October 18, 2017

november events

Terrific Thursdays in November

Thursday, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th

Terrific Thursdays are a great time to shop in Decatur with all kinds of stores offering all kinds of good things. Little Shop is offering a $5 gift card for each $50 spent in our shop on Thursdays this month

You can find a complete list of participating stores here.

Holiday Events Sign-Up

Begins on Monday morning, November 6th, at 10 am

Our fun and always popular holiday events are back this year, including our Gingerbread Storytime, Polar Express Party, Ornament Workshop, Hanukkah Storytime, Grinch Meet and Greet, and Night Before Night Before Christmas Visit with Santa.  You MUST call to sign up for these events since they fill up quickly.  With the exception of Grinch Meet and Greet, which is free to attend, all other events have a cost of $5 per child.  Call us at 404-373-6300 beginning at 10am on the 6th to get your child on the list.

Christopher Paul Curtis On The Same Page Author Event Finale!

Friday, November 10th – 7 pm – Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! This year’s On the Same Page author Christopher Paul Curtis is coming to the Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church to visit YOU, the readers of Bud, Not Buddy! You don’t want to miss this special celebration complete with special performances and a book signing by the author. This event will be first come, first seated.
The church is located at 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030, which is just a couple of blocks away from Little Shop.


Diana Asher Author Event!

Saturday, November 11th – 11 am

We are honored to welcome Indies Introduce author Diana Harmon Asher to the shop as she promotes her middle-grade novel, Sidetracked! Check out this great blurb from our very own Dave Shallenberger:

“Joseph Friedman is a middle-school student for whom nothing goes well. He’s scrawny, he’s bullied, he has no real friends, and he has ADD. On the other hand, Joseph is very self-aware, and has one teacher who pushes him to do better — Mrs. T, who is also his new cross-country coach. Joseph’s journey through woods and up hills slowly transforms his relationships and his confidence. Asher gives us a narrator with a unique voice to root for and a strong supporting cast.”

You can read Dave’s Q&A with Diana here.

This event is free and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of Sidetracked from us in order to enter the signing line.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Saturday evening to Sunday morning, November 11th – 12th

Cost: a mere $5

Give your favorite stuffed animal the night of a lifetime at Little Shop! Bring them by on Saturday, November 11 between 5 and 8pm. We will have a fun slumber party with them and take lots of pictures! On Sunday, come by anytime between 10am and noon to pick up your friend AND a flash drive full of adorable photos from the sleepover. There is a limit of one stuffed animal per child, and the cost to participate is $5.

Come in or call us at 404-373-6300 to sign up today!


On The Same Page Family Yoga

Sunday, November 12th – 2 pm

Grounded Kids Yoga instructors along with local PE teachers are combining literature, music, art and yoga into a family event in the Renfroe Middle School gym. Participants (adults and children 4+) are invited to connect with themes and characters from Bud, Not Buddy on the mat and then create their own inspired piece of art. Space is limited, please register your family at http://signup.com/go/QDqgFFG

Brick Store Pub’s Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont Author Event!

Tuesday, November 14th – 6 pm

Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont, two of the world’s leading beer experts, will be at the Brick with their newest book, Best Beers: The Indispensable Guide to the World’s Beers. Reservations to this event are $50 which includes five beers, five cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and a Q&A session with the authors. Little Shop will be on hand to sell copies of Best Beers. Here’s a link to Brick Store Pub’s website with additional information.

Art Workshop with Sophie Glasser!

Wednesday, November 15th – 4:30 to 6 pm

Note: This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Sophie Glasser, French illustrator and artistic director of Le Big Manuel, will be running a free art workshop for kids 8-12 and their families! We’ll be making flip books and talking about play through art. The Education Department of the French Embassy in the United States and the French Consulate in Atlanta are pleased to bring this workshop to us as part of the French Getaways program.

Susan Verde Author Event!

Thursday, November 16th – 7 pm

To be grateful, we must also be mindful.  Author Susan Verde shares her two special books, I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness and I Am Yoga – two books that teach us how to be present in the world so that we can open our hearts to the moment and the simple wonders in those moments.  We will kick off this fun event with a mini yoga class led by Kira Wilsterman and Sarah Coleman, P.E. teachers from Oakhurst Elementary and Renfroe Middle School, so wear comfy clothes!

Enduring Hearts Songbook Event

Saturday, November 18th – 11 am

Little Shop is honored and excited to host an event highlighting a new songbook titled “The Moose & the Golden Spike” that benefits Enduring Hearts, a local 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of pediatric heart transplant families (www.enduringhearts.org). The songbook features the talents of Zac Brown Band founding member John Driskell Hopkins who’s helping the organization raise funding and awareness for pediatric heart transplant research. (www.gofundme.com/500hearts). The event will feature a story time and songs from Hopkins and free songbook gifts for the kids! Join us for a fun and important event.


Oliver Jeffers Author Event!!!

Tuesday, November 28th – 4 pm

Be still our hearts! We are over the moon that award-winning artist and author OLIVER JEFFERS is coming to Little Shop! Jeffers’s newest book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth contains sweet, poignant, and gently humourous stories about our world. Jeffers was inspired to write this newest work after the birth of his son, and we can’t think of a more perfect book for us to have in our shop and in the hands of our community’s families!

A family must purchase a copy of Here We Are to be in the signing line.

Decatur Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 30th – 7 pm

Please join us for the tree lighting on Decatur Square! We will have hot chocolate and other goodies and music from the F.AVE chorus. Free and open to the public!

This wonderful annual event is brought to you by the following most excellent Decatur friends: Apolinsky and Associates, Butter & Cream, Café Alsace, Cakes & Ale, Downtown Decatur Development Authority, Decatur Presbyterian Church, Homegrown, Pam Hughes at Harry Norman Realtors, J.M. Wilkerson Construction, McCurdy Candler, Mudhouse Design, My Own Bookkeeper, Private Bank of Decatur, Rocket Fizz, Starbucks, Trinity Mercantile and Design, Verisail, Wild Oats & Billy Goats, and Worthmore Jeweler.