January 31, 2018

february 2018 events

Jackson Pearce Author Event!

Thursday, February 8th – 6:30 pm

Local author Jackson Pearce is out with a new middle-grade book and we are thrilled to welcome her to to the shop! Learn more about Ellie, Engineer below. This event is FREE and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of the new book from us in order to earn a place in the signing line. Grab your tools and meet us on Thursday!

About Ellie, Engineer:

Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can’t wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make anything. As Kit’s birthday nears, Ellie doesn’t know what gift to make until the girls overhear Kit’s mom talking about her present–the dog Kit always wanted! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don’t get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet, all while keeping a secret from Kit?

Illustrated with Ellie’s sketches and plans, and including backmatter with a fun how-to guide to tools, this is a STEM- and friendship-powered story full of fun!

Fancy Storytime!

Sunday, February 11th – 2 pm

Come join us in all our fancy glory! You are cordially invited to enjoy the festivities as we partake of fancy snacks and learn how to be extra-fancy.  Remember — and this is extremely important — you MUST come fancy!  Even grownups.   Ball gowns, tuxedos, tiaras, top hats, gloves, boas, you name it.  Nothing, and I repeat, NOTHING is too fancy for this extraordinarily fancy event! We look forward exceedingly to the pleasure of your company. We will read stories, eat petit-fours, and bask in our opulence! You don’t want to miss this Little Shop tradition. This event is FREE and open to everyone! What does “fancy” mean to YOU?

Valenkindness Rocks!

Wednesday, February 14th – 6 pm

Come join us for a special craft: painting river rocks with motivational words to distribute throughout the community! Let passersby feel uplifted by the beauty of painted rocks! We will have rocks and paint or you can bring your own!


Bring Your Dog to Storytime: Chinese New Year Edition!

Thursday, February 15th – 4:30 pm

It’s the Year of the Dog, and to celebrate, Little Shop is hosting a Chinese New Year Storytime where YOUR dogs are welcome, too! Bring your sweet pups (on a leash, please!) with you to learn more about the Chinese New Year after school on the 15th. This event is free and open to all and sure to be fun for the whole family!


American Sign Language Storytime!

Sunday, February 18th – 2 pm

Our monthly American Sign Language Storytime is back on the 18th! In partnership with Georgia State University and the Georgia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, we will host a story time that is designed for ALL children. This event is free and open to the public. Join us!

Leslie Odum, Jr. Author Event Tickets Go On Sale!

Tuesday, March 20th

Leslie Odum, Jr. is coming to Decatur on Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm. He will be appearing at Gaines Auditorium at Presser Hall on Agnes Scott College Campus.

For information, go to the March events page.

Purchase tickets here.

Marie Marquardt Book Launch!

Saturday, February 24th – 7 pm

Local YA author and Little Shop favorite Marie Marquardt has a new book coming out, and we could not be more thrilled to host her launch right here in the shop! Flight Season is a moving meditation on the heart and what it’s capable of. Learn more about the book below! This event is FREE and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of Flight Season from us in order to earn a place in the signing line. Don’t miss this PARTY of an event! Help us celebrate Marie!!!
About Flight Season:

Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi Flannigan’s life when she lost control entirely. Now, TJ can’t seem to erase that moment from his mind, no matter how hard he tries. Vivi doesn’t remember any of it, but she’s determined to leave it far behind. And she will.

But when Vivi returns home from her first year away at college, her big plans and TJ’s ambition to become a nurse land them both on the heart ward of a university hospital, facing them with a long and painful summer together – three months of glorified babysitting for Ángel, the problem patient on the hall. Sure, Ángel may be suffering from a life-threatening heart infection, but that doesn’t make him any less of a pain.

As it turns out, though, Ángel Solís has a thing or two to teach them about all those big plans, and the incredible moments when love gets in their way.

Written in alternating first person from the perspectives of all three characters, Flight Season is a story about discovering what’s really worth holding onto, learning how to let go of the rest, and that one crazy summer that changes your life forever.

Click here to order a copy of Flight Season.