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Freedom Readers Book Club April Meeting

04/22/2019 - 5:30PM

Please join us on Monday, April 22nd at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The April selection is The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women – Kate Moore As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered...

Branches Book Club April Meeting

04/24/2019 - 2:00PM

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. ABOUT THE APRIL SELECTION:  The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of...

Author Event: Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail

04/27/2019 - 11:00AM

Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM as we welcome Lori Oliver-Tierney, author of Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail. She'll be signing books & speaking about her journey! About the author: Lori Oliver-Tierney is every woman with a dream. She is fifty, asthmatic, overweight, with arthritic knees. And like so many married women with children, she’s lost herself.When she decides to hike the John Muir Trail, considered by many to be the most challenging and...

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

04/27/2019 - 9:00AM

Join Branches Books beginning at 9:00 am for an epic celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!!! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:00 am: Meet Thor, Wonder Woman and Hulk who've traveled far and wide to join us in our celebration! Face painting, prizes and loads of photo opportunities!!! 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Welcome Lori Oliver - Tierney, local author of TRUDGE: A Mid-Life Crisis on the John Muir Trail All Day: Drawings, raffles & discounts! Open until 5:30 pm. What is Independent Bookstore Day?...

Superhero Invasion at Branches Books!

04/27/2019 - 9:00AM

Join Branches Books beginning at 9:00 am for an epic celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!!! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:00 am: Meet Thor, Wonder Woman and Hulk who've traveled far and wide to join us in our celebration! Face painting, prizes and loads of photo opportunities!!! 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Welcome Lori Oliver - Tierney, local author of TRUDGE: A Mid-Life Crisis on the John Muir Trail All Day: Drawings, raffles & discounts! Open until 5:30 pm.

Author Event - Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults

05/16/2019 - 6:00PM

Please join us on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8 pm as we welcome Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults. Branches will be hosting an author Meet n’ Greet to discuss some of the different topics in the book and we will also be doing a LIVE podcast Q & A with audience participation! Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase from Idle Hour Winery. Please call (559) 641-2019 to reserve your spot & pre-...

Branches Book Club May Meeting

05/29/2019 - 2:00PM

Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. 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 on the current month'...

June Freedom Readers Book Club

06/24/2019 - 5:30PM

Please join us on Monday, June 24th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The June selection is The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. We invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@...

Freedom Readers Book Club August Meeting

08/26/2019 - 5:30AM

Please join us on Monday, August 26th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The August selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton. "Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for opposing a racist system in South Africa. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row because a racist system still exists in America. Both emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive. They are stunning examples of how the...

Freedom Readers Book Club September Selection

09/23/2019 - 5:30PM

Please join us on Monday, September 23rd at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The September selection is Unbowed by Wangari Maathai.  From the first African woman--and the first environmentalist--to win the Noble Peace Prize comes her powerfully inspiring memoir. Founder of the Green Belt Movement Maathai recounts the obstacles and motivations that have guided her to lead a singularly uncommon life. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on...

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