Ellen Schwartz Event ‘Making Space for Active Learning: The Art & Practice of Teaching’ at 6pm, Friday Sept 12

September 6th, 2014

Local author Ellen Schwartz discusses her new book Making Space for Active Learning: The Art and Practice of Teaching.

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“This is a book about values and approaches to teaching that are now under fire, a book about teachers who have, through exhilarating collective work, created space for the practices tat build classroom communities and honor the individuality of children. As you listen to these stories I hope you will be moved to join the conversation, reflecting on your own practice and the children who intrigue you,” – Helen Featherstone, Associate Professor Emerita, Michigan State University.

This book will inspire new and veteran teachers to “make space” for children’s interests, for teaching as relational and intellectual work, and for new insights and ideas. The authors introduce the Prospect Center’s Descriptive Review of Practice, a collaborative inquiry process that provides an opportunity for teachers to examine their practice and gain new perspectives from other participants.

See you here at six!

Rebecca Coffey Event ‘Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story’ at 6pm Friday Sept 5

September 3rd, 2014

Local author Rebecca Coffey discusses her new novel Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story this Friday, September 5th, at 6 pm!

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Imagine growing up at the tail end of the hysteria epidemic that swept Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You are sexually attracted to other girls, a proclivity that medical doctors of your era consider a symptom of hysteria. Your world-renowned father is one of them. Worse, he has built much of his reputation on his “discovery” that your sort of hysteria is a gateway to mental illness that is always caused by the father and is curable by psychoanalysis.

Then he analyzes you.

Anna Freud (1895-1982) harbored a secret that could have shaken the foundations of her father’s growing legacy. Suspecting as much, Sigmund psychoanalyzed her. Was that analysis the erotic echo chamber that he warned analysis is? Who was Dorothy Burlingham, a figure that most of Sigmund’s and Anna’s biographers have tirelessly ignored? How did Anna manage to live a full life, raise a family with Dorothy, and become a guiding force for analysts, educators, and humanitarians—all while devoting herself to her homophobic father as he aged and died? HYSTERICAL is the fact-based, fictional autobiography of Anna Freud. In it, she tells her story for the first time.

Rebecca Coffey is an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and radio commentator. Also a humorist, she is the author of NIETZSCHE’S ANGEL FOOD CAKE: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished.

Looks like great fun! Hope to see you here!

Jon Derek Croteau Event – ‘My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within’ 6pm Thursday, 4th Sept.

August 27th, 2014

Jon Derek Croteau discusses his new book My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within on at 6pm on Thursday, September 4th.

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My Thinning Years is an emotional journey through Jon Derek Croteau’s struggle with eating disorders and accepting his identity as a gay man. In his struggle to accept his sexuality, Croteau attempts to erase his pain through trying to erase himself. This is an honest, powerful and raw insight into the self-punishing, self-harming and consuming force of eating disorders.
—Grace Bowman, author of Thin

It’s rare I tell someone they must read a book. My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau is a book you must read. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, male, female, young or old. Whether you’re affected or afflicted by an addiction or disorder. If your experience in reading this book is like mine, then you will walk away with a better perspective on life. You will know you can overcome any obstacle. You will learn how to love and accept yourself, as you are. You will see through the life of Jon Derek Croteau how he did it. You must read this book. I’m going to read it again, and again.
—Steve Thompson, Executive Producer, Pure Motive Radio

A fantastic and harrowing story, told deeply and honestly…an emotional read…a generous, hopeful book I dearly hope gets into the hands of the many people who face similar hardships and desperately need to hear Jon Derek Croteau’s story.
—Randy Harrison, actor, Queer As Folk

Come join us! As always this event is free and open to the public.

Helena Worthen Event ‘What Did You Learn At Work Today?’ at 6pm on Friday, August 29

August 27th, 2014

Labor Educator and Professor Helena Worthen discusses her new book What Did You Learn at Work Today: The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education on Friday, August 29 at 6pm.

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Our land of opportunity has become the land of bad jobs – low wage, dangerous, precarious, and stressful. Does it have to be this way? What does it take to make bad jobs into good jobs?

Helena Worthen looks at organizing as learning. As a labor educator, she has worked with unions in all over the US designing and delivering education programs to help working people make bad jobs better.

Her new book is “What Did You Learn at Work Today?” She wrote it for people with no knowledge of the US system of workplace law, people who may ask, when they get their first taste of the power relationships of work, “Can they do that?”

The answer, unfortunately, is yes…. Unless! Come to this author event and hear what people have done and what you can do.

Hope to see you here!

Jon McGoran Event ‘Deadout: A Thriller’ at 6pm on Thursday, August 28!

August 27th, 2014

Come join us for Jon McGoran’s new thriller, Deadout, at 6pm on Thursday August 28!

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In this riveting follow-up to DRIFT, the acclaimed first title in the biotech thriller series, McGoran effortlessly continues the complex plotline surrounding Detective Doyle Carrick: A mysterious plague is killing an island’s bees. A big government contract is at stake. And a beautiful researcher fans the embers of a stalled relationship.

A trip to an island off the New England coastand away from the demands of police work might be just what is needed to jumpstart Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins stalled relationship. But a mysterious plague is killing the island’s bees. Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle’s liking. When Teddy’s estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees Doyle decides to stick around.

Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees that supposedly are the answer to the world’s bee crisis. As tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs, Doyle realizes that bees aren’t the only thing being modified. Annalisa’s coworkers start to go missing, and she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world.

About the Author

Jon McGoran has written about food and sustainability for 20 years, previously as communications director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia and as the former editor of Grid magazine. McGoran is also an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.

Sounds fascinating!

Dusty Miller Event “Danger At the Gates: An Alice Ott Mystery” Friday, 22 August

August 5th, 2014

Local author Dusty Miller discusses her new book ‘Danger at the Gates: An Alice Ott Mystery‘ at 6pm on Friday, August 22

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“I love the credibility of Alice Ott, a hero who can be old, in love, principled, and pass out when her oxygen runs out. Dusty Miller turns a polemic against nukes into a readable educational novel that doesn’t preach.” – Sara Paretsky.

Dusty J Miller, mystery writer and local activist, is the author of Danger at the Gates:An Alice Ott Mystery, and Danger in the Air, the first in the Alice Ott mystery series. She is a retired psychotherapist and author of Women Who Hurt Themselves and other popular psychology books. For more information about Danger at the Gates and upcoming book readings, contact her at: dustyjmiller.com

As always, this event is free and open to the public!

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DATE CHANGE: Lynn Levine Event: Mammal Tracks & Scat Pocket Guide Friday, Sept. 19th

July 18th, 2014

Local author, Forester, and tracker Lynn Levine will be discussing her new book,
Mammal Tracks & Scat:Life Size Pocket Guide at 6pm on Friday, the 19th of September!

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Mammal Tracks & Scat, the original edition is fantastic, so we hope to see you here!

CANCELLED: Eric Stanway ‘Madame Sherri: The Special Edition’

June 13th, 2014

Unfortunately Eric has had to cancel tonight’s event, we will reschedule for a different time.

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Susan Schroder Event ‘You Come Too: A Tribute To a Beloved Horse’ on Thursday, June 26 at 6pm

May 30th, 2014

Pioneer Valley author Susan Schroder discusses her new memoir ‘You Come Too: A Tribute To a Beloved Horse’ at 6pm on Thursday, June 26th.

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Anger, fear, and uncertainty power the first day this horse and woman meet. The horse, six-months old, the woman, barely out of her teens, are to bond for life. But how is this going to happen? You Come Too is a compelling invitation to all animal lovers who appreciate the depth of feeling and meaning pets bring into our lives.

The author of this true story, Susan Schroder, artfully describes behaviors her equine heroine exhibits, giving the reader an intimate view of their relationship. This unique story focuses on the horse and her adaptation to the human world including her strong need to belong, to learn, to love, to heal, to play, and to get what she wants. It is heartwarming and inspirational. Beware. It may even change the reader’s idea about how this majestic species interplays with life.

New York Times bestselling author (The Good Good Pig) and naturalist Sy Montgomery writes, “You Come Too is riveting, beautifully crafted, full of love and insight, and has a powerful narrative arc. Everyone who has ever loved an animal will relate to this book – and even those who have known horses for years will learn something new from it.”

Best Selling author (The Dog Who Loved Too Much), world renowned animal behaviorist, and founding member of Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Nicholas Dodman, DVM writes; “You Come Too is a beautifully written saga of a 28-year relationship between the author and her horse in which both came to deeply understand and trust the other. The connection between them was almost spiritual. The end of the story is very moving and testifies to the powerful and eternal bond of love that a person can have with an animal.”

Come join us!

Eric Stanway Event ‘Madame Sherri: Special Edition’ Friday, June 13, 2014

May 21st, 2014

New Hampshire author Eric Stanway  is back with a brand new and updated edition of ‘Madame Sherri’! He will be here to discuss what he has since discovered at 6pm on Friday, June 13th.

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“Take a walk through West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and you will discover, deep in the woods, the crumbling remains of Madam Sherri’s castle. Theatrical, eccentric and flamboyant, Madame scandalized the locals for years, before succumbing to poverty.

This special edition of the popular history includes dozens of new photographs from Sherri’s life, as well as many reminiscences from those who knew her so long ago.” Madame Sherri, The Special Edition by Eric Stanway & David Fiske

 

Come and check it out!

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