Bedtime Math Storytime
Thursday, March 13th | 7pm
Get your jammies on early tonight ‘cause we are having a Bedtime Math Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry Party! Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to get kids to love math as much as dessert, and we are proud to be one of selected bookstores across the country hosting an event on this day! We’ll be reading stories and doing fun math projects, so don’t forget to bring your brain to this special Thursday night storytime.
Sarah Mlynowski Author Event
Friday, March 14th | 7pm
YA author Sarah Mlynowski is another store favorite! She’s visiting us again to share her newest teen read, Don’t Even Think About It. Imagine this: Everyone in your homeroom gets flu shots, and suddenly, you all have telepathic powers and know EVERYTHING that others are thinking. Sarah’s books are smart, funny, and thoughtful in that What If? kind of way. Come out and meet her and find out why we adore her books so very much!!
Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime
Thursday, March 20th | 7pm
This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969. And to celebrate, March 20th has been declared “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!” All around the country schools, libraries and bookstores will be hosting events and activities to mark this special occasion. Join us as we read some of our favorite Eric Carle picture books, including, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Galley Club Version 2.0
Friday, March 21st | 5pm
Do you love reading? Do you have strong opinions? Do you enjoy sharing those opinions with other readers? Then you may make an excellent candidate for Galley Club 2.0! Galley Club is an exclusive reading club for kids ages 7-14 who are excited about reading books before their actual on-sale dates, and are committed to writing reviews about these books to share with other club members and the staff at Little Shop of Stories.
We’ll have our inaugural meeting to discuss the rules and benefits of Galley Club, share our favorite books together, eat some pizza, and check out some new, free books on Friday, March 21st from 5-6 PM. Please email email@example.com to let us know you’re coming!
Potato Chip Science Event with Allen Kurweil
Thursday, March 27th | 7pm
Science is being celebrated all over Atlanta this week with events, performances, facility tours, fairs, presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and all-kinds of fun! As part of the first ever Atlanta Science Festival, we’re having a very special event with Allen Kurweil, the author of our favorite science book, Potato Chip Science! This awesome book and kit turns empty chip bags, tubes, and lids—plus spuds and chips—into a whole brain grab bag of experimental fun. Break open Potato Chip Science and munch your way through the areas of acoustics and aeronautics, forensics, and physiology. Feast on physics. Binge on biology and more. Discover the science behind world’s most miraculous munchie! We’ll provide the potatoes, just bring a curious mind and a willingness to try some experiments!
Girls Gone Sci-Fi Tour!
Friday, March 28th | 7pm
Tonight, Escape the Ordinary! We host 4 great YA Sci Fi authors (Jessica Brody, Jessica Khoury, Tamara Stone, Lauren Miller) who write books that will bend your mind AND steal your heart! It promises to be out of this world!
Kate Sweeney Book Release Party
Saturday, March 29th | 7pm
Even if you think you don’t know Kate Sweeney, you probably actually do. Her compelling human interest stories frequently appear on Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE, and her popular nonfiction reading series, True Story, was voted the Best Literary Event in 2012. She’s smart, she’s interesting, and she’s just had her first book published, American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning. American Afterlife explores the experiences of individual Americans involved with death in a culture where even discussing such things is practically taboo. These chapters follow ordinary people making memorial choices to investigate how we memorialize our dead, where these practices came from, and what this says about us. We are so pleased that she’ll be sharing her research with us as she reads from her compelling book, so come on out to support this local darling. (Photo from Creative Loafing.)