Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, July 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Erica Goss and Eileen Malone.

From Sherri:

It's time to invite you to join Aaron and me for an evening of poetry, welcoming poets Erica Goss and Eileen Malone. I hope you will consider coming to witness the spoken word, and renew your acquaintance with eloquence. You are invited to bring your own or a favorite poet's work to share at open mic (3 minutes, please) which begins at 7:30, followed by a break and our featured poets. Please bring a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, plates, cups) for the table, if you can.

About the featured poets:

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award (forthcoming in 2017), Wild Place and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. She is co-founder of Media Poetry Studio, a poetry-and-film camp for teen girls: www.mediapoetrystudio.com. Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely. Please visit her at: www.ericagoss.com.

Eileen Malone's poetry has been published in over 500 literary journals and anthologies, a significant amount of which have earned awards, i.e., three Pushcart nominations. Her award winning collection Letters With Taloned Claws was published by Poets Corner Press (Sacramento) and her book I Should Have Given Them Water was published by Ragged Sky Press (Princeton).
Her past experience includes teaching for the California Poets in the Schools Program as well as for local community colleges. She founded and directs the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, is a voting member for the Northern California Book Reviewers Awards.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, July 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Local Forum: 'The Beauty of Friendship', July 27th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: The Beauty of Friendship.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

I'm back from my trip to the Netherlands. The place was inspiring; so much so, that it inspired me to organize a solid topic for our upcoming discussion.

Perhaps the only stain on my trip overseas, was an big argument I had with one of my friends. He's been around since high school, but the recent spat has really forced me to evaluate my definition of a friend and what it means to be someone else friend.

They say some friends come and and some friends go, but only a select few will stay around for the long haul. So it goes without saying that a lot of thought has to be put into who one invites into their close social circle. So for this month's discussion, I'd suggest thinking of the following things to help nurture conversation for this subject.

Ideas to Consider

Think of some of the close friends you've had in your lifetime? What were some traits that made them resonate with you?
Have you had any arguments with friends? What were the fallout of some of them?
There are levels to friendships; what are the circles you have for yourself, and how do you categorize people into them?
What are some lessons you have learned through close friends?

Those are just starting points, but I hope it gets your mind thinking about all the factors of friendship.

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'Neverhome' July 20th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, July 20th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our July book, 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt.

About the book:

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.
Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.

About the author:

Laird Hunt is the author of several works of fiction and a two-time finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Fiction. A former United Nations press officer currently on the faculty of the University of Denver's creative writing program, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, July 20th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, July 01, 2017

When Your Life Depends On It - book event with author David Hirzel, July 9th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author David Hirzel as he discusses his book, "When Your Life Depends On It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic".

***Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

When Your Life Depends on It is designed to be a thrilling read.

It is an adventure book that looks at the challenging situations faced by early explorers like Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson while they were attempting to conquer the great, icy, then-unknown, Antarctic world.

But this book was written to be much more than that. By looking at the life-and-death decisions that these heroic men often had to make, there is much we can learn from them to improve our own modern day decision making--both at a personal level and at a business level.

Across six major expeditions spanning sixteen years, these explorers from the early 1900s faced extremely hazardous conditions, where sheer environment will kill you and the only communication was as far as you could shout. But what is really amazing to learn is that at times, they made bad decisions, though remarkably, very few people died.

Lessons and strategies in decision making are revealed throughout the stories, but the book is not prescriptive. The authors encourage you to think about what lessons you can take away from each story.

People have said that the book is fun to read and that it stimulated their own improved decision making while opening their eyes to an incredible period in history--the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.

About the co-author:

David Hirzel, a Californian native, has written a three-part polar biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, a key player in Scott’s and Shackleton’s expeditions. The final book of this series, Antarctic Voyager, was launched at the South-Polesium conference in Scotland (May 2015). Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic has been optioned for a documentary due for release in 2017.

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For more information, visit
http://www.extreme-decisions.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, July 8th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Writers Open Mic, July 8th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Open Mic.

***Saturday, July 8th, 2-4pm***

The Pacifica Writers Open Mic is open to all readers and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Come and share your work, or just listen and enjoy.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, July 8th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. invites you to Saturday Story Time!

***Saturday, July 8th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 8th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July 2017 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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---Please note Florey's will be closed Sunday, July 30th to Saturday, August 5th
for our wedding and honeymoon. Florey's will reopen Sunday, August 6th.---

Our special events this month:

-"When Your Life Depends on It"
Book event with author David Hirzel
Extreme decision making lessons from the Antarctic.
More info: http://www.extreme-decisions.com/
Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, July 8th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, July 8th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, July 20th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
This month: The Beauty of Friendship
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, July 27th, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, July 29th, 7:30pm

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, June 24th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Clifford Hunt and Christine Rodgers.

From Sherri:

I'm pleased to invite you to join Aaron and me as we welcome Half Moon Bay poet Clifford Hunt, and San Francisco poet Christine Rodgers for an evening of their artistry, and hope you will consider joining us. Remember that open mic comes first, at 7:30, followed by the break, and featured poets.

You are invited to read at open mic (3 minutes, please), either your own, or a favorite poets's work, or come simply to revel in the luxury of artful language. If you can, please bring a snack or beverage to share, or supplies for the table (paper plates, napkins, cups); this is such a help in making a truly convivial evening.

About the featured poets:

Clifford Hunt is a husband, father, and writer who lives and works in Half Moon Bay, California. Before that, he lived and worked in Bethel Alaska, San Francisco, Seattle, Arcata, San Diego, and Beirut, Lebanon. Clifford is co-founder, editor, and publisher with Tim Badger of Just Press, small press publishers of poems, essays, and the periodical Violent Milk, and co-curator of the Just Press Forums. Publications include Chapter Ø, Outside & Elsewhere, The Weekly, You Amuse Yourself You Amass Yourself (with Tim Badger).

Christine Rodgers is an actor and poet living in San Francisco. Her poetry has appeared in America, Fellowship, the National Catholic Reporter, Radical Grace and on a variety of websites including The Jesuit Retreat Center, The Witness, Poets Against the War and Grace Cathedral. In 2000 she appeared as a panelist in The Forum at Grace Cathedral entitled “The Creative Spirit in Poetry” – with Francisco X. Alarcon, Judy Grahn and Dean Alan Jones. She is grateful to the many Jesuits who have included her as a partner in their ministry. Her poems have been used in a number of retreat centers, and some are still floating around Africa. She has published three books of poetry: Into the Great Green Heart of God, Upon a Luminous Night and Embracing the Sacred Journey. She facilitates a Poetry Circle in the Tenderloin at the Healing Well.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, June 24th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Emperor of All Maladies' June 15th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, June 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our May book, 'The Emperor of All Maladies' by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

About the book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.
Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.
From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

About the author:

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as the New York Times and the New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000 (edited by James Gleick). He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, an artist, and with his daughter, Leela.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, June 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo