de Santiago: A literary Pilgrimage"

***Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm***

About the book:

People go on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for a variety of reasons: religious, midlife crisis, a need for adventure or miracle, to visit Hemingway’s 1920s hangouts, to pay homage to Saint James . . . Author Jean Mitchell-Lanham went for all the same reasons, and then her academic and literary interests set her off on a secondary journey to dig deeper into the mysteries and timeless draw of the pilgrimage.

The result is this book: a comprehensive review—complete with academic, regional, cultural, historical, and religious facts—enhanced by one woman’s real-life journey along the popular 500-mile spiritual trek. As a detailed study of a world-renowned pilgrimage site, the book is now an indispensable read before making the pilgrimage.

This book gives account of the legendary tales and literature that existed during the medieval era up to present day on the pilgrim's route to Santiago starting at the foot of the Pyrenees in France. Inclued are tales from the medieval manuscripts of the Psuedo Turpin and the Codex Calixtinus. We travel down a road filled with stories, through towns that marketed them to their advantage. The epic poems, Chanson de Roland and El Cid along with the poetry of Alfonso the Wise are just a few of the medieval gems. We meet the 16th and 17th century picaresque novels and move right along to the beautiful poems of Rosalia de Castro in the 19th century along with her adversary, the novelist, Emilia Bazan. We meet foreign authors too who link themselves to the Camino. It's a literary adventure you don't want to miss.

About the author:

Jean Mitchell-Lanham is a pilgrim currently living near San Francisco. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Romance languages and literatures with a concentration in Spanish medieval literature. She has traveled extensively worldwide and lived for extended periods of time in Spain, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. In addition to her love for foreign languages and literature, she holds a Black Belt in martial arts and is a certified assistant scuba instructor. She has dived world-wide including the South Sea Islands and Alaska photographing sea life and assisting marine biologists as a safety diver. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Romance languages and literatures with a concentration in Spanish medieval literature. Her other interests include adopting unwanted Dalmatians which she has done for more than 40 years. She is currently raising numbers 16 and 17.

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For more information, see her website:

http://www.theliterarypilgrimage.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

March 2015 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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Our special events this month:

-"Lore of the Camino de Santiago"
Book event with author Jean Mitchell-Lanham
A contemporary review of the ancient pilgrimage.
More at: http://www.theliterarypilgrimage.com/
Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm

-"Chasing Serenity: Journal of My Son's Addiction"
Book event with author A.O. Sullivan
A novel of addiction and love.
More at: https://serenitychasing.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm

-"Sea Cutter: Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"
Book event with author Tim Davis
An exciting tale of a boys sea adventure.
More at: http://www.timothydavisauthor.com/
Saturday, March 7th, 2-4pm

-"The Warm Kitchen Cookbook"
Book event with author and chef Amy Fothergill
Gluten-free recipes anyone can make & everyone will love
More at: http://amythefamilychef.com/
Saturday, March 14th, 2-4pm

-"March to November"
Book event with author Byddi Lee
A novel of friends and foes in modern-day Belfast, Ireland
More at: http://www.byddilee.com/
Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm

-"A Little Witch in Summer Camp"
Book event with author Mike Romano
Little witch Isabel & her crew change their town for the better
More at: http://storiesbymikeromano.com/
Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, March 14th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Sharon the Health
Natural wellness workshops with Sharon Caren
More info & RSVP (650) 359-6579
or: sharon@sharonthehealth.com
Wednesday, March 18th, 6:45pm-8:30pm

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Mar. 19th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month,
drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
This month: "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
Tuesday, March 24th 7:30pm

-Culture Club - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
Drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 28th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event.

***Saturday, February 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Stephen Kopel and Nancy Wakeman. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo