Pajama Party Storytime

Thursday | July 6 | 6pm

Come in your comfiest PJ’s for our pajama storytime with fabulous  local storyteller Elizabeth Crane. She and Alissa will be reading parts of their favorite books. Pajamas are optional and snacks will be served. The fun begins at 6pm!

Aloha Ali Party

Thursday | July 13 | 6-8pm

Ali, our children’s book buyer, everyone’s favorite co-worker, the kindest soul on the planet, is leaving us to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Hawaii.  We’ll be giving 20% of all sales that day to Ali in the form of a bonus.

Launch Party: An Evening of Romantic Encounters

Monday | July 17 | 7pm

Richard May and Wayne Goodman present their latest literary works. May’s Inhuman Beings contains 18 erotic stories about romantic encounters between men and not men: monsters and myths, gods and demons, science fiction and fantasy. Goodman’s Better Angels is a retelling of the first American Gay novel, Bayard Taylor’s Joseph and His Friend (from 1869).

Queer Words: In Conversation with Dr. Ajuan Mance

Tuesday | July 18 | 7pm

It’s International Mandela Day, come celebrate South Africa, as well as 19th Century African-American Literature (Before Harlem) with Professor Ajuan Mance of Mills College. Also to be presented: 1001 Black Men and Gender Studies series.

Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club| 3D Cell Project with Kristin Henry

Friday | July 21 | 6pm

Our Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club (and pizza party!) gathers on the third Friday of each month to build a community of young readers with their Noe Valley peers. This month computer scientist and founder of GalaxyGoo, Kristin Henry will be coming in to do a project with the kids that she has done at Makers Faire. The Cell Project will have the kids building 3D models of the cell from the inside out and then cutting them open to examine the cross section. It will be a fun mix of craft project and science learning experience!

There’s a $5 deposit for the RSVP. If the child attends, the $5 will come back to them in the form of a store gift certificate. If they’re not able to attend or RSVP in advance, the money will be donated to The Children’s Book Project, a foundation that builds literacy by providing free books to children.

Folio Live!

Tuesday | July 25 | 7pm

Features guest reader, local journalist and historian Mary Jo McConahay, author of Riccohet, Maya Roads and many other works.  Both of these award winning novels capture the beauty of other countries during difficult times. Host Wayne Goodman welcomes local authors to participate in this event by coming prepared to read a 5 minute excerpt from their writing. Registration to read begins at 6:30 pm with the event beginning at 7.