Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Join us for a special event with Greenville author Christa Miller as she launches her new children’s book Raccoon Rescue. The story of what happens when a small raccoon is “rescued” by humans from the perspective of a young raccoon family is the first in a series to educate young kids about human/wildlife interactions. The book is printed in dyslexia-friendly font and comes with curriculum enhancements, which makes this a great tool for homeschoolers or teachers of grades 2-3. She'll be signing copies for young readers.
Christa Miller, with her two boys, likes to tromp around the woods and rivers in the area as well volunteer with wildlife rescue and write. Her experiences have culminated in this entertaining and informative story. Show your kids how to support local writers and enjoy a sweet treat from The Chocolate Moose.
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:30am – 11:00am
Does your youngest reader have food allergies? Join us for a special storytime with author Donna Webber and her newest children’s story, The Allergy Adventures with Cari Cupcake. This yummy story takes kids on a fun food adventure while safely navigating various challenges in staying safe and enjoying food! Finish up story time with a delicious gluten-free sweet from The Chocolate Moose.
Authors Donna and Reagan Webber have written a “sweet” story based on their own experiences with food sensitivities to share the experience with other kids and parents.
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Join us for a special Pop Up Author event with world traveler, artist, and observer of the world, Eryn Donnalley. Erin’s book, Facing Freedom chronicles her travels around the world in search of herself after facing challenges in her life that were not reconcilable with status quo answers. Facing Freedom is the chronicle of Eryn’s journey. Part travelogue, part journal, part storytelling, Facing Freedom is Erin’s lively account of a woman’s transformative personal path and a boost to women who are looking for creative solutions to the daily ways of living purposefully. Eryn will also display her Mandalas which are the artistic representation of her inner journey of transformation.
As a woman in search of a greater connection to the world around her and humanity at large, Eryn traveled the world to relearn the tools she needed to sustain her quest for health, creativity and her place in the world. Eryn will be on hand to sign copies of her book, talk about her experiences and share her art.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
We're getting together with our friends The Chocolate Moose to organize a book-inspired wine tasting (because The Chocolate Moose also has a stellar wine list!) where the qualities of each wine get paired with books that share the same spirit. Your ticket to the tasting includes your choice of one of these books, and bottles of wine will be for sale at great prices too. Beach reads and bubbles, a great new rosé and a perfect girls night out. Get your tickets now! $30
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us In Conversation with Furman history professor Carolyn Day as she discusses her book Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease with Dr. Savita Nair. Consumptive Chic surveys the impacts of disease, specifically Tuberculosis, on perceptions of beauty and the evolution of women’s fashion during 18th and 19th century Europe. The impacts of her research implies how those perceptions of beauty have prevailed.
Carolyn Day’s research has received national attention, She has been a guest on the podcast History Hit and featured in Smithsonian Magazine, as well as coverage on sites Jezebel, Bustle, and Hello Giggles.
Monday, October 23, 2017, 9:00am – 11:00am
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
We’re excited to host Georgia debut novelist Daren Wang with his novel The Hidden Light of Northern Fires. This Civil War story, set on the other side of the Mason Dixon line, offers a picture of The Underground Railroad at work in a secessionist town near Buffalo, NY. With indelible characters and tense historical drama, Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier calls this book “a distinctive, clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War.”
Daren Wang is an accomplished storyteller and book lover. He founded the Decatur Book Festival, and spent years as a public radio host and producer.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Please join us In Conversation with Lorna Hollifield as we discuss her debut novel Tobacco Sun with her. Lorna started her tenacious writing career at a very young age. Tobacco Sun is both mystery and family gothic juxtaposed against the relief and prosperity of post WWII America. The small North Carolina town of Tobaccoville darkly percolates with the complexities of estranged sisters, love, and secrets.
Lorna, a native of Asheville, currently lives on the shore near Charleston. She has created a profession out of travel writing online, serves with the South Carolina Writers Association, and blogs for whatswriteincharleston.com.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30am – 11:00am
Story time on wheels! M.Judson and Greenlink want all car , truck, bus, and train lovers at story time for this fun themed hour featuring stories about things that go as a way to learn about Transit Month with your human perpetual motion machine. As always, join us after for a special sweet treat included from The Chocolate Moose.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00am – 9:00pm
Read Up, Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Please join us for an evening in conversation with Wiley Cash. He’s here to tell the story behind the story of his new novel. The Last Ballad. This tale, set in 1929 rural North Carolina against the growing labor movement, pits a woman’s determination to provide for family against the burgeoning anti-union sentiment of the time. This emotional novel is told from varying points of view for an unforgettable picture of poverty, race, and labor tensions in the South.
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
We’ve got a very special afternoon planned with local artist Barb Toland. She’ll be in store demonstrating her painting process working on canvas. We also carry several of Barb’s paintings for sale. Come support local art! Noon until 4pm.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Please join us as we honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month and welcome writer Vanessa Whiting on the release of her book: The Matrix—A Look Inside Domestic Violence. Come meet Vanessa and have your copy personally inscribed. Vanessa’s insight and personal experience as a domestic abuse survivor is shared to help women understand the warning signs of an abuser and how to navigate the multitude of complexities that can accompany ending a relationship with an abuser.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:30am – 11:00am
Join us for our weekly children's Story Time! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. We'll set up shop in the Kid's Nook to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy. As always, a story time treat will be provided by The Chocolate Moose.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Mark your calendars! We’ve got a brand new evening coming to you regularly this season in collaboration with some of the Upstate’s finest singer/songwriters. Join us to hear music and talk inspiration (because storytelling runs through everything we love). On Wednesday October 11 at 7pm, we’ll have Kelly Jo, Mark Tebalt and Shaun Williams in the cafe. Grab some refreshments from The Chocolate Moose, take a seat, and listen in.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:30am – 11:00am
We’re hosting an extra special October storytime with GA author Rosalind Bunn to get us all in the Halloween spirit. Come hear her read from her beautiful books, including The Monsters Three, on Saturday October 7th at 10:30am. Like always, free treats from The Chocolate Moose afterwards!