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Upcoming Events

Where's Waldo Shop Local July 1st-31st

07/01/2018 to 07/31/2018

This July, our bookstore will be hosting an exciting month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in twenty-five participating local businesses. Passports will be available the week of June 25th. The search begins July 1st!!!  INSTRUCTIONS   When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses listed on the reverse side, collect a store stamp (or signature). When you spot at least one of the following lost items at collect a store stamp (or signature):...

Freedom Readers July Pick Fascism: A Warning

07/23/2018 - 5:30PM

We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, July 23rd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. This month we will be discussing Fascism: A Warning by Madeline Albright. The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent...

Branches Book Club July Pick

07/25/2018 - 2:00PM

Please join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading The All Girl Filling Stations Last Reunion, by Fanny Flagg. This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections.  All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount...

Where's Waldo Shop Local Finale Party

07/31/2018 - 9:00AM

Join us at Branches Books to celebrate the end of the Where's Waldo Local search & summer reading program! We will have prizes galore for Where's Waldo hunters who've completed their passports! The party begins at 9:00 am so don't be late!!!! Story Time will begin immediately after the last prize is given. Cal (559) 641-2019 for more information!  

Banned Books Week September 23 - September 29!

09/23/2018 to 09/29/2018

The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. The 2018 celebration will be held September 23 - September 29! In addition to our sponsors, Banned Books Week received...

16th Annual Sierra Art Trails featuring Christan Mueller

10/05/2018 to 10/06/2018

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS SUPPORTING THE ARTS IN THE YOSEMITE FOOTHILLS! We are very pleased to announce Sierra Art Trails 2018, our 16th Anniversary Open Studio Tour. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5th through October 7th, 2018. Sierra Art Trails gives art enthusiasts the chance to see fine art and fine crafts in the making, and to purchase works directly from the people who create them. The show takes place in homes, studios, galleries, and businesses in more than a dozen...

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