The July event Where's Waldo in Alexandria comes to a close with a fabulous party at Hooray for Books! Celebrate all the Waldos you found with games, yummy treats, party favors, and more. 6 pm.
Hooray for Books! will be at the Apothecaryfor The Real Science Behind Harry Potter, a celebration for Harry Potter's birthday! Have fun with Harry and the books and movies we love while learning the real-world roots of the wizarding world J.K. Rowling created. 5-9 pm. $6 museum entrance fee. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at the Apothecary website.
Saturday, August 2: Young Adult Author Panel featuring Kelly Fiore, author of Just Like the Movies, Justina Ireland, author of Vengeance Bound, and Alex Lidell, author of The Cadet of Tildor. 2-3:30 pm.
In Just Like the Movies, pretty and popular Marijke Monti is confident about everything except her relationship with Tommy Lawson. Lily Spencer has a 4.0 and is about to graduate high school without a boyfriend. Why can't life be a little more like the romantic comedies they both love? Together, the girls come up with a plan to make all their screen dreams come true!
Vengeance Bound's Cory Graff is constantly battling with two bloody spirits, the Furies, for control of her own mind. They urge her to track down targets upon whom she visits their terrible Justice. When she meets Niko, it's the first time the Furies are quiet around a guy. Does this mean she can trust Niko, or are there greater factors at work?
The Cadet of Tildor, Renee de Winter, struggles to keep up with her male peers at the training ground for elite soldiers known as the Academy. When her mentor is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec struggle to do what is right in a world of crime and political intrigue.
Sunday, August 3: Dahn Yoga will join us for a reading of Ilchi Lee's Bird of the Soul, followed by some child-friendly yoga and fun exercises! Come ready to move! 2-3 pm.
Saturday, August 9: SIDEWALK SALE! From 9 am to 8 pm, we'll havebooks and more for sale right outside our front door! Stop by and see what we have to offer.
Sunday, August 10: The SIDEWALK SALE continues! 9 am to 8 pm.
Thursday, August 29: Author Dav Pilkey will present and sign his newbook, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000.
Family Game Night: Every Thursday this month, we're having a game night! Come play with us! ThinkFun, Spot It!, puzzles, cars, coloring, and more. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and activities for children of all ages. 5-6 pm.
Click, Clack, Tap!: Read and learn to tap! Take Olivia's special dance workshop that combines picture books, music, and tap. All proceeds go to Casa Zulema, an AIDS hospice for children in Honduras. The workshops will take place on: Tuesday, July 29; Thursday, July 31;Tuesday, August 12; and Thursday, August 14. $5 per student.
Get 'Em While You Can!
Order these popular books in advance:
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is the long-awaited third and final book in her Anna and the French Kiss series of young adult novels. The first 25 people to order will get a signed copytwo weeks in advance of its August 14 release date, as well as some cool extras!
Harry Potter and the Art of Spying by Lynn M. Boughey and Peter Earnest: Spy novelist Lynn Boughey and 36-year CIA veteran and executive director of the International Spy Museum Peter Earnest reveal the spycraft in J.K. Rowling's books, from the invisibility cloak to hidden riddles to house passwords. Order it early and get a signed copy a week in advance of its September 14th release date. Then meet the authors at a special release party on September 7th at Hooray for Books!