In-store Book Events this Week!

4/18 All Day!

“Poem in your Pocket Day”

Pick up a poem from us to share throughout your day! For more info on Poem in Your Pocket Day click here.

6pm

Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis Book Author Talk w/Andrew Reeves

Politicians, ecologists, and government wildlife officials are fighting a desperate rearguard action to halt the onward reach of Asian Carp, four troublesome fish now within a handful of miles from entering Lake Michigan. From aquaculture farms in Arkansas to the bayous of Louisiana; from marshlands in Indiana to labs in Minnesota; and from the Illinois River to the streets of Chicago where the last line of defense has been laid to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes,  Overrun  takes us on a firsthand journey into the heart of a crisis. Along the way, environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discovers that saving the Great Lakes is only half the challenge. The other is a radical scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers and waterways and reconsider how we create equilibrium in a shrinking world.

Politicians, ecologists, and government wildlife officials are fighting a desperate rearguard action to halt the onward reach of Asian Carp, four troublesome fish now within a handful of miles from entering Lake Michigan. From aquaculture farms in Arkansas to the bayous of Louisiana; from marshlands in Indiana to labs in Minnesota; and from the Illinois River to the streets of Chicago where the last line of defense has been laid to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, Overrun takes us on a firsthand journey into the heart of a crisis. Along the way, environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discovers that saving the Great Lakes is only half the challenge. The other is a radical scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers and waterways and reconsider how we create equilibrium in a shrinking world.


4/20

6p

Who Dropped the Ball on Our Kids Book Author Talk w/Sondair K. Lester

The book is a troubling, yet cautiously optimistic examination of the history and impact of American education on the identity formation and development of Black young people. Its larger context is the systematic efforts over 300+ years to maintain America's race-based power dynamics through its institutional network, specifically focused on schools' reform efforts and hidden curriculum. The book offers thoughts and practical considerations for parents, administrations, teachers, and community groups working to develop and maximize the potential of Black young people as community-conscious thinkers, leaders and achievers.

The book is a troubling, yet cautiously optimistic examination of the history and impact of American education on the identity formation and development of Black young people. Its larger context is the systematic efforts over 300+ years to maintain America's race-based power dynamics through its institutional network, specifically focused on schools' reform efforts and hidden curriculum. The book offers thoughts and practical considerations for parents, administrations, teachers, and community groups working to develop and maximize the potential of Black young people as community-conscious thinkers, leaders and achievers.


4/22 Earth Day

ALL DAY!

Featured Book: 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg

In  101 Ways to Go Zero Waste , Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.”

In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.”


Mind, Body & Spirit Classes

Saturday Class Schedule

All Classes at 10 a.m. 

April 6 - Tai Chi w/Vernice

This ancient martial arts based practice builds strength and flexibility.

April 13 - Qi Gong w/Betty

Betty is our guide to increased health, energy and flexibility through "breath work" and gentle motion.

April 20 - Tai Chi w/Vernice

This ancient martial arts based practice builds strength and flexibility.

April 27 -Chair Yoga w/Tene

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support

All classes are free and open to the public, but we encourage a Love Offering for our generous instructors who donate their time.

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